How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost?

Are you in your wedding planning process and need clarification on expenses? We get asked about the cost of wedding flowers quite often.

Wedding flowers are one of the most important visual elements of your wedding. They add elegance and style and reflect your unique personality. Whether you want a simple bouquet or fresh flowers to rival a royal wedding, Elite Wedding & Events by Albuquerque Florist can help you select the perfect flower arrangements for your wedding day.

Wedding reception - table settings with floral centerpieces.
Bridal party - bride and bridesmaids with bouquets.

How Much Do
Wedding Flowers Cost?

National Average
Nationally, the average cost of wedding flowers can range from $175, for a basic bridal bouquet, to $4,500 or more. According to The Knot, flowers account for roughly 8% to 10% of an overall wedding budget. However, as the wedding guide mentions, there is no real limit when it comes to wedding flowers.

Albuquerque Wedding Flowers
With Elite Wedding & Events, flowers for a full-service wedding average about $3,000. However, you can relax. At your free wedding flower consultation, one of our wedding specialists will help you find the right flowers to make your event perfect.

Typically, when planning your wedding flower budget, flower needs can be broken down into four main areas:

For a complete list of which flowers you might need, Download our Wedding Flower Checklist.

Personal Flowers

Below are some general price ranges for many arrangements used in our Albuquerque-area weddings. However, please be aware that wedding prices fluctuate based on seasonality and availability. 

How Much is a Bridal Bouquet?

No matter which flowers you choose, a bridal bouquet is a universal must. Your wedding style will inform the style of the bouquet. A formal evening event will demand a full, large bouquet. Meanwhile, a loose, more natural bouquet will best complement an informal outdoor wedding.

On average, our bridal bouquets range from $200 to more than $500.
(And, with Elite, we include a Tossing Bouquet as a gift to you)

Boutonnieres and Corsages

A boutonniere is a traditional complement to the bridal bouquet. As well as the groom, groomsmen or celebrant attendants may wear a boutonniere.

Likewise, some members of the wedding party may wear a corsage. They are a popular alternative to bouquets for these special people.

  • Boutonnieres – $20 to $30 each
  • Corsages – $35 to $50 each

Bridesmaid and Attendant Flowers

  • Maid of Honor/ Person of Honor – $70 to $150 +
  • Attendant / Bridesmaid bouquets – $65 to $145+
Bride and groom embracing
Bridesmaid holding beautiful boquet

How Much are Wedding Ceremony Decorations?

Whether your wedding is rustic and natural or dripping with elegance, ceremony flowers can transform your venue. Add flowers to pews, set them atop large columns or urns, or even hang them from the ceiling like chandeliers. Not only do these arrangements serve as decoration they set the tone for your ceremony. Plus, they can provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photographs.

  • Flower Petals start at $20
  • Pew Decor – $40 to $200+
  • Altar Flowers – $125 to $450+

How Much are Reception Flowers?

Having flowers at your reception venue continues the theme of your wedding and provides focal points, directing guests to different areas of the reception. Most people think of table centerpieces when planning their reception, but floral reception decor is wide-ranging.

For example, placing flowers in the exterior and interior entryway will create a grand entrance and help set the mood for the reception. Flowers can also guide guests to the welcome table, buffet or bar and are often used to decorate the cake table.

Pricing for reception floral can vary, depending on the size of the venue and the types of flowers used.

  • Centerpieces for Sweetheart / Head Table – $175 to $600+
  • Centerpieces Guest Tables – $75 to $400+

What Might Influence Flower Prices?

The cost of your wedding flowers will depend on a variety of factors, including:

  • Season or time of year in which you will wed
  • Types of flowers that you want to feature
  • Length of your guest list
  • Size of your wedding party
  • Wedding location size
Bride's pearls with pink roses

Free Wedding Flower

The wedding florists at Elite Wedding & Events by Albuquerque Florist will walk you through each step of your wedding floral design and selection process. Weddings should be a time of joy and celebration – this is your moment and we want you to enjoy it.