Wedding Flowers – Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advanced do I need to book?
We suggest a minimum of 6-12 months but we can easily work within a shorter planning timeframe.
We do recommend paying your 25% deposit as early as possible as we only take a limited number of weddings each weekend.
After your deposit is paid we can easily sort through changes and revisions to the order details, nothing needs to be firmly set in stone until 6 weeks prior to your wedding day.
Are some flowers only available in certain months of the year?
Yes, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and weather conditions have a significant impact on availability of flowers. For example, Peonies are only available for a few weeks in mid-Spring (most often November) but the specific availability often changes from year to year, depending on how cold the winter has been and how wet the early weeks of spring are.
Do you have wedding flower packages?
We no longer offer wedding packages – we’ve found every client’s needs are so different and we want to ensure we’re able to provide the most personalised solutions available.
Do you offer hire items or do I have to buy my vases etc.?
We do offer a range of hire items – vases, ceremony archways, totems, and a chuppah, various styles of candleholders as well an easel and birdcage wishing well.
If you are looking for a long list of hire items, we recommend partnering with Ashdown & Bee. Check out their hire inventory here.
How much do flowers usually cost?
There is a lot of variability when it comes to wedding flower prices. Most of our couples spend between $3500 – $7000 on their wedding flowers.
We suggest 10-15% of your total wedding budget but if you want florals to be a significant component of the experience for the day, we would recommend allocating closer to 25-30% of your total budget to flowers.
Where are you located?
Our design team is based in the Southern Highlands, NSW.
We coordinate flowers for couples getting married all across the Southern Highlands as well as in Wollongong and South Coast NSW.
How do I organise a consultation?
The first step is to submit an initial enquiry – we will then confirm whether your date is available.
From there, we will send you an online questionnaire as the first phase of our consultation process. Learn more about our process here.
I am interstate / overseas and am not able to do a face to face consultation. Is that a problem?
No, not at all. We manage all of our communication online – if you’re overseas we can easily coordinate over Skype or manage everything over email.
Do I need a theme or a style for my wedding before we meet?
No, not at all.
We do suggest though that you do a little research about the types of flowers and designs you like – everyone’s tastes are different and there are hundreds of options when it comes to wedding flower design. Even one or two inspiration photos can point us all in the right direction.
you don’t need to have thought through every detail. We’ve managed more than 300 weddings and know our local venues incredibly well. We’re always happy to provide suggestions and options for ceremony and reception styling ideas as well.
Will you deliver my flowers on the day?
Absolutely, we’ll deliver all your flowers personally. We’ll coordinate the time and location with you during the planning process.
Is there a minimum budget for my wedding flowers?
We have a $1000 minimum although most of our couples spend $5000-$7000 on flowers.
Why we don't recommend flat lay foliage or table garlands
All those beautifully styled photos of delicate foliage strewn ‘just so’ on a table – I know it’s got you dreaming of creating a similar effect for your date. And my guess is you’re assuming it’s a cheaper alternative to flowers.
Hate to burst your bubble, but a few things to know about flat lay foliage:
- most of the images you see on Pinterest are heavily styled photoshoots and not easily replicable in real life
- the photos are often done in America. The foliage readily available in Australia is quite different. In fact there is only one type of foliage we recommend: fancy Italian Ruscus.
- creating the same effect as those photos is REALLY EXPENSIVE because it’s (1) time consuming, (2) uses a lot of foliage and (3) the foliage is expensive.
- to give you an idea of $$$: let’s assume you have 90 guests, to be seated at 3 banquet tables. Each table seats 30 guests, measuring 9 meters in length. you want to run foliage from one end to the other. To do that, we need to allow about $330 in foliage for each table x 3 tables = $990 in foliage alone. Allowing 1 person 1 hour to do the set-up brings the total up to more than $1100.
- that’s a lot of money to spend on something that will not feature in any of your favourite photographs and end up in the bin at the end of the night.
Our recommendation is to go with something really simple and stunning:
- An abundance of candles – reinforces the romantic vibe of the evening. Oh and when we say abundance, we mean like 200 tea lights or 80 pillar candles and 120 tea lights. It’s beautiful! Check out this as inspiration.
- Delicate bud vases scattered down the centre of each banquet table – featuring a mix of premium blooms coordinating with the colour palette of your other florals. The best bit if your guests can take the flowers home at the end of the night! Check this out as inspiration. Or this one. (Consider adding in candles for extra romance.)
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