How Much Should I Budget For Wedding Flowers?

How Much Should I Budget For Wedding Flowers?

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If you google the question “How much should I budget for wedding flowers“, you’ll come up with about 3,050,000 results, last I checked.

Allow me to save you some time and cut to the chase.

Between 8% and 10% of your overall budget is what all these articles will tell you that you need to budget for wedding flowers.

Is that number high or low? I honestly can’t say. It just depends on your personal situation and preferences.

But there is a way to find out…

Here’s How to Really Budget for Wedding Flowers

Recently, I added a nifty wedding cost estimating tool to this site that you can use to get an idea of what other couples spent on their wedding flowers in your city or town.

This tool is not based on vendor prices, but rather on what couples actually paid.

I’m usually skeptical about the accuracy of tools like this, so I took a look back at some of our wedding flower orders over the last two years for comparison purposes.

I found that the majority of couples spent between $400 and $2400 on their wedding flowers with us.

Oh, by the way, our general wedding flower prices are available online. You can find them here.

Although that price range varies widely, when I ran the numbers for wedding flowers in the cost estimator, I found them to be surprisingly on target for the Milwaukee area.

Keep in mind that I only used this tool to check on wedding flowers. It can be used for nearly every aspect of your wedding.

This tool is a good starting point for most couples to help develop a realistic overall budget for wedding flowers.

Or you can just use it to get an idea of what others in your area have spent on a specific item, or items, for their wedding.

Armed with this information, you’ll be able to make better purchasing decisions when choosing your vendors.

Understanding how much average wedding costs are now can help you more accurately budget for wedding flowers later.

You can find the wedding cost estimator here.

I'm the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.