Wedding Flower Budgets

Wedding Flower Budgets

I thought it might be helpful to summarise wedding flower budgets and what you can expect from your budget.

Flowers are a key component of any wedding. No matter what type of wedding you have, flowers will undoubtedly be a part of it. You can use flowers to heighten the emotion and atmosphere of the day and provide a special touch to the occasion.

Most couples spend between $3,500-$7,500; however, there is a lot of flexibility when deciding your floral budget. Remember, it’s your day, and the day should reflect your taste and style.

Below is by no means a complete list. Like everything else wedding related, there are so many ‘what if’ scenarios. The following is a rough guide to the items you can expect to be included within your price range.

Under $1000

Most often, this will allow for a bridal bouquet, a few bridesmaid bouquets, and buttonholes for the groom and groomsmen. Depending on the number in the bridal bouquet, it could account for buttonholes and corsages for a few additional family members.

Suppose you are having a very intimate wedding and have no bridal party. In that case, it could account for your bouquet, a buttonhole, and a small feature installation at the ceremony or reception.

$1500 – $3000

Depending on the size of the bridal party, this will cover all personal flowers (bouquets, buttonholes) and allow for table decorations at the reception. We suggest smaller arrangements on each table or a collection of bud vases and feature blooms to fit within the budget.

Or, instead of table flowers, this could allow for a prominent feature at the ceremony (perhaps an archway with florals) or the reception (maybe a hanging foliage installation with a few pops of flowers throughout)

Alternatively, your bridal party only includes two additional people. In that case, this budget could allow for a ceremony feature element and a reception installation.

$3500 – $5000

This budget could cover the personal flowers and a feature element at the ceremony and the reception. It can also cover smaller table arrangements and bud vases for table decoration.

Or, if there is just one ceremony archway or reception installation, there will be the budget to cover our standard-sized table arrangements.

$5500 – $7500

This price range falls within our typical full-service wedding. This often includes personal flowers, a floral ceremony feature, an installation at the reception, and flowers for the tables.

Having said that, if we are building a custom ceremony element, this budget may only account for personal flowers, the ceremony feature and a few touches at the reception.

$7500 – $10,000

With this budget, we often look at a collection of personal flowers and large statement/impact pieces at the ceremony (for example, urn arrangements or an archway PLUS aisle flowers. For the reception, the budget could allow for a hanging feature and flowers for the tables.

It’s almost impossible to provide all the details for each budget because every couple’s wedding is unique. The above offers guidance on what items can be included in a budget.

You’ll note we haven’t mentioned many smaller pieces so often requested – flower crowns, cake flowers, rose petals, junior bridesmaid posies, and gift table arrangements. There are hundreds of permutations and combinations, so we have left these out to keep things simple.

Also, prices will vary depending on the number of flowers used. Additionally, if premium blooms are utilised, peonies, orchids etc., the budget must account for this.

It’s also important to be aware that labour charges can vary dramatically. Each venue has rules on when to set up and pack down. All of this has an impact on costs for the day. Labour charges also change depending on the time of day we need to set up / pack down and the day of the week (Saturdays and Sundays incur premium labour charges, and early morning set-ups and late-night pack-downs also incur premium labour charges).

From our perspective, we are super excited to work with couples regardless of their budget. We have no minimum spend and are always happy to provide suggestions on where your budget is best allocated, where to get ‘the most bang for your buck’ at your venue and how to make the most significant impact on the day.

Finally, remember every florist prices differently. We’re simply looking to provide this as a guide to help manage expectations rather than as a bible for a formal quote.

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