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A Pinterest-Worthy Bouquet: How much will it Cost?

One of the questions we get all the time as planners is “How much should I budget for flowers?” That’s a loaded question! The reason it’s a loaded question is that blooms, quantity, season, labor and overhead for each florist comes into play when pricing wedding floral.
Recently, Kyla and I had the idea of starting a series on the blog where we work with a local florist to do 2 bouquets or arrangements at different retail price points, so brides can see what is possible with their wedding floral budget.

We were blessed to be able to work with one of the best florists in Orlando, Molly Lohman of Cloud 9 Floral, who put together 2 stunning bouquets that have a complementary look and color scheme. Rudy + Marta took the beautiful photos to show off Molly’s work. If you love romantic and blush, you’re going to LOVE the gorgeousness on today’s blog!

First up is the Premium Bouquet- A total show-stopper. If you’re a bride who is a flower enthusiast and you love lush blooms, this is the bouquet for you.

This bouquet was constructed with Ranunculus, Garden Roses, Peonies, Heather, Dusty Miller and Berzilia Berries. Chock full of upgraded blooms, this bouquet is not only beautiful but also very fragrant.

You can expect to pay upwards of $340+ for this bridal bouquet. Keep in mind this look will only be possible for Spring and November-December weddings, as many of these blooms are very seasonal, and will either be astronomically priced, or poor quality during other times of the year.

The Essential bouquet, while more friendly on the wallet, is equally as stunning as the Premium option. Molly used Tulips, Queen Anne’s Lace, Spray Roses, Lisianthus, Pink Hydrangea, White Veronica and Dusty Miller.

These blooms lend themselves more to a wild garden look and provide a bouquet with varied blooms. This is a really good option if you are a little more budget conscious, but you still want to have the colors and “feel” of the premium bouquet. This bouquet would cost approximately $175 retail, and could be replicated in smaller form or with only some of the blooms for bridesmaids bouquets for a lesser cost. The beauty of this bouquet option is that is can be replicated year-round, and doesn’t have any strictly seasonal blooms.

So, which bouquet is for you? Premium or Essential? Comment Below!

No matter which look is your choice for your bridal bouquet, here are some great questions to ask yourself and your florist when selecting your wedding floral and determining budget.

Questions for you

  • How much total do I have to spend on my wedding?
  • What color scheme am I using in the wedding?
  • Is there a specific flower that is special to me and my groom?
  • Am I willing to sacrifice a specific bloom in my bouquet in order to achieve a look and feel that is within my budget?
  • What look and feel do I want for my bouquet?

Questions for the Florist

  • What is in season near my wedding date?
  • This is the look and feel I want for my bouquet, what do you recommend for flowers?
  • Can we use a couple premium blooms while supplementing with other blooms?
  • My dress/venue/bridesmaids dresses look like this. What flowers do you recommend to compliment our other wedding details?
  • Premium blooms are important to me in my bouquet. How can we achieving a cohesive, less expensive look for my bridemaids?
  • What’s something unique you’ve been dying to design? (Let the artist do their thing…you’ll have great results!
  • Do you have walk in coolers or a way I can see several of the blooms you’re using in my bouquet prior to the wedding?
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Florida Flower and Orchid Cooler

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Kyla hates photos but we got her in front of the camera for one shot!

Huge thanks for Florida Flowers and Orchids for the flowers, Molly at Cloud 9 Floral for putting together the stunning bouquets and Rudy + Marta for the phenomenal photos!

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