Isn’t it gloriously thrilling to peruse the glossy pages of the latest wedding magazine or browse HD pictures online? The possibilities swirling about with giddy excitement cause your eyes to glaze over in rapture. You can absolutely see yourself twirling merrily in that gorgeous, shimmery dress with that fantastic bouquet as the sun gently filters through the sprawling oak tree nearby! It all really is picture perfect.
As with every picture, there are unknown things going on behind the scenes. The scrumptious, overflowing bouquet that will be “just perfect” with your dress and sends you, once again, sinking languorously into a tantalizing daydream of your big day has a very dark secret - It’s high price tag.
Understandably, many people have no frame of reference when it comes to floral design prices. Those may be a little higher than you would think. In order to obtain that picture perfect look, without the aid of Photoshop (which you won’t have as you walk down the aisle), you need plenty of extra flowers!
Those gorgeous, billowing peonies come in bunches of five, but frequently two to three won’t open up in time. Those unmistakable David Austin garden roses are subject to the same fate. Sometimes several are also brown or spotty right out of the package. Not to mention, those flowers are some of most expensive from the start.
So, how much does that bouquet cost? In many cases, with the billowy peonies and exquisite garden roses, the cost can start at $300.00 for that seemingly simple bouquet from that dreamy picture.
There is hope, however! Your florist can approximate the look you are dreaming of by using fewer blooms and creating a smaller bouquet and substituting a few less expensive blooms for some of the pricier ones.
It may not be THAT bouquet in the window, but it can still mesh perfectly with that halcyon dream of your sumptuous wedding day.