Help! Considering shipping Flowers to Jamaica
Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:50 AM
Obviously there are the usual considerations, delays, damages, delivery failure. Other than those pitfalls, which can happen with any shipment, anywhere, even in the U.S. I thinks this would be a good idea.
Has anyone else looked into this or done this?
I've found a wholsesale florist who ships bulk florals internationally using fex.
Wholesale-Bulk-Wedding-Fresh Cut Flowers-AbacoFlowers.com-Buy Online
About 200 blooms will cost $188 including shipping. A tremendous savings from the $500 quoted from the florist. We would have to arrange ourselves, but with the entire bridal party there making some pomanders should be a snap.
I've shipped nearly all the wedding stuff I'll be using to Jamaica, chandeliers, vases, votives, tablecloths, favors. Those do incur a very high duty at customs, but they are not shipped with Fed x which will pay the duty and move through customs fairly seamlessly.
Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:01 AM
Also, where would you store the florals? I'd worry about the heat wilting them.
Have you considered high quality silks/fake flowers? Since you are capable of DIY-ing with real ones, why not try with some artificals?
Posted 05 January 2009 - 01:14 PM
Why not DIY all of the arrangements that you need & just carry them on the plane with you? I carried on all of my bouquets myself & had no problems.
Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:48 PM
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 06:15 PM
1) I'm not very crafty
2) I have a problem delegating... if I want something done right, i have to do it myself!
3) Wouldn't want to risk not getting the flowers on time/getting the wrong flowers/getting dead flowers etc.
4) I don't want to spend my vacation in a hotel room when I could be on the beach
5) Sounds like a good deal until you factor in this hidden fee & that hidden fee and you end up throwing out half the flowers anyway etc.
6) Not worth the hassle (IMO)
The only way I'd pre-order flowers is if they were silk and the only reason I'd do that is if I were feeling particularly sentimental and wanted to keep the flowers.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 02:20 AM
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