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  • Writer's pictureClare Gray

Budgeting For Your Wedding Flowers

Budgeting for you wedding is always a bit daunting, it's the only time you'll ever need to do it (unless your job is being a wedding planner!) and you'll hopefully never need to do it again! If you've got this far into our website, then we're assuming that fresh flowers are an absolute must for your wedding and that you're looking for an aesthetic that is a bit more unique, wild and natural. So how much will it all cost?

Summer asymmetrical bridal bouquet
Asymmetrical bridal bouqet featuring Dahlias, Roses, Cosmos and fragrant Sweet Peas

Well the honest answer is, it totally depends on you, how much of your overall budget you are prepared to allocate to wedding flowers and how important flowers are to the overall vision you have for your special day? Check out this Hitched article that breaks down the costs of wedding flowers and helps better understand why they cost what the do.

As a rough guide 8-10% of the overall wedding budget in the UK was the average spend in 2023 according to Hitched, this typically covers bridal party bouquets, buttonholes, table centrepieces and any other essential elements. Our Bridal bouquets cost £100-£150 with Bridesmaids bouquets starting at £50 and buttonholes from £10. So for example, if your budget is £500 you will likely be able to afford 1 Bridal bouquet, 4 Bridesmaids bouquets, 6 Buttonholes and 2 DIY venue buckets to dress the tables. If your budget was £1000 then you'd get all your bouquets and buttonholes, plus beautifully made table centres made and a ceremony table/top table floral display, delivered and installed.

If flowers are massively important and you really want a wow factor, then allowing 20-30% of your overall budget to be invested into your wedding flowers will create a much more extravagant and impactful floral design. This budget is what will allow for decadent arches, ceiling installations and large arrangements such as churns and urns. Expect to pay upwards of £100 for a milk churn, with the simplest of arches and flower clouds starting from £250.

Autumnal staggered floral arch
Autumnal staggered arch at Wolfscastle Hotel and Spa. Photo The Life Lens Photography.

Making the most of your budget

The way we work is that when you first contact us, we will arrange a telephone consultation, so we can get an idea of your budget and what the vision is for your big day. It helps if you have a colour scheme in mind or a few images of the vibe you are going for. We will then give you some ideas of what you can get for your budget and put together a quote for you. Upon receiving your booking fee, which secures your date, we will put together a vision board so you can get an idea of what to expect and make any tweaks.

Being eco conscious and completely obsessed with repurposing, we will offer suggestions on how you can reuse all the aspects of your floral design plan from the ceremony, through to the wedding breakfast and evening party. We often share ideas about this on our social media pages, so follow us on Instagram or TikTok to keep up-to-date.

We come and collect any leftover flowers and associated props the day after your wedding and will happily compost anything not wanted. However if you get your guests to bring a jam jar or even a small bucket with them, then they can fill their boots and enjoy the beautiful fragrant blooms for a few more days to come!

Spring floral installation
Spring flower cloud, suspended from a barn ceiling

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