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Flowers/Centerpieces in Jamaica - Any Megastores?


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#1 Jenn

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    Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:42 PM

    Anyone know if these exist in Montego Bay or Negril or even Ochos Rios? My wedding coordinator has officially pissed me off and has become unhelpful, so it looks like I need to come up with glass bowls/vases to make into centerpieces. I really don't think flying them down is a good idea, so I'm hoping that there is a superstore somewhere...

    #2 twinkletoes

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      Posted 25 November 2007 - 10:51 PM

      I'm not sure about Negril, but to my knowledge, there are no megastores in Mo Bay or Ocho Rios. (At least I didnt see any) Lol, when we were riding towards Ocho Rios, the tour guide said, 'Coming up to your left you will see Walmart'. We were all anxiously waiting to see it! It was a local's hut, with Walmart written on the sign outside! lol

      I think building a megastore in Jamaica would put a lot of the locals out of business. As Jamaica is a very poor country,and most of their revenue is generated from tourism, but I dont think a lot of the locals would be able to afford to shop there very often! I think it would hurt their economy more than help. just my opinion
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      #3 Jenn

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        Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:32 PM

        We actually found a floral wholesaler in MoBay (TPG Distributors), so we are hoping they will have what we need to make centerpieces. My wedding coordinator is being completely unhelpful recently, so we did a fairly extensive internet search. I'm hoping the wholesaler will have glass bowls and also be able to sell us flowers. My mother's boyfriend is a florist, and it means a lot to him to make my bouquet, etc. The ridiculous part is that my WC quoted us prices to just buy the flowers from the local florist, and the prices were higher than if they MADE my bouquet! Our plan is to drive back to MoBay when my mom arrives and hit the shop before picking them up at the airport... (a day before the rest of the guests arrive).

        #4 Shenmaat

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          Posted 27 November 2007 - 01:16 PM

          Grats hopels, would you happen to have contact information for TPG other than the phone number on their website (maybe an email)? Did they send you any catalogs or price lists?

          I have family members who want to do the flowers for me and this would help a great deal.

          Great find by the way!
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          #5 Jenn

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            Posted 27 November 2007 - 07:47 PM

            My WC gave me the email address - tpgdistributors@yahoo.com - I sent them an email and will let you all know if they write me back. I'm hoping to hear something soon so it can be one less stress to deal with!

            #6 Christine

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            Posted 28 November 2007 - 11:59 AM

            even if there was one in Negril, that is a long drive, I don't even know if it would be worth it to try to go to Negril. In fact one of the entertainment people from our resort drove back to the airport with us and she was flying to Negril.
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            #7 Jenn

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              Posted 28 November 2007 - 08:00 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Christine
              even if there was one in Negril, that is a long drive, I don't even know if it would be worth it to try to go to Negril. In fact one of the entertainment people from our resort drove back to the airport with us and she was flying to Negril.
              We're actually getting married just outside of Negril, so for us it would be alot closer than driving back to MoBay to buy flowers and stuff. I just don't think anything exists in Negril like this...

              #8 Spazz

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                Posted 29 November 2007 - 12:18 AM

                These aren't stores that I've ever heard of, but I looked in the Jamaican Yellow Pages and this is what I found: Kingston, Jamaica Department Stores

                #9 Jenn

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                  Posted 31 December 2007 - 01:00 PM

                  Just wanted to update you guys on TPG. So far, they have been really helpful. They have a small selection of flowers that they have standard, but for a larger wedding can order anything you want. Their prices for roses are REALLY reasonable. We were quoted $5/rose by our WC's florist (using for petals and probably my bouquet)... this place is 2 dozen for $28! Pretty good if you ask me :) They also can supply vases/lilly bowls, have glass marbles for centerpieces and can get anything they don't have. They have 2 locations - MoBay and Kingston.

                  Overall, they've been a huge help. I'll let you all know what I thought in about a month!

                  #10 Jenn

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                    Posted 31 December 2007 - 09:07 PM

                    Thanks Mo :) I can't believe how fast its creeping up! We leave for Jamaica in 16 days!!!!




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