Driftwood Blue Floral Events

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Service Area
Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Surrounds
Business Hours
By Appointment
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Has covid changed the availability of some wedding flowers?

Hi there. What's the availability like on wedding flowers now because of covid? Are some varieties hard to get? And is there a longer than normal ordering time for wedding flowers? Thank you!

Driftwood Blue Floral Events

Absolutely it has! We have seen supply numbers drop and there have been price increases across the board in particular premium and imported rose varities.  There were shortages felt across the board in 2020 for all sorts of COVID related reasons and product is slowly starting to make it's way back but it's still slow.   

We do all we can to ensure we secure what we need for your Wedding or special event by ordering avance, somtimes as far as 6 weeks out and unfortunately there have been times I have still not received what I've ordered.  As we are dealing with farm grown product and imports, It's all supply and demand and we are limited only by what our suppliers can get through. 

Sometimes we only find out when our suppliers receive their supply and when the trucks come in, so it's very short notice.  By then we can only create with what we have. I'm sure I say this for all Wedding Florists and that we do everything we can to source the product you really want but sometimes have to create based on what we have. Hope this helps!   Sharon from Driftwood Blue, Brisbane

What can I do with my wedding flowers (bouquets and centrepieces) after my wedding day?

It seems like such a waste.

Driftwood Blue Floral Events

There are a few things you can do with your florals after your Wedding Day depending on how the flowers have been prepped and what flowers have been used to create the look you were going for.  Here are some ideas to consider.

Some flowers last longer than others, so if you want longer lasting flowers after your Wedding Day then talk about this with your floral designer. 

  • Drying your Bridal bouquets is an option many brides take and can be achieved quite effectively by hanging upside down and stored in a dry, dark place for a few weeks. Once dried you can place these in a vase or on display and it's ideal to have them covered once out.
  • Seeking out a professional bouquet preserver and framing your bouquet is another option but is generally quite expensive but will last a lifetime. 
  • Centrepeices - if you have fresh table centrepieces then think about offering these as gifts to special guests or parents.  If there isn't any interest in this then arrange to have them delivered to an old aged care home or something similar. Just check with the centre first. 
  • Bouquets - can generally last up to 5-7 days after your Wedding if you've taken care of them on your Wedding night and had them in water at some stage. Remember to cut the lengths at least 2 inches from the bottom so they can rehydrate, place them in fresh water with flower food and enjoy them for a little longer. If you want to preserve them, it's best they are preserved as quickly as possible so don't leave them out too long. 

How much should I spend on wedding flowers?

Just trying to work out a realistic budget for how much I should spend on flowers for our reception and ceremony...

Driftwood Blue Floral Events

This is one of the most common questions I get asked as a Wedding floral designer and one that really needs some explanation.  After all, for most of you it’s your first time exploring the world of Wedding flowers and most just don’t know where to begin to understand how much it costs, or in fact what you are getting for your money. 

Wedding Flowers set the look and feel for your Wedding with their softness, texture and colour injection, without flowers things can look fairly ordinary.  Combine these with other elements like lighting and linens, metallics or glassware and you have something sensational! 

I have a great blog post about this topic and you can grab it here


Wedding flowers are not the same as just buying flowers from a standard florist or even just picking up a bunch of flowers from a store. There is so much more to it than this and once you understand why this is the case you will better understand why they generally cost quite a bit more. 

You'll find out the general cost of not just your bridal florals but table centrepieces, arbour florals, bridal table arrangements, hanging installations and much more! Helping you to better budget for your Wedding and aim for about 10% of your overall Wedding budget is generally a good estimate!

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