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#821 jenn4285

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    Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:40 AM

    I had a private dinner and reception for 38 people, and I went with the FREE Wedding package so that i could choose my own flowers versus having the lil bunch of flowers they would give you. I also had 6 Bridesmaids bouquets, 6 groomsmen bout, and 2 parents corsages/boutineres...plus everything else. I chose the free wedding package as the upgraded packages didn't give me the same choice for picking my own decor/flowers so instead of paying $1275-$1750+ for one of the other packages, I decided to pay for my decor myself and get what i wanted and go with the $500 "free" wedding pkg...there were no extra benefits that i could see from those other packages. Not when you do a private dinner/reception.  Here is my break down from Jan's Florist: Also note that i used my Bridesmaids bouquets as the centre pieces for the dinner & reception...I just added 4 candles around each and rented the vases from Jan's ...worked perfectly. Simple but beautiful color and multi -use :)

    You would have less costs if you have a smaller bridal party then I did, cause I had flower costs for 14 bridal party members. FYI - The florist bills you through the wedding co-ordinator at the Riu...they don't settle any money directly, which is very convenient.

    Florist/Decor invoice/total -  $1511  

    Bridal Party requirements:
    • 1 Bridal Bouquet â€“ Handheld using pink & orange roses, orange gerberas & a few white calla lilly                                                                                                           $120.00
    • 1 Groom’s Bout using pink rose with orange & ivory orchid blooms        $  12.00
    • 6 Bridesmaids bouquets – using mainly pink & orange roses with ivory orchids
    & green hypericum berries @ $60                                                                            $ 360.00
    • 6 groomsmen boutonniere using a orange rose @ $10                              $  60.00
    • 1 MOB Corsage – wristlet using orchid blooms @ $15                                $  15.00
    • 1 Father of Bride Boutonniere using orchid blooms @ $10                        $  10.00
    ​                                                                                                                      Sub Total: $577.00 Ceremony Requirements:
    • 38 Chair sashes  @ $2                                                                                                 $76.00
    • Rose petals for aisle runner --colors are hot pink, tangerine orange
          and pomegranate                                                                                                           $100.00                       
    • Gazebo decorated with White tulle and 2 Floral arrangements for                  $350.00

    Beach Gazebo

    • White  aisle runner - rental                                                                                        $  30.00
    ​                                                                                                                                 Sub Total: $556.00 Reception Requirements:
    • 6 cylinder vase to holders for bridesmaids bouquets  as centre pieces@ $5  $  30.00
    • 24 votives with orange ribbon @ $2                                                                           $  48.00
    • 4 for guest tables and 2 for the head table
    • Gazebo floral pieces along with two bouquets to serve as floral decoration

     for head table of 14pax.

    • Pool deck draped with fairy light , pink & white lanterns                                      $300.00
    ​                                                                                                                                    Sub Total: $378.00                                                                            TOTAL PACKAGE COST (USD)                        $1511.00

    thanks soooo much for allll your help!

    #822 Yassy

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      Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:56 AM

      Originally Posted by Lucy79 

      That's awesome! Hopefully it won't be too windy and blow the runner and petals away. LOL! i think it will look very romantic.  Do you have a colour theme in mind?

      Well, four of my bridesmaids are wearing a smokey grey colour and then my MOH is wearing blush pink...so the tie backs for the chairs will be grey and then the rose petals will be mostly blush pink with some fuschia and then I'll have the same colour scheme for the bouquets and flower arrangements.  I'm contemplating doing an arch with flowers and drapings instead of using the gazebo as it's only $180 for that option with Jan's Flowers.  How about yourself???

       

      Yassy



      #823 jenn4285

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        Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:29 AM

        Originally Posted by Yassy 

        Well, four of my bridesmaids are wearing a smokey grey colour and then my MOH is wearing blush pink...so the tie backs for the chairs will be grey and then the rose petals will be mostly blush pink with some fuschia and then I'll have the same colour scheme for the bouquets and flower arrangements.  I'm contemplating doing an arch with flowers and drapings instead of using the gazebo as it's only $180 for that option with Jan's Flowers.  How about yourself???

         

        Yassy

        Colour scheme sounds beautiful!



        #824 Lucy79

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          Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:30 PM

          Originally Posted by Yassy 

          Well, four of my bridesmaids are wearing a smokey grey colour and then my MOH is wearing blush pink...so the tie backs for the chairs will be grey and then the rose petals will be mostly blush pink with some fuschia and then I'll have the same colour scheme for the bouquets and flower arrangements.  I'm contemplating doing an arch with flowers and drapings instead of using the gazebo as it's only $180 for that option with Jan's Flowers.  How about yourself???

           

          Yassy

          I'm torn actually.  i like the idea of silvery purple and a light grey.  but I also like the idea of pink/fusia/white.  Am I in trouble that i haven't figured that out and booked the florist yet? I just confirmed the date and I'm working on the group rate and booking with the travel agent.  Do they need a lot of notice? We're 6 months out and I am starting to realize that I have a lot to do.  



          #825 KDoyle

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            Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:41 PM

            Originally Posted by Lucy79 

            I'm torn actually.  i like the idea of silvery purple and a light grey.  but I also like the idea of pink/fusia/white.  Am I in trouble that i haven't figured that out and booked the florist yet? I just confirmed the date and I'm working on the group rate and booking with the travel agent.  Do they need a lot of notice? We're 6 months out and I am starting to realize that I have a lot to do.  

            Hi Lucy, I booked my florist with only 6 weeks left AND I changed some stuff right up to 2 weeks before the wedding date ...you have a ton of time ;) I had 6 Bridesmaids, centre pieces, decor etc...so it was alot of stuff....they are good with arranging even 2 days before so no worries there :)



            #826 alyce1101

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              Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:19 PM

              Hi KDoyle! Did you have a DJ? If so, was he good?

              #827 KDoyle

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                Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:35 PM

                Hi KDoyle! Did you have a DJ? If so, was he good?

                Hi alyce, we paid to rent the equipment only, but the dj who's equipment it was stayed with it so he watched over things but in all honesty, I had put a playlist together and it worked perfectly!

                #828 Lucy79

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                  Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:55 AM

                  Originally Posted by KDoyle 

                  Hi Lucy, I booked my florist with only 6 weeks left AND I changed some stuff right up to 2 weeks before the wedding date ...you have a ton of time ;) I had 6 Bridesmaids, centre pieces, decor etc...so it was alot of stuff....they are good with arranging even 2 days before so no worries there :)

                  That is a relief to know! Thanks KDoyle!



                  #829 Yassy

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                    Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:49 AM

                    Originally Posted by Lucy79 

                    I'm torn actually.  i like the idea of silvery purple and a light grey.  but I also like the idea of pink/fusia/white.  Am I in trouble that i haven't figured that out and booked the florist yet? I just confirmed the date and I'm working on the group rate and booking with the travel agent.  Do they need a lot of notice? We're 6 months out and I am starting to realize that I have a lot to do.  

                     

                     

                    Originally Posted by KDoyle 

                    Hi Lucy, I booked my florist with only 6 weeks left AND I changed some stuff right up to 2 weeks before the wedding date ...you have a ton of time ;) I had 6 Bridesmaids, centre pieces, decor etc...so it was alot of stuff....they are good with arranging even 2 days before so no worries there :)

                    Yes, I agree with KDoyle...you still have plenty of time:)  Just make sure you've booked your flight/hotel and the wedding day/time (with the resort) and get your documents together (passports and Long Form Birth Certificates),  and the rest should all fall into place!  I am also approx. 5-6 months away from my wedding date, so I understand your nervousness!  I like the colours schemes that you are considering, but I guess it will depend on what look you are going for...modern/edgy and chic would be the silvery purple and light grey and vibrant and tropical would be the pink, fuschia, and white....both looks would be gorgeous!



                    #830 Yassy

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                      Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:24 AM

                      Originally Posted by KDoyle 

                       

                      Hey Yassy, So sorry I'm late getting back to you, I had a ridiculously busy week and weekend last week!! Soooo wishing I was back in Jamaica right now. lol

                       

                      I can't remember what time the beach party started or ended - I had it the night of our welcome dinner and we got there after it had started -- it was probably around 8:30pm though when it started and it went for quite some time --I want to say til around 11-11:30ish.... the disco is open after 11pm though ...although I'm not a huge fan of the disco there. 

                       

                      We didn't end up hiring the DJ but I rented the system for the 4 hrs...I got it for $150/hr from Keisha and Patricia honored it. I did it for the 4 hrs because our first dance, speeches, toast, and father/daughter dance were all throughout dinner & dessert...I wanted the last 2 hrs to dance/party! :) Also I negotiated staying til 11pm with Keisha --- at no extra cost.  You could totally use an ipod dock for background music if you want for dinner ...but if you want the Mic then I would just rent it for the extra 2hrs. If your at semi private dinner in a restaurant thought then you won't be allowed to play ipod dock or have a Mic. 

                       

                      Let me know if you have any extra questions, Im happy to help. 

                      Kerry

                       

                      Hey Kerry,

                       

                      Thanks for responding:)  I'm not sure if you've already mentioned this, but did you have your reception poolside?  Or at the Plantation restaurant?  I think you said you did the Private Poolside reception, but I just want to make sure, as I love how your reception looked:) 

                       

                      Thanks!!!

                      Yassy






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