Floral Love 101

Have you wondered where to start or what you should be budgeting for with your wedding flowers, whether your in the first stages of planning or in your final stages be sure to follow along as we picked the brain of our favourite flower lover. 

How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as romantic and dreamy with lots of texture. I aim to add a touch of whimsy and love using organic natural shapes in my bouquets and arrangements. I also enjoy juxtaposing certain elements in my designs i.e. light versus dark, rough versus smooth.

When planning your wedding everyone has a budget they want to stay around or below and with floral's it is recommend to budget for 10-15% of the total budget,this is a good benchmark as to what you should put towards the floral for your wedding.

Bouquet pricing is a major factor for all brides, everyone wants the perfect Pinterest bouquet but to get that perfect bouquet there is a price tag. Bouquets are in the $150-$275 range, it all depends on the type of floral and the size of the bouquet you are wanting. Included in your purchase is your toss bouquet as a complimentary gift which is apart of the wedding flowers and a little thank you to the brides for choosing Pollen Nation. 
Boutonniere's are making there way back into the wedding world and for a small price you can add a simple, gorgeous piece to the crisp tux for your husband to be.  The cost ranges between $10-$20, depending on the size and the type of flower being used.

Let's talk centerpieces; when deciding on your centerpieces it is hard to give a accurate price range as there are so many factors built into pricing a centerpiece. Pollen Nation will always work within your budget to come up with something truly unique to you. There are so many variables and options when it comes to flowers that you could have a centerpiece that costs $50 each or $500 each which all depends on sizing and type of floral being used. 

A big tip to save  money on florals is to us normal roses over garden roses, also using the same colours are always a good money saver too. Carnations (i know, i know) have really come a really long way and some of the modern colours are just beautiful. Hydrangea, although expensive, is a great flower as it fills so much space and really makes an arrangement look full and lush. Other ways to save money would be to use the floral from the ceremony in the reception space afterwards and use your bouquet/bridesmaid bouquets at the head table or around the reception space to maximize the use of the floral. Also using in season floral tend to be less expensive then floral out of season.

Spring: Lilacs, Peonies, Hyacinth, Tulips, Poppies, Lily of the Valley and Ranunculus.
Summer: Hydrangea, Roses, Lillies, Sweet pea, Stock and Snapdragons, lisianthus, delphinium and Anenomes
Fall: Daliahs, Lace Cap Hydrangea, Marigolds, Kale and Sunflowers
Winter: Amaryllis, Euclyptus, Orchids, Paperwhites, Hellebores and Star of Bethlehem.  


  • Pollen Nation offers to collect the floral and donate them to a hospice of charity of your choice.
  • Pollen Nations favorite floral; Hmmmm this is a tricky one as it changes from season to season and year to year but I have recently loved using seasonal Canadian flowers such as the local anenomes, ranunculus and tulips. However, lace cap hydrangea, peonies and poppies will always have a special place in my heart. 
  • Most common question: What seasonal flowers are available during my wedding month? 





Florist: Pollen Nation
Photography: Amy Sturgeon
Style, Concept, Decor: Lux Event Rental