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#551 xxashleyxx007

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    Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:50 AM

    Oh god what a relief, I thought maybe I was just being crazy thinking that I can't have the flower centerpieces (allergies) and having to lug all of that stuff around!! I have to bring like 6 big vases (I doubt they have any there) and coral and all of that. I love those pictures you posted from the Knot! I also want the cylinder vases, I just wont be filling them with water. =) I'm super excited. I just don't know what would be the cheapest place to buy them!

    #552 ebredhawk

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      Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:44 PM

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      Originally Posted by lrdavis23
      Hey E, since your not having a DJ, what have you decided to do as far as music goes ?
      i'm doing the ipod thing... we are only having 20-25 guests so it won't be a big deal if people want to change songs or anything. that's what we always do at the parties at our house anyway.. it will just be a pain to make the playlists! we already decided on our ceremony music and our dinner music, so that's a first step!

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      OH yeh one more thing E, I am thinking of doing my flowers too or ordering real touch flowers. How are you doing your flowers or where did you order from or what store are you getting them from ? sorry I know thats alot of questions :)
      try
      I agree I too like the idea of knowing exactly what I'm getting and I can re-use the flowers for TTD pics and the AHR too.

      I am ording from linens direct too they are the cheapest that I have found and I have checked alot of websites, so I'm ordering chairs sashes, table runners, and maybe a tabel cover for the cake table. I am still working on exactly what I want my table decor to look like, but I think I'm leaning toward cylnder vases filled with water, marbles, a LED light, flowers submersed in the water with a floating candle. I am attaching a link to what I'm thinking of. what do you ladies think ? oh yeh also attached a pic of what I want my bouquet to look like.
      toya, i am doing the SAME thing for my centerpieces! a word of warning... they are not as easy as they look to put together! i tried one myself and it didn't turn out too hot, so my flower lady is going to do them for me! (she did them for her own daughter's wedding) make sure you use natural colored stones in the bottom.. the colored ones tend to fight with the flowers. also, i believe your flowers have to be secured somehow unless you get some that look good just floating there. i did mine with orchids and it just looked messy.

      if you put one together make sure to post it! i'm glad i'll have someone to bounce ideas off of as i figure this out!

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      Hi Amy,

      I found the link where someone else (I think ebredhawk from this forum as well) asked this question and the answer was 72 inches; round table that seats 10 people.
      woo.. that was me! :) i was told that a table runner 72 in. or longer will work for all of their tables (depending on how much you want hanging over the edges.. if any). also, if you ladies haven't signed up for the dreams forums.. do it! they don't have nearly the frequency of activity that BDW does, but there is a lot of useful information you can search through!

      also wanted to add where i got my chair sashes since wedding linens direct was out of my color...

      Are any of you also bringing the stuff to make your own centerpieces or am I the only idiot? LOL
      i'm right there with ya! want to make sure i know what they look like before i get there!! plus, they are SOO expensive!

      #553 ebredhawk

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        Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:51 PM

        also.. thought you guys might want to see these! i posted them in the april 2010 thread, but realized i never put them here! these are the OOT bags and towels we got for everyone. they are embroidered with the punta cana/dr and the flower from our monogram:

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        #554 Tam

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          Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:58 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by xxashleyxx007
          Are any of you also bringing the stuff to make your own centerpieces or am I the only idiot? LOL
          You're not the only idiot... I am doing it too as it is WAY cheaper... even if you have to pay the extra money for more luggage. Less expensive and you know what you are getting...especially with some of those super ugly linens that DPC offers...YUK!

          #555 Tam

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            Posted 23 September 2009 - 01:08 PM

            ebredhawk,
            I love your bags!! Was it expensive to get done?

            #556 nsbride2010

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              Posted 23 September 2009 - 01:56 PM

              Erin you are doing the iPod thing? I'm wondering how this goes down ladies... like I want to have a reception dinner (gold package I believe), but what else does this entail? Is there the expectation of a dance afterward? FI and I were just planning to do a supper with everyone and then hit the disco.. hahaha
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              #557 lrdavis23

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                Posted 23 September 2009 - 02:21 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by ebredhawk
                also.. thought you guys might want to see these! i posted them in the april 2010 thread, but realized i never put them here! these are the OOT bags and towels we got for everyone. they are embroidered with the punta cana/dr and the flower from our monogram:

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                Those are super cute, where did you get those from ? I love them
                Married June 18, 2010 @ Dreams Punta Cana

                #558 lrdavis23

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                  Posted 23 September 2009 - 02:30 PM

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                  Originally Posted by ebredhawk

                  try Save on Crafts, Wedding Supplies, Flowers, Tulle, Lights, Decorations & Discount Craft Supplies Save-on-crafts first.. their flowers are amazing quality. if they don't have what you want, try Silk Flowers, Silk Wedding Flowers, and Floral Supplies. both great places.. that's where i got all of mine from and they have been beautiful! my mom's friend does floral arrangements so she's going to be putting them together for me.

                  toya, i am doing the SAME thing for my centerpieces! a word of warning... they are not as easy as they look to put together! i tried one myself and it didn't turn out too hot, so my flower lady is going to do them for me! (she did them for her own daughter's wedding) make sure you use natural colored stones in the bottom.. the colored ones tend to fight with the flowers. also, i believe your flowers have to be secured somehow unless you get some that look good just floating there. i did mine with orchids and it just looked messy.

                  if you put one together make sure to post it! i'm glad i'll have someone to bounce ideas off of as i figure this out!
                  Thanks for all this E, I have been on the save on crafts website but had no clue about the florals website. Thanks for the head up about putting together centerpieces, your right it does look easy, and I have never actaully put one together lol.... so now you've really got me thinking I need to work on this asap lol.... I too am using orchids, so do you think I should choose another flower ? Actually I just thought about something, will I put these together or the WC ? hmmmmmm need to ask Sharron or Deyanira about that too.
                  Married June 18, 2010 @ Dreams Punta Cana

                  #559 lrdavis23

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                    Posted 23 September 2009 - 02:34 PM

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                    Originally Posted by nsbride2010
                    Erin you are doing the iPod thing? I'm wondering how this goes down ladies... like I want to have a reception dinner (gold package I believe), but what else does this entail? Is there the expectation of a dance afterward? FI and I were just planning to do a supper with everyone and then hit the disco.. hahaha
                    Hey Nat,

                    I plan on making my reception just like it would be here with an intro of the bride and groom, a first dance, dinner, then a toast ,and party til they shut us down since the reception is only 3 hours, I told all my guest we can continue the party in the disco lounge around 11pm
                    Married June 18, 2010 @ Dreams Punta Cana

                    #560 ebredhawk

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                      Posted 23 September 2009 - 03:08 PM

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                      Originally Posted by Tam
                      ebredhawk,
                      I love your bags!! Was it expensive to get done?
                      we paid a small fee to have the design set up and then they just charged us per item. maybe $25 to set up the design and $60 to get 25 towels and 12 bags embroidered. i love how it turned out so i'm super happy we did it!

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by nsbride2010
                      Erin you are doing the iPod thing? I'm wondering how this goes down ladies... like I want to have a reception dinner (gold package I believe), but what else does this entail? Is there the expectation of a dance afterward? FI and I were just planning to do a supper with everyone and then hit the disco.. hahaha
                      i am doing the ipod thing... we're juts doing dinner, toasts and dancing until we have to leave so with the ipod we can easily control all of that (separate playlists, etc.). we're also not doing first dances, intros or anything like that so that takes a lot of the complication of timing out of it. the one thing i'm trying to do is take out the awkward silences between the songs so they flow into one another. there's a thread in the music section of the forum about that i believe.

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                      Those are super cute, where did you get those from ? I love them
                      the towels are from
                      Thanks for all this E, I have been on the save on crafts website but had no clue about the florals website. Thanks for the head up about putting together centerpieces, your right it does look easy, and I have never actaully put one together lol.... so now you've really got me thinking I need to work on this asap lol.... I too am using orchids, so do you think I should choose another flower ? Actually I just thought about something, will I put these together or the WC ? hmmmmmm need to ask Sharron or Deyanira about that too.
                      before i would have said to use another flower, but it's super ironic that we were talking about this because i JUST got a picture from my flower lady! she used an 8 in. cylinder vase and said it was too small, but my ones at home are 11 in. squares so it won't look so cramped. i'm also putting a floating candle on top of these and spreading votives all over the table. what do you guys think?

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