Getting a price or quote for a wedding is never a straight forward process. There’s always questions to answer, logistics to consider, time of year, amount of guests, flower types, so many emails, phone calls, consultations, blah blah blah (pass me the wine, damn it!)
After watching our couples waste SAH many hours, we thought “Let’s make this easy and simple and fun!” So we decided to throw the standard wedding price guide out the window and came up with a new way of pricing..
We work with you and your budget. We don’t provide an itemised quote. Just a simple one-off budget. GENIUS! Our couples find this to be a much more cost effective approach AND it gives me the creative flexibility needed to design a unique and one-of-a-kind day for you.
“But, that sounds confusing and not at all transparent and pls gimme more info so I fully understand..”
Lemme break it down for ya.. if I was to tell you that a bouquet costs $180 exactly, then you are going to expect exactly $180 worth of flowers in your bouquet. But designing your bouquet is a unique process. It isn’t based on a formula or template, because let’s face it, no two weddings are the same. And we’re dealing with nature, which can be pretty unpredictable at times (thanks heaps, global warming!)
Sometimes flowers arrive and the bloom is HUGE. Much bigger than normal. But you asked for a light weight bouquet so your arms don’t fall off while holding it for hours on end.. and these big-ass blooms are freakin heavy. So now I need to change the original design. Instead of ripping you off by giving you less flowers than what you paid for, or giving you a massive $180 bouquet which doesn’t match the light-weight brief, I now have extra flowers that I can throw into your bridal table arrangements to make that look bigger and better.
Or maybe your venue includes 24 guest chairs with your hire fee. Most ceremony ‘packages’ come with set items. Every venue is different, so we don’t want you paying for things you don’t need. Are you catching onto what I’m saying..?
I like to work with the seasons, whats available, whats good quality. And I’m always looking for new suppliers and new trends. Your wedding might not be for another 12 months, and during this time you might come to me and say ‘THAT EPIC TROPICAL BOHO VIBE WE PICKED IS OUT, NEON FLURO PINK ERRRYTHNIG IS IN!’. No problem, we just work this into your existing budget instead of starting from scratch again. **Side note. Fluro neon pink everything is a terrible idea.
We totally understand that this process may not be suitable for everyone. In which case we’d be more than happy to hook you up with some of our favourite humans/wedding experts who might better suit your special day.
Our full service wedding packages begin at $5,000 (this includes ALL your flowers, cermeony hire, reception styling.. and if you’ve done your research, you’ll know that you’ll avoid paying multiple labour /delivery fees to various vendors, essentially saving you a buttload of money.. winner!) If you’re after wedding flowers only, our minimum spend is $3K (but please note; bookings for florals only are not exclusive. This means we will take on another flower-only wedding that day. You’ll need to spend at least $5K to get us all to yourself).
If you’d like to see all of our price guides and packages, please complete the below form to receive a copy of our Wedding Brochure, full of handy tips and price guides.
When you book us for your special day, you get all of us – this means we do have a $5K minimum spend. Don’t be scared! Minimum spends are actually a good thing for you! You want a minimum spend! Lemme explain..
A minimum spend means we can keep our business running (gotta pay them billzzz!) by locking in just one lucky couple per day (or weekend). This then ensures we can give you all of our undivided attention! If your vendors are busy juggling 4 different weddings on one day just so they can make ends meet, ya’ll know you’re gonna feel forgotten and unloved by your vendors. As the legendary Ron Swanson says ‘Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing’. You WANT a vendor who is looking after you and only you.
Here at The Marmalade Sky, we specialise in full service weddings – basically, this means we take care of everything from bridal bouquets, to hire items and reception styling, flowers (all those things that make your day look pretty – just like your face). This means your wedding will look cohesive (aka, not like 7 different people have come along and slapped together 7 different looks). AND you are only juggling one vendor. NOT 17! That’s more time for fun stuff like, um, drinking wine.
Get in contact
Drop us a note and let us know a bit about your wedding. We want to get to know you, so the more detail the better! First, we need your wedding date. Second, we need your venue. Then we can get the ball rollin’! We book out at least 12-18 months in advance, so don’t leave it to the last minute to enquire (And pls do not contact us until you have a date. We cannot help if we don’t know whether we are actually free on your wedding date or not).
Consultations are great, but you know whats more great? Sitting at home in your pj’s drinking wine and chatting on the phone. Running around Sydney meeting a bajillion different vendors is no fun. Let’s rock this covid style from the comfort of your own home! The first step in our process is to jump on the phone and get to know each other. We will also ask you A LOT of questions about your wedding. And if you like dogs or cats better. This is to ensure we can get to know each other, so we can develop a good understanding of your needs, and that vision comes to life and that we have all the nitty gritty details that make your day run smoothly and safely.
Don’t panic, we ain’t getting down on one knee. After our initial phone chat, we will create a ‘proposal’ for your wedding. This fun document contains a simple mood board, inclusions and a budget breakdown, along with a suggested timeline for our first design meeting, site visits and so on. Think of this as the ‘overview’ of your wedding design.
So we’ve had a chat, a few laughs, you like us and we LOVE you. Oh, and the mood board and budget perfectly matches what you had envisioned for your day. WHOO HOO. This is the part where we make things offical.. we lock in your wedding date so no one else can snap it up. To do this, we require a 30% booking fee, a signed client contract, 7 cases of sparkling wine and naming rights to your first born child. We’re pretty flexible, so we can let those last two requirements slide. We’re also really flexible when it comes to changes to your wedding vision.. updates and changes to you design proposal are always welcomed. So you’ve changed from wanting a luxe boho style vibe to a UNICORN NEON PINK EVERYTHING!! style. No problems, we just take your exisiting budget and rejig the designs/inclusions to fit. No need to start all over again (we just ask you stop making changes 1 month out. Cause we’re well into planning by then!)
The Design Process
Once your date is locked in, we’ll organise times to meet up, drink some wine together, look at samples, settle the age old debate about pineapple on a pizza, conduct site visits and start the design process, whoo! This basically involves sitting together and looking at inspo photos, discussing colour palettes, looking at fabric samples, font styles, picking flower types, setting a floor plan, etc. Then we put all these finer details in our super dooper gigantic Wedding Design document, so you have a clear vision of what your day will look like. This is a constantly evolving process, and we’re with you every step of the way during your wedding planning process. Call, email or text. We’re here. (but pls don’t call or txt late at night. Our 5am starts at the flower markets means we’re in bed by 6pm cause we’re Nannas)
So that we can give you the best service possible, it’s best to disucss your budget during our initial chat. This way, we can design something and make suggestions that suit your needs. No two weddings are the same, and no two budgets are either!
HIRE ITEMS EXCLUSIVITY
When you book us for full service styling, florals and design, you get EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to our hire collection. As such, we don’t hire our items individually. Soz. Book us for your whole wedding or not all at, bitches! (soz for callin ya’ll bitches).