The price of flowers will depend on what you are wanting flowers for –bouquets, flower girl, flower crowns, button holes, corsages and decorations but can easily cost over $500 for the bouquets and button hole flowers. Not to discredit the beautiful work florists do as flowers can create a lovely atmosphere and ambience to a wedding space but there are cheaper alternatives.
Utilise flower markets, farmers markets, supermarkets, or already made bunches or flowers from stalls on the side road to find flowers at a lower price and can buy florist wire to help form the bouquets from craft stores like Spotlight. Then use the flowers from the bouquets as table decorations. You could also choose a more simple deign with a single flower or only 1 or 2 types of flowers to cut down cost.
With this option though you may not be able to certain flowers or colours but you could consider just buying bouquets or bridal bouquet from a florist and not having other flowers. My mum will kill me for suggesting this but artificial flowers are a more cost-effective option compared to fresh flower.
You don’t even need to have flowers! You can have candles or lolly jars as table decorations and not have bouquets or button hole flowers. I have also seen the bridal party hold puppies instead!