Wedding Flower Planning and Budget

The planning of your wedding is an important time in your life. Attention to every detail is essential to a successful event. Flowers play a sentimental and romantic role in the Bridal Experience. The photographs that are created will last your lifetime. Style, taste and tradition will be part of your final decisions and the personal choices you, make your wedding day your distinctive celebration.

It is the job of your chosen florist to connect and blend the elements of your wedding. Take time to plan your floral decor. It could be with color or a signature flower that holds significance to you. These memories and photographs will last a lifetime, so make sure the flowers express the wedding of your dreams.

At some point in planning your wedding flowers the subject of money is going to come up. It is best to be proactive. Make a budget for the whole event, include everything you can think of, especially the main elements of the event. The top five will be the ceremony and reception site, catering, flowers, wedding party attire, and photography. In today’s market place there are dozens of other products and services trying to position themselves as being absolutely necessary, you have to learn how to make choices and decide what is important.

A budget is simply a plan for controlling expenses. What follows here is simply a way for you to calculate the price for wedding flowers on your own. Here are three levels of approach; but keep in mind that every Bride’s tastes are different and at Cherry Blossoms Florist our specialty is custom wedding flowers.

The prices listed are estimates, the final costs will be determined by the types of flowers used and the degree of difficulty involved in the items. We require an in person consultation to go over all the details of what you want for your special day, before giving an actual quote. Think of this as a beginning in the planning process.

Price List for Flower Planning

  The Frugal
Bride ** See Below
The Traditional Bride The Platinum Bride
Bride’s Bouquet  
(Cascade Bouquets start at $200)
$100.00 $175 - $275 $350.00
Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids $50.00 each   $75 - $125 each $125-$175 each
Junior Bridesmaid $35.00 each   $60.00 each $75.00 each
Flower Girls’ Bouquet
This might be a bouquet, a pomander or a basket.
$25.00 each   $45.00 each $75.00 each
Flower Girls’ Hairflowers
There are a few different ways of handling this, but we are just making a budget.
$20.00 each   $30.00 each $50.00 each
Sometimes simple corsages are used for people playing minor roles in a wedding and the fancier ones are reserved for the Mothers and Grandmothers.
$30.00 each   $35 - $50 each $50 - $75 each
Boutonnieres $10.00 each   $15 - $20 each $17.50 - $30 each
Ceremony Flowers
Many of today’s wedding take place in non traditional venues. Churches are simpler to decorate just because the ceremonial ambience already exists. If the ceremony is outdoors or in a tent more equipment like pedestals or an arch or fabric draping will be needed to create the desired atmosphere.
$100.00 each
$200.00 for two
corresponding pieces
$200.00 each
$400.00 for two corresponding pieces
$500.00 - $2500.00
Reception Flowers
The most popular decoration for a reception is the centerpiece. There are lots of other ways to decorate this most important event.

Arrangements for the entry, draping the walls or tent posts, rental equipment, buffet table flowers, head table, cake flowers and almost anything else you can imagine. We are just talking about centerpieces for this budget exercise.

$40.00 each   $65.00 each Up to $250.00 each for elevated centerpieces
Delivery No Delivery must pick up Depends on distance / time Depends on distance / time
** Frugal Bride prices are based on the Florist choosing the type of flowers to be used considering the bride's color choices.

Now, just to illustrate how this works let’s put together a budget for the Traditional Bride, the middle level.

Description: # of and Cost Each: Total Cost:
Bride 1 @ $175.00 $175.00
Maid of Honor 1 @ $75.00 each $ 75.00
Bridesmaids 4 @ $75.00 each $300.00
Junior Bridesmaid 1 @ $60.00
$ 60.00
Flower Girl 1 @ $45.00
$ 45.00
Corsages 2 Mothers @ $50.00 each $ 100.00
Corsages 3 Grandmothers @ $35.00 $ 105.00
Corsages: 3 Sisters of the Groom
3 @ $30.00 each $ 90.00
15 @ $15 each $225.00
Ceremony Flowers
2 @ $200.00 each $400.00
Reception Flowers:
Cake Flowers
Toss Bouquet

20 tables @ $65.00 each
1 @ $75.00
Free with all packages

Sales Tax (CO 8.45%) $   249.28

That is how to make a budget. The best thing to do is get all your dreams spoken out loud and put down on paper. The really, really, really important things are evident right away. And what is not important is also right in front of you. This potential budget puts beautiful flowers as a prominent aspect of your wedding day and every single person attending will know how special this turning point in your life is and how much their presence is appreciated. And remember that you are in control of the budget.

Call and make an appointment to talk it over in detail. (303) 422-5650 Ask for Cherrie.

You can download our wedding flower budget planner to start your own flower budget.