oh my gosh. step away for a couple of days and the world just passes you by!!!
love the updates from everyone. it's nice to be kept in the loop on things. thanks to all.
first of all, the flowers are gorgeous, both of you!!! if anyone wants to volunteer to do mine, I'd take about a millisecond to say yes. lol Michaels has nice stuff like that??? wow.
we're using Tai Flora. our total shouldn't be more than $200 is what I've been told. my bouquet is free (I think. I'm still deciding on that one) but we only need a FG posey (she's only 4), a MOH bouquet, one MIL wrist corsage and 3 bouts. plus we're doing sand separately that is $70 and I think we're also doing a fresh flower cake top. TBD on that one. I was told if we don't take the free bouquet you get $25 towards whatever else you want. but I defintely was never told about a vendors fee so there better not even be one!!!! you'll hear me holler all the way back here from Jamaica!!!
as to the judges fees, I was never told that tax was extra. now they're taxable???? the packages that include the judge and licence fees - note at the bottom of your info package that they "incur a tax rate of 16%". that's fine. if I have to pay tax, I pay tax. but why separately does the free package have judge fees of only 10%, not the 16% as with the other packages, when you don't even pay the judge fees directly with the higher priced packages anyway??????
did anyone decide about a first dance yet? we aren't sure about doing the gazebo thing yet. we might be as many as 16 but still not sure if its worth paying for the gazebo. if we don't has anyone heard if the dj in the disco at least clears the dance floor for you?? don't know if I'm in the mood to share the floor on that one....
we're doing the Grill restaurant, not the Italian. someone said something on my comment about it, but got it mixed up. I've confirmed the Grill already with Chandlyn for November. we have too many meat lovers in our group to go with pasta. but my comment was maybe since the Italian is really small, maybe that's why they won't confirm??? maybe the Grill is larger??? I haven't been there so don't know.
now. final bit of info. for those of you doing late in the year like us (November). we got a quote yesterday from our TA. upgrade to royal golden for everyone, tons of little extras. $1250 all in. taxes, fuel surcharges. the works. we're going with it. it's too damned good to pass up, plus we can use air miles to pay it off. means we could technically get it for 850 bucks each with the air miles certs. so hopefully it means I'll be able to start posting numbers here soon!!!!!
I'm really getting anxious to start hearing back from all the ladies that are april and may. just the reassurance that everything goes smoothly is good for the rest of us that are sitting back biting our nails off!!! jk. can't wait to see a bunch more pics!!!
our countdown is now 7 and a half months!!!