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BOUQUET & ARRANGEMENT FLOWER QUANTITIES

How many flowers do I need for my wedding bouquet and arrangements?

This the question we hear most often at BloomsByTheBox.com. It’s an important question, too: Budgets are always tight for weddings. Money you spend on flowers could also be spent on catering, entertainment, venue or, favors, so it’s critical that you order what you need. Another factor to consider is that flowers have limited windows of availability, so it’s important to get the amount you need all at once.

If you’re here, then that means you know you can save a lot of money by ordering flowers in bulk, so you are already ahead of the game and well on your way to an enchanting event. You’ve already learned about texture, composition, line, and balance when designing arrangements. This page is dedicated to helping you get the right amount of flowers so that you can make everything you need.

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. Remember that you always want to order a few extra stems, especially of a favorite flower, to account for natural variations in sizes and, yes, mistakes you might make while arranging.

A “mixed bouquet” refers 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.

As always, contact our staff of experts for more information or help figuring out the quantities you need for your dream bouquet or arrangements. We love talking to customers about flowers, and we’ve learned plenty of tips and tricks that we’d love to share with you!

How Many Flowers Do I Need to Make a Bouquet?

Arrangement Mixed Bouquet (Focal Flower, Secondary Flower, Filler, and Greens)
Stem Count for Small Arrangement 10 Stems
Stem Count for Medium Arrangement 18-20 Stems
Stem Count for Large Arrangement 25-30 Stems
Arrangement Peony Bouquet
Stem Count for Small Arrangement 3-4 Stems
Stem Count for Medium Arrangement 6-9 Stems
Stem Count for Large Arrangement 10-12 Stems
Arrangement Garden Rose Bouquet
Stem Count for Small Arrangement 3-4 Stems
Stem Count for Medium Arrangement 6-9 Stems
Stem Count for Large Arrangement 10-12 Stems
Arrangement Hydrangea Bouquet
Stem Count for Small Arrangement 2-3 Stems
Stem Count for Medium Arrangement 4-5 Stems
Stem Count for Large Arrangement 6-8 Stems
Arrangement Rose Bouquet
Stem Count for Small Arrangement 8-12 Stems
Stem Count for Medium Arrangement 18-20 Stems
Stem Count for Large Arrangement 21-25 Stems
Arrangement Baby's Breath(Gypsophila)Bouquet
Stem Count for Small Arrangement 1/4 Bunch
Stem Count for Medium Arrangement 1/2 Bunch
Stem Count for Large Arrangement 3/4-1 Bunch
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(Gypsophila)Bouquet 1/4 Bunch 1/2 Bunch 3/4-1 Bunch

How Many Flowers Do I Need For Centerpieces?

Arrangement Centerpiece 4" by 4" by 4" Square Vase
Stem Count for Small Centerpiece 10 Stems
Stem Count for Medium Centerpiece 15-20 Stems
Stem Count for Large Centerpiece 25-30 Stems
Arrangement Centerpiece in Mason Jars
Stem Count for Small Arrangement 6-8 Stems
Stem Count for Medium Arrangement 10-15 Stems
Stem Count for Large Arrangement Not Recommended
Arrangement Stem Count for Small Centerpiece Stem Count for Medium Centerpiece Stem Count for Large Centerpiece
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

How Many Flowers Do I Need For Boutonnieres and Corsages?

Centerpiece Boutonniere
Focal Flowers 1 Stem
Filler/Secondary Flowers 2 Stems
Greens 1 Pruned Stem
Centerpiece Corsage
Focal Flowers 2 Stems
Filler/Secondary Flowers 2 Stems Secondary
2 Stems Filler Flowers
Greens 1 Pruned Stem
Arrangement Focal Flowers Filler/Secondary Flowers Greens
Boutonniere 1 Stems 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.