Below are some price ranges for wedding flowers from
"Ms. Scarlett's Flowers and Gifts"
(per pew or row decorated)
Developing a flower budget is one of the biggest challenges when planning the cost of your wedding. This is generally due to the fact of little or no experience of purchasing flowers, especially for such a significant event. In order to plan your wedding budget, you need to be aware of several variables, which will affect your pricing.
1) The varieties of flowers selected.
The more common and in season, the lower the price. The more exotic, fragile and/or limited the availability, the higher the price. SAVE MONEY by choosing feature flowers that are in season. Callas in November? Tulips in July? Roses in February? Ms. Scarlett's Flowers can provide virtually any flower variety - any day of the year. Due to travel distance and seasonality, however, the best values are those varieties found in abundance at the time of your wedding. Glorious spring flowers like tulips, narcissus and cymbidium orchids are of best quality and value in the spring months. Rose hips, pepper berries, and 'aranda' orchids offer their rich radiance in the autumn months. Summer, the most plentiful season, presents garden roses, lisianthus, stock, larkspur and a host of abundant varieties. Amaryllis, Star of Bethlehem and euphorbia are uniquely winter blossoms in the U.S.. Ask our professional Wedding Consultants to provide you with value flower choices in your colors.
2) The quantities of flowers needed.
The larger your wedding party (Bridesmaids, Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc…) and/or guests attending (for table centerpieces) the more flowers needed, therefore a higher budget. A few places to SAVE would be in the ceremony area – maybe by selecting a few, larger and more memorable floral statements instead of 2 smaller designs, 4 candelabra decorations and 12 modest aisle flower bouquets. The larger arrangements will be seen from the back of the ceremony area, will show nicely in your photographs and can easily be transported for use during the reception. At the reception, the two focal areas are the head table/sweetheart table and the cake area. Focusing the décor there will give maximum visual effect for your photography
3) The amount of specific flowers.
By requesting non-specific dark red roses – instead of requiring your florist to guarantee ‘Black Magic’ roses will save you paying top dollar prices. The effect will be very similar. Allow flexibility in your décor flower selection, this too will prove cost effective. If you choose a few varieties of feature blossoms for your personal flowers and allow Ms. Scarlett's Flowers and Gifts to search our amazing selection of flower growers for value varieties to complete your look, you will again SAVE. We choose blossoms in your colors with the appropriate textures to complete the style of your wedding. Flower availability is affected by season, by weather and by travel distance. We can often find excellent values, in abundance, if given the flexibility to monitor growers and varieties the few weeks prior to your wedding.
4) The amount of time and skill the various designs take to create.
Simple designs require less time while more elaborate compositions or those with exquisite details will take significantly longer to craft, therefore you will have a more labor-intensive pricing structure. By choosing one or two featured flower varieties or ‘themes,’ your bouquets and décor will achieve a unified appearance and enable us to fully utilize these blossoms throughout the wedding, allowing for cost effective savings when budgeting.
5) The level of service and convenience.
Ms. Scarlett's Flowers offers services such as delivery, set-up of ceremony and reception décor, transportation of flowers from the ceremony area to the reception area, pick-up of rental equipment and more. Each level of service is priced separately. For smaller-scale weddings, having a friend pick up and deliver your flowers to your location will save you the expense of delivery. Friends can also be available to transport ceremony flowers to the reception and return rental equipment. We do strongly recommend you enlist help from friends – this is your special day and the added stress of trying to complete too many tasks yourself should be avoided.