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#1 amyh

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    Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:22 AM

    Hi ladies, I am having a hard time choosing my bouquet. I had my heart set on a white calla lily bouquet, however my WC says these are very expensive. The thing is, I don't know what type of bouquet to look for if I don't know what is available.

    PV brides, please share your bouquets with me :)

    TIA

    #2 starchild

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      Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:40 AM

      I recall someone here found the name of the florist Vallarta Adventures uses....find that post! I had white calla lillies (and roses), of course my bouquet was included in the package, but additional bouquets were reasonable and consisted of any flowers you wanted so they could have been calla lillies. I'm figuring the florist is inexpensive because I'm sure VA charges what they have to pay, you know?


      If you can't find the post I'll ask my WC for you :)

      This was mine:

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      This was the MOH's:

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      #3 amyh

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        Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:42 AM

        Yes, I do remember. I guess I need to put pressure on my WC (who needs to put pressure on her vendor).

        #4 Yari

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          Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:55 AM

          I am having orange calla lilies in my bouquet at no additional cost. BUT I want them for our centerpieces and was told they are $8 a flower....yikes!

          #5 amyh

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            Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:04 AM

            Wow! I cannot believe it is such a rip off! I can go to trader joes and purchase a bouquet for that price!

            #6 Yari

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              Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:48 PM

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              Wow! I cannot believe it is such a rip off! I can go to trader joes and purchase a bouquet for that price!
              I know!

              I have them in my backyard...wish I could just take them with me. Oh well!

              #7 Mishka Designs

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                Posted 13 June 2008 - 02:45 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by amyh
                Hi ladies, I am having a hard time choosing my bouquet. I had my heart set on a white calla lily bouquet, however my WC says these are very expensive. The thing is, I don't know what type of bouquet to look for if I don't know what is available.

                PV brides, please share your bouquets with me :)

                TIA
                To be honest with you, I'm surprised that you can even get calla lillies in July. I order from 3 different vendors in GDL, when I'm doing an event, and calla lillies went "out of season" the beginning of May (because of the climate change, this was a bad year for callas) - my May bride wanted calla's too, but, as I couldn't get any, she asked for Stargazers and lillies instead. IF they can get your callas, I'm willing to bet they are being IMPORTED which would make them SUPER expensive (like with orchids and tulips which are always imported).

                What SHOULD be available now:

                Roses (ALWAYS available - and not uber expensive)
                Alstromeria
                Bethlehem Star
                Calla Lillies
                Cartemom
                Casablanca
                Cymbidium and dendrobium orchids (they are $$, eh!)
                Delphenium
                Gerber Daisies
                Ginger
                Gladiola
                Heliconia
                Iris
                Irish Bells
                Lily
                Lisianthus
                Mums
                Tuberose
                Stargazer
                Tulips (these are $$ too)

                Now knowing what sort of wedding you're having, my recommendations are:

                Roses with Bethlehem Star and/or Dendrobium orchids
                Roses with Lisianthius
                Dendrobium orchids with Lisianthius
                Roses and lillies
                Bethlehem Star, Tuberoses and Lisianthius

                Or you could try an all Casablanca bouquet. Huge flowers, smell great - but don't work so well with other flowers. Or maybe Casablancas with Bethlehem Star.

                Hope that helped!

                #8 starchild

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                  Posted 13 June 2008 - 03:25 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Mishka Designs
                  To be honest with you, I'm surprised that you can even get calla lillies in July. I order from 3 different vendors in GDL, when I'm doing an event, and calla lillies went "out of season" the beginning of May (because of the climate change, this was a bad year for callas) - my May bride wanted calla's too, but, as I couldn't get any, she asked for Stargazers and lillies instead. IF they can get your callas, I'm willing to bet they are being IMPORTED which would make them SUPER expensive (like with orchids and tulips which are always imported).
                  Interesting! I had them for my June wedding and they were flawless, I guess 2007 was a good year for calla lillies LOL

                  #9 Lorilou

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                    Posted 13 June 2008 - 05:20 PM

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                    I didn't have a say in my bouquet, i just sent pics of flowers i wanted. I wanted ranaculus or peonies but didn't get them... I did love my flowers though. I think there were orange roses, irish bells and some other white flowers.

                    #10 jajajaja

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                      Posted 13 June 2008 - 05:27 PM

                      Who was just married at LC with a TON of white callies everywhere? Rasinblur?

                      Did she pay $8 a flower for that cause HOLY CRAP!!
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