Frequently Asked Questions...
What is the pricing structure?
As each wedding, event and arrangement is individual and unique, we custom price each order individually based on season availability, flower types and aesthetic. We would love to chat to you about your special day, so please drop us a line at our contact page!
Do you have a minimum spend for weddings?
We do have minimum spends to ensure the highest quality floral product, boutique finishes and wonderfully talented staff to execute your special event. Please see our Services Page to find out about our services and minimum spends. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to drop us a line!
How much does the average wedding cost?
The amount you spend on your flowers really does depend on your requirements, complexity of style, seasonal availability, location of venues etc. You might have come across wedding blogs suggesting a certain percentage of your total wedding budget being allocated to the florals. This will differ per couple, but for a super vague ballpark, you could budget around 10-20% as a guideline. For couples who are only requiring personal items such as bouquets and buttonholes, it's likely that the cost of their flowers will be on the lower end of that guideline. However, couples who really value flowers for their wedding and are wanting the full 'shebang' might be looking at even more than 20% of their wedding budget.
How does the process work?
Whether you have very specific ideas for your wedding flowers, or have no idea at all, I can help! We'll start by discussing your colour palette, preferences in shape and size, along with the overall style and vision you have for your wedding day. This can be done via email, though phone calls are great too! For the larger full-service design ($2000+) I love to have a coffee and meet my clients in person so that we can easily unpack all of the details together. I love to see some inspiration photos to get a nice clear idea of your style and vision, so please don't shy away from sending through loads of images (or even a link to your Pinterest board!). From there, I will create a personalised quote and proposal for your review. To book your wedding, I require a 50% non-refundable deposit along with a signed copy of our T+C's, with the remaining balance due a month before your wedding day. We can continue to make any changes up until 1 month prior to your wedding, so as new ideas come along or your guest list changes, that's no problem at all! Just send us an email and we'll amend your order as necessary.
How far ahead should I book?
We’d suggest getting in touch as soon as you have a date and a venue. For dates in peak periods, we can receive enquiries up to 18 months ahead, and as we don’t hold dates until a booking is made and deposit is paid, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment. We can make changes to your quote any time from booking up to 4 weeks before your wedding. Please note: for inquiries for events more than 12 months in advance, we are only able to provide a preliminary estimate. Although we endeavour to avoid drastic price changes, we aren't able to guarantee prices until 12 months or less until the event. In this situation, we'd recommend you allocate an extra 15% for price increases, and we can confirm all of the details when we're about a year out!
Do you charge less/more for certain days in the year?
Whether you are getting married on the weekend or mid-week, we charge the same as the time and product that goes into providing the service doesn't change. However, there are times in the year when the price does fluctuate with the industry demands, such as Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. Please also note that for weddings that fall on a public holiday or long weekend, we do add a 15% surcharge due to increased labour fees. Weddings that fall around the Christmas and New Year's period may also incur a surcharge as many suppliers are often closed during that time, so extra time and care goes into sourcing the flowers.
How do you charge for delivery + set up?
There are many factors that go into the delivery + set up fee, such as the location (distance and time of travel required), the number of delivery locations, whether we need to hire a larger vehicle, the amount of staff required to execute the job within the strict timeframe, and whether we need to wait at a location (i.e if you are re-using decor from the ceremony at the reception, we would need to wait there to transport those items post-ceremony). Although we do our best to provide an estimate figure at the time of quoting, it generally cannot be confirmed until a bit closer to the wedding when all of those details can be finalised, but we suggest you allow an extra 10-20% of your flower total for the delivery + set up fee.
I'd love to be able to keep my bouquet instead of throwing it out! What are my options?
There are a couple of option to preserve your wedding flowers. We are now offering a floral preservation service in which we dry, press and frame your wedding flowers to be able to hang on the wall as a special keepsake forever. We are still in the process of getting this up and running on the website, but if you'd like to know more please drop us a line! We have also teamed up with an incredible artist in New Zealand, Natalie Parker - you can see her amazing work here. If you're interested in a custom piece of art by her, let us know!