A Guide to Sydney’s Wedding Flower Costs – 5 Price Ranges to Inspire You

Post updated: May 2024

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Wedding Flower Costs in Sydney

“How much do wedding flowers cost in Sydney?” “What should my wedding flower budget be?” “How much should I spend on wedding flowers?” 

Planning your wedding flower budget might seem tricky at first, but it largely depends on your priorities and flexibility.

Prioritising Wedding Flowers

First, decide how important flowers are for your big day.

Some couples might prefer to allocate more of their budget to other elements, while others see flowers as essential to bringing their unique day to life.

Consider your ceremony or reception venue.

If it’s already a beautiful outdoor venue, like the Centennial Parklands or Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, you might not need many additional flowers.

In addition, factor in the season of your wedding. Outdoor weddings in naturally stunning locations can save you money on flowers, leaving more room in your budget for other priorities.

For example, the natural beauty of an outdoor setting such as Breenhold Gardens in the Blue Mountains during autumn, might reduce your need for extensive floral arrangements.

If you’re planning a garden wedding, check out this blog post for more tips and ideas.

Outdoor Wedding Venue in the Blue Mountains
Source: Breenhold Gardens

WHAT IS A GOOD BUDGET FOR WEDDING FLOWERS IN AND AROUND SYDNEY?

As a rule of thumb, set aside 10-15% of your overall wedding budget for flowers. Your final cost will depend on several factors:

  • Size of the bridal party;
  • Number of wedding guests –  larger celebrations require more arrangements;
  • Personal preferences – lush, intricate designs cost more;
  • Flexibility with flower choices and design styles.

In this article, I’ve provided examples of wedding flower costs and options to help you plan your wedding flower budget.

 

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Bridal Table Feature Arrangement

Wedding Flower Budget of Under $1000

Most often, a wedding flower budget of under $1000 will allow for:

  • the bridal bouquet,
  • a couple of bridesmaid bouquets, as well as
  • buttonholes for the groom and groomsmen.

Depending on the size of your bridal party, it could account for buttonholes and corsages for a few additional family members.

For an intimate wedding without a bridal party, a wedding flower budget of under $1000 could account for:

  • your wedding bouquet,
  • the groom’s buttonhole, as well as
  • a small feature installation at the ceremony or reception.

Wedding Flower Costs of between $1500 and $3000

Depending on the size of the bridal party, a wedding flower budget of between $1500 and $3000 could cover:

  • Personal flowers (bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, groom and groomsmen buttonholes), 
  • A simple bridal table floral feature, and
  • Small arrangements for 100 guests

Alternatively, for smaller wedding parties that only includes two additional people (1 bridesmaid + 1 groomsman), this budget could allow for a ceremony feature element and a beautifully styled bridal table with flowers

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WEDDING FLOWER COSTS IN SYDNEY

Wedding Flower Budget of between $3500 and $5000

If you set aside between $3500 and $5000 towards your wedding flower costs, this budget could cover:

  • Personal flowers for a small bridal party;
  • Feature element at the ceremony and reception; and
  • Smaller table arrangements.

Or, if you choose to have either a ceremony archway or reception installation, there will be budget to cover standard table arrangements and cake flowers.

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Wedding Flower Budget between $5500 and $7500

This price falls within my typical full service wedding. A wedding flower budget between $5500 and $7500 includes:

  • Personal flowers;
  • Ceremony floral feature;
  • Reception installation;
  • Mix of elevated and low table centrepieces.
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WEDDING FLOWER COSTS IN SYDNEY

Wedding Flower Budget $7500 – $10,000

At the price range of $7500 upward, you would be looking at having:

  • Personal flowers;
  • Large statement pieces at the ceremony (for example, altar arrangements or a floral archway);
  • Bridal table feature, and
  • Guest table centrepieces.

For bridal parties with at least three bridesmaids and groomsmen, and around 200 guests, flower expenses typically start at $10,000.

Japanese inspired Wedding Flowers Sydney
Wedding Reception Flowers (Image by Kevin Du Photography)

ADDITIONAL COSTS to CONSIDER

Be aware of labour charges, which vary based on venue rules for set-up and pack-down times, the day of the week, and time of day.

Sundays and early morning or late night set-ups incur premium charges.

WHY DO WEDDING FLOWERS COST SO MUCH

WEDDING FLOWER COSTS = COSTS of FLOWERS & SUNDRIES+ BUSINESS COSTS + WEDDING FLORIST’S TIME & LABOUR + CREATIVE DESIGN

The cost of hiring a professional wedding florist goes beyond just the flowers.

You’re also paying for their time, services and creative artistry.

Time

The florist’s work begins the moment you inquire, often 6 to 12 months before your wedding day.

Before you even hire them, they’re already researching your venue and providing cost estimates for designs tailored to your style, venue, and season.

Once engaged, the process includes:

  • Clarifying your vision
  • Refining ideas
  • Finalising designs

This translates into countless hours spent on communication, planning, updating, ordering, and confirming all the details to deliver excellent service and quality products. Much of this work happens behind the scenes.

Professional Services

When you hire a professional wedding florist for a full floral design service, you’re also paying for:

  • The experience and expertise of the floral designer;
  • Their creativity to custom design your flowers;
  • Labour involved in sourcing and ordering flowers, going to markets to handpick them, and prepping them to look their best on your day
  • Coordination with the venue and other vendors such as planners, stylists, bakers, photographers,
  • Packing, delivery, set up, rentals; etc.

All these elements combined contribute to the overall cost, ensuring your wedding flowers are perfect for your special day.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I’m excited to work with couples regardless of their budget, offering suggestions on how to make the most of your floral investment. Every florist prices differently, so costs may vary.

I hope this guide helps you understand wedding flower costs in Sydney.

For more details on floral installations, check out this blog post.

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