Your Guide to Costing and Budgets for Wedding Florals

When planning a wedding it can be difficult to know where to start.  Below you will find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the cost of event and wedding flowers, and some ways to set a budget for your this aspect of your big day.

One way to determine the amount for floral work is to allocate a percentage of the total wedding cost.  To do this we must first ask the question…

What does the average wedding cost?

The truth is the answer changes depending on who you ask.  According to a survey run by Bride to Be magazine, the average cost of a wedding in Australia is now $65,482. This figure is significantly higher than the Australian government’s MoneySmart website which reports the average at $36,200.

How much of my wedding budget should I spend on flowers?

Whatever your wedding budget you can always make a stunning impact with flowers.  The average amount spent on flowers is around 10-20% of the total wedding budget.  This can change depending on what your needs are and how important flowers are to your celebration.

We like to set a budget in one of two ways:

Method 1

Start with a figure set by our client and work out the best way to obtain maximum impact with this amount.

Or

Method 2

Talk about your vision, get creative with ideas for your flower dreams and then determine what this will cost.

We offer wedding flower packages ranging from $500 -$12,000. Take a look at our menu to see what type of floral designs are important to be included on your big day.

I can see you have a menu of costs. Do I really need to get a quotation?

Yes!  There are a couple of reasons why.  Our menu is a guide to help with planning and preliminary budgets.  However, when putting together a proposal there are several factors that may affect the price.

  • Each flower type has a different price, ranging from $1 – $60 per stem;
  • The scale of the design can make a big difference – for example, some bouquets are twice the size of others or an aisle design with scattered rose petals can be a thick carpet or a light scattering.
  • The delivery of the design makes a difference – we are quoting on labor, delivery, installation, container rent/purchase and post-event clean up.

A floral designer provides a valuable service by ensuring the flowers, scale, and delivery that are being quoted are indeed what you want for your day.  We want to ensure that your quotation matches your ideas for your special day and we are happy to plan with you in consultation to make this happen.

We hope that this gives you the confidence to chat with us about different ways to incorporate flowers into your wedding.

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