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#51 cruisebride0410

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    Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:39 AM

    It's good to know that people could not tell your flowers were fake - I was worried about this. I was thinking about real, but now I am leaning toward fake ones. I am getting right back on our cruise ship after the ceremony, so I would not be able to take real ones with me, so maybe faux is the way to go!

    #52 Jo 2010

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      Posted 11 August 2009 - 09:03 PM

      so glad that there are other girls in this dilemma too.

      I'm getting married in Fiji - and the frangapani is their main flower - which I LOVE, however last year my sister used it as the whole theme for her wedding...

      So, that leaves me with paying triple for orchids, or getting fake flowers.

      I was leaning towards fake, but then people were looking at me like im a freak for not using beautiful fresh flowers

      #53 marny61

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        Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:03 PM

        My daughter wants silk flowers and I have to admit they look so real and they were much cheaper. We are going to use real flowers for the centerpieces so this way we are getting the best of both worlds.

        #54 Brenners

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          Posted 16 August 2009 - 04:40 PM

          There are lots of great ideas here. After reading the difficulties that some people have had with receiving their artificial flowers, though, I am leaning toward real flowers at the site. I will need to do more research but given the fact that you are using flowers that come from the area and don't need to be shipped, I am assuming (perhaps incorrectly) that the cost would be cheaper than anything I would buy in my hometown. I don't really like the idea of relying on someone to send my flowers to me in time for the wedding...Makes a bit nervous to think about that...


          #55 LisaB

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            Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:39 PM

            I have no idea what I am going to do..i know I don't want roses & i don't want to get stuck with whatever I can get when i get down there...or its so hard!!!

            #56 slapsappyhappy

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              Posted 19 August 2009 - 09:10 PM

              the problem I am having is that I have 8 bridesmaids and 2 jr bridesmaids, and it says that the bouquets at the resort are $120 each!!!!!!! WHAT? I should have thought about this before having this many bridesmaids!!! oh well it is too late for that now but I think it will be cheaper to get silk here are home and have each one be responsible for bringing it down with them. I really love fresh flowers though...

              If I get them silk can I still get real for my bouquet? mine is free with the package, but I am just wondering how I can get it to match and not look weird if theirs are fake and mine are real... what do you think?

              #57 KJT1985

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                Posted 20 August 2009 - 03:56 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by slapsappyhappy
                the problem I am having is that I have 8 bridesmaids and 2 jr bridesmaids, and it says that the bouquets at the resort are $120 each!!!!!!! WHAT? I should have thought about this before having this many bridesmaids!!! oh well it is too late for that now but I think it will be cheaper to get silk here are home and have each one be responsible for bringing it down with them. I really love fresh flowers though...

                If I get them silk can I still get real for my bouquet? mine is free with the package, but I am just wondering how I can get it to match and not look weird if theirs are fake and mine are real... what do you think?
                I don't think yours needs to match theirs necessarily. If you make theirs with tropical flowers in your colors it should look fine. Yours will be a bit different but that's ok since you're the bride. Good luck and be happy you got that many people to be willing to go! I'm on my second maid of honor and am still skeptical that i'll even have one come wedding day.

                #58 diamondpooch

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                  Posted 03 October 2009 - 11:32 PM

                  I was originally going to go with real flowers, but since I've researched real touch flowers, I'm gonna go with them. They're cheaper, and when I get back I can sell them on the "for sale" forum and help out someone else!
                  Flowers aren't SUPER important to me, so I don't want to spend a fortune on them.

                  #59 KJT1985

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                    Posted 04 October 2009 - 12:34 AM

                    I totally understand. We've decided to take the free real bridal bouquet and bout from the resort and get artificial flowers for the other bouquets/bouts/corsages we'll need. No private reception so no other flowers needed. If we bought real flowers at the resort it'd cost us $256 MINIMUM for everything we need!!! I just can't wrap my brain around that when they'll die. I think I can get really nice looking fake ones (with real touch flowers) for around $100. And everybody can keep them if they want. If not, whatever - we still come out ahead!

                    #60 diamondpooch

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                      Posted 04 October 2009 - 05:44 PM

                      yup, I agree. This is my second marriage, so I know how silly it was to spend money on frivolous items the first time around. I plan on selling my shoes, flowers, centerpieces, and possibly my dress and my FG dress as well on this forum when I get back. I'm all about saving money!!!!! My first dress sits under the bed in a box for the last ten years. that's so silly!




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