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#221 MissyR

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    Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:16 AM

    MissyR is not a new Paradisus Bride - I just figured that I didn't want to go by my full name anymore and all my relatives call me Miss, Miss Melissa or Missy..

    #222 nenamono

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      Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:57 AM

      Mellisa I noticed you changed your name but I knew it was you hehehe. By the way I love your new signature pic its so Springy and pretty.

      LeShay was not kidding when she said beware of the prices for flowers. Since Im not a big flower person but knew I wanted flowers for our centerpieces I specifically asked for flowers that are easy to get and low cost options. The prices still didnt seem normal (rather inflated), but to have piece of mind I wanted them done by the resort so I would not have to worry. What do I know about arrangements/flowers NOTHING!

      Ok so here is the example of how I want them to look in a low vase bunched together
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      Using chartreuse roses in some and white in others (for an every other table sort of thing)
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      I bought these wine holders (clearance at Michaels there were only 2) which Im bringing with me and turning them into vases. I was thinking of putting one on the escort table and the other on the signature table. These vases are what started the damask theme I now have.
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      In the above damask vases I have asked to put white and purple irises in them
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      What does everyone think? Im dying to see everyone elses.

      #223 jhof

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        Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:57 PM

        I want to share some info about centerpieces and am trying to figure out how to use photobucket--so this make take me a few posts to figure out...

        I wanted to have the short square vases with tightly clustered coral roses similar to the photo nenamomo posted. Elisa sent me the vase options from the florist and I don't love any of them. She said it would be $70 per centerpiece. I told her I wanted to keep it around $50 and asked exactly how many roses I would get for $70 compared to $50. Her answer: 16 roses for $70 and 10 for $50.

        The bouquet I want is a tight cluster of coral and peach roses with jasmine scattered throughout. She said this would be $100.

        Nenamonon- I really love the damask wine holders that inspired you. Very chic.

        Will try and post photos of vase options and inspiration for my bouquet.

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        replace the orchids with peach roses
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        peach sample

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        tiny photo of wrapped stems- doubt it will look like this, but I love it.

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        Options sent from Paradisus florist-not a great variety and no super short ones!
        J & J

        #224 jhof

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          Posted 30 March 2008 - 01:00 PM

          Those of you who are bringing your own vases and gift bags and other stuff that simply takes up so much packing space, how are you transporting it all?

          Are family or friends bringing extra suitcases for you? Just curious.
          J & J

          #225 jhof

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            Posted 30 March 2008 - 01:07 PM

            Sorry, keep thinking of more to say and should have done it all in one post....

            Nenamomo- I think your ideas for centerpieces are great. I love the chartreuse roses. I too want the short vase so people can communicate across the table without the flowers interfering.

            Missy- (cute new name) the spreadsheets you posted have been really helpful. I don't know what I would have done without all that info and a guide to map out my own. Thanks!

            I leave Wednesday!!!!! Does anyone have any particular questions that I could help with or specifics to check out while I am there? I'll be back with the answers by April 15th.
            J & J

            #226 MissyR

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              Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:16 PM

              I am sooo excited for you! Hard to believe that you are leaving on Wednesday, sounds like you are just putting together all the finishing touches..

              I was thinking that the second vase from the left looks pretty short - what if you had 10 roses in those? I think that would look nice - perhaps they could add a little greenery if there was sparce spots..

              I think I have decided against carting down all my centrepieces - not sure I want to have to pack anything else - my FI is already rolling his eyes when I tell him all the stuff we need to take (And it's 8 months away!)


              Glad to hear that the spread sheets helped - they certainly helped me get a better perspective of what costs might look like!

              #227 nenamono

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                Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:05 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by jhof
                I want to share some info about centerpieces and am trying to figure out how to use photobucket--so this make take me a few posts to figure out...

                I wanted to have the short square vases with tightly clustered coral roses similar to the photo nenamomo posted. Elisa sent me the vase options from the florist and I don't love any of them. She said it would be $70 per centerpiece. I told her I wanted to keep it around $50 and asked exactly how many roses I would get for $70 compared to $50. Her answer: 16 roses for $70 and 10 for $50.

                The bouquet I want is a tight cluster of coral and peach roses with jasmine scattered throughout. She said this would be $100.

                Nenamonon- I really love the damask wine holders that inspired you. Very chic.

                Will try and post photos of vase options and inspiration for my bouquet.

                Click the image to open in full size.
                replace the orchids with peach roses
                Click the image to open in full size.
                peach sample

                Click the image to open in full size.
                tiny photo of wrapped stems- doubt it will look like this, but I love it.

                Click the image to open in full size.
                Options sent from Paradisus florist-not a great variety and no super short ones!
                WOW your bouquet inspiration is beautiful. Cant wait to see the real thing. I cant believe you are leaving already. I would so be in panic mode right now.
                My family is helping us bring stuff down I dont have anything enormous (yet)maybe the vases are the biggest and I have already shoved them full with stuff so there is no wasted space.
                Have a wonderful magical time and share with us your pics and review upon your return. Im so excited for you!!

                #228 becks

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                Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:24 AM

                So exciting!!! When do you leave? Is there anything we can do?

                By the way, my TA is a STAR - she convinced the Paradisus to comp us rooms in the Royal Service since that's where we're staying for the wedding! Woo hoo!

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                #229 madenerg2

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                  Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:09 PM

                  BECKS - Way to go on the comped room! Go Star!
                  JHOF - Congratulations again! Your flower choices are beautiful!
                  I just bought a large suitcase downtown LA for some stuff, and I'm having the rest of the stuff brought down by my BMs.
                  I've decided to do silk flowers! I found a silk flower district downtown LA, with the most amazing selection and quality. I bought all the flowers for EVERYONE, and one of my BMs Mom is going to arrange them (she's a professional silk person :) We're arranging them Tonight, so I'll post pictures when we're done. I'm still torn about the center piece, I found something, that could work but now I need the base - And I definately don't want to lug 9-10 glass vases down there, so I'm waiting to here from Elisa how much it would cost just for the base rental.
                  JHOF - Do you have the e-mail address to the Paradisus florist?
                  Again, Have a Great Time down there! You've worked really hard, and IT WILL ALL WORK OUT! :)
                  Oh Michele! I LOVE YOUR IDEA! I'm going back to Michaels for the umpteenth time tonight! Are you doing silk or real flowers?
                  What's everyone doing for favors?

                  #230 becks

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                  Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:17 PM

                  No favors for us - our OOT bags are going to be filled with some more substantive things - hats mugs, picture albums, pool floats, etc, plus we'll have fans at the ceremony so we figured favors would just be more stuff to lug around.

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