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Bouquet & Arrangement Flower Quantities

"How many flowers do I need for my wedding bouquet and arrangements?". It's the question we hear most often at BloomsByTheBox.com. Use these flower quantity charts to figure out how many bunches or stems you need for your DIY flower arrangements. Calculate your quantities based on the size of the arrangement, type of flowers, and budget.

A mixed bouquet is referring to a bouquet with a rotation of focal flowers, secondary flowers, fillers, and greens. Focal flowers include flowers like garden roses and orchids. Secondary flowers include spray roses, pompons and ranunculus. An example of fillers includes queen anne's lace and wax flower. Greenery includes products like eucalyptus, pittosporum and ruscus.

The single flower variety bouquets listed below will give you an idea of how many flowers to make a single flower variety bouquet based on each flower's size.

Bouquets and Arrangements

Arrangement Stem Count for
Small Arrangement
Stem Count for
Medium Arrangement
Stem count for
Large Arrangement
Mixed Bouquet
(Focal Flower, Secondary Flower, Filler, and Greens)
10 stems 18-20 stems 25-30 stems
Peony Bouquet 3-4 stems 6-9 stems 10-12 stems
Garden Rose
Bouquet
3-4 stems 6-9 stems 10-12 stems
Hydrangea
Bouquet
2-3 stems 4-5 stems 6-8 stems
Rose Bouquet 8-12 stems 18-20 stems 21-25 stems
Baby's Breath
(Gypsophilia)
Bouquet
¼ bunch ½ bunch ¾ - 1 bunch
Centerpiece
4" by 4" by 4"
Square Vase
10 stems 15-20 stems 25-30 stems
Centerpiece
in Mason Jars
6-8 stems 10-15 stems Not recommended

Boutonnieres and Corsages

Arrangement Focal Flowers Filler/Secondary
Flowers
Greens
Boutonniere 1 stem 2 stems 1 pruned stem
Corsage 2 stems 2 stems secondary
2 stems filler flowers
1 pruned stem

NOTE: This information is intended to be used as a guideline based on moderately opened, average size flower heads. Quantities should be adjusted based on stylistic preferences and natural variations in flower sizes.

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