Wedding flowers surrounding sweetheart table with neon sign behind the table
June 11, 2024

How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost?

Spotlight on Our Partners: The Value of Expert Collaboration in Wedding Planning

At Elle M Events, we cherish the incredible relationships we’ve built with our vendor partners, who add immense value to both our team and our cherished clients. Elegant and Classy Events, a longtime collaborator, has continually enriched our events with their expertise. We’re thrilled to feature their insights on what wedding flowers cost on our blog, sharing their floral wisdom and inspiring ideas with you!
Colorful wedding flower arrangement

Setting Your Budget for Wedding Flowers: Prioritizing Key Expenses

When couples sit down to prepare their wedding budget, they generally weigh the cost of certain items and try to determine what is most important to them for their big day.

Couples typically allocate about 10-20% of their wedding budget to flowers. If you want to stay on the lower end of your budget for flowers, consider having a smaller wedding party to save on personal flowers like bouquets and boutonnieres. Additionally, repurposing bouquets as centerpieces can further cut wedding flower costs. However, keep in mind that tables may appear empty when guests first approach them or during detail photo shots if you choose this option. Alternatively, you can repurpose bouquets at the bar, near the cake, or on favor tables to enhance these areas.

Preparing for Your Florist Consultation: What to Bring

When meeting with your prospective florist, be sure to bring as much information as possible to your meeting.

You will need to inform your florist about the number of attendants in your wedding party, your wedding colors, favorite flowers, guest count, and an estimated budget. It’s also beneficial to bring inspirational images to your meeting. The more images you provide, the better. Florists do not expect you to know every type of flower or style. Sharing images of what you like will help them determine your style and suggest flowers that may become your favorites!

Wedding reception tables with pampas and tall floral arrangements

Effective Communication with Your Florist: The Importance of Honesty

When discussing wedding flowers and decor, it is best to be honest throughout the entire process.

If you do not like something, speak up! Your florist wants to bring YOUR vision to life. It is best to clearly communicate what you like and don’t like.

Groom wearing navy blue suit with a green boutonnière pinned to his jacket

Coordinating Rentals and Venue Inclusions with Your Florist

Another factor to consider when designing your event with your florist is which rental items you are renting or what items your venue includes.

If your florist offers rental items, renting as many items from them as possible is a great idea. Not only are they familiar with these items, but can save you money on delivery and pick-up costs since it becomes a one-stop-shop. Consider which rental items are important to you and how you would like to use them to transform your space. Often, you can use rental items to make a HUGE statement and save money on wedding flowers!

Blue and peach bridal bouquet placed on a vintage chair

Personalizing Your Wedding Budget: Prioritize What Matters Most

All wedding budgets will vary. Please remember to plan your wedding your way and be mindful of what items are most important to you and your partner! Since your wedding will likely be one of the most expensive events you ever budget for, it is important to ensure it reflects what you both want, not what everyone else wants.

Orange and white wedding reception floral arrangements

Conclusion: Bringing Your Dream Wedding to Life

We hope you found inspiration and valuable insights in today’s feature on how much wedding flowers cost. At Elle M Events, we are dedicated to bringing your dream wedding to life with the finest touches and expert collaborations. Ready to create a breathtakingly beautiful day? Contact us to start planning your unforgettable event. Let’s make magic together!

About the author:

Elegant and classy events' owner
Elegant and Classy Events was founded in 2012 by Sommer Sholtes-Goins and Ethan Goins. The company began as an Event Rental Company before eventually offering planning and floral services.  Elegant and Classy Events averages over 700 events a year, and the company is the preferred vendor for many venues in North and South Carolina.
Due to the success of the business and Elegant and Classy Events being such a large provider of Event Rentals, the company recently branched the rental department into a separate company in 2019.  The rental company is Charlotte Event Rental Company.  The Company is owned and operated by the same owners as Elegant and Classy Events.

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