Following on from our recent posts about wedding flower costs, 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.
How much should I allocate to my West Sussex wedding flowers budget?
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.
On average, 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.
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.
£2,000 – £3,000
With this budget, we are often looking at a collection of personal flowers, large statement/impact pieces at the ceremony (for example, urn arrangements, a moon gate, or an archway
£3,000 – £4,000
All of the above, PLUS aisle flowers that can then be repurposed to your wedding reception cebrations. For the reception, the budget could allow more abundant tablecentres as well as candles for the tables plus more. The photographs will be phenomenal.
A few other factors that affect wedding flower budgets
It’s almost impossible to provide all the details on 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.
Also, prices will vary quite a bit depending on the number of flowers used and how many premium blooms in the full design service are to be included. Peonies, orchids etc. are more premium flowers and the budget needs to account for this.
From our perspective, we are super excited to work with couples regardless of their budget. We 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.
One final note
Finally, remember every florist prices differently and it might be that florists in your area charge more for some items than we do. We’re simply looking to provide this as a guide to help manage expectations, rather than as a bible for a formal quote.
If you’re looking for even more tips, tricks and ideas on how to navigate the world of wedding flowers, I would recommend the following resources from our website:
- Top Ten Tips: Wedding Flower Design Guide
- The Ultimate Wedding Flower Checklist
- Are My Wedding Flowers In Season?
Lover of bakeries, pretty fabrics and Etsy. When I’m not planning gorgeous wedding flowers for my beautiful couples, I’m doting on my little rescue dog, attending a gig, eating pizza or I’m glued to my laptop working when I should probably be relaxing.