How Much Do Flowers Cost for a Wedding?

Each of your wedding floral arrangements adds beauty, romance, and wonder to your special day. But beauty doesn’t always come cheap.

In fact, the average couple spends around $2,400 on flowers alone. That’s quite a chunk of change – and seriously problematic if you’re planning a wedding on a budget. Fortunately, it’s possible to have beautiful, luxurious flowers for your wedding without breaking the bank. All you need to do is open your mind to the possibilities and think outside the box.

Below, learn how much wedding flowers cost in 2023 and get other key tips to save money on your floral arrangements.

A bride holds a large terracotta bouquet

What’s the Average Price for Wedding Flowers?

Like we said, the average couple typically spends $2,400 on floral arrangements for their wedding. However, keep in mind that this is only a guidepost.

The actual price range you’ll pay can vary widely, depending on factors like:

  • The size of your floral arrangements (bigger pieces cost more $$$.) 
  •  The type of flower (real flowers go for more than faux flowers.) 
  •  The number of floral arrangements (do you want a centerpiece on every table, or a few, well-placed floral arrangements?) 
  •  The complexity of the arrangement (You can save on labor expenses by DIYing!)

Got all that? Ok, good. Let’s take a look at the price range for common wedding floral arrangements in 2023. These numbers come from data we found on Thumbtack, Wedding Wire, and Brides. But we’ll go over how to save on these numbers

A bride chose a large marsala bouquet for her fall wedding

How much do bridal flowers cost?

Bridal flowers include the floral arrangements that each member of your bridal party will wear or carry — such as the boutonniere on your partner’s dashing suit or the corsage you slip on your maid of honor’s wrist.

Bridal bouquet

The crown jewel of your floral arrangements, your wedding bouquet completes your bridal look and helps you coordinate with the other arrangements throughout your venue.

A bridal bouquet can cost anywhere from $150–$500, depending on the complexity of your bouquet and the type of your flowers. For example, If you’re going with fresh flowers, then blooms that are rare or out of season will cost more to incorporate.

A large free form bridal bouquet in dark teal and burnt orange

Bridesmaid bouquets

Your best girlfriends will need their own bouquets, too. After all, everyone in your general vicinity deserves flowers that are as fabulous as yours — especially when you’re going to take a zillion photos together.

On average, most bridesmaid bouquets sell for anywhere between $40-$70. Or about ½ to ⅓ of what you paid for your bouquet.

Round bridesmaid bouquets in dusty blue and navy


Grooms and groomsmen typically wear a boutonniere to bring a flourish to their formalwear (say that five times fast!) However, boutonnieres are also a great way to upgrade the look of anyone who’d prefer to wear a suit — flowers don’t discriminate. They look fabulous on anyone.

Regardless of who’s wearing a boutonniere, Thumbtack estimates that the average one costs anywhere from $15-$25 each. However, there are ways that you can get a gorgeous boutonniere for as little as $6 a pop (more on that in a sec.)

A rust and sepia boutonniere with pompon and pampas on it


Corsages aren’t just for proms. They’re a wonderful token to help moms and grandmothers feel special on your big day with their own special floral gift. But if you’re feeling extra, you can also give your bridesmaids corsages. It’s an especially fun touch to help your maid of honor stand out.

Depending on the type and size of the corsage, you can expect to pay anywhere from $35-x each.

Wrist corsages in lilac and gold

How much do wedding venue flowers cost?

Whether you want a ceremony that’s intimate and cozy or grand and jaw-dropping, your floral arrangements will help create the vibe you want. In fact, they’re probably the most important element to consider when curating your overall color palette and wedding theme.

Entryway decor

At the entrance to your ceremony area, your guests will first encounter the atmosphere they can expect for the rest of your gorgeous day. It’s like a teaser for what’s to come! Here, you might also choose to set out your wedding guest book or seating charts.

According to Brides, decorations to adorn this area can cost as much as $200.

Flower sign decor in burgundy and dusty rose

Arch Decor

Your arch is the heart and soul of your wedding ceremony. It’s the spot where you’ll take the most photos during your special day, so you’ll want it to be photo-worthy with tons of gorgeous florals.

An arch garland can retail for anywhere between $300–$400. We know that’s a lot. But again, we’ll go over how to save in a sec.

Terracotta flowers and linens for large flat arch

How much do wedding reception flowers cost?

You’ve officially tied the knot, and now it’s time to let celebrate with food and fun. The flowers on your reception tables can help you enjoy the conclusion to your special with beauty and elegance — and help you tie your theme together at every part of your day.


A few well-placed floral centerpieces can brighten up your tables and make your guests feel cozy and welcome as they enjoy their dinner. In general, Thumbtack estimates that a simple table centerpeice can retail for around $20.

The final number will vary based on how many tables you need to decorate. But Thumbtack estimates that a small centerpiece can sell for around $20. If you decorated 6 guest tables with small centerpieces, that would add up to around $120. However, Brides notes that some couples might spend as much as $600 on reception centerpieces.

White and beige centerpieces for guest table

Sweetheart table decor

Your sweetheart table is like a personal oasis for you and your partner. It’s where you’ll supervise the festivities from the head of the room. And, more importantly, feed each-other cake.

You might choose to opt for a floral swag or a centerpiece, depending on your style. But according to Brides, the average couple spends around $500 on their sweetheart table.

Head table swags in romantic marsala


For rectangular tables, you might prefer to accentuate the table’s length rather than choose several small centerpieces. The elegance of flowing greenery or flowers can create a cascading effect as it runs across your table. Greenery garlands for a 6-foot table can cost as much as $300–$400 a piece.

A guest table deocrated with a 6ft flower garland in romantic marsala

How to Save Money on Wedding Flowers?

Does the thought of spending $400 for a single garland make your head spin? Don’t worry — you don’t have to sacrifice your piggy bank to bring your wedding dreams to life.

If you’re wondering how you can make your wedding flowers more affordable, here are a few key tips to help you save money on your floral arrangements.

Use faux flowers

Let’s face it: No matter what you do, using real flowers from a portrait can cost an arm and a leg. To save money, you can do one of two things — seriously dial back your floral expectations or embrace artificial flowers.

Artificial flowers can look exactly like the real deal, but they only cost a fraction of the price. How much can you save, you ask? Let’s look at some math.

According to Thumbtack, a dozen David’s Austin roses can retail for $35. Meanwhile, you can get a box of 25 three-inch foam roses from Ling’s Moment for as little as $13.99. That’s double the quantity for less than half the price. We don’t know about you, but that’s some math we can get behind.

DIY your floral arrangements

Know something else faux flowers are amazing for? DIY projects. Instead of paying a florist, all you have to do is put together the arrangements yourself.

For example, one Ling’s designer flower box costs around $29.99. It has enough flowers to create a bouquet that’s 9-10 inches in diameter. If you used it to make your bridal bouquet instead of purchasing a $150 bridal bouquet from a florist, that’s a savings of around 80%.

Designer flower box in sunset terracotta Designer flower box with mauve flowers and sage leaves

Not only can you save some serious cheddar by doing things yourself, but you can rest assured in the knowledge that no one else will have a bouquet quite like yours.

Repurpose your flowers

Once you’ve kissed your partner and sashayed away, you’re pretty much done with your wedding aisle. So, why not repurpose some of your ceremony floral arrangements at your reception?

Take the floral arrangements that framed your wedding arch and sit them beside your sweetheart table, or have your bridesmaids put their bouquets in vases and use them as centerpieces for your reception. Not only does this help you save money on your bottom line, but it also helps you preserve your theme throughout the day. Win-win!

Shop on sale

The almighty clearance section gives many, many blessings. So why not utilize sales to the fullest for your wedding flowers? No one at your ceremony will know that you got your decorations at a discount, but your wallet certainly will.

Just a reminder: Ling’s offers up to 40% off final sale items, and we also run sales periodically throughout the year. You can sign up for email notifications and be the first to fill up your cart when new deals drop. Just saying.

How do you calculate your wedding floral budget?

Have you been keeping track so far with a calculator? … No? That’s ok: Our wedding flower cost calculator has you covered.

Just head over to the Wedding Flower Budget Calculator page, input the number of floral arrangements you want (like one bridal bouquet, two bridesmaid bouquets, and three boutonnieres), and it’ll calculate a personalized estimate for you.

An example flower budget

Just to give you an idea of what you can save, let’s go over an example budget with real flowers vs. one with faux flowers.

Using the average prices listed above, here’s an example budget for essential wedding floral arrangements:

  • Bridal bouquet (1): $350 
  •  Bridesmaid bouquet (4): $55 each for $220 
  •  Boutonnieres (6): $20 each for $120 
  •  Entryway decor: $200 
  •  Arch Garland: $350 
  •  Sweetheart table decor: $500 
  •  Small reception centerpieces (6): $120
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Total: $1,860

Meanwhile, here’s an example of what you might spend on essential floral arrangements from Ling’s:

  • Bridal Bouquet: $129.99 
  •  Bridesmaid Bouquets (4): $129.99  
  •  Boutonnieres (6): $13.99 
  •  Entryway decor: $69.99 for welcome sign decor 
  •  Arch Garland: $119.99 
  •  Sweetheart table decor: $119.99 
  •  Mini Reception Centerpieces (6): $89.99
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Total: $673.93. Or, a savings of around 63.7%.

We’d put a witty quip here, but we think the numbers speak for themselves.

How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost: Conclusion

You don’t need to sacrifice your financial stability for gorgeous wedding flowers. With creativity and a little help from some choice flowers, you can plan a gorgeous wedding day full of stunning florals from beginning to end.

If you want ways to save on other aspects of your special day, learn how to plan a wedding on a small budget here: How to plan your budget on a samall budget.

A rustic wedding in sunset terracotta

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