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#11 NABUMBAH

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    Posted 25 September 2006 - 06:43 PM

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    i didnt include rings, dresses, or attire...i dont even want to know the total with that.
    Yeah, I hear that. Chris is freaking over the florist & coordinator quotes. We are saving over what we would have spent on a wedding here - so at least that makes us feel [slightly] better.

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    Posted 25 September 2006 - 06:46 PM

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    Yeah, I hear that. Chris is freaking over the florist & coordinator quotes. We are saving over what we would have spent on a wedding here - so at least that makes us feel [slightly] better.
    i cute back on my flowers...it is so beautiful there that it isnt really necessary...janet had a great idea with 1 beautiful lily and candles...flowers are sooo expensive in cabo because they have to ship everything in.

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    #13 NABUMBAH

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      Posted 25 September 2006 - 06:49 PM

      I know. I want to do something relatively simple as well. I just need to get my butt in gear and get some other quotes, or see if Elena Damy will negotiate.

      #14 NHPT

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        Posted 25 September 2006 - 07:35 PM

        ok here is ours- keep in mind this is what we have budgeted- we are hoping we come out under budget:

        all apparrel (bride dress, tux, shoes, undergarments, etc): $1600
        decorations (centerpeices, candles, etc) : $500
        gifts (bridesmaids, groomsmen, and OOT bags) : $975
        flowers : $800
        photographer : $1600
        IPOD speaker, music and mic rental: $240
        reception: $3500
        cake: $400
        stationary(STD, invites, guest book): $950
        sparklers : $200
        hotel and airfare- this is being covered by matts parents as our cost of honeymoon

        GRAND TOTAL: $10, 765
        our budget os $10K so HOPEFULLY we are UNDER budget!!!!
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        #15 Janet

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          Posted 25 September 2006 - 10:04 PM

          Okay, here is the damage ladies:

          Reception (food, drinks, wine, cake, apps, tax, service charge): $7,800
          Ceremony (chairs, officiant, microphone): $700
          Attire (me and FI clothes, accessories, hair/makeup): $1,000
          Photography (bradley fraser): $600
          Music (guitar player and DJ): $1,130
          Flowers: $400
          Stationery (invites, StD, postage): $400
          Transportation (me/FI, sis/BIL, parents): $2,000
          Hotel (me/FI, sister/BIL, parents): $2,000
          Misc (day-of planner, favors, gifts, etc): $1,000

          And there goes $17,000! But my budget was $20K, so if I really come in under, my parents give me $3K cash!!!!!!!!! (That is totally my incentive here to stay under budget. And yes I am spoiled rotten :) )

          #16 felicity

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            Posted 26 September 2006 - 01:40 AM

            okay...Am I crazy?! I thought I was planning an intimate affair that was going to be fairly reasonable....Is that just crazy I was hoping to keep it under $10k. Am I just a newly engaged gal seeing stars Stop me now if I am!!! Help!! I starting to think I'm in over my head here!

            #17 Janet

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              Posted 26 September 2006 - 07:55 AM

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              okay...Am I crazy?! I thought I was planning an intimate affair that was going to be fairly reasonable....Is that just crazy I was hoping to keep it under $10k. Am I just a newly engaged gal seeing stars Stop me now if I am!!! Help!! I starting to think I'm in over my head here!
              How many people are you expecting? That makes the biggest difference to your bottom line, in my opinion. Also, are you considering all-inclusive?

              #18 gkashmira

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                Posted 27 September 2006 - 04:48 PM

                Okay well a lot has changed sine my "we're not spendimg more than 10K days..." namely our guest list (parent's fault) and all the extra we WERE (operative word here) going to cut (again parent's fault) so... I really only want about 50 people there but it looks like it's going to be a lot closer to 75 or (heaven help me!) 100... estimates below are for 75

                Flight: $800
                Hotel Rooms: $960
                Flowers: $800
                Music: $1400 (hoping to for less!)
                Reception Food: $4220
                Drinks: $4000
                Cake: $750 (hopefully less if I can bring in cupcakes!)
                Invites: $500
                Decorations: $200
                Coordinator Fee: $600
                Photography & Video: $1500

                So that's $15,730 but I have a feeling after it's all said and done it'll be more like 20K... I can't remember everything in the budget right now... yikes! Especially since there's no dress/gifts table decorations... etc. etc. in there!

                Is anyone else feeling a little sick right now (Liza, I know you are!)
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                #19 gkashmira

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                  Posted 27 September 2006 - 04:54 PM

                  Felicity,
                  Janet is totally right, as long as your guest list is small and you consider an All-Inclusive I think you can do it. Just decide what's important to you and spend your money on those things... cut from the rest.

                  My plan was very much the same and I think if we had been able to do it (without before mentioned parental intervention) for about 11K for 50 people. So it can be done! The problem is not adding in the extras later!
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                  #20 gkashmira

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                    Posted 27 September 2006 - 04:56 PM

                    Karla, how many people are you having?


                    OK, I just realized that I posted three responses in a row... probably could have combined those into one! Sorrrrrrrrrrry!
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