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#241 agm04

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    Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:55 AM

    Kristin everything was beautiful!  I can't wait to see more!



    #242 kkb4987

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      Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

      Thanks girls!  I'm here and happy to answer any questions you have (like I said.....I really needed the help myself)!  :)

       

      Royal Palms:  I worked with Karl Ashmore.  We did an open bar for 2 hours, at $15 US per person/hour.  Then added in a few appetizers (around $30/dozen).  Not too pricey for what we got actually!  After the two hours, we just stayed at the bar and drank and danced. Then walked home to the Marriott and South Bay Condos.  Such an amazing night!  :)

       

      Let me know if I can help anymore!  :)

       

      Kristin
       



      #243 uhura526

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        Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

        Originally Posted by kkb4987 

        Thanks girls!  I'm here and happy to answer any questions you have (like I said.....I really needed the help myself)!  :)

         

        Royal Palms:  I worked with Karl Ashmore.  We did an open bar for 2 hours, at $15 US per person/hour.  Then added in a few appetizers (around $30/dozen).  Not too pricey for what we got actually!  After the two hours, we just stayed at the bar and drank and danced. Then walked home to the Marriott and South Bay Condos.  Such an amazing night!  :)

         

        Let me know if I can help anymore!  :)

         

        Kristin
         

        Thanks Krisitn for the information! I have been in touch with Karl at Royal Palms and they are quite reasonable. So I'm working with them to have my welcome party there.  That was really the last thing I really needed to work on because everything else is handled and booked.  I cannot wait to see your pro pics.  Again, you looked lovely! I love your dress and hair accessory too. Congrats



        #244 kkb4987

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          Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

          One last piece:  My wedding video for anyone interested!  Good luck planning girls!

           

          https://vimeo.com/56453545



          #245 agm04

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            Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

            Hey ladies,

             

            Who are you all using for cake?  Just the venue?  I just put down a deposit with The Cake Studio.  I'm finding that choosing a cake design is one of the tougher decisions for me.  How silly.



            #246 uhura526

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              Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:48 AM

              Originally Posted by agm04 

              Hey ladies,

               

              Who are you all using for cake?  Just the venue?  I just put down a deposit with The Cake Studio.  I'm finding that choosing a cake design is one of the tougher decisions for me.  How silly.

              I am just using Hemingways to do the catering which includes the cake.  The Cake Studio has beautiful cakes!  I can see how you may have trouble deciding 



              #247 agm04

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                Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

                Originally Posted by uhura526 

                I am just using Hemingways to do the catering which includes the cake.  The Cake Studio has beautiful cakes!  I can see how you may have trouble deciding 

                Ah ok - thanks!  I almost did the same thing and was going to have mine made at LUCA, but they're actually a little more expensive there, so I went the other way.  Your wedding is getting SO CLOSE!  How are you feeling about everything?



                #248 uhura526

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                  Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

                  Originally Posted by agm04 

                  Ah ok - thanks!  I almost did the same thing and was going to have mine made at LUCA, but they're actually a little more expensive there, so I went the other way.  Your wedding is getting SO CLOSE!  How are you feeling about everything?

                  I feel okay about everything so far. I guess.  I haven't really done anything to do with the wedding lately, I just took a step back over the holidays and just enjoyed time with family and friends. I can't really do a lot more at this point without a headcount and at this point, I have no idea what the ballpark might be.

                   

                  My biggest stress right now is the RSVP hell I am swimming in at the moment.  Everything you have heard and read on various message boards is true; people do not RSVP!  I made it really easy too.  I have RSVP capability on our website and I provided a card with stamped envelope.  I only got a few of those back so far and some people I had to prompt to do it via the website. Some of my mom's friends have simply called her and told her they were coming but did not RSVP to me.  Due date is January 18th.   I have gotten official RSVP from approx 40 percent of my guest list as of today.



                  #249 agm04

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                    Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

                    Originally Posted by uhura526 

                    I feel okay about everything so far. I guess.  I haven't really done anything to do with the wedding lately, I just took a step back over the holidays and just enjoyed time with family and friends. I can't really do a lot more at this point without a headcount and at this point, I have no idea what the ballpark might be.

                     

                    My biggest stress right now is the RSVP hell I am swimming in at the moment.  Everything you have heard and read on various message boards is true; people do not RSVP!  I made it really easy too.  I have RSVP capability on our website and I provided a card with stamped envelope.  I only got a few of those back so far and some people I had to prompt to do it via the website. Some of my mom's friends have simply called her and told her they were coming but did not RSVP to me.  Due date is January 18th.   I have gotten official RSVP from approx 40 percent of my guest list as of today.

                    What is wrong with people?!  I think once in my life I've failed to return an RSVP card (I think I lost it in a mail pile) and I still called the bride and was embarrassed that I hadn't sent it back.  I also put the capability on the website, and hoped that it helped, but sounds like it doesn't fix the problem!  Ah well good to know I guess?

                     

                    It must be so frustrating waiting for the to-dos that require a final head count.  Keep me posted!



                    #250 uhura526

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                      Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

                      Originally Posted by agm04 

                      What is wrong with people?!  I think once in my life I've failed to return an RSVP card (I think I lost it in a mail pile) and I still called the bride and was embarrassed that I hadn't sent it back.  I also put the capability on the website, and hoped that it helped, but sounds like it doesn't fix the problem!  Ah well good to know I guess?

                       

                      It must be so frustrating waiting for the to-dos that require a final head count.  Keep me posted!

                      I have no idea what is wrong with people. I mean, the website RSVP was supposed to be easier, but it seems the only people that have used it were our friends.  I got a few cards in the mail but most of the RSVPing has been done via word of mouth (and most of those have been a "no").  Basically, it's going to come down to having to contact everyone individually who has not RSVP'd. *sigh*  Will keep you posted!  When are you sending out your invites?






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