I live in (& am getting married in) Northern Indiana next August (2014). I've also been curious about the flower budget. There are just so many options to choose from. Types of flowers, sizes of bouquets & arrangements etc etc. I did some googling and read several message boards to try and gauge a good budget. This is what I came up with.
Groom Bout: $15
Mom(s)/Grandmother(s) Corsages: $20-$25
I took my prices along with pictures to my first floral consult last week. After showing a picture and discussing options related to it, I asked her to ballpark the arrangement (in the picture) with any modifications we discussed. She was MORE than happy to do that and her ballparks were very very close to my budget. Some were under. My Bout budget was $12/person but she quoted $7.50/person. My Corsage budget was $20-$25 each but she quoted $15-$18 each.
I'm also very open on the flower choices. I'm not partial to the lilies or roses even, I just don't want a wedding full of nothing but carnations. I think the common flower I liked was a lisianthus(sp).
Bride from up north here, Winnipeg, Canada
I have 2 quotes put together at the moment.
1 Bridal Boquet
1 Toss away ($0)
3 bridesmaid boquets
6 Wrist Corsages
8 chair arrangements for the ceremony (To hang off every second row end chair)
20 Medium centrepieces for reception
1 Guestbook table Large arrangement
........................... approx. $1500-$1700
In Response to Re: What is the average cost of wedding flowers?:are there any amnts from people in 2013? just trying to get a better idea.Posted by cmperry17We just got our proposal back (we live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area) and for my bouquet, 3 bridesmaids, 10 boutonnieres, 6 corsages, and flower girl petals/petals for decoration it came out to $589.00 (with taxes) My wedding is in 2014 :-)After reading some of these quotes I think I'm gonna go hug my florist now!
are there any amnts from people in 2013? just trying to get a better idea.Posted by cmperry17
I live in South Carolina and for my bouquet + 4 maids, 3 corsages, 7 bouts, 10 centerpieces, and 2 potted palms (borrowing those) we were quoted $775.00. That includes delivery. I spent about 30.00 on glass bowls for 5 of the centerpieces, so about $805.00 total.
Some flowers are more rare or just more expensive, period. If you're not married to a specific flower ask your florist what will give a similar look for less. Just a tip!
Like so many brides have said before me, there are several
factors that need to be considered for your floral budget. The size of your
wedding and wedding party and the types of flowers you choose will be the
biggest factors. For the centerpieces,
depends on the size, whether you want them to be high or low or a combination
of both, if you want them to be full and lush or more simple. Same thing goes for the bouquets, yours and
your maids. My wedding will be in Sonoma Wine Country in June 2014 so I originally
had no idea what to expect and how much my vision would cost. I did some
research and gathered some quotes but the prices didn’t vary too much. We are
expecting approx. 150 guests and we have six bridesmaids and six groomsmen. We
will have mostly peonies, garden roses and hydrangeas which will be in season
but are a little pricey. Our reception will be in a formal ballroom and we will
have 15 reception tables and we are doing a combination of high centerpieces
and low centerpieces with lanterns I have already purchased from Pier 1 Imports (on
sale). Since we are having an outdoor ceremony next to a vineyard, we don’t
really need much decoration and we are re-using all our ceremony flowers for
the reception. We will use two of our high reception centerpieces for the ceremony,
using a different vase/pillar (rented from the florist). Our florist will also provide clear glass
vases for all the bouquets to be displayed on the head table and scatter cut
flowers, rose petals and candles on all tables. Here is the breakdown of what
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Bride Bouquet: $150
6 bridesmaids bouquets: $360 (60 each)
2 Mothers corsages: $50 (25 each)
10 Boutonnieres: $125 (12.50 each) Groom, six groomsmen, two
fathers, one ring bearer
Scattered rose petals down aisle and for flower girls: $85
7 Tall arrangements: $875 (125 each) including rental of 25”
tall clear glass vases
1 Tossing bouquet: $30
Candles: Pillar and votive candles on all tables, cake
table, guest sign in table etc. $153
Delivery/Service Fee: $150
I think our estimate is pretty average and nothing too over
the top. My sister spent about the same on her wedding flowers. I could have easily
doubled this budget with more arrangements, larger (fuller and lusher) centerpieces,
more ceremony flowers etc. If you are looking to spend a little less, consider
a smaller wedding party and scale down the size of your centerpieces, since they
will take up about 50-60% of your floral budget. Tell your florist your budget up front and have a list of priorities for where you want to allocate that budget. Good luck!