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#1 ErinB

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    Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:07 PM

    I have a little dilemma. I REALLY want a bamboo arch, decorated like LC_Rachel's for my wedding. Well, the coordinator from the resort hasn't gotten back to me recently on this, so I went straight to the source, the florist the hotel uses.

    Here is the standard site:
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    I sent these inspiration pics:
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    Guess what the cost is...$800! So much for my free wedding! I really want the arch but I don't know how I can justify it! That is without the chair covers & sashes too!

    **If I have stolen your images, let me know so I can give you credit. My computer is full of wedding and ferret pics and I don't remember where they all came from!

    #2 rodent

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      Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:19 PM

      Ferret pics :)

      I imagined it would be around $800. I am using just the ocean as my backdrop. With such beautiful scenery I don't feel the need to add to it. I think the inspiration pics are beautiful, I just prefer to save the money. the ceremony will still be beautiful without it. It will look good in wedding pics, but my favorite wedding pics are rarely the ceremony ones. So to me it's just not worth it. I'm working with a little budget though so $800 is a lot.

      #3 rodent

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        Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:26 PM

        http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t15233

        this might help you decide

        #4 nikkianddean

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          Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:31 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by JamaicaBride062108
          I have a little dilemma. I REALLY want a bamboo arch, decorated like LC_Rachel's for my wedding. Well, the coordinator from the resort hasn't gotten back to me recently on this, so I went straight to the source, the florist the hotel uses.

          Here is the standard site:
          Click the image to open in full size.

          I sent these inspiration pics:
          Click the image to open in full size.


          Guess what the cost is...$800! So much for my free wedding! I really want the arch but I don't know how I can justify it! That is without the chair covers & sashes too!

          **If I have stolen your images, let me know so I can give you credit. My computer is full of wedding and ferret pics and I don't remember where they all came from!
          I would love to know where the first picture in your inspiration came from - that is GORGEOUS!!!!

          I think the standard picture is very similar to this though!!! Can you add stuff to the standard site like an a la carte decoration menu?
          http://i264.photobuc....h/IMG_1002.jpg

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          #5 rodent

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            Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:38 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by nikkianddean
            I would love to know where the first picture in your inspiration came from - that is GORGEOUS!!!!

            I think the standard picture is very similar to this though!!! Can you add stuff to the standard site like an a la carte decoration menu?
            It's an inspiration picture AmyH found.

            #6 Tobi

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              Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:48 AM

              i am not willing to pay for the arch either (more money to pay the photographer!). i think i have decided on doing a heavily petaled aisle to designate the space. i don't think i will miss it either.

              #7 crawford2B

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                Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:46 PM

                We wanted to be right on the beach and felt that the gazebo (that is Free) was something we could do at home. Minus the ocean in the back but anyway, we wanted to be right on the beach in the sand and the other option was the palm arch that is free also. It just wasn't what we wanted so we got the bamboo arch with nothing on it and was very happy. We planned on a very low budget but felt it was worth it. If you want pics let me know.

                #8 jajajaja

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                  Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:47 PM

                  While I loved our arch, I really can't say I would spend that much either. YIKES that is a steep price. However, I didn't do anything else for the ceremony- but for $800, I could come up with a whole lot of things instead.
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                  #9 ErinB

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                    Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:54 PM

                    I know right...We aren't even paying $800 for our HDs, champagne, and cake reception! for all 34 guests it will only be $600.

                    I think I might contact them again and see what $200 will get me LOL.

                    I was planning to bring down my own decor anyway so maybe I can sell it back to them...

                    #10 jajajaja

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                      Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:56 PM

                      Ours only charged $150 for it. It's crazy that it's that much of a price difference!
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