Every couple wants to have a gorgeous wedding and for it to be the talk of the town. If you love lush décor and flowers, you need to set a budget. We know, the million-dollar question is where to start with your wedding floral budget. Here are a few tips to get you started on what to consider.
What you Need:
Consider several details of what you need. Your personal flowers will fall in this category along with centerpieces. Other items may be a want and not a need, this is up to you to decide and focusing on your need will also help determine what you add in later once see the bottom line pricing.
What you Want:
Here is where you can add in the ‘wow’ welcome table décor, the lavish floral statements for the ceremony aisle, or additional floral touches at each place setting. Once you determine your need from the wants your wants can always be added in later.
What Flowers you LOVE:
Is there are particular flower that you love? Is it in season or will there be a premium price since it is not in season? Be prepared to choose an alternate flower if your favorite flower is not in season. Learn what options are available in your season and also be flexible, share your inspiration photos of flowers that you love and ask you planner and florist what flowers can give you the look that you like with a minimal cost using flowers in season for your wedding.
What you do not Mind:
You may love peonies, which many brides do…however you plan to get married in the fall and peonies are not in season. You may not mind David Austin roses or Garden Roses
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The average cost of wedding flowers can vary depending on your style, but here are a range you can use as a guide:
Bridal Bouquet: $150-$350+ | Cascade bouquet are on the higher side and especially with orchids
Bridesmaid Bouquets: $65-$150
Altar Flowers: $180-$400+ each
Cocktail Hour Small bouquets: $25-$60
Guest Tables: Small to Large arrangements $75-$400+ per table
How about silk flowers?
Happy to you tell you about them! If you are open to having high quality silk or real touch flowers as an alternative that is also great for the ceremony and reception. We would encourage you to use fresh flowers for all the personal flowers and the ‘faux’ flowers for the rest. Your professional florist and/or designer can create some AMAZING tablescapes with silk/real touch flowers that can help your cost some not having the price tag of 100% fresh flowers.
Here is a stunning table created for a style shoot at the prestigious Engineers Club in Baltimore, Maryland. This table was created using 100% quality silk flowers. You can have the wedding of your dreams, it’s a matter of balancing your budget with your vision.
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