Wedding Flower Pricing

2014 Pricing Guideline
Prices may change depending on design, size, and flower types
Personal Flowers
Bridal Bouquet $150 – $250
Bridesmaid Bouquet $75 – $95
Flower Girl Basket $35 – $95
Flower Girl Halo $40 – $95
Flower Girl Pomander $40 – $75
Boutonniere $12 – $20
Corsage/Wristlet $25 – $50
Toss Bouquet free gift (over $1500 package)
Ceremony Flowers
Pedestal rental $20 and up
Arch rental $250
Chuppah rental $400
Arch/Gazebo/Chuppah Flowers $200 and up
Altar arrangement $150 and up
Aisle chair/Pew Posey $25 – $45
Aisle chair/Pew Pomander $35 – $75
Aisle Petals $100 and up
Aisle Chair/Pew Draping $50 and up
Aisle Runner $50 and up
Reception Flowers
/Guestbook Table $75 and up
Escort Card Table $125 and up
Cocktail Table $20 – $50
Cake Flowers and Petals $65 and up
Low Centerpiece $65 and up
Tall Centerpiece $125 and up
Manzanita branch arrangements $150 and up
Flame votive candles $1.50 each
Battery-operated tea lights in frosted glass holder $2.50 each
Fire permit procurement $100 (Santa Monica, LA, Malibu)
$280 (Beverly Hills)
9.5% sales tax not included
Delivery and Set-Up charges
We charge delivery and set- up depends on the size and distance.  
For delivery from the church to a separate reception venue, the fee is $75.
Payment Schedule
$150 Saves the Date
50% deposit (including save the date) due 3 months prior to the wedding
Remaining balance due 2 weeks prior to the wedding
Sample centerpiece viewing included. Please schedule 1 month prior to wedding date


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Santa Monica, CA 90401


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I am interested in hiring The Flower Lab for my wedding!  How do I proceed?
Wonderful! Make an appointment for a consultation either by email or phone and come by our studio in Santa Monica to talk about your floral needs.  You can request a consultation by email here or call us at (310) 592-3588 and leave a message.  We are available for consultations:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays 8:00 am – noon
Saturdays 10:00 am – noon.

Do I need to prepare anything for the consultation?
You don’t have to prepare anything special, but many brides will come in with inspiration pictures they found in magazines or online to help illustrate what they like.  It might also help to look through the pictures on our blog for arrangements and flowers that catch your eye.  Usually we begin our discussion by talking about your wedding colors and any particular themes you may be going for.

How far in advance do I need to book?
We are busiest with weddings from May through mid-October.  If your wedding date falls within these months, it’s never too early to start planning your flowers!  We have had brides save their dates with us over a year in advance, and some brides contact us 2 weeks before their wedding!  About 3-6 months in advance is the average with our clients.

Who will design and make my wedding arrangements?
At your consultation, you will speak to me, Una, about your floral wants and needs.  I will be the one who creates the designs for your wedding flowers.  On the week of your wedding both Tweeny (my assistant) and I will make all the wedding arrangements together – the bridal bouquet will be made by me.

Can I see a sample centerpiece?
One sample centerpiece is included free of charge with your wedding floral over $ 2000 order.  If you would like to see additional centerpiece samples, we charge the cost of the centerpiece.  It is important that you schedule your sample centerpiece viewing about one month before your wedding date so the flowers are in season and we have at least two weeks to make any changes to the flowers or special orders to our suppliers.

What venues have you had experience with?
Here is just a partial list of venues and hotels we have been to:
The Victorian
Fairmont Miramar Hotel
Casa Del Mar
Shutters on the Beach
Loews Hotel Santa Monica
Le Merigot
Adamson House
The Four Seasons, Westlake Village
Calamigos Ranch
Calamigos Equestrian Center
Saddlerock Ranch
Westlake Village Inn
Sherwood Country Club
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Castle on the Green
The Anthenaem
Malibu West Beach Club
The Sunset Restaurant
La Chiquita Ranch
Cypress Sea Cove
… and many others!

What is the deal with candles?
It seems like every venue has their own special rules about candles.  Many are becoming more strict when it comes to open flame candles. They will ask that either you, your coordinator, or florist procure a fire permit.  For the fire department to grant a permit,  the candles need to be enclosed within a container such that the flame is at least 2 inches below the lip of the holder.  Hanging candles (such as those on manzanita branch arrangements) almost never pass because many times the structures they hang from are not fire retardant – such as a nice dry wood manzanita branch with flowers and greens hanging all over – very flammable.  For these reasons, we and most florists recommend using battery operated candles.  These actually look like the real thing – they even flicker.  You may have noticed a lot of restaurants these days using battery operated candles more and more.  They come as tea lights, pillar candles, as well as floating candles.

How much do wedding flowers cost?
Please check out our pricing guideline here to see how much we charge for the most popular wedding floral items.

What’s that furry white thing at your studio?
That’s Betsy, our 8-year old Samoyed.  She loves people and eating rubber bands that have fallen onto the floor.  She is a sweet dog, but does have a lot of white fur that clings tenaciously onto dark clothes.  She also can be a little clingy and shamelessly tries to get free pats and rubs. Just ignore her!  :)

Real Weddings: Kristin and Ashish / Calamigos Ranch, Malibu CA

Kristin and Ashish were married at Calamigos Ranch, in the lovely Cottage Pavilion. Kristin loves colors!! So we featured coral-pink, poppy red in her wedding and added succulents for variety. 
Kristin carried a bouquet of coral peony, white lilacs, “Amazon” bicolor roses, peachy-pink " Juliet" garden roses, poppy-red ranunculus. The bridesmaids bouquets featured white peonies, ivory "Polo" roses, and white ranunculus.

Terrarium inspired centerpieces

We made these cool table centerpieces recently for an end of year dinner for math and science students attending East Los Angeles College. When designing the centerpieces, I thought the students might appreciate the biological feel of a terrarium centerpiece

Into clear glass cylinders, we placed a phalaenopsis orchid plant along with moss and a few stems of a jade plant. A simple centerpiece using plant material we have all seen before, but when placed within a glass container, it looks new and different. Maybe something right out of a plant lab! And to top it off, they are easy for the students to take home and maintain themselves.
Half the tables held a terrarium-inspired arrangement and the other half held a geometry-inspired centerpiece. We made these geometric centerpieces using a square wood box. The design featured four different colored flowers, each making up a quadrant. We then accented the arrangement with loops of purple flexible reeds.

Real Weddings: Nicole and Ryan / Marvimon, Los Angeles CA

Nicole and Ryan were married last November at the fabulous Marvimon in downtown Los Angeles. For their wedding flowers, we featured peonies, ranunculus, anemones, succulents, dusty miller, silver brunia, and seeded eucalyptus.
Here is a picture of the beautiful bridal bouquet!
… and the lovely bridesmaid bouquets.
November is when peonies start to become available again after no peonies in September and October. Ranunculus and anemones start to appear again in September after a long summer break.
Nicole and Ryan collected lots of interesting vintage finds for decorating their reception tables. Old books, a variety of different vintage cameras and vases adorned the tables. We also used mason jars for holding the flowers. Put all together, they make for unique and very creative table arrangements. Some of the titles for the books were a lot of fun (like a midcentury guide for being a good wife!). Both Ryan and his father are cameramen, so the vintage cameras were a nice tribute to Ryan and his family.