Your Posy Plan

How Many Flowers to Buy For Your Wedding

Use this list as a guide for ordering flowers for your Big Day.

Beyond the bouquet, there’s more to your wedding flower order than the bunch you carry down the aisle. From the aisle runner to the cake table, flowers are used to enhance and add drama to your décor.

Throughout history, flowers have been associated with the wedding ritual. Centuries ago, their presence was actually considered a way to keep bad luck at bay. Today, just a gorgeous way to deck out your altar, your tables, even possibly your hair.

Read on for a checklist of all the flowers you can expect to order for a classic wedding. While this list is not a mandate, it is a great jumping-off point for your foray in flowers.

AT THE CEREMONY

Flowers for the People:

  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Flowers for bride’s hair
  • Maid of Honor's bouquet
  • Each Bridesmaid's bouquet
  • Flower Girl hair wreath
  • Flower Girl basket’s rose petals
  • Groom’s boutonniere
  • Best Man's Boutonniere
  • Each Groomsman's boutonniere
  • Ring bearer's boutonniere
  • Bride’s mother and/or step-mother's corsage
  • Groom’s mother and/or stepmother's corsage
  • Bride’s grandmothers' corsages
  • Groom’s grandmothers' corsages
  • Female readers or honored participants in the ceremony's corsages
  • Bride’s father and/or stepfather's boutonniere
  • Groom’s father and/or stepfather's boutonniere
  • Bride’s grandfathers' boutonnieres
  • Groom’s grandfathers' boutonnieres
  • Male readers or honored participants in the ceremony's boutonnieres

Flowers for Décor:

  • Main entrance arrangement
  • Aisle décor (like strewn flower petals)
  • Pew decorations
  • Altar arrangements
  • Arch/Chuppah adornment

AT THE RECEPTION

Flowers for Décor:

  • Entryway arrangement
  • Escort table centerpiece
  • Guestbook table centerpiece
  • Gift table centerpiece
  • Flowers to decorate the cocktail hour’s passed trays
  • Cake table décor or flowers for on the cake
  • Bathroom(s) flower arrangements
  • Centerpiece for each dining table
  • Centerpieces for head table
  • Flower decorations at the buffet tables
  • Flowers to decorate the bridal couple’s “Just Married” getaway vehicle

 
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