Hi, I'm Julie Klingaman with Grohe Florists in Rohnert Park, and one of the first questions we often get from brides and grooms is, "How much money should I budget for my wedding flowers?" And typically, most florists would say to use about 10% of your total wedding budget to put towards flowers. That number doesn't have to be concrete, and it will vary greatly depending on the type of center pieces you're looking for because the bulk of your money is gonna go towards center pieces. The size of your wedding determines how many center pieces you're going to need.
Another factor you need to consider is the size of the bouquet you're looking for. Are you looking for a large bouquet or something just small to go up in the center of the table, and the types of flowers that you choose? If you have a smaller budget and you don't wanna spend a lot of money, you may use some seasonal flowers that we do in a small vase, or if you want something large and elaborate with exotic flowers, that's going to cost more money and may go over your 10% budget.
Another factor to consider is your bridesmaids. How many bridesmaids do you have in your bridal party? The more bridesmaids you have, the more cost you will have because you're going to be purchasing bouquets for each girl. If you're on a lower budget, we can again use some seasonal flowers, and make them a little bit smaller, or we can do something really large and elaborate or medium that... It just will work within your budget. Think about doing 10% of your total wedding budget towards flowers, but when you start discussing it with your florist, they should be able to work within the budget you do have. Just let them know. That makes it a lot easier when you tell them your budget because they can make sure they work within that budget.
I hope that this helps you determine what your budget is for your wedding. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.