Wedding flowers are one of the most important parts of a wedding, but a common question that gets asked is, “how much do flowers usually cost for a wedding?” If you’re thinking you can put aside $300 for your 250-person+ wedding party and want full flower bouquets for all the tables you’re going to have to reevaluate your wedding flower budget now. So, let’s break down wedding flower prices and see how much you’ll really have to spend on flowers for your wedding.
An excellent rough “idea” of how much you should set aside for flowers is at least 10% of your overall wedding budget, so a couple with a $22,000 budget should set aside around $2,200 for wedding flowers. And remember, if you’re in a metropolitan area, your costs will be higher, especially if you’re getting things like flower walls or fancy table arrangements. However, that’s just a ballpark figure, let’s get a little more in-depth.
Here’s a breakdown of the cost of wedding flowers. Below we have some common floral design options and the average cost for each:
If you want aisle decor for your pews, expect to add $150-$250 per aisle. Or, if you want a unique flower wall for a photo op, expect to add $350 – $600.
These costs can be higher if your professional florist charges for design, not per arrangement. This means you’re technically not just buying flowers but also paying someone to arrange, deliver, install, and meet your satisfaction or vision.
The average cost of wedding flowers had a 20% increase from 2019, back when the average cost was only $2,000 and then there was a 4.3% increase in 2021, bringing us to about $3,000 as the national average for wedding flowers. Now if you have a smaller wedding that requires fewer flower arrangements, you may end up paying less, while if you’re having a luxury wedding or want elaborate arrangements with flowers that are in high demand, the final quote will be more.
Some venues have vendor packages or discounts that have in-house floral designers and while $3,000 is a great place to start for your floral designer and floral budget, so many things can influence the price of flowers.
It depends on what you and your partner consider to be most important for your wedding and how their flowers will fit with the theme and size of the wedding.
Here are some of our top favorite tips on how to save money on flowers for your wedding:
Who traditionally pays for wedding flowers?
Traditionally the groom’s family will pay for the flowers involved in the wedding, including the bride’s bouquet, the groomsmen and usher boutonnieres, plus the corsages and mini bouquets for the mothers and grandmothers.
Is it cheaper to buy your own flowers for your wedding?
One of the significant benefits of DIY wedding flowers is how budget friendly they are. It definitely saves money on a professional florist if you can do it yourself, though that does require more time and effort on your end so if you’re okay with that, DIY flowers are a great money-saving option.
Why are wedding florists so expensive?
You might not think there’s a lot behind wedding flowers, but you are paying for a quality product, time and labor put into designing and getting the flowers, and professional expertise. You won’t get the same touch as you would without a florist, but if budget is a genuine concern, you don’t have to go through a professional.
What is the most expensive flower for weddings?
Peonies are certainly the most expensive when it comes to wedding flowers. Everyone loves them and wants them, so they’re highly coveted by the wedding industry.
Is baby’s breath cheap for weddings?
Baby’s breath are easily the most inexpensive flowers option for wedding bouquets or table centerpieces. Baby’s breath offers a light sweet look while having a long shelf life.
In conclusion, wedding flowers can be expensive, though, with the right conversations with a wedding florist and a well-laid-out plan, you can get your dream flowers all within your wedding floral budget too. If you’re looking for more wedding tips and advice check out our site, The Groom Club, to help your wedding go smoothly and in-budget.