By Lucy Silverwell

Wedding floristry budget planning guide

Following on from our recent posts about wedding flower costs and averages, I thought it might be helpful to do a quick summary of example wedding flower budgets and what you can expect to receive from us within your budget.

 

There is a lot of flexibility when it comes to sorting through a budget for your wedding flowers

It’s important to know, as a couple, how important fresh flowers are for your wedding day – you may feel flowers aren’t a central focus for your day or you may feel your flowers are ‘the thing’ that will bring your unique day to life.

Also, give some consideration to your venue: does it need the additional decor florals provide or is it a beautiful venue itself and you don’t need to go over the top?

 

As a good rule of thumb, we 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, we would suggest allocating 20-25% of your total wedding budget.

Most of our couples spend between £2,000-£4,000 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.

 

Sample floristry budgets

Like everything else wedding-flower-related there are so many ‘what ifs’ and ‘except this’ scenario. The following is meant to be a rough guide to help you plan which items could be covered within your price range.

 

£1,500 – £2,000

  • Personal flowers depending on the size of the bridal party, this will cover off all (bouquets, buttonholes, bridesmaids)
  • Ceremony vase arrangement
  • Some table decorations at the reception (for example, a collection of bud vases or smaller arrangements placed down the guest tables)
  • Or, instead of table flowers, this could allow for a small feature at the ceremony (i.e. 2 floral urns on elevated stands)

 

£2,000 – £3,000

  • Personal flowers depending on the size of the bridal party, this will cover off all (bouquets, buttonholes, bridesmaids)
  • Ceremony vase arrangement
  • Our standard size table decorations at the reception.
  • Or, instead of table flowers, this could allow for a small feature at the ceremony (i.e. 2 floral urns on elevated stands
  • Feature element at the ceremony or reception. For example, a floral arch or ceiling installation

 

£4,000 – £6,000

  • Personal flowers (bouquets, buttonholes, bridesmaids)
  • Ceremony vase arrangement
  • Our elevated table decorations at the reception.
  • 2 floral urns on elevated stands
  • Feature element at the ceremony. For example, a floral arch or ceiling installation

 

£6,000+

  • Personal flowers (bouquets, buttonholes, bridesmaids
  • Ceremony vase arrangement
  • Our elevated table decorations at the reception.
  • 2 floral urns on elevated stands
  • Feature element at the ceremony. For example, a floral arch or ceiling installation
  • Feature element at the reception. For example, a floral arch or ceiling installation
  • Floral meadow adorning either side of the aisle
  • Welcome feature/ installation & flowers and candles throughout venue

 

It’s almost impossible to provide all the details on each 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 we haven’t mentioned lots of the smaller pieces so often requested – flower crowns, cake flowers, rose petals, junior bridesmaid posies, gift table arrangements. There are literally hundreds of permutations and combinations, so we have left these out to try to keep things simple

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.

From our perspective, we are super excited to work with couples of all budgets. We have minimum spend of £1500 and are 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.

 

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