flowers

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

Honeymoon & Wedding Cruises
Ready to say "I do?" Plan a honeymoon cruise here.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 12:39 AM.
#1
NYC/NJ
245 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
hi everyone,

flowers are one of the big expenses, so i thought i'd post an option. although i haven't received them yet to truly review them, i did just put in my big order with wedideas.com -- they're "real touch" fake flowers since we all know we can't do fresh, and they were the best in reviews i've read, and price-wise too. dealing with them has also been great. so there's another vendor to look into, always great to have options to compare.

#2
NJ
9 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Cant wait to hear how they turn out I actually won a gift certificate at a bridal show for a florist who does fake flowers, but it wont cover all the flowers so Im still looking for good options for fake flowers.
#4
1,167 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
I used wedideas "real touch" flowers for my wedding this past summer and was very happy with them. They were about the same price as ordering flowers from the "extra package" mentioned above (on NCL for my very small wedding party) but I liked being able to pick out the exact flowers I wanted as the options offered by the cruise line weren't really what I had in mind.

I did have the cruise line provide the flowers from the bouquet that came included with my wedding package as single stem roses instead, and we gave those to the moms and other special female guests.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Norwegian Breakaway -- Bermuda -- May 2016

Norwegian Star -- Western Caribbean -- March 2016
Norwegian Epic -- Western Caribbean -- January 2015 (Baby's First Cruise!)
Norwegian Gem -- Bahamas and Florida -- May 2013
Caribbean Princess -- Southern Caribbean -- March 2013
Norwegian Dawn -- Bermuda -- June 2012 (Wedding Cruise Review)
Grand Princess -- Eastern Caribbean -- March 2012
Norwegian Dawn -- Bermuda -- July 2011
Norwegian Star -- Alaska -- May 2010
Norwegian Dawn -- Western Caribbean -- March 2010
Majesty of the Seas -- Bahamas -- June 2004
#5
Maryland
351 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
The biggest reason brides look into artificial flowers, is real flowers can't be taken off the ship. Some brides like to keep their bouquets.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Brenda

<small>

</small>Carnival Fantasy 02/07-Cozumel
<small><center> </center></small>
Carnival Victory 06/08-Canada<small><center> </center></small>
Carnival Triumph 06/09-Canada
<small>Carnival Pride 10/11/09-Bahamas </small>
<small><center></center></small><small>Carnival Pride 2/7/10-Bahamas Snowmageddon Escape</small><small>
Carnival Glory 6/19/10-Canada Katrina's first cruise
</small><small>
</small><small>Carnival Pride 12/11/11-Bahamas</small> Birthday Escape
<small> Carnival Glory 6/2012 B2B Canada</small> <small>
Carnival Pride 11/2/12-CTN-Platinum
</small><small>
Carnival Pride 1/13/13- DD's Wedding Cruise to the Bahamas
<small> Carnival Glory 6/16/2013 B2B Canada</small>
<small> Carnival Glory 6/20/2013 B2B Canada</small>
<small> Carnival Freedom 11/23/2014 Western Caribbean
<small><small> Carnival Pride 10/26/2015 Bermuda</small>
<small> Carnival Sunshine 10/8/2016 Canada Teaghan's first cruise</small>



URL=http://www.cruisecritic.com][/url]
#6
Long Island, NY
230 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
I had real touch flowers but didn't use wedideas. The real touch flowers are beautiful. They completely fooled everyone including the groom. You won't be unhappy with the choice to use them.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Happy Sailing!

Jul



My Expensive Hobbie:

Celebrity Horizon - Bermuda 5/2002
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2007
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2008
Carnival Pride - Bahamas 2/2010
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2010
NCL Gem - Bahamas 2/2011 - WE GOT ENGAGED!!
Carnival Glory - Canada 7/2011
Carnival Pride - Bahamas 2/2012
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2012 - It's About Time!! - Wedding Cruise
Carnival Glory - New England/Canada 9/2012
NCL Jewel - Bahamas 2/2013
NCL Breakaway-Bermuda 9/2013 - Celebrating our 1st. Anniversary
Carnival Splendor-Bahamas 12/2013 - New Year's Cruise
NCL Breakaway-Bermuda 9/2014
RCCL Anthem of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean 1/2016 - Happy Birthday to ME!
#7
Michigan
245 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Does anybody have "real" pictures of what the flowers that come standard with Carnival weddings look like? Has anybody purchased the upgrades?
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Upcoming Sailings:
Carnival Vista 11/18/2017...Thanksgiving Cruise

Past Sailings:
Carnival Victory 09/05/2015...Cruise w/ Friends!
Allure of the Seas 11/2014...Thanksgiving Cruise
Carnival Dream 02/2014...Honeymoon
Carnival Victory 07/2013...Wedding Cruise
Carnival Sensation 04/2004...Just for fun
#8
Long Island, NY
230 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
Here is what I did...I ordered the real touch bouquet and used them for the wedding. Since the Carnival package comes with a bouquet, I had them put them in a vase so that we could enjoy them for the week. No sense in not getting what I paid for.

Here is the pictures of the flowers that carnival provided. Imagine them wrapped in ribbon and that's exactly what the bouquet looks like. I know because I saw the other brides flowers and this is what they looked like:

This is what my real touch bouquet looked like:
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Happy Sailing!

Jul



My Expensive Hobbie:

Celebrity Horizon - Bermuda 5/2002
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2007
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2008
Carnival Pride - Bahamas 2/2010
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2010
NCL Gem - Bahamas 2/2011 - WE GOT ENGAGED!!
Carnival Glory - Canada 7/2011
Carnival Pride - Bahamas 2/2012
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2012 - It's About Time!! - Wedding Cruise
Carnival Glory - New England/Canada 9/2012
NCL Jewel - Bahamas 2/2013
NCL Breakaway-Bermuda 9/2013 - Celebrating our 1st. Anniversary
Carnival Splendor-Bahamas 12/2013 - New Year's Cruise
NCL Breakaway-Bermuda 9/2014
RCCL Anthem of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean 1/2016 - Happy Birthday to ME!
#9
Michigan
245 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Both are really pretty, but obviously real touch flowers add that extra something special! Thanks for sharing. I'm still torn on what to so...I'm a big fan of simple. did you upgrade for flowers to decorate your ceremony location or did you just use what was there (is anything there??)?
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Upcoming Sailings:
Carnival Vista 11/18/2017...Thanksgiving Cruise

Past Sailings:
Carnival Victory 09/05/2015...Cruise w/ Friends!
Allure of the Seas 11/2014...Thanksgiving Cruise
Carnival Dream 02/2014...Honeymoon
Carnival Victory 07/2013...Wedding Cruise
Carnival Sensation 04/2004...Just for fun
#10
1,167 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Also thought I'd add -- I'm not really one to hang on to things like bouquets, but when I got home I did disassemble my real touch bouquet and put some of the flowers in a vase in my guest bedroom along with some sea glass we collected in Bermuda during our wedding cruise. It's a nice memory and a very low-maintenance decoration!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Norwegian Breakaway -- Bermuda -- May 2016

Norwegian Star -- Western Caribbean -- March 2016
Norwegian Epic -- Western Caribbean -- January 2015 (Baby's First Cruise!)
Norwegian Gem -- Bahamas and Florida -- May 2013
Caribbean Princess -- Southern Caribbean -- March 2013
Norwegian Dawn -- Bermuda -- June 2012 (Wedding Cruise Review)
Grand Princess -- Eastern Caribbean -- March 2012
Norwegian Dawn -- Bermuda -- July 2011
Norwegian Star -- Alaska -- May 2010
Norwegian Dawn -- Western Caribbean -- March 2010
Majesty of the Seas -- Bahamas -- June 2004
#11
Long Island, NY
230 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
No we didn't upgrade on the ceremony location. They put out some fake flowers on pedistals. I personally wouldn't pay for the upgrade because you really don't have time to enjoy them.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Happy Sailing!

Jul



My Expensive Hobbie:

Celebrity Horizon - Bermuda 5/2002
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2007
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2008
Carnival Pride - Bahamas 2/2010
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2010
NCL Gem - Bahamas 2/2011 - WE GOT ENGAGED!!
Carnival Glory - Canada 7/2011
Carnival Pride - Bahamas 2/2012
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2012 - It's About Time!! - Wedding Cruise
Carnival Glory - New England/Canada 9/2012
NCL Jewel - Bahamas 2/2013
NCL Breakaway-Bermuda 9/2013 - Celebrating our 1st. Anniversary
Carnival Splendor-Bahamas 12/2013 - New Year's Cruise
NCL Breakaway-Bermuda 9/2014
RCCL Anthem of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean 1/2016 - Happy Birthday to ME!