Why Do Wedding Flowers Cost So Much?

Statement wedding floral piece by Ruby Oak Floristry at Seacliff House

Planning a wedding can be an exciting and joyous time, but it can also be stressful, particularly when it comes to budgeting. One of the most significant expenses in a wedding is the cost of flowers. Flowers are an essential element in wedding décor, adding beauty, elegance, and colour to the event. However, the cost of wedding flowers can be quite high, leaving many couples wondering why they’re so expensive.

One of the primary factors that contribute to the high cost of wedding flowers is seasonality. Certain flowers are only available during specific seasons, which means that they may be more expensive to obtain at other times of the year. For example, peonies are a popular choice for weddings, but they are only available for a short period of time, generally from late October until mid December. If you’re planning a wedding outside of this time, peonies may be harder to come by, making them more expensive to purchase.

Another significant factor in the cost of wedding flowers is the labour and expertise required to create the arrangements. Our expert florists will spend hours designing, preparing, and setting up the florals for your wedding. This includes sourcing the flowers, processing them, and designing the arrangements to suit your dream wedding day vision. The skill and expertise required to create these beautiful floral arrangements take time and effort, which adds to the overall cost.

Transportation and storage are also significant factors in the cost of wedding flowers. Flowers are delicate and require careful handling to ensure they arrive at the wedding venue in good condition. Also, depending on the travel time required to get to the wedding venue, specialised transportation may be required, such as refrigerated vans and containers, which can add to the cost.

The quantity and variety of flowers required for a wedding can also contribute to the high cost. Weddings typically require a large quantity and variety of flowers to create a cohesive look throughout the event. This can include centrepieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, and other floral arrangements. Creating a consistent look and feel throughout the wedding requires a lot of flowers, which can drive up the cost. 

Finally, ensuring the flowers used for your wedding day are of perfect quality is another factor that adds to the cost. Since your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, we want everything to be perfect, and this includes the flowers. Any flowers that don’t quite meet our high-standard will be put aside to ensure only the best quality flowers are used for your big day.

Despite the cost of wedding flowers, there are ways to save money. One way is to choose less expensive flowers, such as carnations or daisies, instead of more expensive flowers like roses or peonies. Another way is to select in-season flowers that are more readily available and less expensive. Couples can also work with our expert team to create an affordable package that fits their budget while still achieving their desired vision and feel.

In conclusion, while the cost of wedding flowers can be high, it’s important to remember that they are an essential element in wedding décor. By understanding the factors that contribute to the cost of wedding flowers, you can work with our team to create beautiful arrangements that fit your budget. By finding the right balance, you can have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank.

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