How much do Wedding Flowers Really Cost?
What should a Bride
spend on her Wedding flowers?
The cost that a Bride
(or a couple) spends on wedding flowers can vary widely depending on a few factors. Things such as the location of the event, the
preferred type of flowers, the number of people in the wedding party, the
complexity of the bouquets and arrangements, and of course, the Florist you
choose. Generally, booking a
consultation with your Florist is the very best way to understand the cost of
flowers and your wedding vision. With
most Brides having a vision of their wedding flowers, photos from Pinterest,
etc, an experienced Floral Designer can assist you if you’ve got champagne
tastes on a beer budget. The Floral
Designer can also suggest substitutions to make your vision become a
reality. There are plenty of articles
stating that on average wedding flowers can cost about 8-10% of a total wedding
budget but at Panda Flowers, we can design wedding florals to any budget.
Here's a rough breakdown of potential flower-related
- Bridal Bouquet: The bride's
bouquet is usually the most important floral arrangement and can range in
cost from $100 to $500 or more, depending on the type of flowers and
design. Style. For example, a bouquet of roses would
cost different from a bouquet of peonies or orchids.
- Bridesmaids' Bouquets: The cost per
bridesmaid bouquet can vary, but they might range from $60 to $150 each,
again, depending on the stems chosen.
- Corsages and
Boutonnieres: These are usually worn by family members, close friends, and the
wedding party. Prices can range from $20-$25 for boutonnieres, $25 - $35
for a pin-on corsage, and $35 to $50 for a wristlet.
- Ceremony Flowers: Decorations
for the ceremony venue, such as the altar, pews, or aisle markers, can
cost anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Depends on the
size and quantity of pieces required.
- Reception Flowers: Centerpieces,
table arrangements, and other decorations at the reception can also vary
greatly in cost. A single centerpiece might range from $65 to $300 or
- Venue and Scale: The size of
the venue and the scale of the floral decorations will significantly
influence the cost. Larger spaces will require more flowers to create a
- Type of Flowers: The types of
flowers you choose can greatly impact the cost. Some flowers are more
expensive due to their rarity or seasonal availability.
- Complexity of
Arrangements: Elaborate arrangements, intricate designs, and special requests
will increase the overall cost.
- Florist Expertise: A well-known
and experienced florist might charge more for their services compared to a
smaller or less experienced one.
- Season and Location: The time of
year and the location of the wedding can affect flower prices. Flowers
that are out of season or need to be imported will cost more.
- DIY vs. Professional: Some couples
choose to do their own flower arrangements to cut costs, while others opt for
the convenience of hiring a professional florist.
Considering all these factors, a bride
might spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars on
wedding flowers. It's important to do your research, get quotes from different
florists, work with a florist that you feel comfortable with and communicate
your budget and vision clearly to ensure that you get the floral arrangements
you desire without breaking the bank.