Top 5 Questions About
The Cost Of Wedding Flowers

The cost of wedding flowers is an important consideration when planning your wedding. There are many aspects to think about including the type of flowers you want and, of course, your wedding flower budget.

Before starting any part of your wedding planning it is a good idea to take some time to think about what you truly want and envision. Wedding flowers are no exception, and you will want a rough idea before venturing out to design the florals for your wedding.

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Cost of Wedding Flowers

Here are answers to 5 common questions about the cost of wedding flowers:

What Should Our Budget Be?

Your first step should be to determine the amount of money you would like to spend on florals. How important are they to you, and how extravagant do you want them to be?

This is possibly an area that you can take away from if there are other areas of your wedding that you consider more important. On the flip side, if florals are really important to you, you should think about other aspects of your wedding that can be cut to increase your flower budget.

After you read through the rest of the questions below, you should be able to come up with a budget that fits into your overall wedding budget.

How Much Do Flowers Cost?

The simple answer is that it depends. There are a lot of factors that can go into determining the cost of wedding flowers like your location, amount of flowers, the types of flowers and who you hire to put it all together.

On average, the amount spent on florals can range from $500 up to $10,000+. Location plays a big part in the price, and if you live in or near a major city you can expect to pay more.

Also, flowers that are out of season may cost more, and any accessories or containers will also have to be taken into consideration.

Cost of Wedding Flowers

Florist or Floral Designer?

Determining who you hire to do your flowers depends mostly on what you are looking for. If you desire elaborate, higher-end centerpieces, for example, then you may want to go with a floral designer.

On the other hand, if your floral needs are pretty basic you may want to go with a florist. It isn't always true, but typically you will pay more for the services of a floral designer.

As with any wedding vendor, always ask for references. Also, make sure that the florist or floral designer you pick matches your style and understands your wedding day vision.

Where Should I Spend The Most?

You will have to decide how you want to spend your floral budget. Are grand centerpieces really important to you? Or, would you rather have nicer bouquets? Or, are they equally important?

Once you have a rough budget, sit down and determine how the money will be allocated. Use more of the budget on what you feel is most important and less on the other areas.

How Can I Save Money?

If you are looking to cut back on your wedding flower budget, there are a few ways to do it. There may be less expensive flowers that you can use, or maybe you can go with another type of centerpiece for your reception tables.

Silk wedding flowers are typically less expensive, and guests often can't tell the difference. Doing it yourself is an option, however you need to ask yourself if this is something you want to tackle along with planning the rest of your wedding.