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#1741 JA2012

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    Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:14 AM

    @Lkocelko - I saved on flowers by using fakes wherever I could that no one would actually be able to touch them.

    ie: I bought silk rose petals for the aisle from Justartifacts.com. They cost $4.99 for 1800 petals. I bought two pks just in case. I'm also using silk flowers for my centrepieces. I am doing submerged flowers in a tall vase with a candle on top. If guests want to get burned they can go ahead and stick their hand in the vase. Lol...

    I also contacted a few different florists and explained my budget and needs. Prices that I received began at $1500 for tropical mix flowers and eventually after some persistance I got my flowers for $500 and they're a mix of roses and orchids which is exactly what I wanted. Stick with it! There's always ways to save.



    #1742 JA2012

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      Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:16 AM

      One other thing I wanted to share...I spoke with a few photographers and they all told me they hate when they're given a long list of must have shots. Apparently we should just trust our photogs because we hired them based on their work. A list of like 5 or 6 shots is ok but when we copy and paste a list of 100 must haves they get annoyed. Lol. They all said that they know brides want to see the details of ceremony so leave that off the list and actually tell them something like a shot of grandma with her son and grandson with uncle is more the type of "must have" that they are interested in. 



      #1743 MrsHK

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      #1744 Kal520

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        Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:48 PM

        Originally Posted by JA2012 

        One other thing I wanted to share...I spoke with a few photographers and they all told me they hate when they're given a long list of must have shots. Apparently we should just trust our photogs because we hired them based on their work. A list of like 5 or 6 shots is ok but when we copy and paste a list of 100 must haves they get annoyed. Lol. They all said that they know brides want to see the details of ceremony so leave that off the list and actually tell them something like a shot of grandma with her son and grandson with uncle is more the type of "must have" that they are interested in. 

        I am only doing this because my photographer asked for a list of must have shots and grouping of friends and family members



        #1745 JA2012

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          Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

          Originally Posted by Kal520 

          I am only doing this because my photographer asked for a list of must have shots and grouping of friends and family members

          Oh that's good then. I think the ones I talked to were annoyed because I talk alot and I was pretty much reading a list off my laptop while we were talking. They prob thought...oh great....here's another one. Hahaha! But they did say just what you said - to give them any lists of people or shots that are most important such as those. I'm prob a vendors nightmare. 



          #1746 Dazeydawl

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            Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

            Oh that's good then. I think the ones I talked to were annoyed because I talk alot and I was pretty much reading a list off my laptop while we were talking. They prob thought...oh great....here's another one. Hahaha! But they did say just what you said - to give them any lists of people or shots that are most important such as those. I'm prob a vendors nightmare. 

            Haha vendors nightmare..... Lol I think that I've annoyed the hell out of my florist because when we were working on flowers she kept wanting to use orchids, I really wanted peonies and roses and then a small purple flower and she keeps going back to orchids for the the purple. I must be the only bride that doesn't like orchids and she just didn't seem to get it lol. And I feel like my wedding coordinator hates me, maybe that's just me being paranoid, or it's just the Jamaican way of doing things by I crack jokes in emails but I feel like I'm getting no where lol

            #1747 KDoyle

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              Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:15 PM

              Originally Posted by JA2012 

              @Dazey I was wondering the same thing re speeches. I think MOH, BM, parents, and one or two special ppl on ea of our sides can say speeches. To avoid it taking up too much time I'll have speeches start during dinner so we're not sitting around waiting for them to be over.

               

              @Danak, I will look into them for sure. Thanks for this. I saw a couple other cute prs on the site but will need to take more time and order the perfect pair from them.

               

              @KHunt, Michaels sells a nice sand ceremony set for about $50-60. BUT, I just bought the sand from them and had an old but pretty vase at home that works perfectly. I plan to remove the label from the sand container and add a ribbon so it doesn't look so bland. If you want the budget friendly version, just buy 4 different sand colours from Michaels and one large vase (they have some urns there that would work nicely). Even winners and dollarama have great options. In fact, Dollarama has 4 vases and the larger one to pour it into.Some of them even have the sand.

               

              SHOOT!! I also need to get clear stones for my centrepieces...add that to my list!!! ARGHH!!

               

              @KDoyle, I fly in on the 6th. The entire ceremony is outdoors (please god keep the rain away), so it can hold all of our guests (approx 100). we have a tent as our backup but again I will be praying the rain away that week and entire day.

              Oh I hear ya on that sister! I just spent a ton on decor , chairs, lighting ...and our entire ceremony, dinner and reception is outside ---so I am praying for no rain as well. I'll make a special wish for you on your day ;) We fly in on the 12th so we will likely be overlapping for a few days ;)



              #1748 KDoyle

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                Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

                Originally Posted by khunt29 

                Oh geez....

                - ceremony music

                - dinner music 

                - gifts for the moms, flower girls

                - 2nd pair of shoes for dancing ;)

                - favor tags, menus, thank you notes

                - seating chart, drink escort cards

                - readings. eek

                - gift for my groomy!

                - find a hair / make up style

                - couple more things for OOT bags

                - sand ceremony set- if anyone has seen one w four vases, please let me know!

                - placecard holders

                - maraca tags. Oh Emm Gee. 

                 

                I need a glass of wine. 

                hahaha you just made me remember more ....oh god, I need a bottle of wine...or maybe a case! ...One night I'd actually like to get to bed before 3am ....this planning is killing me LOL



                #1749 melnryluvco

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                  Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:58 PM

                  Hello All,

                  Thank you all so much for the kind words!! We are still trying to wrap our minds around things. I put this up in the Sapphire Brides thread too and thought I would make you all the same offer. Anyways, I came across these bad boys and I no long have need for them. They are placecards/escort cards that say "Welcom to the fiesta" and a place for the guests name with 2 lil blue starfish. If you are interested be the first to PM me and I'll throw them in the mail to you. I think that there's 50 or more. I hope all your planning is going ok.

                  Best,

                  Melissa

                   



                  #1750 KDoyle

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                    Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:36 AM

                    Anyone here have ceremony script advice for me? I'm struggling with the script of the ceremony sounding links we are just starting our new lives together. We have been together 15 years and have two children already. I also want to include our 3 and 4 year olds in the Sand ceremony without making it sound like they aren't ours together. I'm starting to stress out. I didn't realize I would need to do all of this myself!

                    Anyone here have ceremony script advice for me? I'm struggling with the script of the ceremony sounding links we are just starting our new lives together. We have been together 15 years and have two children already. I also want to include our 3 and 4 year olds in the Sand ceremony without making it sound like they aren't ours together. I'm starting to stress out. I didn't realize I would need to do all of this myself!

                    I found some great stuff online, my h2b has 2 children from his past marriage so I am actually exchanging a gift with them during the ceremony and I am saying vows to them ( they will just stand there) , I love the scripting I found for this part...and found great scripting from a thread on BDW for the ceremony itself....our issue is that the minister doesn't guarantee to read it lol oh well...so on the day i will have to remember it will be a "go with flow, no problem mon" kinda day I guess lol




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