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#3341 mstigger

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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

    I agree that $5 pp is a rip off, but that's even what I was quoted and I was only bringing fans to go on the guest chairs and shells for the reception table. So I decided to make them work for my $$$. Now bringing table runners and chair sashes and parasols and big a** bows and glass candle holders and signs and photo booth props!!! HA, take that wedding people!!!

    Originally Posted by Feb2013 

    Thanks Allie! I was just trying to go a sort route fortunately I started organizing dinner music along with Dance music so I will keep putting it together instead of cheating and relying on Pandora! 

     

    Yeah I might give in and pay for the set up but it is so little of stuff that it seems like a rip off to pay $5 pp! 



    #3342 Maybeachbride

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      Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:40 AM

      Originally Posted by AllieH 

      They were $4.50 each for chocolate, vanilla or strawberry, all with cream cheese frosting. You do have to have a minimum - I think it was 24, but don't remember exactly.

      So Valeria just quoted my $7 per cupcake with a minimum of 10. It is crazy how inconstant the pricing is!



      #3343 LKocelko

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        Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:46 AM

        Originally Posted by mstigger 

        I agree that $5 pp is a rip off, but that's even what I was quoted and I was only bringing fans to go on the guest chairs and shells for the reception table. So I decided to make them work for my $$$. Now bringing table runners and chair sashes and parasols and big a** bows and glass candle holders and signs and photo booth props!!! HA, take that wedding people!!!

        I had provided my WC a list of all we were bringing - somewhat similar to yours, maybe a little less. She then said with "that much" it could easily be more than $5. Don't want to freak you out, but just something to keep in mind. At this poing I've decided not to worry about it, it is what it is and we'll worry about it when we're there. Allie made a good point to me earlier that there's no point stressing, because when she got down there it was less than they had been expecting/quoted.

         

        So, like Allie, I'm going to take probably $150 or $175 to our meeting with our WC. When she asks for the setup fee I'll tell her we have this much cash on us, otherwise we'll have to charge it or wait and take out more money or something. I'm hoping she'll just take the cash to make it easier.



        #3344 mstigger

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          Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:18 AM

          I intend to use Allie's tactic. I'm taking $150 to the meeting and see what happens from there. Sounds like they really worked with Allie and I really don't have that much, just sounds like a lot. I think we are cutting the parasols.

          Originally Posted by LKocelko 

          I had provided my WC a list of all we were bringing - somewhat similar to yours, maybe a little less. She then said with "that much" it could easily be more than $5. Don't want to freak you out, but just something to keep in mind. At this poing I've decided not to worry about it, it is what it is and we'll worry about it when we're there. Allie made a good point to me earlier that there's no point stressing, because when she got down there it was less than they had been expecting/quoted.

           

          So, like Allie, I'm going to take probably $150 or $175 to our meeting with our WC. When she asks for the setup fee I'll tell her we have this much cash on us, otherwise we'll have to charge it or wait and take out more money or something. I'm hoping she'll just take the cash to make it easier.



          #3345 mstigger

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            Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:25 AM

            Ok, so I have a question for those brides that have already been there, done that!

            I wasn't taking any type of glass candle holders, and now I am. How did you pack all of your things? Did you wrap them in bubble wrap and hope for the best? I got these cute holders for $1 so no biggie if they break, but just curious how you packed your fragile items and how they made the trip.

            As always, thank you -You are all so helpful!!



            #3346 mstigger

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              Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:27 AM

              Holy Crap!!!!

              $7 for a cupcake? That is insane.....insane in the membrane!!! I hope you told her what they could do with those cupcakes

              So Valeria just quoted my $7 per cupcake with a minimum of 10. It is crazy how inconstant the pricing is!

               

               



              #3347 mstigger

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                Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

                Oh, forgot that I wanted to ask if anyone has rented their ipod equipment. It's pretty pricey, but I don't think I want to buy one and lug it down there.

                She offered the small bose one for $150 for 2 hours and $50 for additional 2 hours or the bigger one with a mic for $250 for 4 hours.

                Thoughts from those that did not have a DJ?



                #3348 LKocelko

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                  Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

                  Originally Posted by mstigger 

                  Oh, forgot that I wanted to ask if anyone has rented their ipod equipment. It's pretty pricey, but I don't think I want to buy one and lug it down there.

                  She offered the small bose one for $150 for 2 hours and $50 for additional 2 hours or the bigger one with a mic for $250 for 4 hours.

                  Thoughts from those that did not have a DJ?

                  We are going to bring our iPod player with it. I couldn't justify spending a couple hundred dollars to play an iPod for our small group of 25. You can buy them so cheap nowadays, and we didn't need anything crazy since there were so few of us. We also didn't think we'd need to rent the mic and all that, since there won't be a big group of us to hear speeches and stuff. If you decide to buy one and want some sites that have good deals let me know, my FI is always looking at all that electronic stuff (that we don't need....)



                  #3349 mstigger

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                    Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:15 AM

                    I sent my STD out not long after we booked and I am just getting ready to send out the formal invites this week, which is a little over 3 months out. I would say that's just a formality, as I already know who's coming but I did all that work so they are getting mailed!!!

                    Originally Posted by JEM236 

                    Thanks Ladies!  I'm excited. A little overwhelmed but one thing at a time right?

                     

                    Since the date was just booked, my save the dates go out this week. If people will already be booking rooms, it seems redundant to send invitations but I think it is the right thing to do right?  For a regular wedding, I know you send invites around 2 months prior, but I feel like they should go out sooner? What was everyone's time frame? Was more information about the resort/wedding included or is that saved for a welcome letter?

                     

                    For brides that already had their wedding, was the EDR cool about brides sharing decor and/or bringing their own? 



                    #3350 mstigger

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                      Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:17 AM

                      Yes!!! Please share some sites. I agree it's nuts to pay so much for our group of 16 :)

                      Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

                      Originally Posted by LKocelko 

                      We are going to bring our iPod player with it. I couldn't justify spending a couple hundred dollars to play an iPod for our small group of 25. You can buy them so cheap nowadays, and we didn't need anything crazy since there were so few of us. We also didn't think we'd need to rent the mic and all that, since there won't be a big group of us to hear speeches and stuff. If you decide to buy one and want some sites that have good deals let me know, my FI is always looking at all that electronic stuff (that we don't need....)






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