Many couples choose to embellish their Ceremony space with floral arrangements as decor on the pews going down the aisle as well as a beautifully designed altar. Flower design for the ceremony can be anything from very simplistic with just a couple of floral arrangements atop of pillars, or an intricate design cascading down the aisle leading to a breathtaking exquisitely designed wall of flowers behind where the Wedding party stands.
Pricing for ceremonial floral decor can vary depending on region, what flowers are in season locally and would not be required to be imported in and also what the florist offers and has in stock.
There are many floral aspects that need to be taken into consideration when creating your budget for your floral arrangements. It is typically good wedding etiquette to pay for your Wedding party’s bouquets and boutonnieres. Below is an outline of the average cost of each floral aspect for each member of your wedding party.
The Bride’s Bouquet
There are many styles of bouquets to choose from as the bride depending upon your theme and overall atmosphere of the wedding. You can choose from a variety of shapes, including a cascading bouquet, the nosegay (the most popular type of bridal bouquet) Click here to read more about The Bridal Bouquet! Prices for a bridal bouquet in most floral shops range from as low as $50 for a simple design up to as much as $500 for intricately detailed arrangements. The average Bride will typically pay in and around $175 for her bouquet.
The Bridesmaid’s Bouquets
The bridesmaids bouquets are usually a smaller version of the brides bouquet and are slightly less detailed. For each bridesmaid’s bouquet you are looking at a cost of anywhere between $35 and $90 depending on stems chosen. The average bride will spend around $75 for each bridesmaid’s bouquet.
The Groomsmen’s Boutonnieres
The groomsmen and father of the bride typically wear a very small floral arrangement that matches the colour scheme and floral design of the wedding pinned to the lapel of their suit or tuxedo called a boutonniere. Cost of boutonnieres is relatively inexpensive ranging from $7 to $20 each, with an average of approximately $12 per boutonniere.
The Mother’s Corsages
The mothers of both the Bride and the Groom wear a small floral arrangement around their wrist called a corsage. These are also designed to match the floral decor of the wedding. A corsage averages around $35 each.
The Flower Girl’s Basket
You have the option of using real or fake flowers for the flower girl’s petal tossing. The average cost of a flower girl’s basket is around $65 to $90 depending upon how detailed you would like the basket to be decorated.
The Altar Design
Some couples choose to decorate the altar with large floral arrangements that match the wedding party’s flowers. Things such as flowers on the pews going down the aisle. Pillars decorated with large pomanders atop of them. The options really are endless! An altar design can typically cost anywhere between $200 up to $750 again depending upon the look you decide to go for.