How much do wedding flowers cost?
Your wedding florist will make your wedding day even more beautiful by providing gorgeous floral arrangements. Depending on your style and needs, your wedding flowers cost will vary, but the average cost of wedding flowers in the U.S. is around $1,500 with most couples spending between $700 and $2,500. Note that there is a wide range for the cost of wedding flowers, which is based on both where you’re getting married as well as the types and quantities of flowers you want for your wedding day.
- $ 175 or less Lower range
- $ 1,500 Average cost
- $ 700 - $ 2,500 Most couples spend between
- $ 4,200 or more Upper range
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What services does a wedding florist provide?
- Consultation: Your wedding florist will meet with you to discuss your vision for your wedding—your venue, your wedding style, your desired color palette, and the types of flowers you like and dislike. Your florist will then create a proposal which will describe the arrangements he or she will create as well as the prices.
- Samples: After you’ve signed a contract and shortly before your wedding, your florist may also provide sample arrangements to ensure that you’re on the same page about how your wedding-day flowers will look.
- Flowers: A big part of your wedding flower budget will go to the actual purchasing of the flowers. It actually takes several hours for a florist to put a flower order together—and the flowers your florist will receive from his or her wholesaler or grower are far better quality than the ones you can buy at your local grocery store. They’re grown especially to be featured at events and are hand-selected for their quality.
- Flower processing and storage: Once your flowers arrive to your florist, he or she will take several hours (often a whole day!) to process your flowers (taking thorns off of roses, counting the flowers, etc.) and storing them in a refrigerated space to ensure they look amazing on your wedding day.
- Labor and production: Now, it’s time for your florist to create those beautiful arrangements! Each arrangement takes time to design (probably more than you would think!), so it’s quite a long process.
- Delivery and set up: Your florist and his/her team will then bring your arrangements to your venue. A good amount of work needs to be done on premises to make sure that your ceremony and reception looks picture-perfect, from the altar to the reception table arrangements.
- Cleanup: After your wedding, your florist and his/her team will go to your venue to remove all of the arrangements and vessels, and assist with cleanup.
When should I hire a wedding florist?
What questions should I ask a wedding florist before hiring?
- How many weddings have you done?
- Can you offer some suggestions for creating the look I want?
- Can you work with my wedding flower budget?
- Do you have other weddings booked on my wedding weekend?
- Can I see a portfolio?
- How do you store your flowers?
- How do you transport the flowers?
- Are there additional fees?
- Will you provide samples before my wedding date?
- Which other items (vessels, rentals, etc.) can you provide, and which will I have to source myself?
Find the Wedding Florist of Your Dreams
The wedding date has been chosen, the venue booked, and you've decided on your color palette and theme. It's time to think about wedding flowers, the living decorations of your special day. Wedding flowers can be one of the most creative and fun parts of the wedding planning process. It's a time to express your personal style and taste with florals that are something to remember.
No matter if you're someone who knows and loves flowers or has no idea where to start, a professional wedding florist can help shape your wedding flower vision into a reality. Here at WeddingWire, we want to make the process easy for you, so when you're ready just select florist in the drop down menu on the home page and enter the city and state of your wedding or the zip code. With one simple click dozens of florists will be at your fingertips, ready with reviews from real couples.
Here are a few things to consider when looking for your wedding florist.
Things to Know Before You Pick a Wedding Florist
To start, know what you like and dislike. Look for inspiration by browsing wedding flower photos to see specific flowers being used. It is important to consider the season so you don't fall in love with flowers that our hard to find during your wedding season. Read about 12 wedding flowers that are always in season!
When you've decided on one or a few wedding florists to meet with, there are some very important things to tell them. The first is budget. The average U.S couple should expect to spend 6-8% of their budget on flowers. It's important to be upfront with the florist ahead of time about how much you want to spend. It's also imperative to check the wedding florist's availability during your wedding day. This is the time to ask lots of questions including if they are doing any other weddings that weekend or if they plan on booking others. If you want some more advice, check this article, about question to ask your florist, out. The major points are looking at their past work and experience, finding out if decorative items (vases, linens, etc.) are provided or come at an extra cost, and getting their recommendations for your event. For a wedding florist, flowers are their job and they tend to be experts.
Wedding Flower Style
Now it's time to talk about style! Tell the florist your color palette, theme, venue, and attire. The color palette and theme can help the florist get ideas for what flowers would work best, but the venue can be a huge source of inspiration. It's also necessary to tell your wedding florist how many guests will be attending, as well as how many people are in the wedding party. This helps with numbers of centerpieces, bouquets, and boutonnieres. Even bring swatches of fabric from the wedding party for more floral inspiration.
Also, ask your guests ahead of time if they're allergic to any particular flowers. No one wants to have a reaction during the ceremony or reception.
On a final note, don't over-stress. Wedding flowers and wedding planning are supposed to be fun to experience.