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: Laurie Peacock

The florist

Elizabeth Cronin of Asrai Garden

The wedding

A modern-meets-rustic wedding in Chicago, with soft hues and birch accents


$200 - Bride's bouquet and flowers for her hair / 1 + 2
$12 - Groom's boutonniere / 3
$600 - Bridesmaid bouquets (six at $100 each) / 4
$72 - Groomsmen boutonnieres (six at $12 each)
$24 - Father and uncle boutonnieres (two at $12 each)
$64 - Mother and grandmother corsages (four at $16 each)
$24 - Usher boutonnieres (two at $12 each)
$8 - Ring bearer's boutonniere
$30 - Flower girl's birch basket / 5


$150 - Escort-card table arrangements / 6


$1,350 - Dinner table centerpieces (nine tables each featured two birch-wrapped arrangements; the remaining nine tables featured assorted flowers in vintage bottles) / 7 + 8 + 9
$126 - Rental of vintage bottles (36 pieces at $3.50 each)
$0 - Head table arrangement (vases for bridesmaid bouquets) / 10
$0 - Complimentary tossing bouquet
$55 - Flowers for wedding cake / 11

The Grand Total: $2,715

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

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