Brides often stop by Fly Me To The Moon to ask the price of a bridal bouquet. I understand why. It's the most important floral element in a wedding and the prices can vary widely. It must be a work of art and there's little room for imperfection.
Over the years, I've created numerous bridal bouquets. So I thought I'd write this post to explain why it can be hard getting a straight answer from your florist.
How much does a bridal bouquet cost? It depends on a number of key factors:
Size of Bridal Bouquet - Larger bouquets typically require more flowers. If the flowers have large heads like a foot ball chrysanthemum you may not need too many. But if you're using smaller flowers you're going to need plenty of them to create the look you want.
Style of Bridal Bouquet - A simple round floral bouquet will generally cost less than one that cascades. If the bridal bouquet of your dreams is created with flowers that have to be individually wired by hand it will cost much, much more.
Special Order Flowers - If the flowers you want for your bridal bouquet are out of season or need to be specially ordered it will probabaly increase the price.
Geographic Location - The price of Bridal bouquets and flower arrangements tends to be higher in larger cities where there's a wider range of floral design customers requiring more upscale options
Embellishment - Incorporating intricate beading, feathers, a family heirlooom or fancy trimmings to your bridal bouquet requires custom work which will add to the cost of your bridal bouquet.
Bridal Bouquet Homework
These are the key factors that go into the pricing of a bridal bouquet. In the New York market, bridal bouquets generally begin at $100 or $150 dollars and can go above $250.
But, if you give yourself enough time and do your homework, you'll be able to find a local florist or floral designer that will work within your budget.
- Figure out what flowers and colors you like ahead of time.
- Ask someone to recommend a talented floral designer or florist.
- Find pictures of bouquets you like and ask how much they cost
- Start saving so you can get the bridal bouquet of your dreams.
How much would you pay for your bridal bouquet? Let me know in the comments below.