Frequently Asked Questions
about Wedding Flowers
1 / Is there a minimum spend for weddings?
Yes, we have a minimum spend of £2k.
2 / How much do I need to budget for my flowers?
Our couples, on average, tend to spend between 3k & 5k. This includes the Wedding Party, Tables & Extras (such as Backdrops/Welcome Sign).
3 / Where will most of my wedding flower budget be spent?
On your tables or backdrop, and it’s money well spent too as these designs will be more impactful. It’s worth noting that the bigger your guest list, the more tables you’ll need and therefore the bigger your flower spend will be.
4 / Who tends to wear flowers on the day?
No one necessarily has to wear a buttonhole or corsage (a feminine buttonhole) on the day but usually the groom, best man, ushers/groomsmen & dads. I’d say 70% of people get Flowers for mums, nans/grans & brothers but this just all depends on your Family dynamic and budget.
5 /Are you and your team there on the day?
Yes, we will be there most of the day, usually between 7-10 hours. We arrive first thing to set up the ceremony, and leave just before guests are due to sit down for the meal.
6 / What happens the next day?
Members of the Olive Owl Team will be back bright & early the next day to collect all our hired items.
We will leave your Flowers at the venue, or take them with us to hand out to nursing homes for their activities.
7 / If I want my flowers preserving, when do I need to organize this?
If you are an Olive Owl wedding couple, then this decision can actually be made on the day. Some couples let us know they’d like preservation, whereas some couples are unsure and only decide on the day when they don’t want to part with their flowers!
If you’re not having your flowers done by us then we would need a few days notice for this. You can enquire about this here.
8 / How far in advance do I need to book?
We’d recommend roughly 12 months in advance.
However, if you’re getting married on a key date (Bank Holidays/Summer Weekends) then I would recommend a bit sooner as these dates soon get booked up.
10 / Do you hire out items/provide styling as well?
Yes, we provide a styling service where we hire out table accessories, fabrics, frame & sign hire.
Please note, we do not solely provide a styling service - this can only be added onto your wedding flowers.
11 / How do I book?
If it’s for wedding party flowers only, then you can simply purchase these online here.
If you require a full wedding service, then you can enquire here. Once you’ve enquired, we’ll arrange a meeting which will be followed up with a proposal.
Based on that proposal, if you’d like to book, we require a non refundable booking fee of £120 - this secures your date and you’ll be popped straight into the calendar, meaning you’re all booked in!
12 / Do I need to know anything about flowers before our meeting?
No, do not worry! All we’d like to know is a rough idea of some of the colours and maybe a couple of examples of flower designs that you like: whether that’s bouquets, tables or backdrops.
We get this a lot in meetings, honestly, do not worry if you don’t know anything about flowers - we can tell, just from a few details of the overall wedding, what type of vibe you are going for.
13 / Can we change our mind on flowers/colours?
We are happy to accommodate changes to proposals, including color palettes, mood boards, inspiration boards, and pricing, up to a certain point and within reason.
As a creative process, creating proposals takes time and effort, usually requiring a few hours of work. However, in order to efficiently manage our time and resources, we kindly request that any changes be limited to one revision.
If additional revisions are needed, we may need to charge a nominal fee to cover our time and effort. Our goal is to work collaboratively with our couples to create the perfect floral arrangements for their wedding while also respecting the value of our time and expertise.