What will MY wedding flowers cost?
One of the more common comments that we hear is that you have no idea what your floral budget should be. I get it. You've probably never planned an event this large, with this many details, or this many moving parts. To help, I've put together some pricing to help you figure out the basics. Of course, each wedding that we work on is customized for YOUR needs.
The average wedding right now in our area is approximately $25,000. On average, flowers are about 10% to 15% of the overall wedding budget. A good place to start your planning is to determine what you want to spend for then entire event, then use 10-15% for you flower budget.
That said, your specific types of flowers, the size of your bridal party, the size of your guest list, and the style you choose will all affect your floral expenses. As an example, if you have 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen, 4 parents, 8 grandparents, 150 guests, and you want ranunculus, peonies and garden roses (three very common flowers shown on Pinterest), you'll need 7 bouquets, 7 boutonnieres, 15-20 tables that need centerpieces (depending on how many are at each table) plus your ceremony flowers, delivery & set-up, and tax. Total, this can easily be $4500-$5000.
Check below for our price ranges for the most common wedding flowers to get you started in you planning.
Bridal Bouquets: $185 - $400+
Your bridal bouquet is the focal point of all personal flowers at your wedding. Many styles are available, including organic/boho, hand-tied and cascading bouquets. Pricing depends on type of flowers used (carnations vs. peonies), the size of the bouquet, the style of bouquet, and the amount of artistry that goes into the bouquet of your choice.
photos courtesy of: Mallory Berry Photography, Erin Wilson Photography, Prairie To Pacific Photography
Attendant (or Bridesmaid) Bouquets
$45 - $200+
The attendant's bouquet is typically a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet. However, you can mix styles of bouquets. For example, the bride may carry a cascading bouquet while the attendants carry round, hand-tied bouquets. You can also choose a different, but coordinating mix of flowers for the attendants' bouquets.
photos courtesy of: Miles Witt Boyer Photography, Kimberly Paige Photography, and Two Carters Photography
Posies $30 - $70+
Posies, or nosegays, are the smallest bouquets we offer. They are quickly becoming popular for mothers to carry in lieu of wearing a corsage. Posies can also be carried by an older flower girl or very petite attendants.
Boutonnieres & Corsages
Boutonniere(for the men): $15 - $25+
Traditionally, the groom gave the bride her bouquet. Then the bride took one flower from her bouquet and gave it to the groom to wear. Now, we create separate but complementary pieces for the bride and groom. Boutonnieres for other wedding party members (groomsmen, ushers, fathers, grandfathers, etc.) will be similar to the groom’s boutonniere, but a slightly different design.
photo credit: Kati Mallory Photography, Jason Hudson Photography, and Erika Dotson Photography
Corsages (for the women): $25 - $35+
The price for a corsage will depend on the flowers used, the size of corsage, and the type of corsage (wrist vs. pin-on). Our wrist corsages can be worn on a custom-made cuff that matches your wedding style or a 'pearl' bracelet.
Other Personal Flowers: $25 - $75+
Other personal flowers include flower-girl baskets, floral crowns, and ring bearer pillows. This can also include petals to toss, decorated wagons, and/or 'here comes the bride' signs.
Aisle Arrangements: $25 - $135+
Aisle, or pew arrangements, vary from a small nosegay tied to the pew or chair with a bow to large, full arrangements that trail to the floor. Candelabra are often used as aisle decor and can be decorated with flowers as well. Rose petals along the edges of the aisle would also fall in this category.
photo credit: Courtney Glaser Photography, Ben Lately Photography, Rose of Sharon
Altar Arrangements: $50 - $300+
This category includes tabletop unity candle accents, candelabra decorations, and large altar pieces. We can also help you create your own arch or chuppah from flowers.
Short Centerpieces: $60 - $250+
Short centerpieces are no more than 12" tall. Size, style, and flower variety all play into the price, as does the size and style of container used. We offer container purchase and rental.
photo credit: Two Carters Photography, Trinity Ridge Photography, Rose of Sharon (top right, bottom right, bottom middle), Meredith Melody Photography
Garland: $10 - $65+ per foot
Garland is very popular right now and it comes in a variety of styles and foliage mixes. Garland is sold by the foot and the price depends on the mix of foliages, the thickness and whether or not any flowers are added.
Tall Centerpieces: $250 - $2000+
Tall centerpieces are typically any table decor that is 18” or taller. (Unless specifically requested, we keep the space between 12" and 18" clear so that guests can see each other across the table.) This category also includes your head-table centerpiece. Your head-table is normally a focal point in the room and is the epitome of your reception decor. As with short centerpieces, size, style, variety and container will play a part in determining the price.
Other Reception Decor: $50 - $400+
This includes your cake flowers, buffet centerpiece, a mantle or entryway decor, or any other floral accents at your reception.
These prices are intended to be a guideline only. Your specific floral cost will depend on a number of factors, including size of wedding party, size of guest list, types of flowers, size and style of floral designs, and amount of artistry needed to complete a piece.