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How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost?

 
 average costAverage: $700 
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  Typical costs:
  • The average cost for wedding flowers, including the bride's and bridesmaids' bouquets and groom's and groomsmen's boutonnieres and corsages for the mothers of the bride and groom, along with flower girl flowers, is $698, according to The Bridal Association of America[1] .
  • The bride's bouquet usually costs $50 to $150 or more - two to three times as much as the bridesmaids' bouquets, because it is larger and more ornate. The boutonnieres are much cheaper, usually about $10 or more.
  • Cost depends heavily on how many flowers are used, how ornate the bouquets or decorations are, the time of year, the type of flowers used and whether they are locally grown. Simple designs with in-season, local flowers are cheapest while elaborate designs with exotic flowers shipped from far away, especially orchids, are most expensive. For example, on the low end, a simple 20-stem bride's bouquet of one type of bulb flower, such as tulips, hand-tied with a ribbon might cost $50.
  • In the mid-range, a crescent bouquet with a more expensive flower such as roses or calla lilies might cost $75.
  • And on the high end, a 40-stem cascading bouquet with roses, gardenias and orchids might cost $120 or more.
  • OneWed.com[2] displays a gallery of various bridal bouquets.
Related articles: Centerpieces, Corsage, Silk Flowers, Rose Petals, Wedding Dress, Wedding Cake

What should be included:
  • Most full-service florists will consult with the customer, then order, arrange and deliver the flowers to the wedding site. Set up of floral decorations is usually included. Some discount florists do not offer these services, so it is important to clarify well ahead of time. TheKnot.com[3] has a list of questions to ask a florist.
Discounts:
  • Tip: To save money, consider ordering your flowers online and trimming and arranging the flowers yourself. Through Internet wholesalers such as FreshRoses.com[4] or Costco.com[5] , it is often possible to get flowers at a steep discount from what a florist would charge. It may be helpful to order a test bunch of flowers before making a decision.
Shopping for wedding flowers:
  • While many types of flowers are available year round, you will get the best price on in-season flowers. In the first two weeks of February, flower costs soar for Valentine's Day.
  • If reducing costs is a priority, give your florist general guidelines on colors and preferred flowers, but allow her the freedom to choose the blooms that are cheapest that week.
  • Weddings.About.com[6] offers a list of ways to save money on wedding flowers.
  • Ask a prospective florist to see a portfolio of past work, and consider asking for references.
  • The Knot.com[7] offers a florist locator by city.
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Always in Bloom Florist
Amount: $395.00 Total
Posted by: Brittany Harmon-Miller in Berkeley springs, WV.Posted: March 30th, 2013 08:03AM
Number of boutonnieres: 7
3 pin-on coursages,1 arm-cuff,cake topper, flower girl bsk w daisy heads,& my bridal bouquet,8 springerri swags w babys breath& candle for reception centerpieces FLOWERS:wedding-starfire lillies,Ht pink roses,bb,heather RECEPTION: mixture of spring flowers, i loved my flowers! Designs was whispy & "high style" I let the florist go with her own ideas,my mother n law was even impressed. Great price for all that I got. I was charged a set up fee, but was worth it bc I didnt have to worry about delivering, setting up.
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Big Winter Wedding
Amount: $120.00 Total
Posted by: Ohio Debbie in Walnut Creek, CA.Posted: November 27th, 2012 10:11PM
Type of bouquet: red & white hydrangeas and rosesNumber of bouquets: 9
Number of boutonnieres: 13
I bought silk flowers at a Joann Fabrics superstore around November and got all Christmas flowers 50% off, which brought my total of flowers to about $100. I spent $20 on ribbon and floral accessories, and made ALL my bouquets and, with leftover flowers (there were plenty), I made 13 boutonnieres, and 7 corsages myself. I even pulled the hydrangea petals off and rearranged them and hot glued them to look exactly like roses for the small arrangements. Absolutely beautiful, and so inexpensive! All it takes is some creativity and time. I had no idea people were paying so much for flowers. There's no way I could've had such a big wedding on our budget buying fresh flowers. I think I should start my own business!
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Flowers.
Amount: $350.00 Total
Posted by: JuneBride6813 in EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ.Posted: May 9th, 2012 10:05AM
Type of bouquet: Gerber daises,roses,stargazer liliesNumber of bouquets: 6+mine
Number of boutonnieres: 6
My Venue comes with floral center pieces.so that totally saved a lot of money. i have 5 bridesmaid, one maid of honor. two junior brides maids, 5 groomsmen, 1 best man. for the two junior bridesmaid my friend is making silk Gerber pink daises, to match the other maids. for the guys im doing white roses, silk, it is a little bit cheaper. then real roses.. then for me my flowers contain stargazer lilies, pale pink roses, dark pink Gerber daisies, then for my maid of honor and bridesmaids im having them hold three large pink Gerber daises, the silk flowers and plus the bouts are costing me 70 dollars.. the real flowers and mine are costing me 350. im using hannahs florist in milltown..
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Beware of being taken advantage in this area!
Amount: $750.00 Total
Posted by: a user in hilton head island, SC.Posted: April 28th, 2012 07:04PM
Type of bouquet: mixed white flowersNumber of bouquets: 2
Number of boutonnieres: 1
We had a tiny elopement ceremony- no attendants, and I was reluctant to overpay for flowers, nor did I want much/many -really just wanted a simple bouquet and one arrangement, so I debated about doing them myself... started to get nervous at the end and happened to meet someone who offered to do them for me at a 'great price' (she lived next door to the house we were renting for our wedding, so would let us borrow vases, didn't have store overhead, etc). Long story short, she would never give me a quote (despite many messages requesting one) and didn't show up until the Absolute Last Minute (I was over an hour later than planned getting in the shower bc of trying to find this woman--even purchased a back-up set of white roses to use as a stand-by). I will say the bouquet was beautiful, but she did not find any of the flowers I requested (I found my own camelias in honor of my father). The few other flowers for the church were too late (she did not deliver, instead handed to two guests just before the service) to decorate the church, but the few tiny bud vases were not bad, and the one bouquet she agreed to make for the wedding and recepetion (which never made it to the church, only the reception...) was also pretty (altho not with flowers I requested). The imposition of her making us wait would have been forgotten if the surprise bill (which was delivered on a night we took her for a $400.00 'thank u' dinner, thinking she had mostly done this as a neighborly kindness as she had implied) totaled $750.00 (again, for one hand-held bouquet, one boutonniere, home bouquet and a few small bud vases). We were blown away, but didn't argue and paid the bill...she is a single woman, don't want to mention her name or the location -she'll know who she is if she reads this, just want to pass this on to anyone else about the potential for being taken advantage of when you are in the happy, trusting mode of a bride to be :)
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Wedding flowers
Amount: $0.00 Total
Posted by: Clare Day in Victoria, AK.Posted: February 2nd, 2012 04:02PM
One of the factors to consider is the season. You can save much buy purchasing local, seasonal flowers.
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Pretty in Platinum Events & Designs
Amount: $1,650.00 Total
Posted by: LeAnn Wilke, Owner of Pretty in Platinum Events & Designs in St. Louis, MO.Posted: September 6th, 2011 02:09PM
Type of bouquet: Hydrangeas, Ranunculus, OrchidsNumber of bouquets: 6
Number of boutonnieres: 15
15 Bouts, 1 Bridal, 1 MOH, 3 BM, 1 Toss, 6 Small Pew Wreaths, 12 Reception Table Centerpieces, Escort Table Arrangement, 15 Table Runners (Rental Item), 12 Chrome Centerpiece Trays (Rental Item), 65 Orange Pillar Candles for Centerpieces, Flowers for Cake, 3 Cocktail Table Arrangements
Flowers : Mini Green Hydrangeas, Purple and Orange Mokara Orchids, Orange Ranunculus, Mambo (orange) Spray Roses
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Wedding Flowers by experienced Florist
Amount: $1,150.00 Total
Posted by: Glen Lyon Wedding in Glen Lyon, Pa. in Glen Lyon, PA.Posted: August 8th, 2011 11:08AM
Type of bouquet: Mini Callas, Hydrangeas, roses,OrientalNumber of bouquets: 7
Number of boutonnieres: 9
1 bridal,4 bridesmaids, 2 flowers girls,1 groom, 4ushers, 2fathers of b&g,2Corsages of b&g, Grandmothers2, godmothers2, 2 altar bouquets, 2 sign of peace roses, 1 basket for statue of Mary, 1 completely decorated cake. Flowers used: Mini calla lilies, Robina lilies, hydrangeas, white and Hot pink roses, orchids, dahlias,
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becks flowers
Amount: $1,200.00 Total
Posted by: eli in new york, NY.Posted: January 12th, 2011 07:01PM
Type of bouquet: roses, and sephoniesNumber of bouquets: 7
Number of boutonnieres: 4
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Houston Wedding - Supermarket Florist
Amount: $100.00 Total
Posted by: HoustonWedding in Houston, TX.Posted: November 22nd, 2010 04:11PM
Type of bouquet: Calla lilies, roses, tulips, hydrangeaNumber of bouquets: 1
Number of boutonnieres: 1
1 bridal bouquet, 1 groom boutonniere, one flower girl basket with loose flower petals, 4 individually wrapped roses for ceremony and 5 table centerpieces.
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Michelle and Aaron
Amount: $845.86 Total
Posted by: Michelle B in Rosemount, MN.Posted: October 23rd, 2010 07:10AM
Type of bouquet: purple & ivory callas, red & lav. rosesNumber of bouquets: 4
Number of boutonnieres: 9
1 bridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquets, 2 wrist corsages for the mothers, 4 pin corsages for grandmothers, 9 boutonnieres for groom, groomsmen, fathers and grandfathers, and 13 sets of 3 flowers on each table for reception
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Jen and John
Amount: $625.00 Total
Posted by: jenroh1984 in Myrtle Beach, SC.Posted: October 11th, 2010 11:10AM
Type of bouquet: Stargazer lillies and tangerine rosesNumber of bouquets: 6
Number of boutonnieres: 1
One Bridal Bouquet, one toss bouquet.
5 Bridesmaids bouquets.
One groom Boutenniere.
10 centerpieces (glass brandy vase, seashells, and stargazer lillies).
6 silk floral hair clips.
3 Tangerine roses to honor deceased Grandparents.
Rose petals for Flower girl and random Stargazer lillies and Tangerine roses placed on cake/guest seating and card table.
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Kurt & Lauren Wedding
Amount: $1,352.10 Total
Posted by: Mrsklocek in Saginaw, MI.Posted: August 20th, 2010 06:08AM
Type of bouquet: Gerber daisy, Roses, yellow DaisyNumber of bouquets: 8 Bridesmaids
Number of boutonnieres: 9
We went with a family friend to to our flowers and anywhere else we would have paid over 4000.00 dollars he gave us such a big flower display. we had tall centerpices and pew bows with flowers and flowers in the bathrooms and on the bar and also up at the alter.
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Daughters California Wedding
Amount: $6,200.00 Total
Posted by: Ms Q in La Verne, CA.Posted: July 19th, 2010 02:07AM
Type of bouquet: callas, hydrangea, jewelsNumber of bouquets: 8 + bride
Number of boutonnieres: 11
Elaborate wedding, 38 floral candelabras, plus additional 38 floral balls and 38 florals in vases for tables. Gazebo decor, shepherd hooks with flower baskets, buffet & hors d'oeuvres arrangement
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silk flowers made at home
Amount: $140.00 Total
Posted by: LeighAnn in Bedford, NH.Posted: July 18th, 2010 07:07PM
Type of bouquet: mums, mini sunflowersNumber of bouquets: 4
Number of boutonnieres: 8
i went to AC Moore and a floral warehouse and bought $140 worth of silk flowers, then my aunt and i assembled them. My bouquet and my maid-of-honor are twice the size of the two other bridesmaids, and the boutonnieres come complete with silver cone pins to hold the stems. fill with hot-glue, and PERFECT!
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Cincinnati- May wedding
Amount: $320.00 Total
Posted by: Bridgit in cincinnati, OH.Posted: June 15th, 2010 02:06AM
Type of bouquet: cascadingNumber of bouquets: 5+mine
Number of boutonnieres: 6
Beautiful cascading bouquet with Roses, carnations, calas, stargazer lillies and hydrangea. Bridesmaids were 3 oriental lillies with other small flowers. Came with complementry toss bouquet of roses, carnations, and lillies. boutonnieres were white roses with small carnations. Oberers florist in West Chester. Exceeded my expectations!
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Raleigh - April wedding
Amount: $950.00 Total
Posted by: Kara in Raleigh, NC.Posted: May 18th, 2010 11:05AM
Type of bouquet: Garden roses & calla lillies, clutchNumber of bouquets: 2 + mine
Number of boutonnieres: 8 - orchids
2 corsages, a large, tall alter arrangement that included orchids submerged, 4 aisle marker arrangements, bride & groom table arrangement, 10 small crystal trees on reception tables, and flowers for the cake. Ruth at Fleuressence was great to work with and my flowers were amazing!
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Newbie Florist
Amount: $705.00 Total
Posted by: 'Budding' Florist in Arnold, MO.Posted: February 25th, 2010 05:02PM
Type of bouquet: Round hand - tiedNumber of bouquets: 6
Number of boutonnieres: 7
Im a budding florist and for my first wedding I was asked to make 30 centerpieces, 40 pew decorations, 6 bouquets (a throw bouquet), 3 boutonniers and 4 corsages. I used calla lilies, roses, gardenias, plumerias, hydrangeas and lavender. I also used ribbon and candles for centerpieces. Part of my service included the set up and clean up of both the wedding and reception site. The bride gave me a lot of free reign, it turned out beautiful and it was very cost effective! I loved it and can't wait to do it again
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DIY Silk Flowers
Amount: $80.00 Total
Posted by: alewpanda in Joplin, MO.Posted: January 16th, 2010 08:01PM
Type of bouquet: hand-tied; roses, liliesNumber of bouquets: 4
Number of boutonnieres: 14
Also included 9 corsages, and extra flowers for cake decorating. Went to Hobby Lobby whenever florals were half-off. Spent 8 hours on making the bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages. Totally loved it :)
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Phila. Wedding
Amount: $630.00 Total
Posted by: pangiebear1119 in Philadelphia, PA.Posted: December 28th, 2009 12:12PM
Type of bouquet: Roses with fall leavesNumber of bouquets: 8
Number of boutonnieres: 14
Plus 3 mother corsages, 4 church arrangements, 16 large pew bows with flowers, sweetheart table swag, stair garland for house. I had custom made silks done. They looked real and I got many compliments on them. Best part of all is that they never will die and I will have my bouquet forever!!!!
My bouquet: http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding/UserViewPhotoAlbum?wid=2ba956318231d3a9&photoPage=5
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Chicago Wedding
Amount: $904.00 Total
Posted by: Christal in Oak Forest, IL.Posted: December 2nd, 2009 12:12AM
Type of bouquet: bridesmaidsNumber of bouquets: 7
Number of boutonnieres: 8
large cascading bridal bouquet, 5 pin-on corsages, flower girl branch-made basket w/ roses & petals, 2 myrtle wreaths/stephana (greek wedding crowns), 8 reception centerpieces, ceremony runner, toss bouquet, taxes/setup and all...

WONDERFUL tiny place called Catherine's Garden in Oak Forest, IL - great staff as well, did wonderful custom things for me! Would HIGHLY recommend!
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NYC wedding
Amount: $400.00 Total
Posted by: Nette in New York City, NY.Posted: October 16th, 2009 07:10AM
Type of bouquet: Roses and fall flowersNumber of bouquets: 7
Number of boutonnieres: 8
I bought all of my flowers directly through Flora Perfecta at the Union Square farmers market- they were very helpful with ideas, etc. I ended up doing a mix of roses, mums, goldenrod, hypericum and safflower. My mom and I made everything is about two hours the say before the wedding- what a fun wedding craft!
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My wedding
Amount: $1,300.00 Total
Posted by: a user in fishers, IN.Posted: August 27th, 2009 07:08AM
Type of bouquet: calla lillies, orchids, rosesNumber of bouquets: 7
Number of boutonnieres: 7
3 mothers corsages, 3 ushers corsages, 3 additional corsages, 2 floral arrangements for church, 12 floral arrangements for pews, plus flowers for cake
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GREAT FLOWERS, GREAT $$
Amount: $250.00 Total
Posted by: Juliana in Columbus, OH.Posted: August 15th, 2009 08:08PM
Type of bouquet: Stargazers/RosesNumber of bouquets: 4
Number of boutonnieres: 6
Went to Whole Foods and was very surprised at the quality and the friendly florist Carol that made the whole expererience PERFECT! AWESOME DEALS!!!!!
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Step Daughters Wedding
Amount: $600.00 Total
Posted by: Green in Knoxville, TN.Posted: July 7th, 2009 10:07AM
Type of bouquet: Brides double with train of ivyNumber of bouquets: 3 Bridesmaids
Number of boutonnieres: 6
Plus 3 Mothers,2 Grandmothers,1 Aunt and Extra Bouquet for additional family member. 26 candles on heart stands with ivy, and decorating of one three tiered cake stand. All done with artificial flowers and greens including silver glitter, ribbons, floral tape, beads and materials. And 4 Large Pew Bows. Am interested in finding out cost for labor of making all of these. Time spent about 60 hours total.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.bridalassociationofamerica.com/Wedding_Statistics/
  2.  www.onewed.com/wedding-flowers/
  3.  wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-flowers/articles/wedding-florist-contractp...
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