This Is the Average Cost of Wedding Flowers

Here’s how much you should expect to budget for your blooms.
by Sophie Ross

Whether you want ranunculus, roses or raspberries (yes, really!) in your bouquets and centerpieces, the fact is, flowers can get expensive. You’ll likely have to allot a large chunk of your budget to blooms if you envision them playing a significant part in your wedding ceremony or reception.

Of course, factors like your venue and wedding season will play a part. For instance, honeyworts and hydrangeas are both in-season in winter, and thus cheaper—but we’re breaking down how much you should (generally) expect to pay for your wedding blooms.

According to our 2017 Real Weddings Study, the average cost of wedding flowers was $2,379 in 2017. And respondents spent that money in a multitude of different ways: 68 percent hired a professional florist, 15 percent used a friend or family member to take care of the florals and 17 percent didn’t hire anyone.


Of that 17 percent who took matters into their own hands, 71 percent took care of the flowers entirely themselves, 16 percent had their flowers included in the venue package and 12 percent chose to omit flowers entirely from their wedding celebration and budget.

Of course, florals get pricey because there are so many beautiful elements and accents you might look to achieve with decorative blooms. Those surveyed responded that they included things like bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, table centerpieces, ceremony and reception décor, hairpieces and more. For many couples, a little bit of blooms go a long way.

If you haven’t found your florist yet—or haven’t decided if you want flowers at all—know that the average couple didn’t make their final decision on their blooms until nearly seven months prior to the wedding date, so you potentially have plenty of time to make up your mind.

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