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#7571 taylorwd

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    Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:00 PM

    Lindz, LOVE those pictures!!!! My favorites are 5116, 5317 and 5339. You look hot in all your pictures (you're going to be a GORGEOUS bride!) but I especially love that pink outfit. Nice!!

    Onto the photog issue: Really, what's up with blocking you on fb Who does that to a client? I agree with all the advice you've already gotten. You need to be very firm, possibly threatening, and get something back out of her. The only possible reason I could think of for her behavior is that May is probably one of the busiest, if not the busiest, wedding month where you are. At least it is here in Texas. I've been having a similar, though not nearly as difficult, situation with the photog who did my boudoir, and it's because she's overwhelmed and overbooked herself.

    Do you live near her? Does she have a studio where you can pay her a visit?

    #7572 taylorwd

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      Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:09 PM

      Okay Lindz, I'm gonna temporarily jump back on the To Do bandwagon. See Amy, this is why you should be soooooo grateful your AHR is being planned for you! Do you have a lot of Vegas planning you need to do?

      Taylorwd's To Do's
      1. Finalize head count
      2. Finalize with the baker
      3. Order keg
      4. Price a margarita machine
      5. Order banner
      6. Put together a wedding slideshow
      7. Put together playlist
      8. Decide on a guestbook
      9. Brainstorm the menu
      10. Finalize with the rental company
      11. Make final decision on renting a van/driver
      12. Find a cook

      #7573 meghan

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        Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:37 PM

        I still don't have programs made and I don't know what info I should put on them....what did you put on your programs or what are you planning on saying....

        #7574 KittenHeart

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          Posted 29 May 2010 - 12:26 AM

          Wendy, haha! Yeah but now I'm truly missing planning, I feel bored and confused, LOL :) I can't believe my reception is tomorrow... I literally have NO idea what it will look like and who's coming, how crazy is that?

          Vegas - I just applied for our marriage license online yesterday. I already booked the rooms, the Elvis chapel and package and our flights.

          I will add this to the to do list:

          Book party bus for transport to and from the hotel to the chapel
          Get final list of who's coming to Vegas
          Book hair and makeup appointment with MGM
          Find shoes for dress
          Make invites for Vegas wedding
          Figure out if anything else should be done for this...

          YAY!

          #7575 chong

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            Posted 30 May 2010 - 01:32 AM

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            Originally Posted by taylorwd
            Wow that's a lot of money, Chong, just for that!! Mine and my MOHs bouquets were 50 each. Even though they were the same price, mine was much much larger. Huge really. The boutonnieres were 25 each. Same with corsages for the moms. You must be getting some really stellar flowers! I know they raise prices every year but the price you gave seems a little out of control. If you throw in all the decoration flowers I could see it, but for just your stuff, no way!
            I agree. I am not getting anything special. Maybe few of the orchids in the bouquet is making the price sky high. I need to look into this little bit more.

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by meghan
            That seems like a lot for flowers! like wendy, my bouquets are $50 (and mine is included in my package). I am just getting regular tropical flowers. Maybe if you are getting different flowers it might cost more, but $1000 seems like a lot.
            Another $50 bouquet. Did you pick on from the LOMAS website?

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            Originally Posted by KittenHeart
            No you're not... I got quoted for ALL flowers including centerpiece stems $5,000... granted, I wanted orchids for pretty much everything and didn't pick from the Loma's list of what's offered so I turned to real touch and paid $700 for the lot... all bouquets, bouts, corsages, cake flowers, 3 centerpiece stems per table and shipping. BEST decision ever! Everyone was so impressed with the flowers, the girls all have them in vases in their homes now.
            wow... $5000. I would've had a heart attack if they showed me that price. $1000 is not in my budget for flowers. I have to check out the silk flowers...

            I didn't know that your flowers were silk flowers. I am really impressed. Never known that they were silk flowers if you hadn't tell. I've been looking but I wasn't sure. My mom is big on real flowers but I am just too cheap to spend that much money on the real flowers.

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            Originally Posted by amandamarieb
            Take a deep breath and look at Lomas options. I had originally sent a ton of pictures of lfowers that I wanted and they quoted me outrageous numbers. I decided to go with some flowers that are on Lomas list. (And I have seen flowers that some of the other girls have gotten there and they have been stunning, really beyond my expectations.)

            They are charging me $60 for each bridesmaids bouquet and $30 for each of the guys. I am splurgin on my flowers and getting the ones I want. That will be about $300. So all in all around $600.

            I thought about silk but I couldnt find anything other thanlily's and orchids. I want more traditional ivory roses and green hydranges so silk is out for me.
            Haha... yeah, that sounds about right. My WC thinks the flower cost will be much higher than what I am expecting...

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            Originally Posted by KittenHeart
            Really? Even sharon nagassar designs, Silk bridal bouquets, silk weddings, Custom orders, Latex, Real Touch, Natural Touch & Floramatique Silk Wedding Flowers ?

            She has any flower you could possible think of! I still can't believe how real they look and feel.
            Thanks for the info!

            Chong

            #7576 chong

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              Posted 30 May 2010 - 01:45 AM

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              Originally Posted by thefuturemrslutz
              Ok girls, if you guys want to see my engagement pics...

              Go to Lauren Harris Photography and click "enter site." Then click "client proofing." Then UNDER "enter password," type nola and click "submit." There a TON!!! Oh, and you can totally tell how nervous we were in the first few, but they get better as you go through them. Her blog website is Lauren Harris Photography, but she has not posted on her blog yet, so you will have to go through all 500 pics.
              Wow... I love your e-pictures. it's unique!!! You guys look so cute together :)

              And about your photog... I hope everything works out. Maybe she is truly busy. Though that does not give her excuse not returning your call/email and not returning your GPS. She is super shady. At the end I do hope it's worth all this :)

              Chong

              #7577 dstinationdrmr

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                Posted 31 May 2010 - 12:04 AM

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                Originally Posted by taylorwd
                LOL, this doesn't surprise me one bit! At one point my WC said we were confirmed to have our reception at Spoon. My response was, "Um, Spoon? Isn't Spoon at Azul Sensatori? We're getting married at Azul Beach!" I used to ask her all kinds of detailed questions about the resort which she was never able to answer. Turns out she'd been on a tour of AB a couple of times but had never spent any real time there and has never stayed there. No wonder she wasn't familiar with the layout!!



                This is for sure one of the most frustrating things to deal with, but if you have the facts up front about who you can and cannot have (which so many of us didn't!), then you can get past it pretty quickly. Having a Karisma wedding is so wonderful! -- except for this one issue.

                I know, Wendy, I think we should all move to Miami after our weddings and become WCs so the future brides have more knowledgeable people to work with. After all, once its all over you guys are pros!!



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                Originally Posted by KittenHeart
                I got all 1,125 of my pro pix today and spent the entire day going through them at work... I've felt giddy and floaty allll day long, like reliving my wedding day all over again... I'm so jealous of you B2B's, you are going to have the time of your lives!

                My AHR/Cocktail Reception party is this Friday... my friends are planning and throwing it and it's so strange to be in the dark and not have to organize everything, my Type A part of my personality is freaking out a bit. :)

                I don't even know who's coming!

                Luckily I have some things to do for my Vegas wedding which I'm stoked about. I have about 25 or so people coming to that.

                Uhhh, jealous of us?! I'm jealous of your 3 weddings! Especially, the Vegas wedding and the Hangover Suite...I'm definitely envious. I love Vegas as wish I could do something there too. Maybe for our anniversary since everyone is crying broke already. If you don't mind me asking, how much is the suite costing you?


                Quote:
                Originally Posted by KittenHeart
                Yeah Nicole's right... when I was there they said 16 course meal but they are tiny and unique. I tried making reservations twice when I was there and they were all booked up and they told me you had to make reservations 3 days prior.
                Does anyone know if you can make reservations at Le Chique before you check in? I know it's a long shot but I really want the experience.


                Quote:
                Originally Posted by thefuturemrslutz
                Ok my photographer...I need advice!!
                So, here is the deal. My photographer is AMAZING!! SO SO SO talented...AND we just clicked!! Well, I feel like she has really flaked on me...I can't get her to respond to emails or texts or phone calls or anything, and I don't know what to do. I will get a random text every few weeks that says she is soooo sorry she hasn't posted the pics...blah blah blah...and will send me the pics and other things "first thing monday morning." Then I never hear from her. Also, this is so stupid, but it just confirms her flakiness to me. She borrowed my garmin to get back to the airport for our enagement pics 1 MONTH ago. Well, I have given her my fed ex acct number and address and everything like 5 times. She keeps saying she forgets to send it, and now just won't respond to me. Like, I said, I know this is dumb to worry about, but it just seems really shady on top of everything else. Get what I am saying? And in my job (I drive about 300-400 miles everyday all over the state of Alabama), a Garmin to me is equivalent to a hair dresser not having a blow dryer! haha It is almost impossible to get around these tiny towns everyday without one. I had to go buy a new one. So, to make a long story even longer, here is the bottom line: I am spending more money on my pictures than I can even stomach. Paying her fee, her travel, her travel to NOLA for engagement pics, etc etc etc etc has gotten WAAAAY out of control. BUT it is worth it to me. However, this shadiness is scaring me to death!!!!!! What would you guys do? And she blocked me on facebook from seeing her status updates. Ok, that sounds so stalker-like, but it is true...

                Lindz, that sucks. I don't care how busy you are, if you are a business person that can't get to emails, you shouldn't give your email address out or hire a temp to answer them for you. Better yet, if she is just busy there are those automated messages that can go out saying such (I get them from my WC all the time, lol). I don't feel that's an excuse. And blocking you on fb....just shady. Let us know how that email goes (if she responds), but I would definitely have to come to some type of agreement with her before booking her plane ticket, etc to Mexico. There is still time to find someone else if she doesn't get her act together and I would stress that to her. She should definitely take into consideration the fact that brides are overly emotional and get back to you for that reason alone. Also, I would deduct the price of the Garmin from her final payment if you haven't already paid in full. My conscience wouldn't allow me to keep my mom's Garmin nevertheless a client's!!

                #7578 dstinationdrmr

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                  Posted 31 May 2010 - 12:12 AM

                  Meredith's To-Do-List

                  1. go to Hobby Lobby and get boxes, flowers, ribbon, wrapping paper and rhinestones for centerpieces
                  2. order FI's ring
                  3. insure my ring
                  4. decide on wedding insurance (to buy or not to buy)
                  5. simple table decor for cocktail party
                  6. order flower girl/ring bearer tees
                  7. come up with items for ring bearer's gift bag
                  8. think of ideas for aisle decor
                  9. ORDER/MAKE INVITATIONS!!!!

                  #7579 dstinationdrmr

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                    Posted 31 May 2010 - 12:15 AM

                    So, is anyone or has anyone purchased wedding insurance. I kinda feel like most travel insurances won't help me in terms of hurricanes/natural disaster so I looked up wedding insurance which isn't that expensive but is it necessary? What are your thoughts?

                    #7580 dstinationdrmr

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                      Posted 31 May 2010 - 12:36 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by thefuturemrslutz
                      Ok girls, if you guys want to see my engagement pics...

                      Go to Lauren Harris Photography and click "enter site." Then click "client proofing." Then UNDER "enter password," type nola and click "submit." There a TON!!! Oh, and you can totally tell how nervous we were in the first few, but they get better as you go through them. Her blog website is Lauren Harris Photography, but she has not posted on her blog yet, so you will have to go through all 500 pics.
                      Your pics came out fab! It would definitely be a shame to have to dissolve your business relationship with her so I hope it all works out. I especially like the ones @ The Columns (love their drinks also, lol) and I love those pumps. Cute, cute, cute!!!




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