Wedding Flowers Frequently Asked Questions
Why are wedding flowers so expensive?
We florists spend hours planning and preparing for your wedding. The process begins many weeks before your wedding day, when we sit down and plan out our recipes for your bouquets, arrangements and feature installations. Because we are also at the mercy of Mother Nature we always need to plan for a Plan B, just incase our preferred florals are not available the week of your wedding.
As well, even on the day there is a lot that goes on ‘behind the scenes’ in terms of managing the logistics of your wedding flowers including packaging and packing each of your beautifully hand-crafted items.
How much should I budget for wedding flowers?
Traditionally wedding florals account for approximately 10% of your total wedding budget. We do not have a minimum investment and we are more than happy to work with you to simply provide a stunning bouquet for the day or to work through a complete service packaging, including large foliage installations and floral features.
When should I contact you to discuss the flowers for my wedding?
It depends on your wedding date. Four to six months prior to your wedding date is most common. However, we are able to help plan an event with much tighter timelines as well.
For the busiest times of year (March/April and October/November) the earlier you contact us the better.
Just remember, we work on a first come first serve basis and bookings are only confirmed once a 25% non-refundable deposit has been received.
Do you deliver?
Yes, we can deliver your wedding flowers directly to you. Delivery starts from $25 and varies depending on location.
Your bouquets are individually packaged in a perfect white wedding box, carefully wrapped in tissue and the stems in water.
How do I go about booking you in?
All we need is a 25% deposit. Although the deposit is non-refundable you can always change your mind about the specific items and designs included in the final costs. The deposit paid will simply come off the balance owing.
The final payment for your wedding flowers is due one month prior to the big day.
What information do I need to provide to help you create a quote?
Wedding flowers are an incredibly personal thing and as such we do ask quite a few questions to get the ball rolling. There are some very functional questions we will most certainly ask at our initial consultation:
- Wedding location, date, & time
- How many bridesmaids and groomsmen are there?
- Do you want any additional buttonholes or corsages for the fathers / mothers or other members of the family?
- Do you need any flowers for your hair?
- Where are you and the groom getting dressed?
In terms of floral styling, photo references are often the best option. We know part of the joy of planning your wedding is being able to spend hours searching the worlds of Pinterest and Instagram. So please do bring along any photo references you have of the type of flowers you love.
To get the best result from us, the less prescriptive you are, the better the end product will be. Remember that are working with Mother Nature and she has a plan all her own. It’s best to leave the final design and floral choice to us and we can work our magic once we have a general sense of your style and your colour palette. We promise you won’t be disappointed!
Are all flowers available year round?
The short answer is no. Most flowers are seasonal with different varieties available at different times of the year. Your options would be discussed at your consultation.
Do you do flowers for wedding receptions or ceremonies?
We specialise in small-scale weddings supplying bridal bouquets, bridesmaids flowers and personal accessories like flower crowns, buttonholes and corsages.
We parter with Little Bird Bloom to provide you with exceptional floral design for ceremony flowers and reception design.
How do I go about getting a quote?
Once you have a clear list of your requirements for your wedding flowers, you can email us or call us to book a consultation.
We know visiting us in person is a challenge with everything you have on the go, we are more than happy to coordinate a quote via email or over the phone.