A Brief Flower Guide
If you are planning a wedding chances are you have a Pinterest Board and have been looking at Wedding Blogs. As a florist I have a love/hate relationship with the images couples bring me from these sites. I love that an image so easily communicates an idea! One look at your images and I know exactly the style and ambiance that you're looking for on your wedding day. What I don't care for is that the images give a misleading idea of what flowers are available during what time of year. When vendors collaborate on a styled shoot it is often done months prior to when it is published on a wedding blog. Peonies, ranunculus, dahlias, & anemones are seasonal flowers that are not available during every month of the year. Sometimes a certain flower can be imported when out of season, but in my experience they are either not as pretty as they are when they are in season or very expensive, or both. I generally advise you to go with flowers that are in season.
Ranunculus and Anemones are springtime flowers that can sometimes be gotten as early as late January and are typically available until late April. They can sometimes can be had as imports during the summer months - expect to pay more
Peonies are late spring and early summer. They start as early as the latter part of April and can be found until early June. I also see them as imports during December and now, due to their popularity, late summer, but expect to pay more for them and have them in more then just your bouquet.
Dahlias are a summer flower and can be seen starting late June and through later September. Can sometimes be had in October, but color choices are limited.
Also keep in mind that styled shoots and oftentimes real weddings that are published have high or unlimited budgets. I understand it is difficult to know how much flowers cost and how to create your budget for wedding flowers. Here's a quick breakdown of popular flowers and some greenery form the top end of the price scale to some beautiful flowers that fit into any budget:
Luxury: Peonies, Garden Roses, Vanda Orchids, Colored Hydrangea (except light blue), Calla Lilies, Stephanotis, Tropical flowers such as Protea & Anthirium
Premium: Standard roses, Spray Roses, Cymbidium Orchids, Dendrobium Orchids, Dahlias, White & light blue hydrangea, Ranunculus, Anemones, Dusty Miller, Exotic Foilage, Italian Pittosporum and Italian Ruscus
Standard: Sunflowers, Gerbera Daisy, Spider Mum, Delphinium, Larkspur, Eucalyptus, Stock, Lemon leaf, Israeli Ruscus
Economical: Alstromeria, Iris, Carnations, Accent Flowers such as Waxflower or Babies Breath, Leather fern
My goal is to work with within your desired price range to create wedding flowers that fit your style. Which is why I will ask how much you'd like to spend on wedding flowers prior to our consultation. A typical wedding with me will range $1900-$3500 (including set up fees & tax) depending on style and flower selection. Below is some average pricing per item to assist you in creating your own floral budget.
Some items may be above and/or below these price ranges at price is determined by number of stems, flower choice, labor, and style
Bridal Bouquet: $85 - $500 (average $125 - $175)
Bridal Floral Crown: $75 - $250 (average $100 - $150)
Toss Bouquet: $30 - $55 (average $30)
Bridesmaids Bouquet: $45 - $110 (average $50 - $65)
Fingertip Bouquet: $35 - $75 (average $40 - $55)
Corsage: $19 - $45 (average $25 - $30)
Flower Girl petals or mini bouquet: $35 - $75 (average $45 - $55 )
Flower Girl Floral Crown: $65 - $125 (average $75 - $85)
Pomander (Flower Ball): $45 - $95 (average $55 - $75)
Groom Boutonniere: $16 - $25 (average $16 - $18)
Boutonniere: $9 - $16 (average $13)
Ceremony Arrangement: $125 - $300 (average $145-175)
Arbor/Arch/Chuppah Decor: $125 - $1500 (average $200-600)
Pew Decoration: $12 - $75 (average $30-50)
Aisle Petals: $150 - $500 (average $200-300)
Low Single Centerpiece: $35 - $175 (average $55-85)
Low Multiple Centerpiece (3): $75 - $300 (average $135-175)
Tall Centerpiece (Stands/Vases): $125 - $600 (average $175-250)
Submerged Flower Centerpiece: $75 - $225: (average $95-150)
Sweetheart Table Arrangement: $75 - $175 (average $100-125)
Cocktail Hour Minis: $15 - $45 (average $20-$35)
Escort Card Table: $75 - $500 (average $100-150)
Cake Flowers/Topper: $50 - $300 (average $125-155)
Manzanita Tree: $115 - $225 (average $125-165)
Delivery varies depending on how much labor is involved. If we are doing set up and coming back for tear down it will be at the higher end. If we are just dropping off personals then we can work within your budget.
$50 - $500 (average $150-300)
Please contact me, Korie at Korie@enchantedfloristorange.com to set up an appointment. I do require information about your wedding prior to our meeting in order to have a rough estimate and ideas prepared for us to discuss. I am happy to give you a custom estimate based on your style, needs and budget and look forward to speaking with you soon.