Originally Posted by loripanori
Has anyone else been quoted prices for centerpieces and bridesmaids bouquets? I think Savs said she paid $60 for both the centerpieces and the bridesmaids bouquets, but Lorena just quoted me $80 for the same centerpiece (MAYA 22) and $85 for a slightly different bouquet (BQT 13 - I think Savs had BQT 16, both are lilies and roses). This trip and wedding is costing a ton at this point, so I get frustrated when it feels like they're overcharging and trying to squeeze every last dollar out of us. Some of the charges for flowers, and to rent lights and some of the extra add-ons that they can just reuse on the next wedding, seem so high! And don't get me started on the cost to rent the sound system. I feel like we could buy a freaking sound system for less than we are paying to rent it for the ceremony and reception.
Ok, end of rant
Eva actually quoted me $60 for the bouquets and then Lorena came back and told me $80 but because she had already told me $60 they honored it. Even $80 I felt was a good price for the quality of our bouquets. We did have Maya 22. I really do think they are very inconsistent with prices.
I just found the email I exchanged with Lorena:
Maya 24 - but with pink and orange flowers the cost is $85 usd + tax
Maya 33 - but with pink and orange flowers the cost is $80 usd + tax
Maya 22 - but with hot pink flowers instead of the light pink. the cost is $60 usd + tax
I will say this though... I feel like we got ALOT for the money we paid. Everything that we did there would have been over $20,000 here in Houston and we got out for right at $8,000 in Mexico. We took a lot of stuff with us and they didn't charge us to do any of it! I mean they could have charged for decorating the tables with our own decorations, tying our chair sashes we brought, etc. And the lighting.... those guys have to go out there and dig deep holes and run electricity to those poles. So, the $150 for the bamboo poles seemed like a very reasonable price. You will see when you get there how hard everyone works and really how reasonable the prices are for it.