(Closed) Flower cost per person

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

emnk:  the price sounds good for the bride and BMs but very high for the fellas. They usually have a single bloom. 

You’ll have better luck getting an idea if you look at the average costs per kind of item (bouquet, cosage, bout) than per person. 

Post # 4
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Flowers are really expensive.  We got a great deal (for our area) through an amazing florist who works out of her home…so she doesn’t have the costs associated with brick and mortar stores.  We paid $10 for bouts, $30 for corsages, $50 for bridesmaid boquets and a whopping $160 for my bouquet. 

Post # 5
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My bouquet: 150

Bridesmaids: 4 at $40

Bouts: 9 at $12

Corsages: 4 at $22

And then there are all the centerpieces and greenery around our cake and the head table.  All together ours is a little more than $1500 just in flowers.  I was shocked by this too but then I looked at what we’re getting.  We’re having red, white, and black baccarra roses.  A lot of the cost depends on what flowers you are using.  We originally had dahlias in addition to the roses and by deleting them, we cut $500 from our quote.  

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Post # 6
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

I am DIYing it. Materials cost about $20. Making 4 bouquets and 17 boutineers. 

Post # 7
1814 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

My BIL’s wife DIYed ours, for $188 with flowers and materials from Costco. There were:

1 bride bouquet

4 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets

7 boutonnieres

5 corsages

1 toss bouquet

2 small baskets of petals (for flower girls)

So I guess that’s 20 people, averaging to $9.40 per person, hah. And they looked flawless and perfectly what I wanted, I do not regret DIY instead of a professional florist at all!!

Post # 8
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think that’ pretty low, actually. Bouquets for the bride and her attendants and corsages for the ladies add up fast.

Post # 9
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I booked my florist at $2,800 (I’ve had quotes as high as $8,000 for the same flowers!)

Bridal Bouquet – $200

Bridesmaids Bouquet – $45 each (6 maids)

Bouts – $14 each (6 groomsmen, and one for my father and FI’s father)

Mothers’ corsages – $25 (2)

Flower girl crown – $32

Ring bearer and toss bouquets are free of charge – woohoo!

Centerpieces (18 custom beauties on my hand-maid glass dessert stands) $120 each

Head table decorations – $91


I’m thrilled with my decision to go with this florist!


Post # 10
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

$22 a person, does that include bridal bouquet?

Post # 11
1674 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

That sounds like a good deal to me.  We are paying $7K total for all of our flowers (bride/BM/Groom/GM/Flower girls/parents/centerpieces/etc).  But here is our breakdown per person receiving flowers:

Bride: $175

5 Bridesmaids: $80/person

2 Flower girls (petals): $35/person

9 Boutonnieres: $17.50/person

Flower for my dog’s collar: $12

2 Corsages: $32.50/person

Total = $879.50 (if i did my math right!)

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