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#3051 mstigger

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    Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:26 AM

    Hey Allie!

     

    Congrats on everything, it looks like and sounds like everything went REALLY well. I'm so glad to hear that!!

    I have a couple of questions for you.....

     

    1. Where did you get the chair sashes for cheap? I figure if I have to pay $5 per person for them to decorate I can bring what I want!

    2. Is this what you paid $5 per person for them to set up for you?

    3. Did you sell your starfish/shells/etc yet? I'm interested in seeing what shells you are selling.

     

    I'm so happy for you!!!!
     



    #3052 AllieH

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    Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:35 AM

    Yes, they only charged me the $150 to set up everything - the ceremony site, and Tucanes as well. This included hanging all of the lanterns. She told me during our onsite meeting that they would normally charge $5 per person for the set up, but they would include everything in the $150.

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    Originally Posted by Shannon Burgess 

    I wish we were using the same colors as you, if so I would totally buy your stuff!! Love the way you decorated!! Did you say they only charged you $150 for everything in the set up? Thanks for the website & all the information. 

     

    Hi MsTigger:

    1. I bought them from another BDW bride, so they were a bargain. I've seen them on a couple of websites for around $0.40 each though. I'll hunt around tonight and post the links for you.

     

    2. All of the set up (excluding the paper lanterns) would have been included in the $5pp. So menus on the tables, centerpieces, cake table, guest book table, place cards, chair sashes at both sites, menus for the reception, etc. would have been in the $5pp, if they had charged me that. The paper lanterns are $150 to hang because of the work involved, and would have been in addition the $5pp. Instead they just charged me the $150.

     

    3. I haven't sold the shells or starfish yet. I have a variety of sizes of both shells and starfish. The picture of the centerpieces will give you and idea of the variety that I have. I can try to take some pics tonight so you can see the volume.

     

    Originally Posted by mstigger 

    Hey Allie!

     

    Congrats on everything, it looks like and sounds like everything went REALLY well. I'm so glad to hear that!!

    I have a couple of questions for you.....

     

    1. Where did you get the chair sashes for cheap? I figure if I have to pay $5 per person for them to decorate I can bring what I want!

    2. Is this what you paid $5 per person for them to set up for you?

    3. Did you sell your starfish/shells/etc yet? I'm interested in seeing what shells you are selling.

     

    I'm so happy for you!!!!
     


     

    Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

    Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

    El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

    AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


    #3053 LKocelko

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      Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:56 AM

      Originally Posted by mstigger 

      Hey Allie!

       

      Congrats on everything, it looks like and sounds like everything went REALLY well. I'm so glad to hear that!!

      I have a couple of questions for you.....

       

      1. Where did you get the chair sashes for cheap? I figure if I have to pay $5 per person for them to decorate I can bring what I want!

      2. Is this what you paid $5 per person for them to set up for you?

      3. Did you sell your starfish/shells/etc yet? I'm interested in seeing what shells you are selling.

       

      I'm so happy for you!!!!
       

      Allie gave me a great website for the sashes and table runners. The sashes were $0.60 per sash, as opposed to the $4 per sash EDR charged. In addition the table runners were just like $3, instead of the $15 they quoted. We just ordered it all yesterday!

      http://www.tableclot...-Sashes-s/6.htm

       

      We also went ahead and bought our gazebo sheers, and will bring them down in one of those space saver bags where you can vacuum seal it so they don't take up much space. I couldn't stomach the $150 per sheer, but really wanted to have them. We got them for $20 each! A steal if you ask me.

      http://www.efavormar...nd-organza.aspx



      #3054 nbateman

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        Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:43 AM

        Originally Posted by Tammy Host 

        Just a reminder, Karisma Hotels Wedding Webinar is this Saturday @ 9:00am PST.  The link has more information on how to register.

         

        There is still time to register, but spots are limited.

        Just a heads up, if you haven't booked your hotel yet but are looking at Karisma, we ended up getting a free upgrade to a swim up casita just for attending this webinar!!! We went though DestinationWeddings.com though, not sure if that makes a difference, it was roughly a $1000 upgrade!! Plus the webinar was extremely helpful!!



        #3055 mstigger

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          Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

          Thanks so much Allie!

          No need to hunt those websites, it looks like you already found them for someone and she passed the info on to me :)

          I can't wait to see the shells you have available!!!

          Did you have to be pushy to get that $150 flat fee or were they reasonable about it? I'm not bringing much so I can't see paying $5 per person unless we don't have many people. Guess I will play that one by ear!!

          Thanks again!

          Gail

          Originally Posted by AllieH 

          Yes, they only charged me the $150 to set up everything - the ceremony site, and Tucanes as well. This included hanging all of the lanterns. She told me during our onsite meeting that they would normally charge $5 per person for the set up, but they would include everything in the $150.

          Quote:

           

          Hi MsTigger:

          1. I bought them from another BDW bride, so they were a bargain. I've seen them on a couple of websites for around $0.40 each though. I'll hunt around tonight and post the links for you.

           

          2. All of the set up (excluding the paper lanterns) would have been included in the $5pp. So menus on the tables, centerpieces, cake table, guest book table, place cards, chair sashes at both sites, menus for the reception, etc. would have been in the $5pp, if they had charged me that. The paper lanterns are $150 to hang because of the work involved, and would have been in addition the $5pp. Instead they just charged me the $150.

           

          3. I haven't sold the shells or starfish yet. I have a variety of sizes of both shells and starfish. The picture of the centerpieces will give you and idea of the variety that I have. I can try to take some pics tonight so you can see the volume.

           



          #3056 mstigger

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            Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

            Originally Posted by LKocelko 

            Allie gave me a great website for the sashes and table runners. The sashes were $0.60 per sash, as opposed to the $4 per sash EDR charged. In addition the table runners were just like $3, instead of the $15 they quoted. We just ordered it all yesterday!

            http://www.tableclot...-Sashes-s/6.htm

             

            We also went ahead and bought our gazebo sheers, and will bring them down in one of those space saver bags where you can vacuum seal it so they don't take up much space. I couldn't stomach the $150 per sheer, but really wanted to have them. We got them for $20 each! A steal if you ask me.

            http://www.efavormar...nd-organza.aspx


            Thank you SOOO much!!!

            Now I just need to figure out how many I should get.....no idea how many guests we are having at this point. 12 for sure......hmmmmmm

            I'm not doing any sheers because we are using the casitas gazebo and I don't like the way the sheers look on it, but since we are right on the water I don't think we need much else.

            Yay, yay, yay!!!!

            I'm going SHOPPING!!!

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            #3057 LKocelko

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              Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

              Originally Posted by mstigger 


              Thank you SOOO much!!!

              Now I just need to figure out how many I should get.....no idea how many guests we are having at this point. 12 for sure......hmmmmmm

              I'm not doing any sheers because we are using the casitas gazebo and I don't like the way the sheers look on it, but since we are right on the water I don't think we need much else.

              Yay, yay, yay!!!!

              I'm going SHOPPING!!!

              We only invited a total of 28 people (ourselves included), and only know for sure 2 aren't coming. So I just went ahead and ordered 26 to be safe. I figure at only $0.60 if I have some extra, it's not a big deal. If you're using them for both the reception and ceremony (I am) be sure to include yourself and any of your bridal party in the calculations. I was going to order 4 less since we'd be standing at the ceremony, but then realized our chairs at the reception would be empty!



              #3058 AllieH

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              Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

              hehe Lindsey beat me to it!!

               

              Make sure you guys have enough chair sashes for the ceremony AND the reception. They'll want you to have 2x the number you need. The set up for the reception is pretty much done after they set up the ceremony, not in between.

               

              She totally offered the $150. I was prepared to be pushy if needed, and was THRILLED when I didn't have to. She started off by reviewing the list of stuff I'd brought, and then said "normally we'd charge $150 for the lanterns, and $5 per person for the set up." I took a deep breath, and she continued on with the "we'll set it all up for the $150". I exhaled and forked over the cash in a big hurry. lol

               

              can I join you guys? I'm so ready to go back to EDR!!


              Thank you SOOO much!!!

              Now I just need to figure out how many I should get.....no idea how many guests we are having at this point. 12 for sure......hmmmmmm

              I'm not doing any sheers because we are using the casitas gazebo and I don't like the way the sheers look on it, but since we are right on the water I don't think we need much else.

              Yay, yay, yay!!!!

              Thanks so much Allie!

              No need to hunt those websites, it looks like you already found them for someone and she passed the info on to me :)

              I can't wait to see the shells you have available!!!

              Did you have to be pushy to get that $150 flat fee or were they reasonable about it? I'm not bringing much so I can't see paying $5 per person unless we don't have many people. Guess I will play that one by ear!!

              Thanks again!

              Gail


               

              Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

              Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

              El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

              AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


              #3059 Shannon Burgess

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                Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

                Allie, did you tell your wedding planner everything you were bringing ahead of time or did you wait and explain everything to the onsite coordinator? 



                #3060 AllieH

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                Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

                I tried to tell my Lomas WC what I was bringing ahead of time, and that's when I got the crazy fee quote (not even the $5 per person!!). This was mid-way through the planning process (probably sometime this past August, but I don't remember exactly). I quit asking, and just brought everything with me and hoped for the best. 

                Originally Posted by Shannon Burgess 

                Allie, did you tell your wedding planner everything you were bringing ahead of time or did you wait and explain everything to the onsite coordinator? 

                 

                and I've failed at taking pics tonight, and counting the lanterns. we had a bit of an off-kilter night, so I promise to get those things done by the weekend. sorry to keep y'all in suspense!! 


                 

                Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

                Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

                El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

                AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome





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