How much do Wedding Flowers Cost?

by | Jan 10, 2024 | 0 comments

top table flowers at the Painted Hall Greenwich

Do you know how much to budget to allocate for your wedding flowers?

This is the million-dollar question.  How long is a piece of string?  You don’t know what you don’t know.

The best question to ask yourself is how important are flowers to you on your day?  Do you imagine photos of you and your partner surrounded by fresh beautiful blooms? Or perhaps they are just another accessory to your day……. Something pretty for the table?  Maybe you plan to compromise – fresh flowers for your bouquets and bridal flowers, then save on your tables?

A budget is so important when discussing your flowers.  As a florist I want to understand what flowers mean to you, and how best to represent you on your special day.  Should I look at the most elaborate luxurious blooms on the market or perhaps try to compromise with a more economical price per stem.

At wholesale we buy flowers in 10’s, 20’s – the more we buy of one particular variety the cheaper the price per stem.  This is invaluable when working with a tighter budget.  If you can limit your flower choices and give your florist creative freedom within a set colour scheme –your florist will be able to maximise on your budget and grab all the best priced stems to suit.  The results are a WIN WIN for everyone.

So let’s look at some price points, what can you actually get for your money?

  • £3,000 +++ the sky’s the limit – OK so you LOVE LOVE LOVE flowers.  You will be looking for large installations and for flowers to feature throughout your day.  This will take careful project management and a team of professionals to create your vision.
  • £2,000 – £3,000  will buy the best quality to feature throughout your wedding including all of your bouquets, ceremony flowers, reception flowers, an arch or similar installation and much more. 
  • £1500 – £2,000 – the ideal budget to pretty much secure a complete package of amazing flowers for you.  Usually sufficient for all of your bouquets, buttonholes, ceremony and venue flowers plus a showstopping entrance piece.
  • £1,000 – £1,500 – all bouquets, buttonholes and tablecentres should be covered with this budget, possibly a simple aisle dressing or props to hire
  • £500 – £1000 – will cover bouquets and buttonholes plus a smaller/simpler range of table centres and a top table.  Ideal for a full microwedding package.
  • £500 – my minimum spend for a package of wedding flowers only – so bouquets and buttonholes, possibly a simple ceremony table arrangement that you can re-purpose to your top table.

Less than £500 spend ?

  • Expect to pay around £135 for a bridal bouquet and £80ish for bridesmaids, buttonholes around £10 each and corsages from £15
  • Consider hiring props for your aisles and tablecentres – lanterns, vases with LED candles.  Add simple bud vases with single stems.
  • DIY your tablecentres – practise ahead of time, order flowers from your florist rather than depend on what’s in at the supermarket, delegate setting up on the day to your bridesmaids/friends/family
  • Why not book our wedding workshop for the perfect opportunity to practise your flowers, and to ask all of those questions!

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