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What is a reasonable budget for wedding flowers?
My future in-laws offered to pay but I don't have any idea of what is appropriate to expect.

Married: 05/30/2009
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Posted On: Mar 5, 2009 at 11:19 AM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Married: 02/14/2013
Mar 05, 2009 at 12:24 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The answer often varies by your local, time of year, and what sort of flowers you'd like. Usually it's best to first find a few pictures of what you'd like, and pull together a list of what's needed. For example, Who will be wearing corsages and boutonnieres? Certainly the groomsmen, groom, and father of the bride or whomever is walking the bride down the isle will need flowers. Often they're given to all parents and grandparents attending. Some brides give a small nosegay to their mother as they enter and their mother-in-law as they exit. The more information you can have ready, the easier it will be for you to shop around and get prices from several vendors.
Mar 05, 2009 at 2:17 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
that depends on the foral arrangement you want and which season your wedding will take place in

The Heavenly Florist

Heaven Scent Florals
Mar 05, 2009 at 3:26 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
There are many factors in a floral budget. The time of year, ( is it close to a holiday Valentine's day Mothers day New years) this can raise the price. There is a big difference between orchids peonies calla lilies and carnations and daisies. As a guideline you can plan to spend between 10 percent and 15 percent of your entire wedding budget on flowers. If you want a well rounded wedding experience it is important to balance your areas of spending. Sometimes the wedding can come off looking very pieced together if you spend a ton of money in one area of the wedding and very few dollars in another. One thing to remember Flowers will be the one thread running through your day. They will be there at the ceremony to set the tone for the day, the wedding party will be carrying them, and then finally at the reception. They will also enhance your photography. Any good florist should be able to create beautiful floral pieces within any budget.

Married: 10/24/2009
Mar 05, 2009 at 5:29 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Usually the flowers are anywhere from 10-15% of your budget

The Pearl Photography

The Pearl Photography
Mar 05, 2009 at 6:15 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Many factors should be considered, but the truth is that the size of your wedding and your total budget should estimate at least the 20 to 25 % off it. Just choose well, there are many ways you can save and still get a what you want.
Mar 06, 2009 at 11:48 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
How wonderful that you have family that wants to contribute!
As a floral designer, I'd say that you should look at the following factors, time of year, the size of the wedding party and Guest count. A small wedding with 50 will be considerably less than a grand affair of 250.

My average wedding client with a count of 100 guests can spend from $1800 to $4000. for flowers It depends on how extravagant they get.

An approximate budget of 15 to 20% of the overall wedding costs can be expected.
Speak to your favorite florist and get an idea of the designs you love , they will be happy to help you.


The Elegant Petal
Mar 11, 2009 at 2:03 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I tend to agree with the previous post on overall totals, but to help you tailor your estimate a little more, I've found in this area (excluding holidays, etc) a moderate floral and decor budget runs between $15 and $25 per guest. For more elaborate looks, a $30-50 per guest expenditure is not out of the ordinary.

As others above have mentioned, vendor pricing is going to differ, not only on the types of flowers you choose, but also based on their experience, location, and what type of business they are. Flower shops are going to be less expensive, but may not have access to more unique types of product and trendier blooms like garden roses or clematis. They also may not have props, rentals and other event services your event might need. Event or wedding designers will be more specialized and focused on your type of event, and will likely offer a higher level of service, including on-site installation and rental coordination, but will be a little more costly, as you would expect.

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