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Event Florals - Some Typical Costs and What To Expect

A Frequently Asked Question, “Why Do Flowers Cost So Much”?

· Events,Brands,Parties,Luxury

Whether you are planning a fundraising gala or a wedding ceremony and reception, knowing ahead of time what common floral elements cost can help you plan your floral budget. I hope this post is helpful to you, and please send any comments or questions you may have.

There are so many factors that affect the price of flower arrangements, especially large installations. A lot happens behind the scenes to make the floral magic happen! Large pieces such as flower walls, floral arches, hanging installations...they are sketched, designed, and planned out ahead of time, oftentimes months in advance. Structures and mechanics are built by professionals...sometimes by the florist him/herself, and sometimes by a specialty fabricator.

The type of stems will affect the price, too. A centerpiece of garden roses and protea will cost significantly more than a centerpiece of standard roses.

For this post, I’ll do my best to educate you on the general range, to help you know what to expect. Again, many factors can alter the price.

Floral Arch: Starting around $2,000 and up to $10,000...depending on how ‘lush’ and full. This photo (by Cinewire Weddings) would be considered 'medium' on the lush-ness scale.

Claire Rathbun Dallas Event Florist Floral Arch

Elevated Arrangement: Between $250 and $750. Similar pricing for a ceremony or altar piece at a wedding. Photo by Uche Ojunta.

Claire Rathbun Dallas Event Florist Raised Centerpiece

Medium Centerpiece: Between $100 and $300

Claire Rathbun Dallas Event Florist Centerpiece

Cocktail Table Arrangements: Between $45 and $65

Claire Rathbun Dallas Event Florist Cocktail Arrangement

Flower Wall/Instagram-able Moment: Depending on size and flower type, these could start as low as $3,500 and go beyond $10,000. Plan on (at least) around $200 per SF. This photo (by AllSeated.Com) is a good example of a branded flower wall at an event.

Claire Rathbun Dallas Event Florist Branded Flower Wall

As you can see, floral prices vary greatly. With that in mind, this post should help you get a good idea why flowers cost what they do, and also help you understand benchmarks for what typical floral line items for an event realistically cost.

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