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Old 08-12-2010, 10:21 AM   #151
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puente do you have to pay both the soft drink and the alcohol fee for your guests? I was under the impression if you paid for a bar, soft drinks were included???
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:26 AM   #152
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puente do you have to pay both the soft drink and the alcohol fee for your guests? I was under the impression if you paid for a bar, soft drinks were included???
We are doing a soda package for the cocktail hour and then we are doing a beer & wine/champagne package bar for the 4hr reception.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:07 AM   #153
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Hi All! Here is my budget for 100 people. The ceremony is at the Wedding Pavilion and reception at the Boardwalk. Includes all taxes and service charges.

Catering Fees and Equipment
Wedding Pavilion - $3,195

Florist
Floral Wedding Package - $7,234.88
Floral Moving Fees - $125
Floral Delivery Fees - $200

Transportation
1 Limousine - Charter (3 hours) - $282.48
1 Motorcoach - Charter (8 hours) - $781.20
1 Motorcoach - Charter (8 hours) - $781.20

Bar
90 Package Call Brands Bar (4 hours) - $4,175.23
10 Soft Drinks & Bottled Water Package (4 hours) - $264.17
1 Sparkling Wine for Wedding Toast (bridal party only) - $47.68
1 Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Cider (for Groom's underage brother) - $30.93

Pre-Reception
Cheese Display - $1256.43

Catering Food & Beverage
Wedding Cake (50 people) - $505.88
1 Half Sheet Cake - $85.20
56 Beef Plated Dinner (includes appetizer, salad and entree) - $6,133.97
40 Chicken Plated Dinner (includes appetizer, salad and entree) - $3,891.72
4 Children's Dinner - $118.56
1 Chef's Choice Vendor Meal (Photographer) - $17.98
1 Wedding Cake Handling Fee - $106.23
1 Sheet Cake Handling Fee - $17.89

Entertainment
DJ Wedding Package - $1,500
Uplighting Package - $1,250

Grand Total - $32,001.63
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:58 PM   #154
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Hi All! Here is my budget for 100 people. The ceremony is at the Wedding Pavilion and reception at the Boardwalk. Includes all taxes and service charges.

Catering Fees and Equipment
Wedding Pavilion - $3,195

Florist
Floral Wedding Package - $7,234.88
Floral Moving Fees - $125
Floral Delivery Fees - $200

Transportation
1 Limousine - Charter (3 hours) - $282.48
1 Motorcoach - Charter (8 hours) - $781.20
1 Motorcoach - Charter (8 hours) - $781.20

Bar
90 Package Call Brands Bar (4 hours) - $4,175.23
10 Soft Drinks & Bottled Water Package (4 hours) - $264.17
1 Sparkling Wine for Wedding Toast (bridal party only) - $47.68
1 Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Cider (for Groom's underage brother) - $30.93

Pre-Reception
Cheese Display - $1256.43

Catering Food & Beverage
Wedding Cake (50 people) - $505.88
1 Half Sheet Cake - $85.20
56 Beef Plated Dinner (includes appetizer, salad and entree) - $6,133.97
40 Chicken Plated Dinner (includes appetizer, salad and entree) - $3,891.72
4 Children's Dinner - $118.56
1 Chef's Choice Vendor Meal (Photographer) - $17.98
1 Wedding Cake Handling Fee - $106.23
1 Sheet Cake Handling Fee - $17.89

Entertainment
DJ Wedding Package - $1,500
Uplighting Package - $1,250

Grand Total - $32,001.63
Could you tell me what is included in your floral fees? Are you having your reception at ADH or one of the convention rooms at the Boardwalk? Thanks I am having close to 100 people so this budget really helps.

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Old 08-16-2010, 05:47 PM   #155
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Dawn - here is a breakdown of our floral fees. Hope this helps!

Ceremony
Bridal Bouquet (roses and calla lilies) - $350
5 Bridesmaids Bouquets (roses) - $500 ($100 ea)
10 Boutonnieres (mini calla lilies) - $180 ($18 ea)
3 Corsages - $93 ($31 ea)
Altar Arrangement - $250
10 Tall Arrangements for Aisle - $2,250
Columns for Aisle Arrangements - $125
Sprinkling of Rose Petals down aisle - $200

Pre-Reception
21 Single Shot-Glass Votives on tables - $52.20
Sprinkling of rose petals on tables - $105
Sprinkling of rose petals on guest book table - $25

Reception
100 Silver Chiavari Chairs - $1,275
102 Organza Napkins - $204
10 Panache vases for ceremony aisle arrangements - $300
44 Rolly-Polly votive cups with candles - $242
Ribbon for cake - $20
Fresh floral topper - $150

Additional Fees
$125 for moving ceremony flowers to reception
$200 rental fee for chairs
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:14 PM   #156
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Dawn - here is a breakdown of our floral fees. Hope this helps!

Ceremony
Bridal Bouquet (roses and calla lilies) - $350
5 Bridesmaids Bouquets (roses) - $500 ($100 ea)
10 Boutonnieres (mini calla lilies) - $180 ($18 ea)
3 Corsages - $93 ($31 ea)
Altar Arrangement - $250
10 Tall Arrangements for Aisle - $2,250
Columns for Aisle Arrangements - $125
Sprinkling of Rose Petals down aisle - $200

Pre-Reception
21 Single Shot-Glass Votives on tables - $52.20
Sprinkling of rose petals on tables - $105
Sprinkling of rose petals on guest book table - $25

Reception
100 Silver Chiavari Chairs - $1,275
102 Organza Napkins - $204
10 Panache vases for ceremony aisle arrangements - $300
44 Rolly-Polly votive cups with candles - $242
Ribbon for cake - $20
Fresh floral topper - $150

Additional Fees
$125 for moving ceremony flowers to reception
$200 rental fee for chairs
Thanks this is great. I wanted the colums and flowers for the WP too. I have a question. What is rolly-polly votive cups ? What do they look like? I may can use them. Thanks
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:36 PM   #157
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Thanks this is great. I wanted the colums and flowers for the WP too. I have a question. What is rolly-polly votive cups ? What do they look like? I may can use them. Thanks
Dawn
They are round votive candle holders that we'll have placed around the tables. If you Google "roly poly votive candle holders" you'll find a few images.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:07 PM   #158
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They are round votive candle holders that we'll have placed around the tables. If you Google "roly poly votive candle holders" you'll find a few images.
Thanks. this helps a lot.

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Old 08-22-2010, 03:31 PM   #159
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These budgets are very helpful, it helps to give me a better idea of the breakdown, we are definitely on a budget, I am a recent college graduate and he is in law school (luckily he got a scholarship which waived all 3 years tuition ) I really want a Disney wedding we are now trying to figure out if it's really in the cards for us. Like I said thanks for all the budget posts it really does help us.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:44 PM   #160
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topiaries

Has anyone used topiaries in their decor? I've looked over all of the BEOs (I think) but can't find examples of cost for the tall topiaries (about 3-4 ft. high). Any ideas anyone?

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Old 08-24-2010, 03:35 PM   #161
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If I am posting my daughter's Swan and Dolphin wedding budget on the wrong post, I apologize. This may be helpful for folks like us that want a Disney escape-type wedding, but have more than 25 guests. We had 50 guests total, including the wedding party. The ceremony was held at the Crescent Terrace, followed by a reception in the Osprey room.

$1550---basic ceremony package, paid to Michele Butler Events

$4748--paid to the Swan for catering. This price included a small dinner buffet with two types of salad(green and caesar), herb-crusted chicken, pasta primavera, seasonal vegetables, and rolls. The wedding cake was our only dessert as each layer was different: top layer was red velvet with cream cheese filling, middle layer was flourless chocolate with mousse filling, and the bottom layer was white cake with strawberry mousse filling. This price included the hosted bar as well. We offered wine and beer for 36 guests over 21 at a cost of $30 per person. For the 14 guests under 21, the price was $14 per person. This was for 2.5 hours of service. Of the $4748 charge, $245 was an "upcharge" for the cake. Also included in the $4748 was a charge for the arch used in the ceremony...I don't remember the actual cost. The 23% gratuity was added to EVERYTHING, and everything that was gratuitized was taxed afterward.

$1200--DJ Miles. I wrote this check with a BIG SMILE on my face! He was worth every penny! He provided music for the ceremony and entertainment for the reception.

???--photography--David and Vicki Arndt. I can't remember exactly what I paid them, but their prices were very competitive. I opted for the basic 4-hour package with CD and copyright release (no album, etc.) I don't have the CD yet, but I have no doubt we will love the pictures. They arrived at 5:30 pm and stayed past 9:30 pm. They were absolutely wonderful, and worth more than I paid.

$300---Floral---The groom's mother is a former florist, so she volunteered to do the bouquets and boutineers for the wedding party. She and the couple went to a floral shop in Orlando and purchased fresh flowers the day before the wedding. This amazing woman whipped up my daughter's bouquet in 5 minutes and texted a picture of it to me for approval! She made 6 bouquets and 7 boutineers that she stored in a cooler until the ceremony. I will be honest, I was not expecting anything spectacular for $300, but I was so surprised! My daughter's bouquet consisted of lillies, roses, hydrangeas, baby's breath, and some type of leaves. The bridesmaids and junior bridesmaid's bouquets were a little smaller, but just as lovely. The groomsmen wore ivory rose boutineers with baby's breath. The in-laws are Dutch, and thought the fresh floral here was expensive, but I paid more than $300 for flowers at my wedding over 2 decades ago! I would LOVE to see what my MIL could do with $300 in Holland!

$550-600---centerpieces, menus, invitations, programs, ribbon wands, and favors


I thought the food and bar was as expensive as Disney is, but I was able to save money elsewhere. The centerpieces were "simply elegant" as one guest said, and we provided them. Michele Butler's assistant helped us set them out. The Swan staff lit the candles and provided water for the vases. We placed the six fresh-flower bouquets from the ceremony in vases in the center of each table, surrounded by pedestal votive holders in varying heights. At the end of the night, the staff placed the empty vases and votives on one table for us to pack up(it took 10 minutes at best). We did that while the staff boxed the cake, which we had to request they box for us. I made menus for each place-setting, which the staff graciously set out for me. They also had a small table placed beside the door for the Swan favors that held chocolate kisses and served as table assignment cards. I think the food and decor was exactly what my daughter wanted. The only thing we did not like was the cake. Originally, we were to have buttercream frosting,and that was written on our banquet order. I don't know if that was changed to fondant later for a reason, or if the catering manager just made a mistake. I am sure we paid extra for it, whether we wanted it or not.

I am too lazy to look for the actual dress and tux receipts, but I remember the approximate costs of everything. For our family, which included the bride, 2 maids of honor/sisters of the bride, a groomsman/brother, father of the bride tux rental and mother of the bride dress, we spent approximately $1600, which I did not think was too bad. I also bought a jr. bridesmaid dress($90), and my daughter bought matching shoes for three bridesmaids as gifts($90).
I do not have a clue what the rings cost...

$600--Hair and nails--My husband paid for Beaute Speciale(6 hairdos at $65 each, and bride's makeup at $60 plus tip) the day of the wedding and nails at a nearby salon the day before.

$275--Limo to take bride and 5 bridesmaids to the Boardwalk, then come back to OKW and take one family of 6 to the Swan. (I would skip this next time...the driver was not good)

$250--Rehearsal "lunch" for the bridal party. The bridal party wanted Olive Garden for dinner, but the restaurant did not accept reservations, and our rehearsal was a little late for the kids(7-8:30 pm). So 20 of us went to Olive Garden for a late lunch before the nail appointments. For the rehearsal dinner, we did something a little unconventional--a cook-out at the pool at OKW. We requested that our group all be near each other in the Turtle Pond area of Old Key West. My sister, mother, and one of our friends prepared dinner for us at the Grand Villa while we went to the Swan for the rehearsal. My sister and family friend grilled chicken breast and hamburgers while my mother made salads, chili, beans, and cut up fruit. One of the bridesmaids is a bartender who mixed up drinks. It sounds wierd I know, but it was great. The groom's family did not join us, but his friends/groomsmen did, so we had a total of @ 25 people. We spent about $200 total. My 8-year-old nephew has been showing all of his friends his picture of him in the hot-tub with 4 bridesmaids in their 20's after dinner...now where else could he have done that?

We are DVC members and used all of our available points to book rooms for our family and as many guests as we could. Anyone in the wedding got at least one free night with my points, then I rented points from other members for the rest of the nights for them, which they paid for. In all, I paid for 14 studio nights(spread out over 4 families) and 1 night in a 1-bedroom at Old Key West. We had a 2-bedroom for 8 nights, followed by 3 nights in a Grand Villa for our family and a few guests. About half the guests booked rooms nearby: my mother, brother, sister and nephew were at Bonnet Creek using my mother's Wyndham points, 5 young guests(in their 20's) were in 3 rooms at the Comfort Inn on Palm Parkway, and the folks from Holland and Germany booked houses nearby. I just wouldn't know how to figure the cost of rooms.

I apologize if this is too much information for some, and hope it helps others. I found a lot of useful information on this board when I was researching and would like to return the favor.

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Was just coming to find this thread!

Here's our first BEO;

Wedding Ceremony: 2:00pm-3:30pm on Tuesday March 1st 2011

Grand Floridian 36 Guests

Catering fees and equipment
1 wedding pavilion usage @ $3000.00 ea - $3195.00

Entertainment
1 Harpist @ $800.00 ea - $800.00
1 Vintage car @ $900.00 ea - $900.00

Transportation
1 Limousine - Charter @ $376.64 ea - $376.64

Estimated Event Total: $5271.64

Wedding Pre-reception/Reception: 3:30pm-8:30pm on Tuesday March 1st 2011


Grand Floridian 36 Guests

Bar
30 hosted house wine @ $6.75 a glass - $260.96

Catering Food & Beverage
18 plated - Beef & Lobster @ $93.50 a guest - $2168.80
18 plated - Chicken, shrimp and scallops @ $89.50 a guest - $2076.02
36 International & Domestic Cheese Display @$9.75 a guest - $452.32

Catering fees & Equipment
1 fee - Bartender @ $100 each - $106.50

Entertainment
1 Ipod set up @$250.00 - $250.00
1 weddings basic landscaping package @ $1085.00 each - $1085.00

Estimated total: $6399.60

Dessert Party: 7:30pm-8:30pm on Tuesday March 1st 2011


Grand Floridian 36 Guests

AV and technical services
1 wishes audio package @ $495.00 each - $495.00

Bar
30 hosted house wine @ $6.75 a glass - $260.96

Catering Food & Beverage
1 wedding cake - GF only @$475.00 each - $612.11
36 Fondue station - GF only @ $10.00 a guest - $463.91

Catering Fees & Equipment
1 outdoor setup fee @ $75.00 each - $79.88
1 fee - bartender @ $100.00 each - $106.50

Estimated Event Total:$2018.36

Bridal Portrait Session: 6:00am on Friday March 4th 2011


Grand Floridian. 2 guests

Photography. Video & Multimedia
1 2010 MK plus Epcot Bridal Portrait @ $1400.00 each - $1400.00

Estimated Event Total: $1400.00

Estimated program Total: $15089.60
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Ceremony

Bouquet - Round bouquet of champagne and ivory roses, light pink spray roses and lily grass loops and spikes framing the roses. Accent bouquet with 5 Swarovski pearl Mickey's and 6 Swarovski pearls. Wrap stems 100% with pale gold satin ribbon and place a row of 7 single Swarovski pearls down the handle. $328

Bouquet Refresh - $75

Bridesmaids - Round, French bouquet of champagne and ivory roses and light pink spray roses. Wrap stems 100% with pale gold satin ribbon. $125 (x3)
Groom - Champagne rose with 2 ivory spray roses, lily grass and 1 Swarovski Mickey pearl. $15

Button Hole Refresh - $15

Groomsmen - Champagne rose with lily grass. $10.50 (x3)

Fathers - Ivory rose with lily grass. $10.50 (x3)

Mothers - Ivory spray roses with filler, greens and an ivory sheer ribbon – PIN $26 (x3)

Memorial candle with coordinating fresh floral accents at the base. Place on a white column (rental) with ivory chiffon skirting on the bride's side - prelight. $47.50

Swag a thick pale gold ribbon with a thin mocha ribbon over it down both sides of the aisle with a swag point at every other row. $300

Medium pink rose petals loose in a basket. $85

Pre-reception

Resort to provide ivory cotton linens.

6" Bubble bowls – rental. Fill halfway with water and top with a floating champagne rose bloom. $10.00 (x8)

Reception

Resort to provide ivory cotton solid base linen and ivory cotton solid napkins.
90x90 Chocolate satin overlay - 4 for the head table and 3 rounds. $22.00 (x7)

Ivory cotton chair cover with a gold satin sash tied in a bow. $8.50 (x36)

19" Monet vases - rental. $10.00 (x3)

17" Monet vases - rental. $10.00 (x6)

15" Monet vases - rental. $10.00 (x7)

Fill each Monet vase halfway and top with an ivory floating candle. $3.25 (x16)

Wrap a pale gold ribbon around the middle of the vase with a square crystal buckle $5.00 (x16)

Crystal Buckles $4.99 (x16)

Place one vase of each height on each round. Place 3 of the 17" vases and 4 of the 15" vases alternating down the front of the head table.

Sprinkle ivory rose petals on each round. $25 (x3)

Sprinkle ivory rose petals on the head table. $50

Small hand tied bouquet of champagne and ivory roses, filler and a pale gold ribbon. $35.00

Total $2538.76
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