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#1 kayb0123

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    Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

    We are getting married June 12th on the Colonial side it is coming sooooo quickly...

    Here is our plan...

    Ceremony at 3:00 service being done by Pastor York (cost $350 plus $90 to get him on the property. Not a big deal since we were originally going to have a civil ceremony, but changed to Symbolic) so in our mind a wash we were spending the money the first time

    Having the ceremony at the gazebo...debating on the decoration package, FI wants it since most of our pictures will be taken there. I am not 100% sold.

    Dinner/Reception at 6:30 at the Parrot Bar with a DJ...party for 4 hours

    Now here is where I start feeling like I am being nickel-ed and dime-ed death... it is $70 per person plus have to pay for the open bar for the extra hour. I am now thinking that we should just have a 3 hour party then go to the bars/club after wards. I would like to have the reception spot decorated however the centerpieces that I love are $150 each even if you get an event deco package.The deoc package you have to pick one of the 4 they offer. The flowers in the package are fake so I wanted to upgrade them. My FI doesn't want to spend extra money on the reception deco. (but he does on the ceremony- go figure)

    The cake I wanted them to add flowers to the basic one... well the flowers are $8.00 each WOW, so now I am thinking I will bring my own topper.

    For favors I bought beach bags, wrote a nice welcome/thank you letter and will add a few things to the bag. Tylenol, tums, hand sanitizer, sun screen and post cards (will get them when we arrive)

    I am not sure how we will hand these out. I would like the hotel to put them in the guests rooms but I think they charge a fee for this. I will find out when we get there.

    I bought fans for $1.00 each at Pier One for the ceremony. I am going to put them on the chairs,so the guest can try to keep themselves cool during the service.

    We are using the hotel photographer and video person since they are on site. I watched some of the videos they look good.

    I am not sure what package to get, I read that for the photos you should go with the cheapest because they always sell you more later? anyone have any thoughts on that? I was going to get the middle of the road video since most of my family will not be there so I wanted a decent length video for them to watch.

    I think that covers everything... my goodness it is just coming so quickly!

    If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please share!!

    Happy Planning Ladies!

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