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How Much Are Wedding Flowers?

If you are in the planning stages for a wedding, you may be shocked by the costs.   In fact, on a national basis, people spend an average of $31,000 on weddings.   Hoosiers in central Indiana with a guest list of 150 spend anywhere from $25,000 to $47,000 according to the data.

Wedding flowers are how much?

Now, let’s dive into one category – wedding flower cost. Pricing for wedding flowers is often confusing to couples—sometimes even a shock. Often, couples budget a lot less than floral designers charge. The two main overlooked components that impact price are the cost of flowers themselves and the labor to design, transport, and deliver or install the flowers. 

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What surprises many couples is also that the cost of flowers themselves vary greatly. The flowers you see most often on Instagram, Pinterest or in wedding magazines are almost exclusively high-end, expensive flowers. You’ll notice that they look quite different from the flowers available at grocery stores. Examples of high-end flowers are those soft, romantic garden roses, lilacs, peonies, ranunculus, sweet pea, and lily of the valley, but the list goes on.

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The best way to break it down for people is for them to think about how much they spend when they order an arrangement – say for Mother’s Day. Think about if they spent $100 on ONE arrangement for their mom, then multiple that by how many tables they have (i.e. 100 person wedding, 10 guests per table = 10 tables). So, they have 10 tables x $100 per JUST for the reception. Add on bouquets, boutonnieres, altar flowers, cocktail tables, cake flowers, escort card table, etc. It adds up quickly.

That’s not even getting into ceremony arches or hanging flower installations. Beautiful photos of weddings you see published online are usually big budget weddings. Flower walls, for instance, are stunning—absolutely, but one of those alone could cost $3,000 and up. What you don’t see with those is that they take a huge team many hours to complete, in addition to the thousands of flowers that are needed to make them.

Average Costs

• Bridal bouquet: $150–$350
• Bridesmaid bouquet: $65–$125
• Boutonniere: $20–$40
• Centerpieces: $75–$250
• Flower girl petals: $30+ per bag
• Altar flowers: $75–$500
• Large installations/chapel/arches: $250 – $5,000
• Sweetheart table garland: $12–$45 per foot
• Cake flowers: $25–$150
• Flower crown: $45–$125

Indianapolis Florist Recommendations

Looking for a great florist in the Central Indiana area? These are just a few of our favorite talented floral designers:

Duet Floral
Custom Blooms
Satin & Stems
Molly & Myrtle
Blue Blossom Rentals (Rental company offering arches, flower walls, etc.)

Looking for DIY Florals?

If you’re someone who loves getting creative and enjoys the beauty of flowers, do-it-yourself florals might be just the thing for you. One option is to check out companies like FiftyFlowers.com, FlowerMoxie.com, or Samsclub.com. These companies specialize in providing DIY floral supplies and resources for individuals who want to create their own arrangements. By opting for do-it-yourself florals, not only can you save money compared to hiring a professional florist, but you also have the freedom to customize your arrangements according to your personal style and preferences. However, it can be time and labor commitment.

We Offer Wedding Planning and Coordination

Are you feeling overwhelmed with planning your wedding? Whether you need help with full-scale wedding planning, decorating or just coordination on the day of your special event, we have custom packages tailored to meet your specific needs.

Our team understands that every couple is unique and has different requirements when it comes to their dream wedding. That’s why we offer personalized services that can be customized according to your preferences and budget. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.