One of the biggest concerns of so many of today’s brides is budget- with good reason of course! According to The Knot, the leading digital wedding brand, the average wedding cost is now $33,391. The average price per guest has gone from $194 in 2009 to $268 in 2017. Check out the full industry report here (insert hyperlink “The Knot Real Weddings Study” https://www.theknot.com/content/average-wedding-cost-2017)
The Knot confirms that cost is at the forefront of couples’ minds when planning their wedding with 72% of couples responding that it is the most important factor. Interestingly enough; 96% of couples say that the economy did not factor into their wedding spending decisions. 51% of couples report going over budget by between $7,319 and $20,417.
Just keep in mind that while many couples choose their wedding florist last and allocate whatever is left-over to the budget, that might not always be the best choice. After all, do you think that the favorite photo from the day will be of the bride holding a plate of chicken marsala? Probably not… more likely than not it will be shots of the beautiful flowers in the background, at the altar, in the bride’s hands, and on the tables.
Think about trying to more with less. I always advocate for splurging on the Bride’s bouquet if it is in-step with the overall look of the wedding. A beautiful arch or two stunning altar pieces give you so much bang for your buck and end up in lots of pictures that will end up being your favorites so go a little crazy there. If your floral budget is on the smaller side, consider adorning tables with simple eucalyptus runners or other coordinating greenery (but be careful, many times a bunch of greens can be as much as a bunch of flowers).
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