How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost?

When meeting with potential florists, bring your ideas, magazine tear sheets, and a sense of how much you want to spend (many couples choose to allocate seven to 10 percent of their total budget). To give you an idea of what wedding flowers can cost, we asked three florists to share the particulars of a recent order.

Photos: Jillian Kay Photography

The florist

Natasha Lisitsa of Waterlily Pond Design Studio

The wedding

A vibrant affair in Carmel Valley, CA, with modern, sculptural florals


$300 - Bride's bouquet / 1
$18 - Groom's boutonniere
$440 - Bridesmaid bouquets (four at $110 each) / 2
$25 - Fresh flowers for bridesmaid hairstyles
$72 - Groomsmen boutonnieres (four at $18 each)
$36 - Father and grandfather boutonnieres (two at $18 each) / 3
$60 - Mother and grandmother corsages (two at $30 each)
$50 - Ring bearer's "nest" / 4
$35 - Flower girl's basket of petals
$300 - Ceremony arrangements (two displays at the altar)
$500 - Ceremony arrangements (two floral garlands on church railings)
$75 - Wreath (on church doors)


$275 - Escort-card table arrangements / 5
$225 - "Wishing tree" display


$1,750 - Dinner table arrangements (seven at $250 each)
$500 - Chandelier decor (two at $250 each) / 6
$220 - Floating candle arrangements (55 at $4 each)


$600 - Floral design fee

The Grand Total: $5,481

(excludes setup and breakdown fees and taxes; prices were accurate at press time, but are subject to change.)

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