Flowers: Pinterest vs. Reality

Okay…. it’s time to get real about flowers.

Flowers can be one of the most expensive elements of your wedding, and the cost can definitely get underestimated. The price can vary by size, type of flower, and the type of arrangement that you want - whether that’s personal flowers (bridal, bridesmaid, boutonniere etc.), ceremony backdrops, or centerpieces.

Brides use Pinterest as their main source for inspiration photos, but of course a price tag is not going to be included. It is hard to know if your dream bouquet can become a reality based on your budget just by looking at it. So we created a few examples based on the most common requests that we get - ceremony arches, bridal bouquets, and garland centerpieces - with an inspiration photo from Pinterest with an example of a budget, along with what that would look like in reality based on cost.

Bridal Bouquet by Ivory & Beau @savannahflorist

Bridal Bouquet by Ivory & Beau @savannahflorist


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Ceremony Arch

BUDGET: $1,000

Pinterest Inspiration Photo: Full square frame completely covered in blooms with greenery

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The reality is…

a budget of $1,000 would look more like this - a square frame not completely covered in blooms or greenery.

Range: $750-1,200

*Price would vary by type of flower


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Bridal Bouquet

BUDGET: $150

Pinterest Inspiration Photo: Full boho asymmetrical bouquet with blooms and greenery

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The reality is…

a budget of $150 would look more like this - smaller in size with less variety of blooms

Range: $150-175

*Price would vary by type of flower & variety


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Garland Centerpiece

BUDGET: $80

Pinterest Inspiration Photo: Full garland of greenery (*blooms are extra)

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The reality is…

a budget of $80 would look more like this - way less greenery without blooms

Cost Range: $80-120

*Price would vary by size & if blooms are added