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Wedding Flower Budget Basics

Seasonal, American Grown Flowers:

How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost?

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!  You’ve said yes, and now, as you prepare for your special day, flowers are on your mind.  As you plan, a question naturally arises: how much should I budget for my wedding flowers?

At Florelle Floristry Studio, we focus on seasonal and American grown flowers with sustainable designs and mechanics.  Let’s take a look at American-grown wedding flowers so you can make an informed decision for a realistic budget. 

What Influences the Cost?

“How much do flowers costs” does not have a simple, one-word answer.  Here are a few things to consider as you create your budget:

  1. Seasonality: Flowers follow the seasons.  Flowers in season are typically more affordable and readily available. Allowing the florist to focus on what’s in season during your wedding day can stretch your budget without compromising on beauty.

  2. Complexity: Things like floral archways and ceremony meadows require a lot of time and additional labor for set-up and installation.  Your venue may also have specific times for arrival, set up and tear down, which affects the number of florists that are needed to meet their timeline. 

  3. Quality: One of the biggest drivers of the premium price of wedding blooms is the quality of flowers used in the designs. Quality and freshness is one of the many reasons why we focus on American and locally grown flowers. 

  4. American Grown: At Florelle Floristry, we are purveyors of freshest, local and American grown flowers.  This means that our flowers reflect a livable wage for our farmer-florists and also sustainable, environmentally friendly farming methods. 

What are my options?

Now that you understand the factors influencing wedding flower costs, let’s explore some budget-friendly alternatives without compromising on style:

  1. Less is Better: You don’t need every “WOW” factor to have a beautiful wedding.  You can focus on 1 or 2 ‘wow’ moments for the day for maximum impact.

  2. DIY with Caution: As fun as flowering looks, remember that everything has to be done at the last minute. Flowers are a fresh product and don’t last long out of water. Be mindful of your schedule and don’t put too much pressure on yourself (or your family) to be working right up until the ceremony start time. 

  3. Get Expert Advice:  We are here to help make it easy for you to feel relaxed and make the best decision for you on your wedding day. Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask questions.

Quick Budget Breakdown:

As you embark on this exciting wedding planning adventure, remember that your floral choices should reflect your unique love story and personal style.  Here’s a quick list of prices to guide your decision-making:

  • Personals – your budget will vary depending on how many people are in your bridal party. But, as a place to start, if your budget is $2,000 you’ll be able to have a beautiful bridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaids and 6 boutonnieres.

  • Ceremony Feature – this can be an incredible way to create a real ‘wow factor’ for your wedding day (particularly if the ceremony location needs a little lift). You’ll want to budget at least $1,750 for a basic floral archway with minimal greenery but allocate more than $20,000 if you want a Pinterest-worthy floral feature.

  • Reception – this is where we often see clients underestimate the budget. The more guests you have the wedding, the more tables you’ll have. The more tables you’ve got, the more arrangements you’ll need. And if you want to add a bandstand meadow or photo feature, that price can increase dramatically.   Be sure to talk to your florist about what’s worth $$$ (and what to skip). It can often be a great solution to go for candles and no ‘add ons’ except for cake flowers to keep the beauty but save some money.

We’re Here to Help.

Planning for your wedding is a wonderful time and we are here to make your floral experience as stress-free as possible.  Please fill out our Inquiry Form to get the process started.  Want to learn more about how the Florelle Process works?  Here is a sneak-peak!  

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