When you ask a florist "How much do you charge?" the answer isn't a cut-and-paste answer. Unlike photographers, cake artists, venues, and caterers, our time and product does not have a set price.
1. Flower Prices Change
I get my flowers from an amazing company called Mayesh. They only sell to businesses with a resale license or tax ID number. A good wholesale company works with flower farmers directly from around the world and in the US to source gorgeous blooms. The wholesaler has constant communication with the farmers, so they know when the industry changes. My wholesaler has been amazing to work with and they always send me gorgeous, high-quality product! And of course, I always source from local Idaho Flower Growers when I can!
Since flowers are perishable plant product like fruits and vegetables, their price can change unexpectedly, even when they are "supposed" to be in season. Wildfires, drought, hurricanes, a crazy pandemic can all affect the supply, availability, and pricing of flowers. I depend on my wholesaler to let me know of these changes
2. Size of Wedding
The more flowers I order, the cheaper they become because of shipping rates. So going simple and small isn't as cost effective as you would imagine. The shipping is just as expensive for a smaller amount of flowers. So that large scale ceremony arch you'd love to have more is more affordable than you think. Basically, "small and simple" doesn't mean a smaller price.
3. Custom Work
Another reason I can't just give pricing based on pictures has to do with the other floral work you want done. Each piece from the boutonnieres to the centerpieces are custom creations based on your venue, size of tables, color of ties, weather, duration of the event, etc. There are many factors that I take into consideration to determine the best flowers for your event. Referring back to flower prices, I have to communicate with my wholesaler to make those decisions to work with your budget.
The best way for me to determine the entire flower cost for your wedding is to sit down with you in a consultation. When determining your flower budget, think about where you would prefer to have "statement pieces." After I look over your inspiration, get the quantities of all of your flower arrangements, and understand your wedding day details and vision, I create a budget breakdown with the ingredients I plan to use in a Design Proposal. It's completely normal for the first proposal to be scaled down! Basically, I give you the Disneyland "make all your dreams come true" price. Then, you get to pick and choose what really matters to you and I adjust to meet your desired budget.
I do this completely free of charge because I understand the commitment of booking a wedding vendor. I want you to shop around and find the best fit for your wedding day. For more information on how I do Consultations and Budget Proposals Click Here!
My top priority is making sure you are excited and informed before your big day, and completely stress free on the day of! If you'd like to see what I can do with your wedding day flower budget, fill out the contact form here. I can't wait to meet you! Happy Planning!
Photocred: Lexie Halle Photo