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How much should I buy?

This is our most common question and we have answers!

STEP 1: Understanding What Flowers You Like  

Look, we're not trying to make you balls-deep in boredom with this 'Flower Design Video', but it's crucial when trying to figure out how much you need.

Quantity and Floral Recipes are more than "Use 25 stems in a bridal bouquet!" because each flower has a different size and visual weight. For that reason, we have broken the flowers into four categories:

- Greenery

- Filler or Volume Flowers

- Luxury Accent Flowers

- Texture

Watch this quick video -->

STEP 2: Jot Down The Flowers You Like

Use our printable worksheets below to help you identify the flowers you love!

Fill-In-The-Blank Worksheet

Simple Recipe Sheet

Flower Bunch Sizes

Stumped? Need Help with Quantities?

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Bridal Bouquet

  • 10-15 stems filler/volume flowers
  • 7-10 stems accent flowers
  • 1/3-1/2 bunch texture flowers
  • 1/2 bunch greenery total

Bridesmaid Bouquet

  • 5-7 stems filler/volume flowers
  • 3-5 stems accent flowers
  • 1/4 bunch texture flowers
  • 1/4 bunch greenery total (per bridesmaid bouquet)

Bouts & Corsages

These take minimal flower volume & typically involves several sprigs of leftover greens & 1-3 buds

(Save any broken stems for these!)

5-6 inch vase

  • 5-7 stems of filler/volume flowers
  • 3-5 stems of accent flowers (optional and as budget allows)
  • ¼ texture flowers
  • ⅓-¼ bunch of greenery total per centerpiece

3-inch vase/mason jar

  • 2-3 stems of filler/volume flowers
  • 1-2 stems of accent flowers
  • 1/6 bunch of texture flowers
  • 1/6 bunch of greenery total per mason-jar sized vase

Bud Vases

Each one will be different so it’s best to average 1-2 sprigs of greens & 1-3 flower buds. We average 1 bunch of greenery for every 15 bud vases.

Example: 60 bud vases = 3-4 bunches of greenery & approx. 120 stems of flowers.

Suggested Recipe: 50 roses, 25 carnations, 1 bunch of lisianthus, 2 bunches of button poms, 1 bunch of ranunculus, give or take.

Large Ceremony Urn
Arch Foam Cage

  • 1 ½ - 2 bunches of greenery
  • 10-15 stems of volume/filler flower
  • 1 bunch of texture flowers
  • Accent flowers can be tricky & may be too small to be seen.

Loose Table Greens
or Flowers
6-8 foot rectangular tables

  • 1-2 bunches of silver dollar, nagi, italian ruscus, or another similar green.
  • Average 5-10 stems of filler flowers per table; carnations, roses, mums, & snapdragons work best!
  • Accent flowers tend to be too delicate.
  • 1/2 - 1 bunch of texture flowers are nice!