Your wedding bouquet is one of the most traditional and beautiful accessories you’ll choose for your nuptials. Whether you want to incorporate your favourite bloom, or simply match the bouquet to your colour scheme, there’s a huge array of wonderful wedding flowers to choose from.
If you have a tight budget to stick to, there’s no reason why your bouquet can’t still look amazing — and if money is no object, you can discuss a more luxurious and opulent bouquet for the big day with your florist.
Many brides start their wedding planning with no idea how much flowers cost and how much of their budget they should allocate for their bouquet. To give you a really good idea of the price — and the options available — we’ve spoken to four of our favourite florists and they’ve given us some inspiring examples of beautiful bridal bouquets for every budget.
The Flower Mill
Based in Essex, The Flower Mill specialises in wedding flowers and only take on one wedding per day to give exclusivity to each couple.
Opt for a hand tied bouquet of gyp, priced at around £45, with a decorative buckle brooch or lace or ribbon detail. Not only cost effective, this looks so pretty and fits perfectly for vintage-inspired weddings.
From £65, this includes mixed roses, menta, sweet avalanche, vandella and pale pink spray roses, with snowflake ivory spray roses, green bell, eucalyptus foliage and gyp.
Two beautiful options (both from £95) are calla lilies with a collar of dried lavender and a satin ribbon handle with decorative pin detail, or highly scented English David Austin garden roses with skimmia, parvifolia and wax flower.
Vanessa Birley Florals
Creating artistic flowers with a beautiful palette, South West London-based florist Vanessa Birley guarantees a personal and reliable service from initial consultation through to delivery of flowers.
A more economic selection of seasonal flowers and a selection of foliage make up this bridal bouquet. Priced from £40, it contains chrysanthemum, dahlia, scabiosa, nigella, aster, carnation, senecio, ivy and fern.
Seasonal flowers of a little more decadence make up this bouquet, alongside beautiful foliage, finished with satin ribbon. Priced from £80 it contains peony, spray rose, astrantia, stock, dahlia, echinops, nigella, chrysanthemum, eucalyptus and senecio.
At £150, his is a summery and seasonal design for a handful of romance and lashings of natural beauty. It includes garden rose, iris, hollyhock, astrantia, alchemilla mollis, phlox, sedum, oak leaf hydrangea, lavender, cow parsley and mint.
Moutan aims to help brides get the most out of their budget by listening to their ideas and then offering advice on how they can achieve the right look.
The price range for tulip bouquets starts at around £50 for a simple bouquet of massed tulips finished with a diamanté broach.
A peony and rose bouquet starts at around £70. A vintage feel can be created using roses, peonies and hydrangea.
Starting at £90, a fully wired trailing bouquet with roses, freesia, lisianthus and scented jasmine creates opulence and luxury.
Keeli and Jade at White Lilac create bouquets that become a beautiful masterpiece to shine alongside the bride on her most memorable day.
Seasonal flowers help brides to stay within their budget; for example a gorgeous mixed bouquet of sweet peas, peonies, agapanthus and roses make a stunningly sweet-smelling summer bouquet. This bouquet can cost from £75 (posy) to £95 (teardrop).
With stunning phalaenopsis orchids helping to create a dreamy waterfall effect, and soft blowsy roses and grasses entwined through the bouquet, this teardrop (£145) makes for a modern yet soft romantic bridal bouquet. It can also be made beautifully into a gorgeous posy shape (from £105).
There’s nothing more beautiful than a teardrop bridal bouquet full to the brim with large, open fresh roses, orchids and sweet smelling florals throughout; this particular example based around a pink wedding colour scheme is incredible. As each stem is wired on the finest wire on the morning of the wedding to be sure of the bouquet holding its shape, this bouquet can vary in cost depending on style and size. The teardrop style costs around £155 but a posy may start from around £125.
If you want to save even more money on your budget, we show you how to make a wedding bouquet yourself in seven easy steps!