@dwbride2014 did you make an appointment to view your flowers from Flores Riviera Maya when you got down there to make sure they were what you wanted, or were you just brave and waited for them to show up? I think I would want to see a example of say a centerpiece to make sure it was what I wanted! I really want peonies for my bouquet and have picked to get married in April just so I can have them!!!!
Also, did they put the centerpieces in the vases for you or did you bring them down? I'm thinking of gold vases and not sure they would have them there?
The only thing I wish I did before the wedding that I didn't do was go to the florist. Don't get me wrong, I was incredibly happy with the flowers and the service I got from Flores Riviera Maya, but the flowers I received were slightly different from what I ordered. I had sent pictures of flowers for them to quote and although the colors and type of flowers were the same, the ombré centerpiece I ordered had the flowers all mixed, not going from light to dark. It was still lovely though!
I noticed it right away, as any bride would, but since it was the day of and everything was going 100 miles an hour, I just let it go. Nobody noticed, nobody cared, so I was fine with it. If you feel the flowers are that important, I would try and set up an appointment before. But I think a phone call or an email asking for pictures a day or two before would be fine too (just thinking of valuable beach time!!)
The vases were included in the price. You can always ask them if they have anything else to sell you, or ask Zuniga, the Palace resorts decor company (though they are a little overpriced in my opinion) if you can rent from them. If gold centerpieces are that important to the look you want, the PP coodinator should be able to point you in the right direction if those two options don't work out. Good luck!!