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#11 sherryl_joy

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    Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:41 PM

    No worries, I am still looking around, although TWJ would be my number one choice right now. I am still cutting down on the package, not really wanting to pay $5000 for just a ceremony...however, that rate is all-inclusive of the ceremony site, for 60 guests, mini reception with cake and open bar for 2 hours after ceremony at th site, 7 bouquets for the bridal party, 7 boutounnieres for groom and groomsmen, flowers for both sets of parents, transportation for all guests to and from the site and pictures. Overall, I thought it was a decent price but I will be cutting it down to what I feel I really need.

    I appreciate everyone's advice and as I am still currently shopping around, any other helpful tips, ideas or suggestions are more than welcome!

    Sherryl

    #12 ~Debra~

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      Posted 09 May 2009 - 12:40 AM

      Sheryl, when I PM'd you back I didn't include any info about TWJ. Sorry but I did want to mention that when I got the breakdown from TWJ for each thing, I found some stuff to be more expensive then going off on my own and finding vendors for the specific things that I wanted. For example, I want an all Rose bouquet and TWJ quoted me 90.00 and Floral Fantasies quoted me 65.00. Also, the transportation that TWJ charges is 15/pp while Lees' Tours charges 7.00. So I would definitely seek out other vendors in order to get the best price. Also since I'm using Evitas for my reception, the owner Eva has been very helpful in finding vendors. She found my vendors for my cake as well as the DJ. The only thing I'm really using TWJ for is the actual wedding ceremony because the look of the ceremony is very important to me and for the price I feel like I'm getting a deal. They are also doing my wedding video.

      #13 sherryl_joy

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        Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:45 AM

        Thanks so much..some of the things you suggested, I probably would never have even thought of!

        I think I will definitely go with what you're both suggesting, Debra and Maureen. It sounds like I am being quoted much higher rates than the ones you got, Debra because it is $20/person for round-trip transportation and yes, they broke down the prices for certain things I wanted like how much flowers for for each person would cost (i.e. bridesmaid bouquets and boutonnieres).

        The only real reason I want to use TWJ is to help plan/decorate my ceremony as I want to hold a religious ceremony at the Grand Oceanfront...does anyone know of other vendors or coordinators that can access or be able to book that site?

        Thanks!!

        #14 jamaica2010ms

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          Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:47 PM

          I'm considering doing an off-site wedding.....how do you find out about locations? Is it best to contact a WC and get photo suggestions sent? That said, which WC would be best for this?

          #15 OchoRioBride82409

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            Posted 01 June 2009 - 02:43 PM

            It's nice to see that someone else is using Almarie, I've heard all good things about her. But, I still have mixed feeling about sending money so far away from home. Do you know anyone who has actually had their wedding with through TWJ? How were you referred or did you just find her through the internet?
            THIS IS GOOD STUFF!

            #16 sherryl_joy

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              Posted 10 June 2009 - 09:32 PM

              I've heard Almarie mentioned from various members here who have used her and they have all had nothing but good things to say. Then, when I went on her website to request some info on pricing, she's been very good at responding back quickly and providing me with very detailed information on the things I wanted.

              Granted, I haven't actually officially signed with her yet so I know how you feel about trusting someone so far away when it comes to money...there have been other members who have used her so I think it's been okay since I haven't heard/read of any complaints with regards to payment.




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