Inside Weddings shares the trusted wedding professionals in our Editors Circle, plus a directory of local wedding vendors to find your wedding floral and event designers!
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! If you're in the design process for your wedding, you've likely hired a floral design or event design team to bring your vision to life. With a color palette and style in mind, a floral designer will take your inspiration and create beautiful flowers for the big day and flower arrangements for your wedding ceremony, reception, and more.
We are happy to have some of the best floral design professionals in our Editors Circle, and every area has its own top floral designers. When hiring a florist for your wedding day, you can select a flower team that creates floral magic from their own design or an event designer's design. There are also full-service floral and event design teams who help you through the entire planning process and bring your vision to life with their talent, attention to detail, and aesthetic.
Since every wedding is different, it's difficult to pinpoint an exact cost of how much real flowers will cost for your particular event. Prices can range widely depending on what's included. Typically, weddings include a bouquet for the bride as well as blooms for the bridesmaids, a boutonniere for the groom as well as his groomsmen, boutonnieres or corsages for family members, and florals for the flower girl and ring bearer. Ceremony flowers include arrangements along the aisle and at the altar or chuppah, flower petals down the aisle or for tossing after "I do," and any additional creative elements you've added for your big day.
The reception decorations range drastically. Some couples choose to create small arrangements for each guest table, while others have a more grand approach with lush garden-inspired decor along the perimeter of the venue, tall centerpieces on each table, and striking ceiling installations throughout the space or over the dance floor. Depending on your budget, you can truly bring any of your ideas to life with custom floral services that create elegant, romantic designs through an array of unique materials and of course, gorgeous fresh flowers.
The cost will also depend on the florals selected: Are they in season? You’ll want to make sure that your desired flower is available, if it will have to be flown in, and you’ll also need to consider the weather of your wedding locale to make sure the blooms will withstand the temperature. Some florists also charge a delivery fee, another fee for setup and clean up, and sometimes a fee if he/she is needed to stay throughout the event. Check with your local florist for their personal rates.