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#1 AshleyW

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    Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:36 AM

    So, fellow cruise brides, what are you all doing for flowers?!  I'm kind of stuck and can't decide how I want to handle them...  if I go through Carnival and get their "tropical" flowers, it'll be $685 for all the bouquets & bouts, etc that I need.  If I do them myself with silk, I got it to around $200 but then I have to deal with getting them to Florida and lugging them all onto the ship.  FI is cheap (and I mean cheap ) and thinks we should just stick with what Carnival includes in the package, which is my bouquet and his bout. Which means nothing for my maid of honor, his best man, or our parents.

     

    Anyway, just wondering what y'all are doing and who all you're getting flowers for.


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    30 sailing guests + 2 non-sailing guests

    www.fieldswedding.com


    #2 kimbrrlee

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      Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:52 PM

      I think Im going to order mine from angelsaccent If she can do the style I want. She offers real touch flowers. Here are some inspirational pictures. We are getting married in St. Thomas while in port at the marriott frenchmans reef. 

       

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      These are real flowers but I hope she can make them using her real touch flowers that are suppose to look amazingly real. Fingers crossed. I'll be emailing her on Monday.



      #3 lovepea

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        Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:16 AM

        I bought a package of flowers, which were real touch flowers, which included plumerias, orchids, calla lillies and some hibiscus(these were not real touch).  The package came with 3 bouquets, 2 corsages and some single stem bouts, that with a little extra work on my part, I was able to make what I needed. 

         

        I have 1 larger bouquet for me, 1 smaller for my MOH.  3 corsages for the moms and grandma, two i made into wrist corsages and 1 pin-on.  The groom's bout I redid to include 2 flowers and leaves, the best man, did with 1 flower and leaves, the dads bouts, I am not sure we will use, but they are single stem with ribbon.  I added some flowers to the basket for the flower girl to carry.  And I have multiple flowers remaining to use on or around the cake. 

         

        All this for almost $300.  It is much pricier than using the white bouquet that comes with thecruiseline package, but I am getting almost exactly what I want (in a perfect world, I could have real flowers...). 

         

        If you are very handy at arranging flowers, you can even order stems online for an even bigger discount than buying an already made bouquet.  Not all flowers are readily available (like the plumerias that I had to have LOL)

         

          



        #4 herbaltees

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          Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:22 AM

          I'm ordering my flowers from Angel's Accents. I didn't like the design of the ones Carnival offers. They looked a little generic. Although, mine will be real touch/ fake flowers. I'm hoping, they will still look real and be beautiful.



          #5 AwayDC

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            Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:48 AM

            I've ordered flowers from Angel's Accents as well. I totally know what you mean about the super cheap FI, lol. My selling point to him was that I'll be selling them after the wedding so this way we can at least make some of our money back on it - while getting the flowers that I wanted. 

             

             



            #6 kks2012

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              Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:37 PM

               

              I plan to go with the flowers that come with our package for my FI and I ( I think I will bring feathers and bling to add some personality) and make pomanders or peacock wrist corsages for the bridemaids and boutonnieres for the groom's men.

               


              #7 kks2012

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                Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:36 AM

                Ok for some reason it did not post the content from last night. We are going to go with the flowers offered with the package and I will bring some bling and peacock feathers to spruce them up. I'm thinking about making tissue paper pomanders (December Brides magazine) and have my bridesmaids carry those or make peacock wrist corsages and boutonnieres.



                #8 AshleyW

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                  Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:22 PM



                  Originally Posted by AwayDC 

                  I've ordered flowers from Angel's Accents as well. I totally know what you mean about the super cheap FI, lol. My selling point to him was that I'll be selling them after the wedding so this way we can at least make some of our money back on it - while getting the flowers that I wanted. 

                   

                   



                  That's a good idea! I didn't even think about selling them afterwards. I guess I'll have to try and make my case again for the fakes ones.  Then I'll just have to worry about getting them on the ship along with all my other junk, argh!


                  Ashley & Zac - May 5, 2012 aboard the Carnival Paradise

                  30 sailing guests + 2 non-sailing guests

                  www.fieldswedding.com


                  #9 kks2012

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                    Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:04 PM

                    My MOH and I worked on a pomander during some best friend time. I think it came out well. Will have to change the type of wire and maybe put the loop on before the tissues. But I think it will work.photo.JPG



                    #10 kks2012

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                      Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

                      They will be wearing Turquoise dresses.






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