Wedding Prices: Flowers
Find out all the pricing secrets behind gorgeous wedding blooms!
Bridebook’s Ballpark Figure Price:
£1,223 (including VAT)
It can get you:
Bridal Bouquet £80, Bridesmaids Bouquetsx2 at £35 each, Buttonholesx6 at £6 each, Large Vase Arrangements for the Ceremony 2 at £100 each, 1 arrangement for the registrar’s table at £40, Reception Flowers for 8 tables £480 (at £60 each) and £100 for installation.
Average price of a wedding bouquet:
£80. The cheapest option is a hand-tied bouquet (perfect for a rustic wedding), as it doesn’t require intricate wiring from the florist and the flowers tend to have longer stems which are easier to manipulate. In contrast, a cascading bouquet needs wiring to achieve that gorgeous waterfall look and can add a significant amount to your budget!
The season in which you choose to be married will have a huge impact on the price of your wedding flowers. Generally, prices rise around Valentine’s and Mother’s Days and certain blooms tend to be more expensive throughout the year, like peonies and Lilies of the Valley, as they are harder to obtain and don’t bloom all year round.
Believe it or not, but another factor that can affect your flower budget is the physical appearance of your chosen blooms! For example, flowers like orchids only have a two inch stem and will require a faux stem if you want to add them to your bouquet. This is intricate work and the florist will charge you more for this, so if you want to save some pennies, think of flowers with natural stems which are easy to add to your bouquet!
It used to be that silk flowers were considerably cheaper than real ones, however, new technologies mean that silk flower prices have almost matched and sometimes even exceeded the price of real blooms. We recommend getting silk flowers if you are limited by weather, suffer from hay fever or want a permanent keepsake of your wedding day!
Flowers to get
The must-haves we recommend are the bridal bouquet, bridesmaids’ flowers (bouquets or corsages) and buttonholes for the groom and ushers. You can also add floral headpieces, table centrepieces, flowers for pew ends, flower displays for the ceremony and flowers for the cake, depending on preference.
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