WEDDING FLOWER COSTS in Sydney | “What should my wedding flower budget be?” “What can I get for a wedding flower budget of $5000?” “How much will my wedding flowers cost?”
There is a lot of flexibility when it comes to working out a budget for your wedding flowers.
It’s important to know, as a couple, how important fresh flowers are for your wedding day. For instance you may feel flowers aren’t a central focus for your day, or on the other hand you may feel your flowers are ‘the thing’ that will bring your unique day to life.
Another factor to consider also is your ceremony or reception venue. Does it need the additional decor florals or is it a beautiful venue itself and you don’t need to go over the top?
As a good rule of thumb, I usually suggest your floral budget account for 10-15% of your overall wedding budget. If, on the other hand, you are looking for Pinterest-worthy, abundant design, I would suggest allocating 20-25% of your total wedding budget.
Most of my couples spend between $3,000 and $7,000 but some spend less or budget more based on your preferences.
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-flower-related, there are so many ‘what ifs’ and ‘except this’ scenarios.
The following is meant to be a rough guide to help you plan which items could be covered within your price range.
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Wedding Flower Budget of Under $1000
Most often, this will allow for the bridal bouquet, a few bridesmaid bouquets as well as 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.
If you are having a very intimate wedding and no bridal party, it could account for your bouquet, a buttonhole as well as a small feature installation at the ceremony or reception.
Between $1500 and $3000
Depending on the size of the bridal party, this will cover off all personal flowers (bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, buttonholes for the groom and groomsmen) as well as allow for some table decorations at the reception. We would suggest smaller arrangements on each table to fit within the budget.
Or, instead of table flowers, this could allow for a large feature at the ceremony (perhaps an archway with florals) or the reception (perhaps a hanging foliage installation with a few pops of flowers throughout).
Alternatively, if your bridal party only includes two additional people, this budget could allow for a ceremony feature element as well as a reception installation. We could then look at using candles to decorate the tables instead of flowers.
Wedding Flower Budget of between $3500 and $5000
This budget could cover the personal flowers as well as a feature element at the ceremony and the reception. It can also cover off smaller table arrangements.
Or, if there is just one of either a ceremony archway and / or reception installation, there will be budget to cover my standard sized table arrangements and cake flowers.
Wedding Flower Budget between $5500 and $7500
• This price range falls within my typical full service wedding – most often this includes personal flowers, a ceremony floral feature, an installation at the reception, as well as a mix of elevated and low table centrepieces.
Wedding Flower Budget $7500 – $10,000
With this budget, I’m often looking at a collection of personal flowers, large statement / impact pieces at the ceremony (for example, altar arrangements or an archway PLUS aisle flowers OR a floral archway installation).
For the reception, the budget could allow for a hanging feature as well as flowers and candles for the tables.
It’s almost impossible to provide all the details on each and every budget because every couple’s wedding is unique. The above looks to provide some guidance on what items can be accounted for within a budget.
You’ll note I haven’t mentioned lots of the smaller pieces so often requested – flowers for flower girls, pageboys, rose petals, gift table arrangements. There are way to many variations and combinations so I’ve left these out to keep things simple.
Also, prices will vary quite a bit depending on the number of flowers used and how many premium blooms are to be included. For example peonies, orchids etc. are premium flowers and cost more, so the budget needs to account for this.
It’s also important to be aware labour charges can vary dramatically as well – each venue has its own rules on when we can set up and when we need to 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 as well as the day of the week (Sundays incur premium labour charges and early morning set-ups and late night pack-downs also incur premium labour charges).
Anyhow I am super excited to work with couples regardless of their budget. I am always happy to provide suggestions on where the money is best spent, where to get ‘the most bang for your buck’ at your venue and how to make the greatest impact on the day.
Finally, remember every florist prices differently and it might be that florists in your area charge more for some items than we do.
I’m simply looking to provide this as a guide to help manage expectations, rather than as a bible for the purposes of a formal quote.
Working Together to Maximise Your Wedding Flower Budget
If you wish to find out how we could work together to maximise your wedding flower costs in Sydney, the first thing to do is to check my availability. Head over to my Wedding Flowers page and fill out my short Wedding Flowers Quote Request form. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.