The photographer was $1800 and that included 3 hours with him the day of the wedding, a cd with full rights to make copies, the TTD session, and an album (but we are going to upgrade the album). I think his prices have gone up but he includes printed pictures now. He is very flexible and let us make payments.
The orchids I bought at Michael's in a stem just cut them off and put 3-4 in the bottom of the glass before we put water in the glass container and then we put a floating candle on top.
The beach chairs were for seating. I got them at our local party store called LTM. Since I had sent the welcome bags to everyone in advance with their wedding favor(b/c it was too big), I wanted them to have something on the table that they could take with them, so the chairs were perfect.
If you have any other questions, please let me know.