Part 1

Real Wedding Examples

As a first step, we thought it would be useful to walk through three of our past real weddings to provide you with an idea of what you can achieve with particular spends.

That said, please bear in mind that every single wedding is different. What you as a couple deem important for your wedding, and which areas of decor you’d like to prioritise, will invariably differ from the next couple.

We recommend considering the weddings below as approximate examples or guides for the relative scale and size of what you may have in mind for styling. It’s also important to keep in mind the size of your wedding guest list.

Ultimately, we hope this helps you understand how much to expect to spend on your wedding decor!


Real Wedding #1

This wedding took place in late winter 2017, with a church ceremony in Little Bay, followed by an evening reception at Pier One Hotel. Photography by Jack Gilchrist.

This LTB wedding featured:

  • Bridal party flowers, which included:

    • The bride & groom’s flowers

    • 4 bridesmaids / groomsmen on each side

    • 11 family buttonholes

  • Ceremony decor, which included:

    • 2 small altar arrangements

    • Welcome sign decor

  • Reception decor, which included:

    • A single low floral arrangement in front of the bride & groom for the bridal table

    • 6 tall guest table centrepieces along with a small jar of flowers at the base of each stand

    • 9 low guest table centrepieces

    • Cake floral design and cake table flowers

  • On the day logistics included a 9am delivery of the bridal party & ceremony flowers, and a 3-6pm bump in to set up the reception decor. An after hours pack down would occur at the close of the wedding.

Wedding decor value: $5,000 - 6,000 incl GST.


Loved every bit of the flowers LTB had put together for our wedding. Sooo glad we went with LTB as my bouquet and table centrepieces turned out exactly how we wanted even though we only gave Helen a brief description of our vision.

Real Wedding #2

In Autumn 2018, we created a lush and highly textured wedding for our beautiful couple, who had their ceremony at a Sydney church, followed by an evening reception at Bar Machiavelli. Photography by Captured Frames.

This LTB wedding featured:

  • Bridal party flowers, which included:

    • The bride’s & groom’s flowers

    • 6 bridesmaids / groomsmen on each side

    • 3 family buttonholes

    • 3 corsages

    • 4 flower girl posies

  • No ceremony decor

  • Reception decor, which included:

    • Statement bridal table design, featuring 5 low designs with front cascading greenery, mixed with assorted pillar candles

    • 6 tall stand arrangements for guest tables

    • 10 minimalist low arrangements for guest tables

    • Statement bar/entrance floral arrangement

    • Seating chart area decor

    • Wishing well decor

    • Cake floral design and table decor

  • On the day logistics included a 7am bridal party delivery, and 9am-1pm bump in to set up the reception decor. An after hours pack down would occur at the close of the wedding.

  • This wedding’s floral palette also included a range of premium florals, such as cymbidium orchids, spider orchids, anthuriums, and peonies.

Wedding decor value: $7,000 - 8,000 incl GST.


Our wedding was dripping with mood, lushness and gorgeous dark hues thanks to Helen and the Lime Tree Bower team. We are so thankful to have had you style our day & provide stunning floral arrangements which stayed alive well beyond our big day - wish we could do it all again!

Real Wedding #3

This wedding in Spring 2017 featured a ceremony & reception in the one same space, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Photography by Jack Chauvel.

This LTB wedding featured:

  • Bridal party flowers, which included:

    • The bride’s & groom’s flowers

    • Maid of honour & best man flowers

    • Mum & dad corsages & buttonholes for both sides

  • Ceremony decor, which included:

    • Asymmetric freestanding floral backdrop design (and re-used as the DJ backdrop at reception)

    • Floor length floral design for the back glass wall of the ceremony space

    • “Reserved” seating signs for the front row of seats

    • Welcome / wishing well table floral decor & wishing well hire

    • Welcome sign with decor

  • Reception decor, which included:

    • 24 minimalist petite arrangements for all tables

    • 55 table settings of personalised hand calligraphy name cards, and menus tied together with satin ribbon

    • Statement floral arrangements for the length of the bench top in the middle of the room (for the cake)

    • Statement floral arrangements for the length of the bench top that divides the bar area from the main dining space

    • Seating chart with decor

  • On the day logistics included a 11am bridal party delivery, and 3.00-5.30pm bump in to set up the ceremony & reception decor. An after hours pack down would occur at the close of the wedding.

  • This wedding also included planning and design conception of the overall theme, prop hire and styling elements.

Wedding decor value: $11,000 - 12,000 incl GST.


We hope you found these examples useful as a high level gauge of spend vs requirements.

At the end of the day, it’s a special celebration for you both and you want to make sure that it fits your style, personalities and your vision for how the day will pan out. Don’t feel like you have to have something just because your friends do or it’s perceived as the norm.

We know there’s a tonne to think when it comes to wedding decor and flowers.

So, for our next part of this experience, we’ve compiled a helpful list to run you through what you might consider!