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Originally Posted by kurlyks View Post

 

Hey Katman- I did end up using them. The flowers were beautiful! I think I posted pictures somewhere on here last year, but can't remember where, sorry! I got stargazer lillies and they were perfect. The resort didn't say anything about it. I just had them deliver the flowers to the lobby and my mom waited outside and just took them into the resort herself.

 

I got my bridal bouquet free from my resort and I could definitely tell the difference. My bouquet fell apart after cocktail hour, but the ones from Flores lasted all night.

 

 

Thanks for the info!  I just sent them an e-mail to get an idea on price and what they can do.  I will keep everyone posted, because I think many others are like me, really wanting fresh flowers, but unable to spend a ton of money on them.  

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Originally Posted by cherany View Post

 

 

Thanks for the info!  I just sent them an e-mail to get an idea on price and what they can do.  I will keep everyone posted, because I think many others are like me, really wanting fresh flowers, but unable to spend a ton of money on them.  

 

Hey Cherany,

 

You might want to reach out to Marvin at Maya Floral Design.

 

His work is beautiful and usually pretty fast at getting back to you!!

 

Good luck :)

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Originally Posted by soltamargo View Post

 

 

Hey Cherany,

 

You might want to reach out to Marvin at Maya Floral Design.

 

His work is beautiful and usually pretty fast at getting back to you!!

 

Good luck :)

 

Thank you, Sol!  I will check with him, too.

 

I've researched alternative bouquets like crazy, but I haven't found anything I like as much as fresh flowers.  Getting married on the beach, flowers seem a million times more appropriate than anything else - I just can't afford them to be a million times more expensive than anything else! wink.gif

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we used maya flores design and the flowers turned out beautiful.  it turned out exactly as the sample picture he emailed.  marvin was wonderful to work with.  the flowers were fresh and it lasted the whole night.  the prices were not bad.  it was $60 for the bridemaid flower.  we meet him outside of the hotel to pick up the flowers.  we paid half on paypal and half cash at delivery.  i would recommend him in a heart beat.  one of my gf will also be getting marry next year in playa and she put me in charge of the flowers and i will be using his flowers again.  (excuse the typing without the capitalize.  i am typing on the tablet and for unknown reason, it just wont capitalize when type on best destination wedding site).

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I e-mailed both places and got a response from each within a couple days.  I asked for pricing on bridesmaid bouquets featuring spider mums and dahlias, since I'm pretty sure that's what I want.  I also asked for suggestions and pricing on bridal bouquets, since I'm less sure of what I want there.

 

First up, Floreria Riviera.  The quote for bridesmaid bouquets using spider mums and dahlias was $45, and for bridal bouquets using those flowers, $80.  They didn't mention pricing for other types of flowers, but linked me to more pictures of their work to give me some suggestions:

 

http://pinterest.com/floreriariviera/mexico-weddings-flowers/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Floreria-Riviera-Maya/142320955789944

 

I sent them a response that was hopefully not too long or confusing, asking about various flowers and prices.  They asked me to send pictures of what I had in mind, which I find a little difficult, because I'm always afraid to show a picture that must include text such as, "Except, change this & that..."  I just don't like the room for error that provides.  I have thought about going to the craft store and arranging a silk flower bouquet exactly as I want, then sending pictures of it to the florist so that I can say, "Exactly like this!"

 

One bouquet of theirs I really fell in love with is this one, but we would need hot pink ginger instead of red, and I'm not sure there is such a thing?  How red is the red?  If it's pinkish red, maybe it could work.  I just know the wow factor really hits me with this one:

 

 

700

 

 

Next, Maya Floral Design.  The e-mail response was very helpful, and they included some pictures of bouquets I might like (although I didn't love any of them).  The pricing was made clearer for other flowers, although the amounts are higher.  $50 to $65 for bridesmaid bouquets using local flowers; $65 to $95 for bridesmaid bouquets using imported flowers.  For bridal bouquets, $125 to $175 using local flowers; $175 to $250 using imported flowers.  I asked him which flowers are local and he said roses, gerbera daisies, Asian lilies, alstroemeria, bird of paradise, chrysanthemums [spider mums], mums, and others.  He wasn't able to give me a complete list, because availability can vary.

 

Personally, there's no way I can afford to spend $100 on a single bouquet, because mine is a 2-bride wedding with 5 to 6 bridesmaids (not sure if one can make it).  We have to stay under $50 for the bridesmaids and $80 for the brides.  I may request bridesmaid size bouquets for all of us and just get different flowers or different colors for the bridal bouquets, so they stand out.  Did anyone else use the same size bouquets for bridesmaids and bride?  How did it look & were you happy with that decision?

 

It's strange, because we started out with the plan to pick up flowers at the grocery store, and now we're considering several hundred dollars on a flower order.  If we go the grocery store route, I am not very picky about flower type and colors, but if we pay a florist, I am extremely picky, because I want to feel like I'm getting my money's worth.  I know getting bouquets from a florist, they will last longer, but I care less about that than I do about being able to afford what we get.

 

I've considered the many alternatives to fresh flowers, some of which I really love, but I have trouble picturing anything other than fresh flowers at my own wedding.  It just feels right to have tropical flowers in a tropical setting.

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I have been corresponding with Flores Riviera Maya as well and they have been very responsive, and they are super affordable. $35 for a Stargazer Lily bridesmaid bouquet, and they will deliver to outside the hotel. Another bride earlier in this chain said she used them and they were great, and the pictures of her flowers looked awesome!

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I haven't booked anyone yet.  I like the prices at Floreria Riviera, but they stopped responding to me after I sent a lot of questions. sad.gif  

 

I am e-mailing them again to see if we can pick up communication. If not, I will have to look elsewhere, although price is a really big factor for me. Haven't found anyone who can compete with their rates. 

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