- Flowers cost money. Just like a caterer who has to buy food, your florist has to buy the flowers and they cost a pretty penny. Sometimes we have to ship them, and then we always have to clean them, treat them, and keep them cool over the 4-5 times they could be handled before they go into an arrangement before your wedding so there's a lot of heavy lifting and labor included in the cost.
- Delivery, set-up/tear-down, & taxes. Most, if not all, florists will charge you separately for delivery, set-up/tear-down, and taxes. It may take a team to set-up/tear down for your wedding & trust me, you don't want to be responsible for that.
- If it sounds too good to be true... The old saying is true. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That rings true with most things in life and in my experience, florists are no exception to that rule. Yes, you can find florists who will offer cheaper prices than me but will they offer the same quality, attention to detail, and style? I'm gonna bet my reviews on it and say, I doubt it.
Wedding Flower Quote:
Below we've created a wedding flower quote for an average bride who is getting married in 2017. This is a general breakdown but it will give you a better idea of the cost per item. Happy planning!
Bridal Party Flowers: $820
1 Bride's Bouquet- $200
4 Bridesmaid's Bouquets - $400 ($100 each)
1 Toss bouquet- $50 (this price and item can be switched out for a smaller flower crown)
1 Flower Girl rose petals- $10
2 Mother's Corsages- $40 (can choose from: pin-on, wrist, or posy)
1 Groom Boutonniere- $15
4 Groomsmen Boutonnieres- $60 ($15 each)
2 Father's & 1 Officiant Boutonniere- $45
Ceremony Flowers: $300
1 Large Altar Arrangement- $300 (Flower Installments begin at $350 and go up from there based on the size of the arch and the amount of time and flowers)
Reception Flowers: $1,225
10 Low Centerpieces- $1,200 (These are our signature low, organic, garden-inspired centerpieces full of local, seasonal flowers and fit perfectly on 6ft. round tables and up to 8ft. farmhouse tables)
Cake flowers- $25
Local Delivery/Set-up- $75
The bride in the example above will have plenty of room to include the flowers she wants in her wedding and her flowers will be spectacular within the above budget (like our Fall 2017 Wedding Flower Inspiration). Just remember, this is only an example, but use it as a guide to plan for your wedding flowers.