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#1 nylalany

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    Posted 08 January 2008 - 02:33 PM

    Anyone know if you can find red orchids in the Riviera Maya area? My WC said they only come in white or pink, but there are a zillion varieties of orchids, many of the red, so I wonder if I can help her find red ones for me...

    If not, does anyone have other red flower suggestions?

    Thanks!

    #2 TATrisha

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    Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:09 PM

    Orchids are REALLY expensive in the Riviera Maya area. Perhaps she was trying to spare you the cost

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    #3 Vaughan Long

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      Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:47 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by nylalany
      Anyone know if you can find red orchids in the Riviera Maya area? My WC said they only come in white or pink, but there are a zillion varieties of orchids, many of the red, so I wonder if I can help her find red ones for me...

      If not, does anyone have other red flower suggestions?

      Thanks!
      I checked with the WC flower expert in our office and she said she is not sure if she has ever seen red orchids before in the florists in the Riviera Maya. We called our best florist and they do not even offer them for special order. Her best suggestion for an alternative is a red alstroemeria (sp?) but she mentioned those are not as dark red as the red orchid.

      By the way, I saw that you are doing your wedding at Al Cielo. That is a beautiful location and I think you made a great choice. Take care and good luck.
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      #4 Jenn

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        Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:31 PM

        I'm using red flowers as well, and to keep costs down I went with roses. Red anemones and sunflowers are beautiful, but generally expensive. My florist (in Jamaica) said they could get them, but we would've needed to order 40 dozen - which was WAY more than we needed. Good luck with your quest for red flowers though! Have you considered using silk if you want an expensive flower?

        #5 nylalany

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          Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:22 PM

          Vaughan Long, Thank you for checking that for me! I'm am excited about Al Cielo, but the WC there is just one person with a set list of options and although she is open to suggestions, I am having to do some research. I appreciate your help!

          #6 Vaughan Long

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            Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:49 PM

            You are welcome and I am glad it helped. Take care.
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            #7 shannon

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              Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:04 PM

              I totally understand- I wanted red tulips and then found out tulips are super expensive in the RM.. I ended up with an almost red calla lilly-(kinda between hot pink and red) and then am using roses....Good Luck!

              #8 nylalany

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                Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:32 AM

                may i see a photo of your almost red cala lily?

                #9 Melba

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                  Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:38 PM

                  I decided to go with silk flowers, that way I can guarantee the bouquet I want and all at a reasonable price. And I was thinking of putting my bouquet in a vase when I get home too. The lady I'm going with makes bouquets that photo so real! I'm doing white calla with the tips soaked in red, red and pink roses and berries:

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                  #10 shannon

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                    Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:51 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by nylalany
                    may i see a photo of your almost red cala lily?
                    yep- it's saved on my home computer- will send when i get home from work! :)




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