How to Snag a Gorgeous Bridal Bouquet at Any Price Point
Ever wondered what goes into the pricing of a bouquet? From size to style of flowers and all the floral secrets in between, we're breaking down what $150-$350 will get you. Hint... they're all gorgeou...
Gorgeous bouquets come in all shapes and sizes but understanding just what you can get for different price points can be somewhat of a mystery.  That is until now. From $150 to $350, Emma Lea Floral, The Styled Soiree and Sara Lynn Fine Art Photography are breaking down all the beauty of bouquets no matter your budget. Plus read up on Emma's insider floral tips below.
Why do bouquets vary so much in cost? Pricing of bridal bouquets is dependent on many factors such as size, style, season, and floral choice. A modest and affordable bouquet might emphasize simplicity by using a smaller variety of flowers, more greenery, and more affordable blooms. Increasing the size of a bouquet, using premium blooms, and limiting the use of greenery will all increase the overall cost of a bouquet. With the exception of certain styles, a well rounded bouquet will feature a variety of textures, greenery types and bloom sizes.

Example of a $150 Bridal Bouquet


Simple and textural

Ingredients:


Garden Roses (Edith & Juliet) $$$
Playa Blanca Rose $$
Cappuccino Rose $$
Lysmachia $
Alstroemeria $
Ginesta $
Green Huck $
Blackberry $$
Peach Spray Rose $
This bouquet was created using a few simple and affordable ingredients with texture and dynamic shape to create visual interest. Large, open standard roses created much of the structure with greenery and textural blooms throughout for added shape and detail. Alsotroemeria, a flower commonly overlooked for weddings, adds bright color and airy detail to the bouquet. An affordable bouquet can still have gorgeous elements such as a few well-placed garden roses and fruited blackberry. The stems of this bouquet are simply and cleanly wrapped with satin ribbon.

Example of a $250 Bridal Bouquet


Full and Fabulous

Ingredients:


Garden Roses (Edith & Juliet) $$$
Playa Blanca Rose $$
Cappuccino Rose $$
Purple Hellebore $$
White Lilac $$$
Blackberry $$
Antique Hydrangea $$
Peach Spray Rose $
Purple Scabiosa $
This bouquet price allows for a larger sized bouquet along with a variety of premium blooms. In this specific design, antique hydrangea adds rich color and texture. These expensive blooms fill much of the bouquet making it more cost effective and leaving room for other gorgeous blooms such as garden roses and white lilac. These premium blooms offer a variety of textures creating a more interesting composition. Greenery is tucked throughout this bouquet but more for color and texture rather than size and shape. The stems of this bouquet are wrapped in premium hand-dyed silk ribbon with a loose bow and tails.

Example of a $350 Bridal Bouquet


A Stunning Statement

Ingredients:


Garden Roses (Edith & Juliet) $$$
Playa Blanca Rose $$
Cappuccino Rose $$
Purple Ranunculus $$
Purple Scabiosa $
Purple Hellebore $$
White Lilac $$$
Blackberry $$
Antique Hydrangea $$
Peach Spray Rose $
Sweet Pea $$$
Delphinium $$$
A bouquet in this price range is certain to be a show stopper. Using almost entirely premium blooms, this bouquet is meant to create a visual statement through size, color, and a mix of textures. Large delphinium blooms create dynamic shape among roses, garden roses, and white lilac. Smaller blooms such as ranunculus, scabiosa, hellebore, and lysmachia are used for colorful and textural detail. These smaller, more delicate blooms are great for creating depth but do not add much of a structural base making them relatively expensive choices compared to sturdier, larger blooms such as roses. The stems of this bouquet make a statement of their own featuring a variety of hand-dyed silk ribbon streamers.
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How long does it take to make my bouquet?


A: Designing and creating a bouquet isn’t as simple as heading to a flower market, selecting some gorgeous flowers, and tying them together. Your floral designer will plan the bouquet months in advance and order flowers about three weeks in advance. He or she will pick up flowers as early as a week before your wedding day and prep the flowers and foliage (cutting them to size, removing guard petals, making sure each element looks its best). Designing your bouquet will take about an hour but can depend on the complexity of the design.

How should I hold my bouquet?


A: Always check with your floral designer to see if your bouquet has a “front” and a “back.” Hold your bouquet about belly button level. Make sure you are holding it with relaxed fingers rather than clutching tightly.

How can I make help my bouquet look great until the end of my wedding?


A: Before your ceremony, whenever your bouquet isn’t being photographed, make sure it is kept in water. During hot months, try to keep your bouquet in cooler places and during cold months, make sure it doesn’t freeze untended outside. Some flowers are more delicate than others and will be very sensitive to heat.

What is the best way to make sure my bouquet is totally unique?


A: Give your floral designer some ability to be creative! He or she may discover a bloom at the market the day they are buying your flowers that will elevate your bouquet to a completely different level! Choose your floral designer based on their overall style, but allow them the flexibility to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art for your wedding.

I love my bouquet so much but flowers don’t last forever, what can I do?


A: Make sure that your photographer captures your bouquet in detail! Ask your planner or photographer to style your bouquet in a few different settings so you have a variety of gorgeous shots. If a particular bloom is your favorite, request a “detail” photograph of it! And you can ask your florist about Bouquet Preservation services. Finally, you could have a beautiful watercolor painting commissioned from your favorite photography of your bouquet!
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