When it comes to the flowers for your bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and centerpieces, not all flowers are created equal. Different flowers can use up very different slices of your budget, and you wouldn’t know it just by looking at ‘em. The bigger, more elaborate the flower, the more expensive – right? Not so fast! Some of the smaller flowers, like lily of the valley, are actually going to be more costly than flowers like daisies, so don’t fall into the trap that smaller flowers mean a smaller price point! Time of year, whether or not the flowers are local or being shipped in and how many stems of the flowers you use will all be factors in the overall cost. But, to help you with your bottom line, here is a brief guideline of your more expensive and less expensive popular wedding flowers.
More Expensive: Lily of the Valley, Calla Lilies, Orchids, Peonies, Roses, Tulips, Hydrangea and Gardenias
Helpful Hint: Using less stems can create a more cost-effective and very elegant solution if you just have to have these more expensive flowers. Have each of your bridesmaids carry a single calla lily, or have smaller crystal vases at your centerpiece feature only 1 or 2 blooms of hydrangea.
Less Expensive: Daisies, Carnations, Daffodils, Chrysanthemums
And don’t forget, you can always mix and match more and less expensive flowers in order to find that perfect bouquet that both matches your style and your budget.