Wedding Flowers FAQ's

Are some wedding flowers only available in certain months of the year?

Yes, there are many seasonal flowers that are popular for weddings. These include varieties such as David Austin Garden Roses, Peony Roses, Lisianthus, Cymbidium Orchids, Vanda Orchids. You can refer to our Flower Availability Chart for a more comprehensive outline.

Do you offer hire items?

We have an ever growing range of unique hire items, both custom commissioned, and sourced from all over the world. These include all the basics such as vaseware, candelabras and plinths, through to Chuppas and unique decorative items to help you style your venue.

Do you travel for weddings?

Yes. We have experience in successfully delivering large scale events nationally. Interstate locations we have serviced so far include Sydney, Adelaide, Tasmania and tropical islands in North Queensland.

Can you deliver my flowers on the day?

We are a ‘full-service’ florist. This means we can take care of every aspect of your flowers including set up, deliveries and transfers (enabling you to reuse the ceremony flowers at the reception, for example). We also pick up any hire items and can transfer reception flowers to family and friends the next day if you like.

How much do wedding flowers cost?

Bridal bouquets generally range from $175 to $350, bridesmaids bouquets from $120 to $180, corsages from $45 to $65, buttonholes are $15, and table centrepieces range from $80 to $350.

Can you source flowers from overseas or out of season flowers?

Yes, it's often possible for wedding florists to source flowers from overseas or obtain out-of-season flowers, although there are a few considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Availability and Cost: Importing flowers or sourcing them out of season can be more expensive due to additional transportation costs and the increased effort required to obtain them. Pricing will vary depending on the rarity and demand for the specific flowers at that time.
  2. Quality and Condition: Flowers sourced from far distances may not arrive in the same condition as those that are locally sourced and in-season. Travel can affect their freshness and lifespan.
  3. Environmental Impact: Importing flowers has a higher environmental footprint due to the transportation involved. If sustainability is a concern for you, you might want to consider using locally available and seasonal flowers.
  4. Lead Time: Sourcing specific flowers from overseas or out of season generally requires more lead time. It’s important to communicate with your florist early if you have specific flowers in mind that aren't typically in season or locally available during your wedding.

Your florist can provide guidance on the best options available, considering factors like your budget, the desired flower types, and the overall design of your wedding. They can also suggest beautiful alternatives that are in season or locally available if the logistics or costs of sourcing specific flowers are impractical.

Can you accommodate special requests for flower symbolism or cultural traditions?

Yes, accommodating special requests for flower symbolism or cultural traditions is definitely possible and something many florists are experienced in handling.

When flowers play a significant role in cultural traditions or when specific symbolism is desired, it's important to communicate these needs to your wedding florist. Here’s how you can ensure these special requests are met:

  1. Clear Communication: During your consultation, clearly explain the significance of certain flowers, colours, or arrangements in your culture or personal symbolism. Providing this context helps the wedding florist understand the importance and ensures they pay careful attention to these details.
  2. Research: If you have specific traditions or symbols in mind, bring samples or descriptions. Sometimes, you might also discover new ideas during your research that can be shared with your florist to explore further.
  3. Flexibility: Be open to suggestions from your florist. They might know how to enhance your ideas with their professional experience or suggest alternatives if certain flowers are unavailable or impractical.
  4. Early Planning: Special requests, particularly those involving unique or culturally significant flowers, may require more time to source. Starting the planning process early gives your florist ample time to find the best sources and ensure the flowers are available for your wedding.

Wedding florists appreciate the opportunity to create meaningful, culturally resonant floral arrangements and are usually eager to cater to these personal and cultural elements. This makes your event not only beautiful but also deeply personal and authentic.

Can you repurpose my wedding ceremony flowers to the reception?

Repurposing wedding ceremony flowers for the reception is a popular and eco-friendly practice that can also help optimise your floral budget. Here’s how you can coordinate this:

  1. Discuss with Your Florist: Let your florist know about your intention to repurpose the flowers. They can design the arrangements in a way that facilitates easy movement and reuse.
  2. Plan the Logistics: Coordination is key. Plan who will be responsible for moving the flowers from the ceremony to the reception venue. Sometimes, florists offer this service, or you might need to assign this task to a wedding planner or reliable helpers.
  3. Versatile Arrangements: Design floral pieces that are easily transportable and will suit both settings. For example, aisle flowers can double as table centrepieces, and altar arrangements can be used as decor for the reception entrance or around the cake.
  4. Timing and Location: Consider the timing and proximity of the ceremony and reception venues. Flowers need to be moved quickly to keep them looking fresh, and longer distances require more careful handling.
  5. Environmental Conditions: Ensure that flowers aren't exposed to harsh conditions while being moved, such as extreme heat or cold, which could affect their appearance.

By planning ahead with your florist and ensuring proper logistics are in place, your beautiful floral arrangements can grace both your ceremony and reception, creating a cohesive and stylish look for your entire wedding day.

What time of year is more expensive for flowers?

The cost of wedding flowers can vary significantly throughout the year, influenced by factors such as seasonal availability, demand during popular occasions, and weather conditions.

Here are some key points to consider:

  1. Seasonal Availability: Flowers that are out of season are typically more expensive due to the added costs of importing them from regions where they are in bloom. For example, peonies are often more costly when they are out of season in your local area.
  2. Holidays and Special Occasions: Flower prices usually increase around major floral holidays like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas due to high demand. Prices can also spike around local events or festivals.
  3. Winter Months: In many regions, winter can be more expensive for flowers because fewer varieties are naturally available, and additional costs are incurred to heat greenhouses and import flowers from warmer climates.

Planning your event during a time when your desired flowers are in season locally can help reduce costs.

Additionally, discussing alternative options with your florist that look similar to your favourite but are more cost-effective can also help manage your budget effectively.

Once I book my wedding with you, can I make changes to the quote?

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