Planning

How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost?

As such it is very difficult to access an average cost of wedding flowers. It is one dimension of your wedding planning that could cost you really less at times and soar quite high at the other times. The cost of wedding flowers could vary dramatically and you actually have the choice to spend as much or as little as you like. Having a budget is thus a good idea.

There are a lot of factors that determine the cost of wedding flowers. They are:

How elaborative wedding decorations do you want? If you really want to turn your wedding venue in to a garden then the flower requirements are bound to be high. So, the amount of decoration that you want determines the cost.

What flowers do you want to go for? You have to make the choice of flowers you want to go for. While the usual roses may cost less, expensive and exclusive flowers like orchids or gerberas may actually have quite high price tags.

What is the season? The season you plan to get married in has a lot to do with the costs of flowers. If you go for flowers that are in-season at one particular time then they would obviously be a lot cheaper. Whereas, if you wish to go for flowers that may not be in-season then the cost of wedding flowers would go high!

Is any special day around? If you plan to get wed on or around special days like Valentine's Day or Christmas then the cost of flowers could go unexpectedly high. These special days witness very high flower costs and asking for wedding flowers could actually cost you a fortune.

What all are wedding flowers needed for?
The main cost of flowers is the one comprising of bridal bouquet , bouquets for the bridesmaids, groom's and groomsmen's boutonnieres, hair flowers for the bride and the bridesmaids, decorations needed on church pedestal, top table and cake table. Apart from these table centerpieces, cake flowers, and corsages needed for the mothers of the bride and the groom.

Keeping all these requirements in mind, look for how simple or elaborate arrangement you want to go for. While a simple arrangement could cost you anything around $800 to $1000, an elaborate one could go any high!

In 2008, approximate floral expenses for an American wedding were distributed as:

 Reception Flower Arrangements
30 percent
 Ceremony Flower Arrangements22 percent
 Bridesmaid Bouquets12 percent
 Bridal Bouquet 12 percent
 Boutonnieres, Corsages 
10 percent
 Flower Petals 
7 percent
 Flower Girl Flowers7 percent

If you wish to save on money then you could order flowers in bulk and get them all arranged yourself, with the help of some of your friends. Otherwise, your florist would do all the arrangements and fix them at the venue, for an additional fees. It is however very important to clear out all the things with him prior the big day so that there are no last minute hassles.