Like many other couples, you may be experiencing sticker shock if you’ve recently learned about the price of wedding flowers. In fact, it’s often one of the biggest surprises during wedding planning. You might be thinking, “Why are flowers priced the way they are? And are they really worth it?”
The answer to your first question requires a little reading about the floral design process. And the second answer? Wedding flowers are well worth it!
In this post, we’ll review some information that might help you learn more about everything that goes into creating drop-dead gorgeous florals and greenery for a wedding. We’ll also give you insight into why we believe wedding flowers are worth the investment.
There are a few things to remember when purchasing flowers, especially for a wedding. From the growing of the plants themselves and the time and energy it requires to obtain them locally, to the designing of each bouquet and centerpiece, there are a lot of factors involved with wedding florals and greenery.
First, flowers are perishable living organisms and require a lot of attention and careful handling. This means that they start their journey with a farmer who tills the earth, trims and waters the plants, and inspects for insects and disease daily.
It also takes time for a seed to grow into bloom with stems long and durable enough for floral design — sometimes up to ten years! And once the plant is ready, farmers cut the mature blooms and ship them all over the world to wholesale companies. While it is truly a miracle for local florists be able to get fresh, gorgeous blooms from countries like Japan, Italy, Ecuador, Holland or somewhere else, it does mean that flowers have often traveled all over the world before reaching my studio. That’s a lot of caring hands and processing time!
Since all blooms need to be shipped to where I live, I need to repeat the process for each set of blooms to ensure freshness and longevity. I do this because I care about the quality of work I create for each of my clients and believe that every couple deserves only the best for the biggest day of their lives.
Once these flowers and greenery have arrived to my location, I then spend time and energy making sure your flowers are taken care of and ready for your special day. I pay close attention to details, and view my designing process as an art. After all, this will be one of the most important days of your life. You should have beautiful blooms to help create a meaningful and romantic event you’ll remember forever.
There are three key things that I factor when pricing my work: design, quality, and time. My designs are non-traditional and modern. They have a garden-style vibe that is highly sought out. My products and tools are also top-of-the-line quality; the mechanics are solid and the flowers are truly the best. And not only do my flowers take time to get to me, but my own time is valuable. I spend many hours taking special care of each variety of flower, ensuring they are kept at the right temperature, placed in Chrysal-fed water, and that each stem is processed correctly — all of which takes time away from my family and other personal passions.
Flowers and greenery have a variety of roles in a wedding ceremony and reception. If you have a specific color palette for your wedding style or theme, florals have an amazing ability to really make those colors stand out in a unique and impactful way. You can use them to create a stunning backdrop or archway focal point during your ceremony, or you can add an organic and colorful feel to your tables.
They can also turn an average or simple venue into something glamorous. You can turn a nice location into one with character and color with a carefully selected set of florals and greenery. Make the place your own for a day!
Wedding flowers and foliage can even transform your hairstyle, a standard pathway, or your dessert table into something more elegant. The opportunities are truly endless!
Roots Floral Design is a premier wedding florist based in Ohio specializing in unique, romantic and elegant florals and greenery. Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a truly unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant and romantic bouquets, centerpieces and more for a truly romantic wedding in Ohio!
"Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful! I can’t say enough good things about Kaytee and her team. The flowers for our wedding far exceeded our expectations. They were stunning and our guests raved about how beautiful the bouquets and decor were! Kaytee understood our vision and created a beautiful setting for the wedding. Last but not least, Kaytee worked well within our budget and made good recommendations. Thanks Kaytee and team!"
-Megan, Mother of the Bride, Spring 2019 Wedding
“Kaytee is an absolute GEM! She has so much passion and care for what she does, that you feel like she's a friend more than a vendor. She walks you through each step of the floral process with organization, examples, cost, and detail -- all things that make my detail-oriented heart happy. The end result far exceeded anything we could have hoped for or imagined. ALL. THE. GREENERY. Future brides, run, don't walk to Roots for your wedding. From start to finish, she took care of every single floral need to make our day positively beautiful.”
-Laura, Summer 2019 Wedding
"Kaytee became so much more than a vendor for us. The first time I met her I felt as though I met a long lost friend. She was the very first vendor I chose for the wedding (even before the venue) and she lived up to all my expectations and went above and beyond. Each time I met with her I felt confident that she completely comprehended my wants and would fashion them into something that looks put together, yet natural. The day-of she silently transformed a bland rustic space into an enchanting, romantic barn. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful or unique."
-Grace, Spring 2019 Wedding
"Kaytee was so great to work with!!! I provided her with some floral inspirations from Pinterest and Instagram but gave her a lot of free rein coming up with the flowers for our wedding and she went above and beyond expectations. Our photographer was obsessed with all the bouquets and we got so many great pictures of them! She did such a good job making my smaller budget work to make high impact arrangements. She's also the sweetest person to be around!"
-Bo, Spring 2019 Wedding