How much do wedding flowers cost?
$500 – $3,500 average cost
Average cost of wedding flowers
The average cost of wedding flowers is $2,200, with most couples spending between $500 and $3,500. The average floral budget is 8% to 10% of the total wedding cost.
A bridal bouquet costs $100 to $350.
A bridesmaid bouquet costs $50 to $110.
Wedding centerpieces cost $50 to $600 each.
Ceremony floral arrangements cost $130 to $1,800.
Flower packages for weddings cost $120 to $1,800.
A boutonniere costs $10 to $30.
|National average cost||$2,200|
|Average cost range||$500 to $3,500|
Cost data is from research and project costs reported by Fash members.
Wedding flowers cost by item
Wedding flowers cost $500 to $3,500 on average, depending on the flower types, design complexity, wedding party size, venue size and location, and floral arrangements chosen.
|Floral item||Average cost|
|Aisle petals||$70 – $250|
|Altar flowers||$60 – $450|
|Bridal bouquet||$100 – $350|
|Bridesmaids' bouquets (each)||$50 – $110|
|Boutonnieres – groom and groomsmen (each)||$10 – $30|
|Corsages – mothers and grandmothers (each)||$20 – $40|
|Cake or cake table flowers||$30 – $170|
|Floral arch, arbor, chuppah||$200 – $1,000|
|Floral chandelier||$500 – $2,800|
|Flower crown (each)||$30 – $125|
|Flower girl's petals||$20 – $50|
|Flower girl pomander / ball||$50 – $120|
|Flowers on rows or pews ends (each)||$20 –$60|
|Flower posy / nosegay (each)||$30 – $60|
|Guest table centerpieces (each)||$50 – $600|
|Place cards and guest book table arrangement||$40 – $200|
|Ring bearer's cushion/nest||$20 – $50|
|Sweetheart table décor||$70 – $500|
|Table garland / runner (each)||$100 – $400|
|Toss bouquet||$20 – $60|
Wedding flower arrangements and centerpieces cost
Wedding centerpieces cost $50 to $600 per table, depending on the size, height, and style. Head table floral arrangements cost $70 to $500 for a sweetheart table or $100 to $1,200 for a larger table seating your entire wedding party. Flower type and design complexity impact the cost.
|Flower arrangement||Average cost|
|Low centerpiece – single||$50 – $200|
|Low centerpiece – multiple||$80 – $600|
|Submerged flower centerpiece||$30 – $250|
|Tall centerpiece – stands or vases||$100 – $300|
|Sweetheart table arrangement||$70 – $500|
|Head table arrangement||$100 – $1,200|
|Ceremony arrangement||$130 – $1,800|
Bridal bouquet cost
A bridal bouquet costs $100 to $350, depending on the size, style, complexity, and flower types included. Simple designs with local, in-season blooms are the most cost-effective. Cascading bridal bouquets with expensive peonies or orchids fall at the high end of the price range.
The average bridal bouquet is 10" to 12" wide. Small-framed brides may want a more petite bouquet to ensure it does not hide the dress.
Most bridesmaid bouquets are 1/2 to 2/3 the size of the bridal bouquet.
Bridesmaid bouquet cost
A bridesmaid bouquet costs $50 to $110 and is smaller and less detailed than a bridal bouquet. Bouquet size and flower choice impact the cost. Single-stem bouquets are budget-friendly and allow more dress visibility. Some brides repurpose the bridesmaid bouquets as reception centerpieces.
Groomsmen boutonnieres prices
Groomsmen boutonniere prices are $10 to $30 on average, depending on the flower type and design details. Including a pushpin or magnetic backing increases the cost of the boutonniere but adds convenience.
Wedding corsages prices
Wedding corsage prices are $20 to $40 each, depending on the type and the flowers included. Wrist corsages typically cost more than pin-on corsages. Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, and other female attendants traditionally wear a wedding corsage.
Wedding bouquets and flowers price list by type
Wedding flowers cost $2 to $8 per stem on average. Prices start at $0.50 per stem for carnations and greenery up to $60+ per stem for an exotic orchid wedding bouquet. The cost per stem decreases with larger quantity orders.
|Flower type||Cost per stem|
|Anemones||$1.30 – $6.00|
|Baby’s breath / Gypsophilia||$1.25 – $2.40|
|Buttercup / Ranunculus||$2.50 – $8.00|
|Calla lily||$1.30 – $9.00|
|Carnations||$0.50 – $2.20|
|Dahlia||$2.50 – $7.00|
|Daisies||$1.30 – $1.70|
|Eucalyptus||$1.00 – $3.00|
|Freesia||$2.00 – $3.00|
|Gerbera||$1.50 – $3.60|
|Gladiolus||$2.00 – $3.70|
|Greenery||$0.50 – $4.50|
|Hydrangea||$2.60 – $13.00|
|Magnolia||$2.50 – $4.50|
|Orchid||$9.00 – $60.00|
|Peonies||$8.50 – $15.00|
|Rose||$2.30 – $4.50|
|Garden rose||$6.00 – $14.00|
|Silk||$1.00 – $12.00|
|Snapdragon||$1.30 – $5.00|
|Succulent||$5.50 – $15.00|
|Sunflower||$1.75 – $4.00|
|Tulip||$1.00 – $6.00|
Wedding bouquets typically have 10 to 30+ stems and include filler flowers, accent blooms, texture flowers, and greenery.
The number of stems per bouquet depends on the size of the individual blooms.
Wedding flower packages and prices
Wedding flower packages cost $120 to $1,800, depending on the size, flower and arrangement types, and location. The color, flower, and style selection may be limited when purchasing a package. Still, this streamlined approach is less expensive than buying each item separately.
|Package type||Average cost||Items included*|
|Elopement / "Minimony"||$120 – $300||
|Small / Intimate||$240 – $480||
|Medium / Classic||$400 – $870||
|Large / Extravagant||$750 – $1,800||
*Items shown are standard options. Packages vary by florist and location.
Wedding florist cost factors and services
Wedding florists typically include an initial consultation. The florist creates the designs and provides samples or photos to match your vision, color palette, and wedding flower budget.
They then order, process, arrange, and store the flowers in a temperature-controlled location until your wedding day.
Several factors affect the total wedding florist cost:
Flowers – The flower type, color, and quantity have the most significant impact on the total wedding flower cost.
Guest count – A larger guest number means more chairs and reception tables need decoration. The bridesmaid and groomsmen count determines how many bouquets and boutonnieres you'll need.
Labor – Wedding florist fees include the labor to design, order, process, arrange, and preserve your flowers. Elaborate arrangements increase the labor hours.
Minimums – Some florists require a $2,000 to $3,500 or more minimum order.
Delivery, setup, and cleanup fees cost $50 to $500, depending on the order size and design complexity. Some florists include this fee in the initial estimate.
Experience – An experienced, highly-rated floral designer costs more than a budding florist with a new business.
Location – Wedding florist prices are higher in metropolitan areas like New York and Los Angeles.
Venue – The size and style of the venue impact the scale of decorations. Some locations may be beautiful in their simplicity, while others may look empty without large and elaborate floral installations.
Time of year impacts what flowers are in bloom and easy to obtain. Local, in-season flowers are the most cost-effective choice.
Rentals – Vases, stands, arches, candles, and other nonfloral design components may require a rental fee.
Rush fees add a flat fee of $100 or more or up to 30% of the total cost.
Preservation – Preserving a single flower costs $40 to $65 on average. More elaborate displays like shadow boxes, domes, and jewelry boxes cost $350 to $800.
Frequently asked questions
What is the average floral budget for a wedding?
The average floral budget for a wedding is 8% to 10% of the total wedding budget, but every wedding is different. Consider the personal importance wedding flowers hold for you and your partner when deciding on a reasonable budget for your wedding flowers.
Who pays for wedding flowers?
The bride's family traditionally pays for most of the wedding flowers. The groom's family pays for the bridal bouquet, mother and grandmother corsages, boutonnieres, and rehearsal dinner flowers. It is common for today's wedding couple to pay for the flowers and other wedding expenses.
What are the most expensive wedding flowers?
Peonies, gardenias, hydrangeas, and orchids cost $5 to $15 per stem and are the most expensive wedding flowers. When on a tight budget, use a few of the pricey blooms, filling out the arrangements with greenery and inexpensive flowers like baby's breath, daisies, and carnations.
How to save money on wedding flowers?
Follow these tips to save money on wedding flowers:
Add greenery – Lush greens like ferns and ivy are on-trend and fill out bouquets and arrangements for less while highlighting the pricier statement blooms.
Be strategic – Place the expensive blooms in focal points, like the bridal bouquet or one or two "Wow" centerpieces balanced with less elaborate arrangements. Mix expensive flowers with budget-friendly blooms and faux greenery for balance and variety.
Simplify – Using just a few colors and flower types allows the florist to buy them in bulk. Consider a single statement stem for the bridesmaid instead of a whole bouquet.
Stay in season – Fresh, local flowers are easier to obtain, typically better quality, and sometimes cheaper.
Buy wholesale – Some wholesale flower websites offer pre-made wedding arrangements. Big box retailers like Sam's club or Costco also offer bulk flowers.
DIY – Arranging your own wedding flowers cuts the labor cost. Recruit friends and family to help put everything together. DIY the simpler decorations and purchase the more complex arrangements from a pro.
Dried flowers – Dried floral arrangements are sometimes cheaper than their fresh counterparts and may be kept after the wedding.
Go big – Using large-bloom flowers like dahlias or sunflowers requires fewer stems to fill out the arrangements, reducing the overall cost.
Hire a lesser-known florist – In-demand florists typically cost more, especially during the busy seasons.
Make them multi-purpose – Reuse the ceremony arrangements for the reception décor. Use the bridesmaids' bouquets in vases as table centerpieces.
Rent – Renting wedding flowers saves 50% to 70% or more. Many rental vendors provide high-quality silk flowers that look and smell real.
Select a naturally beautiful venue – Locations with visually pleasant surroundings, like beaches or botanical gardens, require less "dressing up."
Use additional décor – Nonfloral decorations include candles, feathers, moss, lanterns, wine bottles, stacks of books, birdcages, vintage tea sets, and more.
How much does it cost to rent flowers for a wedding?
Renting flowers for a wedding costs $500 on average, or 50% to 70% less than the same arrangements and décor made with fresh flowers. Flower rental companies ship you the flowers 3 to 4 days before your wedding, and you typically must mail them back within a specified time window.
How much do fake flowers cost for a wedding?
Fake wedding flowers cost $10 to $100+ per arrangement, depending on the material, quality, size, and whether you DIY them. Silk boutonnieres and corsages cost $5 to $30, while silk bouquets cost $50 to $150. Other material options include fabric, paper, plastic, tissue, and wood.
Realistic silk flowers often cost more than fresh flowers.
Wood flowers are less expensive than fresh flowers and can be dyed any color, but they typically require DIY skills.
Artificial flowers are allergen-free, eco-friendly, won't wilt or freeze, and are always in season. They can also be purchased well in advance for easier budgeting and serve as keepsakes after your big day.
What flowers do you need for a wedding?
Wedding flowers can be as elaborate or minimalist as you and your partner desire. A traditional wedding typically has some or all the following flowers:
Wedding ceremony flowers
Altar or canopy arrangements
Aisle or pew markers
Wedding reception flowers
Guest book table arrangements
Cake and cake table decorations
Cocktail hour table arrangements
Sweetheart table décor
Buffet or food table arrangements
Wedding party flowers
Groom and groomsman boutonnieres
Flower girl petals
Ring bearer's boutonniere and cushion
Corsages and boutonnieres for parents and grandparents
How many flowers do you need for a wedding?
Personal preference and wedding size determine how many flowers you need for a wedding. Traditional weddings typically include ceremony arrangements, reception flowers, and individual bouquets and boutonnieres for the wedding party.
To determine the number of stems you need for each flower:
Find a photo of the flowers and arrangement style you like and count the number of stems of each flower.
Multiply that total by the number of arrangements you want at your wedding.
Consult an expert for complex designs.
When to book or buy flowers for a wedding?
Book your flowers at least 8 months before the wedding or as early as possible. Many seasonal flowers must be ordered several months in advance.
Should I tip my florist?
Tipping the florist is not necessary. Send a thank-you note or write a positive review instead. Tip the floral delivery team $5 to $20 per person, depending on the size and design complexity.
Finding and hiring a wedding florist
Before hiring a wedding florist near you:
Search Instagram and Pinterest for color and style ideas.
Browse local florist websites and Fash to see their design style and portfolio of previous weddings.
Ask your wedding planner for florist recommendations.
Check their reviews on Fash and Google.
Ask for references from recent weddings.
Make a list of all flowers and arrangements you would like to have at the wedding.
If your wedding is in a church, synagogue, or mosque, check their policies for bringing in outside floral arrangements.
Request a sample or photos to confirm you and the florist are on the same page.
Get at least three estimates to compare.
Read over all contract terms before signing or paying in full.
Questions to ask
Do you have a portfolio I can view?
How many weddings have you done?
Can you provide references and contact info for your recent wedding clients?
Do you have a minimum order requirement?
What seasonal flowers do you recommend for my wedding date?
Can you provide samples?
Do you provide or rent the stands and vases?
How do you store and transport the flowers?
Are delivery and setup included in the quote? If not, how much do you charge?
How many people will be delivering and setting up the flowers?
Do you handle the reception setup if we're repurposing the ceremony flowers?
What is and is not included in the quote?
What other costs should I expect?