Awe Thanks Dania! You are too sweet
Ok, so here are the answers to your questions:
-What wedding package did you choose?
I ended up going with the 2011 Aqua package (modified of course). I originally had the 2010 but nearly flipped when I realized it wasn't open bar and I was going to be paying out the A** to add that on, so thankfully Lauren Harder told me about the option to switch to the 2011 package, which worked out pretty well.
-I love your bouquet, how much did you pay for it? also, the centerpieces are amazing, how much did you pay for them?
Bouquet was $180 + tax. I brought the starfish bouquet jewelry with me... I left it with Leni De Los Santos in the romance office, so if they still have them and you don't want to buy them (they were pretty expensive, I bought 10) I'd ask her if that is an option
My centerpieces for the cocktail hour were $15 each + tax, and we ended up having 5 tables. I brought my own seashells for these, again I left those there too. I went with the fake orchids for these since they were way cheaper and you really couldn't tell the difference.
My centerpieces for the reception were $185 each + tax. This covered the flowers and the 4 candles on the sides with sand (I brought the seashells for these as well). I also added 4 cymbidium orchids on each table at $15 a piece + tax.
Our sweetheart table centerpiece was $125 + tax.
-They did a great job with your hair. Did they also do makeup? were you happy with it?
I loved my hair too! It actually turned out way better than the picture that I brought. The hair and makeup are included as part of the 2011 aqua package. I did do a trial run of both though, I forget how much that was, maybe $120 total for both? Kayla did both my hair and makeup. She was amazing. I thought I was a perfectionist, but she definitely was moreso than I was!
-What was the total cost for your wedding?
Total cost, its hard to say. It depends on what all you want to include here. We had outside guests, we extended the reception an extra hour, we had a violinist, a guitar trio, and a DJ. I also added things like the chocolate fountain, christmas lights on the columns, colored aisle runner, bows on all of the chairs at the ceremony. I also had a lot of things shipped like favors and out of town guest bags (beach bags with beach towels). We also had 40 guests (including ourselves). I'm not sure how many you are having. For everything (including our week-long stay), it was definitely less than $20K. If you want a line by line detail of what all my stuff cost, PM me and I'd be happy to send to you.
I hope this helps