Jul 22

How Much To Budget For Wedding Flowers

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Photo by Garden in the Pines

Do you dream of compote-style table centerpieces? With candles of all shapes and sizes down the long, farmhouse-style tables? And linens? And bud vases? And maybe a large ceremony installation? Or a hanging installation over the dance floor? With all these ideas, you must be wondering how much to budget for wedding flowers.

On the low end, your wedding flower budget should be 30% of your total wedding budget. Of course, with more money in your budget, the more that can be created for your special day. But, 30% is a great starting point for your wedding floral budget.

Photo by Fine and Fleurie Photography

Photo by Fine and Fleurie Photography

What are the most important things to you for your special day? If your budget is very solid and you absolutely cannot wiggle it any further – think about your absolute must-haves.

In my opinion, a must-have is a gorgeous, hand-tied bridal bouquet and boutonniere. We feel that bridesmaid bouquets are a must- but, they do not have to be full! A small accent to your bouquet is perfect. Another must I feel is your sweetheart table. It is YOUR special day, and you and your spouse will be the focal point of the wedding. You will also have a million pictures of the two of you by your sweetheart table. Let’s make it pretty!

With these three main focal points, we can play around with what is left of your budget to create a beautiful event that works for your personality and special day. Some ways that we can play around with your budget to meet the needs of your event are styling props. We can create table centerpieces with less expensive florals (think common greens- not peonies or Phalaenopsis Orchids), glass vessels instead of compotes, gorgeous linens, and a handful of candles.

Photo by Alyssa Marie Photography

Photo by Alyssa Marie Photography

Pinterest can be quite misleading when you are planning your wedding, especially with a tight budget. Pinterest should be used to gather general style ideas and color choices. Then, work with your floral designer to craft something beautiful to fit your budget. We will do what we can and offer ideas as best to fit your event.


Photo by Alyssa Marie Photography

Photo by Alyssa Marie Photography

Let us know in the comments what some of your must-have floral design pieces are for your wedding? Do you NEED to have a hanging enchanted forest above your dance floor? Or are you over-the-moon with candles, and a massive bridal bouquet?

We can help you get a handle on your wedding flower budget and work with you to achieve your dreams, even if that means we have to get really creative!

Contact us for a personalized quote!




Hi There! I'm so glad you're here. I'm lyss, a gardener, wedding and event floral designer, blogger, mom, and wife. I am striving to spread joy through flowers. If you found this post helpful, please leave a c (1).png

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