How Much do Flowers for a Wedding Cost?


Who doesn’t want a romantic wedding with beautiful floral backdrop and breathtaking centerpieces? Oh and also a stunning bridal bouquet to remember for the rest of your life! But flowers do not come cheap, especially those not in season or uncommon types. Here’s what you need to know about wedding floral cost to set a reasonable budget for it.

How Much do Flowers for a Wedding Cost?

According to statistical analysis, in the year 2015, the average cost of flowers for weddings is $1,921-$2,101, with most falling between $1,000-$2,000. Decorating the reception venue will cost more, depending on how many tables you have. Of course, it depends largely on the region you live, size of your event (which affects how many flowers you are going to use), seasonal availability, etc. Compare quotes from several florists and ask around or research the average cost for your area.

Overall, you should place about 8-10% of the total wedding budget on flowers. The number can fall anywhere between $500 to 10,000.

Breakdown of the costs:

Bridal bouquet


Bridesmaid bouquet

Each at $20-50

Boutonnieres for groom, the groomsmen, father(s)

Each at $8-30

Bouquet to toss


Altar decoration


Flower girl

Each at $15-75

Cake table


Table centerpiece

Each at $30-200

Aisle runner


Moms’ flower

Each at $20-35

Pew or chair decoration

Each at $5 to 40

Note: Extra cost should be considered if you prefer to have more floral decoration, such as petals on table, bridal suite flowers, floral arch for the ceremony or even a flower wall, restroom floral decoration, etc.

Two Examples of Flower Cost at Weddings

How much do flowers for a wedding cost? As explained. Many factors can affect the cost and you should work carefully within your budget limit and decide where to put more and where to cut. Below are two examples:

How to Cut Down on Flower Cost at Your Wedding

There are several hard and fast rules to reduce the amount you spend on wedding flowers:

  • Choose flowers that are common like carnations and daisies, and avoid exotic ones.

  • Opt for those in season in your location to cut down on shipping cost.

  • Cut down the size of the floral decoration when necessary. For example, the centerpieces may not have to be lush flowers, instead you can substitute with green leaves.

  • The wedding doesn’t have to be 100% floral; bows, seashells, candles, succulent plants, fake flowers made with silk are just as beautiful when placed in the right fashion.

  • DIY: make your own flower combinations using materials such as paper! In this way you get more color options and the there’s no limit to possibilities!