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I finally just got a response with the flower book and the flower options that are included for free (sorry but they are so sad looking they couldnt of offered at least one decent bouquet for free)?  If anyone needs this information please send me your email. Anyway I have yet to recieve the 7 menus which you have to pick a four course

meal, you are required to select 1 Appetizer, 1 Soup, and 1 Dessert. Can anyone please email it to me @ stephanie.holyoak@fmr.com.

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Originally Posted by stephdanny View Post

I finally just got a response with the flower book and the flower options that are included for free (sorry but they are so sad looking they couldnt of offered at least one decent bouquet for free)?  If anyone needs this information please send me your email. Anyway I have yet to recieve the 7 menus which you have to pick a four course

meal, you are required to select 1 Appetizer, 1 Soup, and 1 Dessert. Can anyone please email it to me @ stephanie.holyoak@fmr.com.


I will forward you what I have shortly.  These were sent to me in March.  The flowers arent the greatest... Did you get pricing for any upgrades?


 

Originally Posted by lonz View Post

has any one here booked a makeup artist yet??? 


I am bringing my cousin.  I am too nervous to put my face into the hands of a stranger... blush2.gif


 

Originally Posted by mswhatever View Post



The runner came with the package decorations. The chair sashes I bought off ebay for about 50 cents each. 

 

It does take along time to serve dinner. However, we danced our buts off! We had a blast. It was the best reception I have ever been too and it was mine! We stayed busy the whole time. We did our speeches, the dances, the tosses in between the courses. We only paid the Dj for the last 2 hours. We had the steel drum for the first hour and the Zuriamaka Show (which is inner active with your group) for the second.  We only rented the Blue Lagoon for 4 hours but we ran over almost an hour and no one said a word. In fact they seemed almost disappointed when we ready to leave. It was off the hook. They really took care of us! Entertainment is very important for the reception. I say yes to the DJ, but I would only pay him for the time you are going to use him and use the left over money for other entertainment. The Zuriamaka show is very expensive $750, but it was so worth it!


 


I love those pics of the Zuriamaka show... your wedding looked amazing!!!!  So many decisions, so many decisions. 
 

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In re-guards to Tai Flora, I can not stress enough to get your quote directly from them. We I asked the resort for upgrade pricing it was twice as much. When Tai Flora quotes you it will be high and over the budget you give them. You have to just go through it and remove what you do not want. You have to ask them to give you credit for the resort package. But, do not do it before you get the original quote. Also, they will negotiate. They quoted me $8 each plus tax for the chivari chairs. I did not add them to my order until 10 days before my wedding. I got them for $5 each plus tax. The resort quoted me $250 for my bouquet. Tai flora quoted me $125 for my bouquet. I paid $87 to upgrade my bouquet after requesting credit for the resort package.  I learned real quick how this was going to work. Good luck but do not get frustrated. 

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Originally Posted by mswhatever View Post

 

In re-guards to Tai Flora, I can not stress enough to get your quote directly from them. We I asked the resort for upgrade pricing it was twice as much. When Tai Flora quotes you it will be high and over the budget you give them. You have to just go through it and remove what you do not want. You have to ask them to give you credit for the resort package. But, do not do it before you get the original quote. Also, they will negotiate. They quoted me $8 each plus tax for the chivari chairs. I did not add them to my order until 10 days before my wedding. I got them for $5 each plus tax. The resort quoted me $250 for my bouquet. Tai flora quoted me $125 for my bouquet. I paid $87 to upgrade my bouquet after requesting credit for the resort package.  I learned real quick how this was going to work. Good luck but do not get frustrated. 

 

I should have added a pic of the bouquet.Details-46.jpg

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Originally Posted by kasabre28 View Post



 

Hey how are you my wedding is october 29,10 and we are having about 41 people 38 have booked so far I too was very worried about this stuff so I think I have the answer to some of your questions  I have a vision of what I really wanted our cake to look like....and it was nothing like any of the photos of the cakes that was sent to me :( another concern that I had was having a one tired cake..i wanted at least two tiers  I finally got a straight answer about this cake issue the other day while speaking to Sherice (who WAS my third planner at the hotel since march)....she stated that for the

amount of people that will attend a two tiered cake is an extra $50.00 a tier.. Because I didnt like any of the cake photos I sent a photo to Nina and she promised to let me know what they can do to get as close to my photo as possible, I also presented an option B for a plain two tired  ivory colored cake and I would just bring the cake decor with me.

OOT boxes I just completed our kraft colored gable boxes when I spoke to Sherice on monday she stated that This would be a good time to start sending the supplies for our boxes by fedex.to the address that is located at the bottem of all the email sent to you by your planner ( the wedding is in 6 weeks) ...thought that might be helpful.. also GP charges $2.00 per room to distribute guest bags or gifts we have opted to give them at at a welcome get together or upon guest arrival.

Table decorations for reception

I priced some of the flower arrangements from the florist used by the hotel (the smallest ones) and they were $120-$150.00 i dont know about your wedding budget but but I didn't see a point to spend so much each??? I just did a sample last night of a center piece that came out beautiful My  colors are Peach and Ivory and we are going with a is Star Fish  theme Etc..    so I got a clear 7 1/2"X3" Vase I placed peach sand at the bottom about 3" high, then I placed clear Crystals over the sand, then i placed sea shells and a star ontop of the crystal i poured water in the vase and placed a 2 1/2" ivory floating  candle at the top :))))) let me know and I will take a photo and send the website for the supplies...sorry for the long post i'm detailed....lol



I don't think I'm going to have a cake, because I'm really not happy with what they're providing, plus it usually doesn't get eaten. I really want to have a candy bar, but was worried about transporting some of the glass candy jars. Does it seem pretty straightforward to ship to the resort through Fedex? Do you know what the costs are like? I'm also thinking of shipping some lanterns from Ikea for my centrepieces, but don't want the shipping expenses to get out of hand! Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. All the best with your wedding! You must be so excited. Right around the corner. :)

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