I am so glad I decided to check back on this forum and there is activity!!! Soo much information as well! Planner1 was prompt at first and sent their contract and suggestions...which of course I had a few questions regarding but I am receiving no response to my emails. @MissFrench do you find Maya Florals more responsive.
Good Luck April Wedding Brides!!!
Hi @ShannonK! Yes, Marvin at Maya Florals is very responsive and a pleasure to work with. He just told me that unfortunately the only contract he has with Secrets allows him to provide flowers only... I'm going to email Cecilia about this because I don't know if I want to work with Planner 1... While I understand P1 is a very busy company, it concerns me that it takes 2 weeks to respond to an email with questions.
If I do use P1 it will be for the woven aisle runner mats and organza drapery for the beach ceremony (which Marvin said he could provide) and string lighting at the reception. The cost of the mats that P1 quoted me is $232, $464 for the organza drapery, and $700 for the lights not including set up fees and freight. Marvin quoted me $150 for the aisle mats and $200 for the organza drapery but I'm not sure if that's including the 16% tax that P1 is charging or setup and delivery. Either way, if I have Marvin provide the mats and draperies it's over $200 in savings that I could apply towards extra flowers or something else.
I haven't decided if it's worth the extra money to have all of these little 'extras' since we're already spending more than I had planned and SM is sooooo beautiful just as is!