Couples today place a large emphasis on creating their dream wedding with help from an abundance of wedding flowers. We understand – flowers not only look incredible in wedding photography but also smell amazing. They’re not limited to your bouquet anymore – wedding flowers can make up your entire wedding decor! What’s not to love?
But how much are Australian couples willing to spend? What’s the average cost of wedding flowers?
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According to the Easy Weddings 2016 Annual Australian Wedding Survey, the average price couples are willing to spend for wedding flowers is $1,400.
When it comes to how much couples are willing to part with to make their floral dreams come true, the average price varies from state to state across Australia.
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New South Wales couples are willing to fork out the most for their floral arrangements, sitting at an average of $1,710 for their wedding flowers.
Western Australian and South Australian couples are willing to pay a similar amount – $1,465 and $1,420 respectively.
Northern Territory and Victorian couples spend an average of $1,365 and $1,355 respectively for their wedding flowers.
And just below the $1,000 mark, Tasmanian couples are willing to part with $900 for the right flowers, with Queensland following closely behind at $850.
Australian Capital Territory couples are the most modest in regard to wedding flowers, only forking out an average of $765 for their wedding flowers in 2016.
Popular choices in wedding flora include peonies, david austin roses, phalaenopsis orchids, gypsophilia, ranunculus, silversuede, ivy, eucalyptus, and jasmine vine.
Current trends see a rise in oversized bouquets and unstructured foliage to add to the wedding decor. Couples are also choosing to include Native Australian Flora in their wedding. Click here for oversized bouquet inspiration!
According to the 2016 Easy Weddings Annual Wedding Survey, 80% of brides said they would be purchasing flowers for their wedding. 19% said they’d get a family or friend to provide the flowers, and just 1% of couples said they wouldn’t be having flowers at all at their wedding.
And, when it comes to the Real vs Artificial debate, 68% of those surveyed said they’d prefer real flowers, with 21% preferring artificial. 11% said they’d be using both real and artificial at their wedding.
For 2017, the Easy Weddings Annual Wedding Survey results so far conclude a rise in what Australian couples are willing to pay for their wedding flowers. While the complete 2017 survey is not yet published, we predict this rise in average price is due to an increase in the emphasis and importance couples put on wedding flowers and their overall wedding aesthetic.
The current trend is to go big and bold with your flowers – you only get one chance!
Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming 2017 Easy Weddings Annual Wedding Survey results!
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