Average Flower Budget

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1407192209417{margin-top: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”3156″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1407192229660{margin-top: 15px !important;}”]When budgeting for a wedding, one of the first “must-haves” for many brides is flowers, but how much of your overall budget should they be? There are a few factors that need to be considered before making that decision.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”#1 Overall Budget” title_align=”separator_align_center” color=”grey”][vc_column_text] What is your total wedding budget? Traditionally brides spend anywhere between 8-15% of their total budget on the flowers.  You should rank your items from most important to least important when starting the budget and if your floral design is ranked high, then plan on spending a higher percentage.

The average wedding budget comes in right around the $20,000 mark, so your flowers, if you plan on spending 10% would then have a budget of $2000. If you don’t have a lot of bridesmaids and high guest list and you don’t want really expensive flowers such as lily of the valley, you should be able to get the florals you want and stay within that budget.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_text_separator title=”#2 Types of Flowers” title_align=”separator_align_center” color=”grey”][vc_column_text]A bride should know going in to the consultation that different flowers are different prices and that flowers in general are not inexpensive. If you have a slim budget, no matter what you do, the florist cannot provide you with the best roses and the highest quality hydrangeas. It is important for the bride to have the right expectation when trying to budget flowers.

However, if the bride knows her budget for flowers, the designer or wedding specialist should work with the bride to make sure that her vision is accomplished without breaking the bank.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”#3 When Is Your Wedding” title_align=”separator_align_center” color=”grey”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2369″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1407192861198{margin-top: -20px !important;}”]The timing of your wedding can also play a big part in trying to budget for flowers. Some flowers are only in season in the spring, so if you are planning a wedding in December, those flowers would cost more.

Also, try to avoid major floral holidays (Valentine’s, Mother’s Day, Christmas) because at that time the price of flowers rises. So, if your budget is $2,000 you would only be getting $1,000 worth of flowers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator color=”grey”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Overall, it is the florist / wedding specialist’s job to make your wedding look as close to your dream wedding as possible. However, before walking into a consultation it would be a good idea to have realistic expectations.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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