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#1541 lynne1609

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 09:20 AM

@kjb0528 Thanks for sharing your pictures, they are lovely.  

 

I think I'm just going to stick with the in house photographer.  As there will be only 4 of us for our wedding, the additional money can be used elsewhere and i'll see if I can come to some arrangement with them for more photographs than the 24 included.  I'm sure they will want to make a bit more money.

 

Jaime - I just purchased some LED table lights from Ebay which are battery operated.  Some in heart shape and and some in rose shape to go onto our table.  



#1542 kjb0528

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 09:49 AM

@KeriT21 I'll have to check her out. If you have narrowed it down to two and can't decide, I'd suggest setting up Skype interviews with them and see who's personality you mesh with better. The more comfortable you are with your photographer, the better pictures they will be able to get out of you. 

 

@JaimeCKL that wedding dress is gorgeous!! Who is the designer? It reminds me a bit of mine with the fitted top and flowy waist. BTW, I also have Thamara for our wedding coordinator. I'm still waiting to hear back on a quote for a few different flower arrangements and centerpiece options and its been about 3+ weeks. At this rate, its going to take forever to make decisions. 


@lynne1609 yeah I was happy with the photographers for the portrait sessions. For context, the non-wedding prices they quoted us was a 30 min photo shoot (ended up being about 45 mins) around the resort and $500 if we wanted to purchase all the pictures, for $550 they included 7 prints and a small album of 25 images.

 

I also found a DIY on here to make your own LED lights for the lanterns. I just bought the LEDs and i'm waiting for them to arrive to try it out. Here's the BDW's thread: http://www.bestdesti...paper-lanterns/ and here's the instruction link on Instructables for "LED Throwies": http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwies/?ALLSTEPS



#1543 lynne1609

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 09:56 AM

@kjb0528 Generally what you will find is that your WC will be answering questions to people who are getting married sooner.  It took my WC about 4 weeks to respond to me and as mine is starting to get closer I'm finding I'm getting responses faster.  It does get a little frustrating but you will get a response back soon.  If you feel it's been too long then just send a chase email.  I have Alejandra as my WC and she was the same at first but these girls have brides to see too at the venue as well as answer questions from brides to be like us. x


These are the lights I choose. I only have one table to decorate and they were relatively cheap to purchase and small enough to transport.

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#1544 kjb0528

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:00 AM

@lynne1609 yeah that's what I figured regarding response times, which is why I haven't bugged too much. I just wish they gave me a better packet of all the information I needed up front rather than having all this back and forth trying to ask for it piecemeal. 

 

Those lights look cool and will be good for the tables. I was thinking of using those DIY for lanterns just to use extra hanging lights. I still haven't figured out centerpieces yet though. I'm expecting around 50 guests so the cost of flowers for centerpieces are really adding up a lot!



#1545 JaimeCKL

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:24 AM

@kjb0528 Thanks! It is a Stella York/Essense of Australia gown. It should be in next week hopefully! 

 

@lynne1609 Those are awesome! Are you going to hang them? Is your reception at Las Olas? I have yet to see it done for a wedding so I am a little unsure of what I should be looking at.

 

Has anyone seen or had a reception at Las Olas? Is there room for dancing? We have about 30 ppl total, so I am hopeful for 1 large table.


 
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#1546 lynne1609

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:33 AM

@JaimeCKL I'm just going to have them placed on the table around my centre piece. We are having a round table for the 4 of us so there will be plenty of room. I also have personalised bunting to hang up that says MR & MRS ALLEN

Here are some pics of the table set up at Las Olas that my WC sent to me as an example.

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#1547 JenniferH114

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:39 AM

We had our reception at Las Olas with 30 people (three round tables) plus a DJ, and there was plenty of room for dancing. Las Olas was perfect for us, especially with the lighting and lanterns.



#1548 JaimeCKL

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:42 AM

@lynne1609 These are great~ Thanks!!

 

@JenniferH114 Good to know. Do you happen to have any pics from the reception? Did you do a DJ?


 
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#1549 JenniferH114

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:44 AM

Yes, we had a DJ. We also had a small table setup for the cake. There was plenty of room.

 

This is the only picture of the setup that I have on this site:

 

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#1550 JaimeCKL

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:45 AM

That is beautiful!! What were your colors? I think mine are similar!!


 
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