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What should I Budget for My Wedding Flowers?

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

Close up of all white bridal bouquet
Photography: Olivia J Morgan

Good question! Hitched did a survey of 2000 couples, and they found that the average total cost of a UK wedding in 2021 was £17,300 and usually, 8% off the overall budget total is to be spent on flowers (so, on average £1400).

However, you might break your budget down differently. It all depends on your overall wedding budget and what you want to prioritise for your wedding day. You might LOVE flowers and have a dream of a large installation, so your flower budget might be larger. Or you would really love to have that 12 piece brass band, so your flower budget might reduce and contribute more to your entertainment.

Bride and groom embracing under a floral door arch
Captured behind the scenes of a Great Northern Magazine Editorial

I’d say, the best way to get the most out of your flower budget is to have a large statement piece with your personals and smaller table pieces. It makes a lovely balance with the flowers and still makes it feel like your special day.

Here’s a guide below, to give you an idea of how much you can get for your buck. This isn’t an exact as season-to-season and around commercial events (Valentines, Mother’s Day, etc.) flower prices can fluctuate quite dramatically.

Sunflower bridal bouquet with blue silk ribbon in the morning sun
Bridal bouquet en route to the bride!

Around £600

Depending on your wedding party size, it will cover all your personal flowers - bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, and enough left over for a small alter/registrar table arrangement that can be moved to the top table too.

Around £1200 - £1800

On top of your wedding party flowers and top table arrangement, you’ll be able to enjoy more ceremony decor, like pedestals, broken arches and beautiful mood-creating centrepieces for your wedding breakfast tables.

£2000 and beyond

Now you have all the freedom in the world - well nearly, Mother Nature and the seasons still need to be considered. But with this in mind, if you wish, you can have multiple aisle-lining pedestals, a large bountiful full arch, floral cloud installations, large table decor, a buttonhole for every guest! A truly floral extravaganza!

Not sure when you should book your florist? Take a look here. If you’d like to discuss your wedding date and flowers, please get in touch. There’s more information on the Weddings page too.

All the best,

Abbey x


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