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#551 SgtPepperette

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    Posted 03 June 2009 - 04:58 PM

    So can I get some your guys input? We are having our wedding/reception at a "beach house" rental. Well its a few minutes from the beach. I spoke with a couple that recently rented the place and had their wedding there. And she sent me some pictures of the place. I guess Im second guessing myself now.

    Her vibe was defintely different than I think the vibe Im going for. I guess Im trying to figure out the logistics of everything. Like I want a ceremony setup, where she just had everyone stand around. And for the reception she just left the set up like it was...which it can seat about 40 people...but its sporadic seating....and lounging more than a eating setup.

    I guess Im just looking for some reassurance. Or tell me I need to get overanalyzing. It will all work out. lol

    Heres the link to her pics...

    Naples Wedding Photographer | Fort Myers Wedding Photographer | New York Wedding Photographer | Tampa Wedding Photographer | Orlando Wedding Photographer It’s our latest and greatest work, featuring weddings from Orlando, Sarasota, New York,

    Its the first one Scott and Linsey.

    Her review and everyones review of this place are so postive and highly recommended. So I probably just need to chill.

    #552 Erika J

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      Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:08 PM

      I totally love the set up in the pics!!! I think if you want a more traditional set up you could just move the furniture back a little for a cocktail area and then have the ceremony set up closest to the water. It might be a little far to walk down when you first walk down the aisle but then you have it all?? I mean will you have a rental company brining in the chairs and setting up?

      #553 SgtPepperette

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        Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:37 PM

        Well there is a gazebo type thing on the property. In the pictures of the property its to the right of the beginning of the path. Heres another picture of it....look at the bottom right picture.

        http://i25.photobuck....dingSample.jpg

        The owner of the property says everyone just had the ceremony in that spot. I think we could still do the beach if we wanted to. Its not that far of a walk, but we would have to get a special events permit and rent chairs, which is something we werent planning on doing.

        I think its all the shrubery in the pictures that is throwing me off. When I orginally looked at resorts down there I saw beautiful beaches and sand. So Im being thrown off a bit.

        #554 jamaicabride09

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          Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:43 PM

          Hey Meg,

          I plan on doing starfish wine bottle stoppers for the reception in addition to the OOT bags.

          #555 Prettyhazardous

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            Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:17 AM

            Melissa I love your wedding site, and I personally love that bride's style, but I def think that you can dress it up to your style... Are you using the same photographer that she used? I think his /her pics were awesome.

            #556 SgtPepperette

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              Posted 04 June 2009 - 01:06 PM

              Omg you guys I feel like such an IDIOT! So the owner of this house emails me a confirmation of our deposit. And the balance owed is $500 more than he orginally told me on the phone. He stated that the security deposit is additional than the quoted price he gave to me for rent for a week.

              So I asked for a breakdown. Well the price on his website is for 2 people staying in the house. He charges for each additional person. But the house is advertised to sleep 8. I find that a bit shady. He specifically said, that would be to cheap to rent for 8 people.

              Now the extra $500 is refundable but its $500 more than we expected. Nothing I can do about it now.

              So I started looking up stats on this house, and the house is actually 3000 sq ft. He advertises 1500 sq ft. The house is really 6 bedrooms, he advertises 3 bedrooms.

              HE LIVES UPSTAIRS! He never told me that! So he will be home while we are there. The ad does say ground level home. But I didnt think that was one floor be rented!

              I feel so dumb! And upset! So now I can just tough it out, or be out of $1300.

              Actually I feel like a complete IDIOT. I knew the price was to good to be true.

              #557 SgtPepperette

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                Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:51 AM

                Okay ladies Im over my first bridezilla moment. LOL I can make this work. I really wanted our ceremony on the beach but it looks like the beach may be a little bit of a hike from the house. So taking chairs and amplified music would be probably out of the question. So not sure if we are going to make the walk out there and have everyone stand, or just do it on the property with the gazebo type thing. My finance thinks that is the best idea. But I so wanted the beach.

                Ive been also looking at the seashell bouquets on etsy. I love them. I dont think Im creative enough to DIY it, so may just buy one off one of the esty sellers.

                #558 Erika J

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                  Posted 08 June 2009 - 12:51 PM

                  Hey Girls,

                  What are you doing for flowers for your mom and FI's mom? Corsages? Pin on or wrist? I can help to thing prom when I see corsages, anyone have any good inspriration pics?

                  #559 Jess

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                    Posted 08 June 2009 - 01:01 PM

                    Hey Erika - I'm actually having them hold small bouquets (smaller than the bridesmaids)...the wedding coordinator recommended it as corsages are kind of old fashioned and I think it is actually a cute idea!

                    #560 Erika J

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                      Posted 08 June 2009 - 01:11 PM

                      I do like that idea, I wonder if it costs more or if you can just do it instead of a corsage, the reason being I have 4 included in my package.




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