THE WEDDING HELP CENTRE
Everything you could want to know
CAN YOU GIVE ME A ROUGH IDEA ON PRICING?
Our initial quote can take up to 4 hours to complete and comes with info and advice designed to help you with your finances and still pack a punch on your budget.
Everything you need will be there in a full break down OF FLORALS, FOLIAGE, PROPS AND SERVICE.
Any further information, including consultations, are only offered AFTER a deposit has been made. We do not take quotes from other Florists and a request for a price match will be ignored.
Unfortunately we simply cannot offer an accurate price list as our service is bespoke and we work closely with our couples to match their smallest details into their florals.
As a basis to operate from we work starting at the following prices -
Bridal Bouquet FROM £158
Bridesmaids Bouquets FROM £98
Table Florals FROM £78 to £170
Top Table/Registrar Separate Piece FROM £160
Aisle Florals FROM £35
Arches FROM £440 to £3,000 PLUS
Meadows, Installs, Hoops, Deconstructed Arches FROM £800 to £4,000 PLUS
USING THIS MODEL YOU CAN EXPECT TO PAY AROUND FROM £2,000 FOR BRIDAL PARTY FLORALS, TABLE FLORALS FOR 120 GUESTS AND ONE SMALLER FOCAL FEATURE.
THE AVERAGE SPEND ON FLORALS FOR WEDDINGS OF120 GUESTS SITS AT £2,170 2022 NATIONALLY
ARE SEASONAL FLOWERS CHEAPER?
No ABSOLUTELY NOT. This is one of the biggest myths going. Why?
There are two types of 'seasonal flowers'
1. Imports, which you'll find in all Florists and Supermarkets all year round
2. British, which you'll find in this country depending on our seasons and climate
Unfortunately Seasonal Flowers are not cheaper, this is a huge misconception. If you decide to go UK seasonal you can expect to spend more money on your florals. This is due to the promotion of a fair ethical wage in the UK and regulations on growing, pesticides and fertilisers.
Foliage is also much slower growing and thus ends out much the same price as flowers per stem.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT AND HOW ARE YOU FOCUSED ON ETHICAL TRADE?
We grow a huge amount of our own flowers in our one acre grounds, have a close relationship with trusted UK growers, we do not use pesticides and only natural fertilisers.
We encourage micro climates to exist in our cutting patches, plant native trees, welcome wildlife, cater to symbiosis between plant and insects. Create ponds, initiate hunting bans and care for the native wildlife that lives on our farm.
Each year we run several charity workshops to raise money for both local causes (including food banks and domestic support) and wildlife charities.
We only use recycled glass, our foam output is limited and contained to biodegradable, we reuse all our generations old plastic on our patches rather than binning it.
We run workshops in sustainable floristry and growing your own flowers, we offer profit free workshops for several local charities and for two local primary schools.
We pay above a fair wage, we respect ourselves. Any support staff who work with us are paid a higher share of profit.
DO YOU HIRE PROPS?
Yes! We have a selection of specially curated props we hire out included in the price of our quote.
Have a look on our instagram and wedding section to find our arches, milk churns, crates, single stem vases, candleware and much more available for you.
HOW IS FREE RANGE FLORISTRY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER FLORISTS?
Well, we don't try to be.
However, growing a majority of our own florals and having close relationships with British growers and Designers has allowed us to fine tune a style that reflects the best of natures rhythms.
We strive to be innovative in design and focus on minimising both our carbon footprint and our impact on local micro climates.
We have won several awards including best reception decor Florist as recognised by an esteemed panel of Florists and are recommended by VOGUE MAGAZINE
CAN FREE RANGE FLORISTRY SPECIAL ORDER RARE OR UNIQUE FLOWERS?
Lots of our couples select us especially for this reason, we can offer a unique look in many of our British bouquets thanks to our relationships with local growers.
In 2022 one of our Bridal Bouquets featured incredibly special (from seed) Dahlias never been seen before which has seen gone on to be stabilised and receive recognition being named after the growers mother.
IS FOLIAGE CHEAPER THAN FLOWERS?
We love Foliage but it is slow growing and often regulated (rightly so) by strict growing regulations to lessen the use of fertilisers and pesticides.
Botanical, or all green weddings, are often high end involve hours of on site labour.
Because foliage grows slower than most flowers, the cost per stem works out roughly the same. Often more, when it's teamed with the large structured installations common on instagram and Pinterest.
HOW SHOULD I CHOOSE MY FLORIST?
Shop around based on who's vibe and style YOU love, who's work as an artist you trust and who is giving you great service.
But know this, Florists pricing works out the same across the board for all competitors - so be cautious of any offering of an undercut on pricing.
Our quotes are protected and the sharing of them would result in the termination of our contract.
DO YOU OFFER SYNTHETIC BRIDAL FLOWERS?
This is a service we used to but no longer offer due to it's conflict with our environmental ethics