There are many expenses that need to be taken into consideration no matter what type of ceremony is being considered for a wedding. Whether small and close knit or a large occasion inviting all the friends, family, and acquaintances on both sides, some costs are always going to be part of the ceremony. Flowers are a major part of creating the right aesthetic for any special occasion, weddings included, and while no one wants to skimp on these expenses, it’s important to realize for budget reasons that many different factors are going to effect this price point.
What Factors Affect The Flower Costs?
One of the first things to look at is the average price range of flowers in a local area. Someone located in an area with only one flower shop or greenhouse within 50 miles is going to end up paying a lot more on average than in an area where there is plenty of competition to bring down prices.
Another factor involves the budget of the individuals throwing the wedding. There are always options that range from low end and inexpensive to high end premium pricing from going all out. The difference between these two extremes, as well as all the happy middle ground in between, can be quite extreme. If hundreds of roses are being ordered during the off-season, that bill from the florist is going to be much larger than a collection of more moderately priced in-season flowers that go with a more toned down setup.
The setup, decorations, and number of flowers various individuals get (or the amount used in decorations) all also make a major difference, as well. A flower heavy wedding is one that will definitely stack up the receipts while a light flower design will not.
What Do The Numbers Say?
As of a 2014 report, the average cost of wedding flowers for a single wedding was $2,141. Obviously this is a mean number, which means it can vary immensely still from one location to another. While more opulent weddings would have a higher expense number, in some places extremely thrifty brides in some locations have been able to get that expense down to $500 to $1,000.
Much of the cost is based on what types of flowers are needed, such as:
– Altar flowers
– Floral wreathes
– Flower baskets
– Flower crowns
– Special flower arrangements
There are many different factors that go into determining the average cost of wedding flowers. From the location of the wedding to the number of local providers, to what season it is, there are many different factors that are going to directly contribute to the overall flower expense.
By understanding ahead of time what the bride and groom need for the ceremony, how many of each decoration are going to be ordered, and what an accurate floor plan of the decorations look like, the better the estimate. The price may vary quite a bit but a little bit of research goes a long way.