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#11 SIMBASIM

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    Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:14 AM

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    wow! Is that how much orchids cost?? I see them everywhere in pictures I thought they would be more affordable. although i have no idea how much flowers are...but wow. well I guess the going rate for a bouquet is about $125...right? so...i guess that would be about 6 or so orchids...
    Yea that is quite pricey. I would certainly be reconsidering if I had multiple bridesmaids. I thought they were indigenous to that region?

    #12 Maura

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    Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:05 PM

    jen, you could always get the natural touch peonies... just a thought. since your wedding isnt until june 2009, you could order a sample and if you like them, order a bouquet of them or single stems and DIY

    #13 katrina

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      Posted 21 March 2008 - 05:48 PM

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      Peonies and orchids are not native for this area and they both have to be shipped in. Therefore the price is usually more expensive then other flowers such as roses. Orchids are available, however they will always need to be pre ordered. they are usually shipped from Mexico City and have a fee of $20 each flower.
      Peonies are not easy to find. I have never seen them here and think they are not available. You might indeed be able to ship them in from Holland however this is probably very expensive. THe other problem could be that they might not withstand the heath and humidity of this area.

      I hope this information helps.
      this info is great! do you think you'd be able to give us a short list of the flowrs which are available?

      #14 SunBride

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        Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:42 PM

        Quote:
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        jen, you could always get the natural touch peonies... just a thought. since your wedding isnt until june 2009, you could order a sample and if you like them, order a bouquet of them or single stems and DIY
        I have 2 natural touch peonie/orchid bouquets that I'll be selling when my receptions are done in July.

        #15 Maartje Oremus

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          Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:30 PM

          The following flowers usually have the best availability:
          Roses, Gerber Daisies, Lillies, Alstroemeria, Solidago, Lysianthus, Birds of paradise, Dendrobium orchids (need to be ordered ahead of time), green hydrangeas (need to be ordered ahead of time), iris, carnations, daisies, gladiolas (need to be ordered ahead of time), liatris, star of bethlehem, button mums & spider moms (creme and yellow available), white calla lillies (alcatraz), larkspur, babies breath, delphinium (can be seasonal), asters.
          Orchids such as cymbidiums have to be pre ordered at least one month before and they are shipped in from either Mexico City or The Netherlands. They have a fee of approximetely $20 a flower.
          Colored calla lillies are also available,but need to be preordered as well. They are a bit more expensive, i am not sure of the exact fee, but quite reasonable.

          I believe you could even get tulips, however I never suggest using these. Our experience is that they do not withstand the heath that well.

          Please dont hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can help with!
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          #16 katrina

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            Posted 22 March 2008 - 04:49 PM

            thanks so much for that list! it helps a lot.

            #17 SIMBASIM

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              Posted 23 March 2008 - 09:41 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Maartje Oremus
              The following flowers usually have the best availability:
              Roses, Gerber Daisies, Lillies, Alstroemeria, Solidago, Lysianthus, Birds of paradise, Dendrobium orchids (need to be ordered ahead of time), green hydrangeas (need to be ordered ahead of time), iris, carnations, daisies, gladiolas (need to be ordered ahead of time), liatris, star of bethlehem, button mums & spider moms (creme and yellow available), white calla lillies (alcatraz), larkspur, babies breath, delphinium (can be seasonal), asters.
              Orchids such as cymbidiums have to be pre ordered at least one month before and they are shipped in from either Mexico City or The Netherlands. They have a fee of approximetely $20 a flower.
              Colored calla lillies are also available,but need to be preordered as well. They are a bit more expensive, i am not sure of the exact fee, but quite reasonable.

              I believe you could even get tulips, however I never suggest using these. Our experience is that they do not withstand the heath that well.

              Please dont hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can help with!
              GREAT LIST! Thanks a bunch!

              #18 Luba&Mike2008

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                Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:56 PM

                Great list. Thanks a lot!




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