What flowers cost? 

Your big day is coming up and it’s time to start actively planning for it. You have to think about dresses, food, decor, and last but certainly not least, flowers. What is your colour palette, what kind of flowers, how many, and what’s the damage to your bank account? The first place to start is by putting together a budget. Instead of running around like a headless chicken trying to compare florist quotes, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you. We’ve put together a list of the most popular flowers right now and how much you can expect to pay for them. 

Flower budget basics 

Before we dive into what our florist quotes from Netflorist actually say, there are a few things that are super important to understand about buying flowers. The first is that flowers are seasonal and this can drastically affect the price. Some flowers, like the South African King Protea, flower in winter, so if you are having a winter wedding, it would be savings smart to choose these flowers. Most other flowers bloom in Spring, so if you want your wedding or event to be covered in a poof of the most beautiful blooms, set your date to between September and December.  

Another thing to note is that white flowers are more expensive than any other colour flower. For example, White Lillies on Netflorist cost R399.95, while Orange Asiflorum Lillies cost R319.95. This isn’t always the case, but it’s something to think about when planning your floral budget. Also, don’t forget to include the foliage in your budget.  

If you are looking to have around 10 to 15 tables and the usual bridal party and family members included in your flower budget, we’d estimate budgeting approximately R15 000 – R30 000. Obviously, this depends on the types of flowers you choose and the quantity. If you are a flower child and are wanting the flowers to be the decor star of the show, we’d recommend putting as much aside for flowers as R60 000. If you aren’t so into flowers you could get away with spending as little as R8000-R10 000, but your tables will definitely not be as lush.  

Popular Flowers and their prices 

Now it’s time to get into real-time florist quotes to figure out how much the flowers will cost for your big day. If you looking to go indigenous with the flowers at your wedding, your eye will be set on proteas for your bouquet and as table decor. Netflorist has an incredible protea collection which ranges from 1 protea in a cute milk bottle at R289.95 through to massive and beautiful mixed protea collections priced at R1399.95. 

Other popular flowers include roses which range from R139.95 to R4699.95. Have a look through the options of carnations, orchids, or even mixed flower bouquets. Whatever floral arrangement that you decide will grace your presence on your most special day, Netflorist will definitely have the arrangement for you.