Let's face it, wedding florals are so important. How easy it is to get lost in the Pinterest world of wedding florals, a gorgeous ceremony arch covered in flowers, floral garland draping from the ceiling of your venue, large floral arrangements at every entrance and exit, elaborate centerpieces for reception tables and cocktail tables, large cascading bouquets and exquisite floral hair pieces for the bride and bridal party. Once you start adding all of this up, it can get pretty pricey.. Here are some things to consider when budgeting for your flowers on the big day.
The bridal bouquet is one of the most important floral arrangements to consider when planning the flowers for your wedding day. This bouquet will be in the most pictures and it will be one of the most seen floral arrangements of the evening. The rest of the bridal party, I think should also be done by a professional wedding florist so that they match your bouquet. However, if this is not in the budget, then work with the florist and have them use flowers that can easily be matched, so that you can do DIY bouquets for your bridal party that match your own.
Depending on your venue, you may have a ceremony arch that can be adorned in flowers. If this is the case, then this is another area that will not only be centerstage, but also the backdrop for where you say your vows and will also be in a lot of your wedding photos. To cover an arch in flowers or greenery like this can cost as much as $650 or more depending on the flowers you choose.
Centerpieces are another area that will make a big impact. If it is not in your wedding budget to have elaborate centerpieces for all of the tables, perhaps consider doing a large centerpiece for the sweetheart or head table and then doing something more simple and understated for the guest tables. Similarly to the bridesmaids DIY idea, you could have the wedding florist use flowers in the head table that are easy to match so that you could do the centerpieces for the guests tables that will compliment the head table florals.
The flowers in all of the pictures here were done by Blushing Blooms Event Florist. She is extremely talented and a joy to work with.