Updated: Nov 4, 2020
Wedding Flowers | Common Floral Questions | Adventure Floral
What is the average cost of wedding flowers?
I’m sure you have been planning away and now it's time to contact your florist! You may have chosen a date, a venue and even started looking for your dress. All these amazing things you get to plan for your special day with the love of your life. But we sometimes don't realize the costs incurred with each item on our checklist. It's not always easy hearing that your dream florals are yet another cost you may have been undermining. Take it from me, your DIY queen who did everything herself when planning a wedding. I was shocked to hear that one stem was retailing at $5-9 dollars, some upwards of $12/stem for these beautiful garden roses I had wanted. Since becoming a florist I can now understand completely why those roses were priced that way. Every florist's costs will be different and it’s circumstantial depending on overhead and experience. Us Canadians have a short window for seasonal blooms so it's important we have access to wholesalers that bring in products from places such as Holland, California, South America, Africa, Italy and more. Other costs incurred are rental fees, tools, flower food cleaning products, buckets. They are also paid for their time. Florist designing is a form of artistry and takes a lot of time and knowledge to make beautiful arrangements.
Depending on the size of your wedding, the typical bride and groom will pay around $2,000.00 when including your bridal party and family, your ceremony arch pieces, guest table and your center pieces at the reception. Because each wedding is unique, we will create a custom quote for each Bride and Groom. Be sure to head to our contact page to fill out a form!
Do you charge delivery and set up?
Adventure Floral charges $0.59/km to anywhere outside of city limits. These are the Alberta standards for 2020. Any deliveries within Calgary city limits will be free of charge.
Should you require set up, there will be a $25/hour per designer required on site. We typically see bride's and groom's making arrangements with their wedding planner or photographer to provide P/U service. This is a great way to cut costs.
Do you provide fake flower arrangements?
Adventure Floral provides fresh and faux designs. Fresh flowers always have a way to our heart and provide such natural beauty on your special day. There are companies locally in Calgary that preserve your bouquet when your wedding has come and gone. We highly recommend this, as you will not be disappointed in their work.
Faux flowers turn into beautiful keepsakes for you and your bridesmaids after your special day. We do source the highest quality of faux florals as we believe they should look as real as possible. Please note that due to the quality of our faux flowers the price is higher than fresh flowers.
When should I book my wedding florist?
We recommend booking at least 6-9 months prior to your event. Florists tend to have their weddings booked for the following summer 8 months prior. Depending on how busy the florist may be they will book more than one wedding per weekend so It is always best to source out a florist sooner than later. Searching hashtags in your area on Instagram or even Googling your local florists to scan through their portfolio will help you find the designer that will best suit your style. Please don't let the 6-9 months deter you from reaching out! You never know what is available and we will always recommend other florists that can help you out if we are not available.
Can I visit your shop?
Unfortunately we do not have a storefront. We are a private home based studio that orders products special to each event. To book a free consultation or to find out more information on pricing, head over to our contact page where can learn some more about you!
Does the Season affect the availability of flowers?
Depending on the season, your favorite flowers may be harder to come across. Make sure to tell your florists your flower requests early in your proposal process. Most of the time we can arrange for specific flowers to be ordered in, but this does come with a higher cost. Should the price be too high in getting your favorite flower imported, we will always provide an alternative flower that may fit the look you're going for. Like I mentioned above, when I got married I had always dreamed of these beautiful peachy blush colored garden roses. When I was hit with the cost of these babies I knew it was only in my budget to have my bouquet with them, my bridesmaids bouquets were then made to compliment mine. Florists are more than happy to work with you to fit hour budget, and usually have a few tricks up their sleeve to still execute your vision perfectly.
I hope this answers some of your questions when preparing to meet with your florist!
If you have any other questions, I would love to chat. Please contact me here!