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: Stacy Reeves

The florist

Karen Cohen of Always Flowers and Events

The wedding

A modern-tropical celebration in Miami, with bright orange flowers in lots of textures


$300 - Bride's bouquet / 1
$18 - Groom's boutonniere / 2
$255 - Bridesmaid bouquets (three at $85 each)
$45 - Groomsmen boutonnieres (three at $15 each)
$25 - Grandmother's wrist corsage
$500 - Ceremony garland / 3 + 4


$550 - Entrance arrangements (two at $275 each)
$500 - Cocktail table arrangements (five at $100 each) / 5
$250 - Escort-card table arrangement (including two copper buckets for guest flip-flops, which the couple provided) / 6


$2,025 - Dinner table arrangements (nine different arrangements at $225 each; includes votive candles) / 7 + 8 + 9
$1,100 - DJ booth and bar arrangements (four at $275 each)
$212.50 - Palm fronds at guest place settings (85 at $2.50 each)
$60 - Alcove arrangements (three arrangements of floating candles at $20 each)
$225 - Alcove arrangements (three arrangements of leaves and floating candles at $75 each)
$100 - Restroom arrangements (two at $50 each)
$0 - Complimentary flowers for cupcake tier / 10

The Grand Total: $6,165.50

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

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