We know how overwhelming it can feel to try sort through all the details for your wedding. Remember, we’re here to help. These tips should help shed some light on the mystery of planning your wedding flowers.

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How much do wedding flowers usually cost?

There is a lot of variability when it comes to wedding flower prices. At a minimum, we suggest allocating 10-15% of your total wedding budget to cover your wedding flowers.
If you’re after the ‘wow’ factor and want flowers to be a significant component to the day, we would recommend allocating 25-30% of your total budget to flowers.

Do you have a minimum spend for weddings?

For our customised weddings we have a minimum spend requirement of $3,500.00; a standard spend for a large, full-service wedding is between $7,000.00 to $8,000.00.
We know that each wedding is unique and may have varying budget considerations. To accommodate smaller budgets, we offer an elopement package starting from $650.00 and intimate wedding flower packages starting from $1,850.00. These packages provide an accessible option, while still delivering on the beautiful and unique floral design we are renowned for.

Can I repurpose flowers for my wedding and reception?

Yes, it’s possible to do this. Depending on the venue, staff are usually practiced in moving ceremony florals into the reception area (if both locations are on one venue site). This is a question often asked because most people can’t stand the idea of losing beautiful florals they’ve only experienced briefly for the wedding ceremony! At Lupin Botanical, we don’t use any floral foam, usually our base mechanics are made of moss and chicken wire. You will need to indicate to us that you are wanting to re-purpose your ceremony florals for your reception so that we can design the base mechanics accordingly. We may also need to liaise with your venue manager/event planner to convey some advice on how best to move the florals. Please be aware that unless you are simply moving vase arrangements or plinth arrangements, a repurposed floral arch display (for example) may never look quite as good once moved, as it did in the position that it was originally designed for. Most couples are not too fussed about this as the night goes on – after all, you’re there to celebrate you as a couple, your loved ones and life in general – most people are happy just to get another use out of their beautiful flowers!

Can we gift flowers to our guests at the end of the night?

At the end of the night, you can have your florist create bouquets of your flowers to give to guests before they leave - this happens when you have engaged us for your bump out, an additional service & fee which is discussed as a part of your floral estimate and quote. Your bridal party or venue staff may also assist in creating take-away bunches for your guests, all of which must be organised/negotiated in advance.

Do I need flowers for my ceremony and reception?

Definitely not. But it does really depend on your vision and the venue. For example, if the venue has a beautiful ceremony space, it’s OK to skip over the archway backdrops. If the reception space is well considered and you like the vibe ‘as is’, it’s OK to not have flowers throughout your entire wedding.
If your budget is limited, you can be creative by opting out of something like table florals and centrepieces and go with an abundance of tea lights instead. Candlelight adds a huge amount of romance to the reception, without breaking the budget!

How do I ensure my wedding flowers stay fresh throughout the day?

We’ll coordinate the delivery of your bouquets on the morning of your wedding, unless requested at a different time. Usually, we are delivering flowers during the bridal make up process, around the time your photographer begins shooting.
Our bouquets are professionally packed in a box with tissue and a water source, so they are easy to take care of until you need them for your ceremony. It’s best to keep them in a cool, dark place, out of high-traffic areas. If you have a fridge, buttonholes, hair flowers, cake flowers, corsages etc., can be carefully placed there.

How far in advance should I order my wedding flowers?

Most of our clients lock us in 6-18 months before their wedding date. But don’t worry if your wedding is less than 6 months away. We’d still love to connect and work with you to bring our beautiful florals to your wedding day.

What are the best flowers for a wedding bouquet?

The most traditional wedding flowers are roses, peonies, dianthus and hydrangeas just to name a few. While these are classic choices, there are thousands of other flower options available each and every season. We specialise in unusual botanical combinations and textures. Don’t be afraid to explore other flowers that resonate with your personality and vision.

Here’s a list of our seasonal favourite flowers.

How does the wedding enquiry process work?

We want to make planning your wedding flowers easy. We invite you to complete our online wedding florals questionnaire form via our website – this gives you a chance to tell us about you two, what matters to you most and what your priorities are. It also helps to capture all of the fine details about your event that we need to know to do our best work for you!
From there, we’ll confirm our team’s availability.
We’ll send over a quick quote estimate, and recommendations on how to get the best value for your budget. Your quick quote estimate will stay ‘live’ for 2 weeks, where we are able to hold your date for you before we re-release it to other potential couples.
To lock our team in, all we need is confirmation you’ll be using us as your florist, and a 30% payment. We’ll get together over the phone for a quick ‘welcome’ chat to make sure we have all your details down correctly, and chat through the aesthetic, colours and style you’re looking for. Once your deposit is received, we’ll send through a mood inspiration board tailored just to your wedding. Around 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding day, we’ll chat again via phone or zoom, and sort through all the final details and any changes or additions you need to share. Final payment is due 2 weeks from your wedding day.

What factors influence the cost of wedding flowers?

The biggest factor when it comes to your wedding flowers is the number of items on your wish list. It’s easy to overlook decisions like, a bigger bridal party means more flowers required. For example, you’ll want to budget more for flowers if you have 6 bridesmaids as compared to 2 or 3.
We know how confusing and overwhelming it is to try to figure out exactly how much to budget for your wedding flowers.

We’ve created a helpful Blog post to shed some light and gives a little guidance on the complexities of planning your wedding flowers!

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