Pinterest. I have spent untold hours pinning pictures onto my many, many boards (research!) and am amazed at the gorgeous wedding ideas that out out there – but I am also amazed at how many people have an unrealistic idea of what it would cost to recreate them.
One of my favorite images is this one, flowers designed by Karen Tran and photo by Darin Fong Photography.
So gorgeous. It appears to be very popular with all of you, as well – it is one of the most re-pinned images that I have collected so far. I asked local floral designers Mariah Burton from Simply Flowers, Dana Poore from Dana’s Awesome Blossoms, and Laura Zabicki from Sweet Dreams Wedding Cakes and Flowers to help us get a better idea of what price tag to expect when trying to recreate this look. Remember when you are collecting those amazing images on your dream wedding pin board, that breathtaking flowers usually come with a breathtaking price tag.
Their estimates ranged from $350 without the base arrangement to $750.
And remember this is per arrangement.
Many factors go into the pricing of an arrangement: renting or purchasing the vases needed for these creations, overhead costs, their volume, their suppliers, and the expertise of the florist.
Your florist can also help you to design a piece that is similar, but at a lower price point, by changing the flowers to a different, less expensive type, scaling it down, changing the number of arrangements, etc. Dream big, be prepared to compromise, and trust that your florist will do their best to help you get the look you want at a price you can afford.