How far in advance do I need to book my wedding flowers?
That really depends on how big or intimate your wedding will be. If all you need are flowers for the bride and groom, book the wedding flowers around 4 weeks in advance. If you are after more flower arrangements, please give your florist around 12 weeks. This will give the florist time to plan, prepare and get the flowers you want.
Is a consultation required?
It would be preferrable to meet with you to discuss your wedding flower requirements. However, if you are unavailable, we can talk over the phone, via email or zoom. Please give us a call to discuss. (03) 9813 1916.
Where are you located?
Camberwell Florist is located inside the Camberwell Fresh Food Market. Camberwell Florist address is shop 8, 521 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, Vic, 3124.
What should I bring to the consultation?
Please bring to the consultation inspiration images, fabric swatches (if you have them), and binding ribbon/lace if want to have the wedding bouquet stems bound to match your wedding party outfits.
How can I secure my wedding date?
To secure your wedding date, please make a $120 deposit. This can be made via EFT or credit card.
What is your pricing?
We are focussed on high quality and detail of your wedding flowers. This means we may need to order more flowers to make sure we are able to use the best-looking flowers to make your wedding bouquets. You can be sure that the arrangement you are wanting will look fresh and abundant. The pricing includes sourcing and ordering your flowers, making sure the flowers are perfect for your wedding day. For example, if you would like roses in full bloom, they are carefully chosen for quality and we care for them until they are at the perfect opening stage. The flowers are expertly hand crafted and beautifully packaged. If the bouquets are open stem, they will be placed in their own hand-wrapped gift boxes with a container of water to make sure they stay fresh all day. Our pricing is fair for the care, work and effort it takes to create beautiful bespoke wedding flower bouquets. A quote for the wedding flowers will be emailed to you after we understand what style of bouquet you would like. A popular choice of wedding bouquet is a domed rose bouquet, stems bound and exposed. The price starts from $150. Men’s buttonhole is made with a rose and leaf, stems bound with magnetic attachment (no pins) $25.
Do you offer wedding packages?
Yes, we offer wedding packages. We use seasonal flowers to keep prices down. You are able to select a colourway (white, pink, purple) depending on availability. Unfortunately, you are unable to choose the type of flowers that will feature in your wedding bouquet because we will be working with a smaller budget.
What if I do not know exactly what type of flowers I want for my wedding?
It’s ok to no know exactly what type of flowers you want for your wedding. Think about the type of wedding you want to have. Will the wedding take place in a relaxed setting – perhaps in a garden or winery? Or will your wedding be more formal and traditional? Is there a colour you want to have in your wedding bouquet? Is there a flower you want to have in your wedding bouquet? Please visit the flower availability page to see the flowers that can be used in your bouquet. You can also Google search, for example Summer Wedding Flowers to get inspiration images.
What if I already know exactly what type of flowers I want for my wedding?
That’s great that you already know the type of flowers you want for your wedding. All you need to know then is whether these flowers are available. Please visit the flower availability page to find out.
What happens after I get my quote?
After we email your quote, please read through to make sure you are ok with all the details. If you are happy to proceed, we ask that a $120 deposit is made to secure the date. We are then your florists for your wedding!
What are your delivery, set up and take down fees?
To deliver, set-up and take down, we charge $60 per person per hour. $90 per person per hour for Sunday and Public Holidays.
What if the flowers I want are not in season?
If the flowers you want are not in season, we can discuss with you what alternatives that will have the same look and feel.
Are there any flowers that you do not recommend for a wedding?
a. Flowers that trigger allergies. These include fragrant flowers like lillies, gardenia, and sunflowers.
b. Blossoms with woody stems. These include Lilac, Dogwood and Cherry Blossom. They need a lot of water and they can become droopy in a bouquet.
c. Daffodils. They should not be used with other blooms because their toxic sap can be harmful to other blooms.
d. Poppies. They can look great in a bouquet but their stamens have a yellow powder that could stain your wedding dress.
e. Hellebores, Astilbe, Hydrangea and Tulip. They are temperamental and droop easily.
f. Kangaroo Paw. They have tiny hairs which, if you touch them and then rub your eye can cause an irritation.
Can I see samples of my wedding flowers?
If you are choosing a wedding flower package, please see the images in the wedding flower gallery. If we are creating a bespoke, custom made bouquet, we ask that you give us inspiration images of the wedding flowers you like. We make your flowers how you like.
Do you have a wedding flower gallery I can see?
Yes, we do. Please click here to view.
Who do I need to provide flowers for at my wedding?
Flowers are a loving gesture for those who are dear to you. It shows they are part of your wedding party. This may include the bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, parents and grandparents.
Do you provide other services, like pew bows, rentals, runners, and favors?
We can assist you in providing flowers for pews, favors and aisle flowers. If you are wanting other items for your wedding, we can help you source them.
What is your deposit policy and how do I pay my deposit?
To secure the date, a deposit in the amount of $120 can be made via credit card or eft.
Do you provide flowers for other events besides weddings?
Every celebration event deserves a flower decoration! Yes, we can create flower arrangements for birthdays, baptisms, bar/bat mitzvah, tributes, baby showers, baby gender reveals, dinner parties and anything else you want to celebrate!
Should I have a budget for my wedding flowers?
Before you contact any florists, decide what you can afford. That will rule some florists out of your price range, and you won't waste your time, or a florist's, with a consultation that leads nowhere. Giving your florist a dollar amount also means they can suggest alternatives if that elaborate ceremony arch you have your heart set on just doesn't match up with your bottom line. Designing concepts takes time and planning. If you tell your florist your budget, they will be able to tell you what is possible and can let you know where to cut back to achieve the look you are seeking.
I have an idea of how my flowers want to look. Can you create that?
Yes, we can create the look you are wanting with the best and most beautiful seasonal blooms, working in with your budget.
Are non-floral arrangements less expensive than floral arrangements?
Foliage, moss, branches and other non-floral greenery are very beautiful, but not necessarily less expensive than a floral centre piece. For example, garlands are labour and time-intensive. For garlands to look great you need a large amount of foliage.
Is it a good idea to have a colour palette to work with?
A colour scheme is a great way to make sure your wedding looks chic, cohesive, and pulled together. But it’s a good idea to have a little flexibility when designing wedding flowers, so you avoid being disappointed. Flowers are a gift from Nature and the colours will change for a variety of reasons, such as the weather conditions and soil conditions they were grown in. We can work with all that to still give you the overall look you are seeking.
Can I have my favourite flower in my wedding bouquet?
Having your favourite flower in your wedding bouquet will make your day and we want that for you too, but there are some things that can affect that from happening. The weather and seasons change from year to year. For example, if Winter has been particularly cold and extended Peonies may start flowering later in the season. We can go to great lengths to procure a specific bloom, pulling from any number of resources, and still come up short. It’s a good idea to have a Plan B, so you still can get the look you want even if your favourite flower isn't available.
I am looking at ways to save money. Can I use the bridal bouquets as a table decoration?
As a money-saving idea, repurposing the bridesmaids' bouquets in vases on the head table to save money does not create a good look. It does look like a bouquet in a vase. Maybe think using candles and small clusters of flowers down the length of the table, to make an impact without breaking the bank.
How can I save money on my wedding flowers?
The best way to save money on your wedding flowers is to choose seasonal flowers (and ones that don’t need to be wired), and a classic style, like a relaxed, round bouquet with stems exposed. This style is can be carefully and quickly created.
When is it a good time to communicate with florist about my wedding flowers?
The best days of the week to reach out to us florist are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. These days are less busy and we can give you our full attention. Later in the week – Thursday, Friday and Saturday – we are really busy working on weddings and events, especially during peak wedding season.
It’s best to compile your images and ideas, and send in an email to your wedding florist, rather than sending lots of emails with one image or idea. That way it makes it a whole lot easier to sift through when making final decisions."