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How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost?

April 17, 2024

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Caroline & Antonia x

As a wedding florist working across the South-West, one of the most common questions we receive from couples is, “How much do wedding flowers cost?” It’s a query that doesn’t have a straightforward answer, akin to asking how long a piece of string is. In this blog post, we delve into the intricate world of wedding flower costs, exploring the factors that influence pricing and debunking common misconceptions.

Factors Affecting Wedding Flower Costs

The cost of wedding flowers is influenced by a myriad of factors. Seasonality plays a significant role, with certain blooms being more readily available and affordable during specific times of the year. Additionally, the type and rarity of flowers chosen, the quantity required, the complexity of floral arrangements, and the inclusion of additional elements such as props, bespoke vessels all contribute to the final cost. Furthermore, geographic location and local market prices, along with the labour involved in designing and arranging the florals, must be taken into account.

The Traditional 10% Rule

Many couples have heard of the traditional 10% rule, which suggests allocating 10% of the wedding budget to flowers. While some may find this guideline helpful, it’s essential to recognize that it doesn’t universally apply. Couples may choose to spend less or invest more in flowers based on their unique preferences and priorities for their special day.

Misconceptions about Flowers Costs

One common misconception is equating wedding flowers with those found in supermarkets. Wedding flowers are not merely blooms; they encompass bespoke designs, meticulous attention to detail, the highest quality blooms, and professional setup and cleardown services. Additionally, while foliage is often considered a cheaper alternative, it’s essential to factor in labor costs, especially for foraged foliage which requires permissions and rights to land.

Tips for Managing Wedding Flower Costs

For couples looking to manage their flower budget effectively, several practical tips can help. Prioritizing in-season and locally available flowers can significantly reduce costs while still achieving a stunning aesthetic. Repurposing ceremony flowers for the reception, such as using meadow aisle runners, is another cost-saving strategy. However most importantly, open communication with their florist about budget constraints allows for creative solutions without compromising on quality or style.

Experience and Connection Are Important

While it may be tempting to decide on a florist down to price comparison, it’s crucial to prioritize experience and connection. Cheaper florists may sacrifice bloom standards and overall design to achieve a lower price, potentially impacting the overall wedding experience. Additionally, comparing prices can be a tricky predicament due to varying levels of service and quality offered by different florists. Do take a look at our blog post, why wedding flower quotes are not apples for apples.

Understanding the cost of wedding flowers involves navigating through a multitude of factors and considerations. At Fleur Provocateur, we believe in approaching flower budgeting with creativity and flexibility, focusing on quality over quantity to enhance the overall wedding experience. Investing in exquisite florals can elevate every moment of your special day, leaving an indelible mark on your memories for years to come. Do get in touch if you would like to chat further.

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