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Old 04-21-2011, 03:18 PM   #211
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I am a newbie to this board ! But I am looking into having my wedding for August 2013, I know the min. expenditures will probably go up, but I will base it on 2012's minimums for now. I am going to have mine on a Friday morning so the min. is 12,000. Do you think I could stay at the min. with 23 people? The 23 people are including the bridal party and me and my DF. I know I want to have my wedding at the WP, not sure where I want to have my reception and I would also like a Dessert party and the Cinderella Coach. I also know I dont want much floral at all which will really save me a lot ! Are my thoughts realistic, or is it going to cost more than the min? Any information would really help me, Thanks !
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I think you could do it, especially since you only have 23 and you're doing a morning event. You might have to do the dessert party at the GF to save on the costs associated with an in-park DP though.
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I did my at SBP, reception at the boardwalk and desert party at GF for 21 people and the coach. I came in just under $13,000. Its just about deciding on your priorities. I needed the coach so I went with an ipod set up and had beer and wine instead of full bar. Everyone was so blown away seeing my entrance and nobody complainted about the lack of hard alcohol! We did an afternoon wedding so you can do it for sure!!
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:12 PM   #214
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Thank you so much for the information, it really helps ! We are just hoping to come in around the min. but we do have a higher budget of $15,000. It would just be really nice to come below that as we do have a 6 month old at home and you never know what pops up with a baby and we do want to put a down payment on a house as well ! We luck out that my mom is buying my dress, my dad is giving us $2,000 towards the wedding ! :D My biggest priorities are photography, the carriage and the food. Floral is not a big deal for me and since we are having a morning wedding we can get away with a "brunch" type meal and the only alcohol we are getting is a half glass of champagne for the toasts because our guests arent drinkers so it isnt a big deal for them I really hope we can do it for less than $15,000, but if I have to spend the budget I will, this is my dream day and to me it is totally worth every penny !
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Thank you so much for the information, it really helps ! We are just hoping to come in around the min. but we do have a higher budget of $15,000. It would just be really nice to come below that as we do have a 6 month old at home and you never know what pops up with a baby and we do want to put a down payment on a house as well ! We luck out that my mom is buying my dress, my dad is giving us $2,000 towards the wedding ! :D My biggest priorities are photography, the carriage and the food. Floral is not a big deal for me and since we are having a morning wedding we can get away with a "brunch" type meal and the only alcohol we are getting is a half glass of champagne for the toasts because our guests arent drinkers so it isnt a big deal for them I really hope we can do it for less than $15,000, but if I have to spend the budget I will, this is my dream day and to me it is totally worth every penny !
I think you can definitely do it! We are having around 90-ish guests and are keeping the budget at about 20k. We have the same priorities as you, the food, carriage, and photography, and not so much decor and floral. I set the floral/decor budget to 2k and we've really been able to maximize it thanks to our floral planner. One thing that also really helped was hiring an outside photographer.
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I think you can definitely do it! We are having around 90-ish guests and are keeping the budget at about 20k. We have the same priorities as you, the food, carriage, and photography, and not so much decor and floral. I set the floral/decor budget to 2k and we've really been able to maximize it thanks to our floral planner. One thing that also really helped was hiring an outside photographer.
Yay, I really hope so ! It is my dream to have a disney wedding. I actually want to get an outside photographer anyways ! I think I want either Misty or Vicki and David Arndt. I am leaning more towards Vicki and David from all of the people raving about them on here !
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:54 AM   #219
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This thread was so helpful when we were planning our budget, so it's finally my turn to share! I wanted a lot of floral and Elizabeth was great to work with. We came in only $30 over budget!

Floral BEO

CEREMONY: Wedding Pavilion – Time: 5:00pm
PRE RECEPTION: Boardwalk: Atlantic Dance Hall – upstairs – Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
RECEPTION: Boardwalk: Atlantic Dance Hall - main floor – Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm

BRIDAL
Gown color: white
BOUQUET: Round, French bouquet of black magic roses with burgundy mini calla lilies. = $280.00
-Accent with 10 clear Swarovski single crystals.
-Wrap stems 100% with black satin ribbon with and accent with a row of Swarovski crystals down the handle using 4 singles and 1 Mickey in the middle.

14 single crystals = $14.00
1 Mickey crystal= $3.00

MAGIC KINGDOM PHOTO SHOOT
Pick up bridal bouquet from reception, bring back to florist shop, refresh and replace floral as needed. Deliver to Magic Kingdom by TBD time on October 27th. = $75.00

MAID OF HONOR & BRIDESMAIDS
Gown Color: Black
BOUQUET: Round, French bouquet of black magic roses (please use as open roses as possible). = 6 x $105.00 = $630.00
-Wrap the stems 100% with silver firefly ribbon.

FLOWER GIRLS
Gown Color: White
Bride to provide basket.
Fill with white rose petals. = 2 x $10.00 = $20.00

GROOM
Burgundy red mini calla lily with ruscus. Wrap the stems with black satin ribbon. = $17.00
-Accent the stems with a row of clear Swarovski crystals using in this order: 1 single, 1 Mickey, 1 single.

Duplicate boutonniere for MK portrait session. = $17.00

4 single crystals = $4.00
2 Mickey crystals = $6.00

BEST MAN, GROOMSMEN & USHERS
Black magic rose with ruscus. Wrap the stems with black satin ribbon. = 7 x $12.50 = $87.50

FATHERS
Black magic rose with ruscus. Wrap the stems with black satin ribbon. = 3 x $12.50 = $37.50

MOTHERS & GRANDMOTHERS
Single white rose with filler, greens and a black satin ribbon bow. Wrist.= 3 x $26.00 = $78.00

CEREMONY
Bride to provide unity candle and taper set.

Unity arrangement designed long and low (flat on top) with mixed burgundy floral and greens with accents of mixed white floral. = $200.00

Swag white chiffon down both sides of the aisle with a swag point at rows 1/3/6/9/11. = $150.00

White columns (without skirting) placed at the F/M/L rows on both sides of the aisle - rental. = 6 x $12.50 = $75.00

Top each column with a textured (but nothing hanging) arrangement of mixed burgundy and white floral with clean greenery. = 6 x $200.00 = $1,200.00

Bride to provide aisle runner. (See $25 set fee) Preset from the altar to the back of the pavilion.

Scatter black magic rose petals down both sides of the aisle. = $200.00

STAGED EXIT
Black magic rose petals loose in a basket. = 58 x $2.50 = $145.00

PRE-RECEPTION
No décor needed.
Existing Seating.
Resort to provide black table linens.
Bride to provide guest book and pen.

DINNER
132" Round pewter pintuck floor length table linens for the head table and each round. = 13 x $39.00 = $507.00

Head Table for 14
Resort to base the head table with black floor length linens and provide black napkins.
Transfer the unity arrangement and place centered on the head table.

5" Cube vases - rental. = 2 x $5.00 = $10.00
Fill with a French arrangement of black magic roses. = 2 x $45.00 = $90.00
Place on the head table.

6 Rounds
Transfer the aisle arrangements and place one per round on top of silver candelabras with 4 battery operated taper candles. = 6 x $25.00 = $150.00

Bride to provide charger plates.

CAKE
3 Tiered Custom Cake.
At the base of all 3 tiers put black satin ribbon. = 3 x $10.00 = $30.00

At the base of the cake on the top and bottom tiers (on top of the ribbon) put 3 row crystal bling ribbon. = $171.00

Crystal covered E for the cake topper. = $150.00

CAKE TABLE DÉCOR
Place bridal party bouquets on the cake table.

BOUQUET TOSS
Bride to use one of the BM bouquets.

FAVORS
Bride to provide to be preset at each seat.

ESCORT CARDS
Mickey silhouette chocolates in milk with guest name and table information. Wrap in clear cello and tied with a red ribbon. One per family/couple. = 35 x $6.00 = $210.00

PLACE CARDS
Bride to provide place cards to be preset at each seat.

TABLE NUMBERS
Bride to provide.

MENU CARDS
Bride to provide.

SUBTOTAL $4,583.00
FL TAX (6.5%): $297.90
SUBTOTAL: $4,880.90
MOVE FEE: $100.00
SET FEE: $25.00
DELIVERY FEE: $25.00

FINAL TOTAL: $5,030.90
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:33 PM   #220
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This is our BEO right now. It took a couple revisions and some negotiations, but I am pretty pleased with it so far. We are at 55 people right now, but that seems to change almost daily! I included the cost of our rehearsal dinner in the list, but we are paying for that separately. Our MK/Epcot Shoot was also rescheduled from October to March, so we opted to pay for that separately.

ESTIMATED BUDGET
Based on 55 Guests (53 adults & 2 children)


Hen/Stage Party - Friday, Oct. 21 (8:30 PM - 2:30 AM)
Transportation
Chartered Bus (6 hrs @ $97.65/hr. [8:30-2:30am]) = $585.90


Rehearsal Dinner - Sunday, Oct. 23 (5-7:30 PM)
('Ohana)
24 adults @ $35.14++ = $1,020.47 (Billed separately)


Welcome Reception - Sunday, Oct. 23 (8-10:30 PM)
(Based on Grand Floridian Sago Key w/Magic Kingdom fireworks projected at 9:30 pm)

Beverages
Cash Bar
Bartendar Fee @ $100.00++ = $0.00
(Fee is waived if bar sales exceed $500)

Entertainment
Solo Violinist = $575.00

Menu
Chocolate Fondue (~$11.50++ pp x 49 p) = $726.15
Assorted Icecreams (25 @ $5.25++) = $169.14
Pitchers of Ice Water = $0.00

Floral
Table Linens (existing black tablecloths from the resort)= $0.00
Decorations from GF = $0.00


Wedding Ceremony - Monday, Oct. 24 (5 PM)

Transportation
Chartered Bus ($97.65 hr./8 hr. /50 passenger [4:00-12:00]) = $781.20
Luxury Towncar for Extra Bride’s Party to WP ($25 per van/one way) = $25.00
Luxury Van for Extra Grooms’s Party to WP ($25 per van/one way) = $25.00
Limo ($95 hr./4 hr. [3:00-7:30]) = $398.00
Cinderella's Coach = $2,850.00

Ceremony Location Fee = $3,195.00

Floral
Bridal Bouquet ~ $297.00+ = $316.31
Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ 5 @ $105.00+ = $559.13
Groom's Boutonniere @ $22.00+ = $23.43
Boutonnieres ~ 10 @ $12.50+ = $133.13
Mother Corsages ~ 4 @ $26.00+ = $110.76
Flower Girl Petals ~ 2 @ $10+ = $135.79
Flower Petals Scattered ~$200+ = $213.00
Medium petals loose in basket to toss ~51 @ $2.50+ = $154.43
Unity Candle Arrangement ~ 1 @ $200.00+ = $213.00
Columns (no covering) ~ 6 @ $12.50+ = $79.88
Table Centerpiece ~6 @ $225.00+ = $1,437.75
Chiffon Swag Aisle ~ $150+ = $159.75
Set runner =$25.00


Wedding Cocktail Hour (6-7 PM)
Menu

Cheese Display ~55 @ $10.00++ per person = $708.76

Beverage
Bartendar Fee @ $100.00++ = $0.00
(Fee is waived if bar sales exceed $500)

Open Call Brand Package Bar @ $42.00++ per person = $2,760.29
(Based on 5 hours / 51 adults drinking)

Open Non-Alcoholic Bar @ $24.50++ per person = $117.00
(Based on 5 hours / 4 non-drinking guests)

Champagne for Bride & Groom (2 @ $37.50++) = $89.54

Floral
Table Linens (existing black tablecloths from the resort) = $0.00

Entertainment
DJ with atmosphere lighting, dance floor and a stage manager = $1,750.00
(based on 5 hours reception)

ADH Marquee = $250.00


Reception (7-11 PM)
Menu

Plated Menu @ $74.00++ per person = $4,958.73
(Based on 52 adults)

Special Menu for Bride’s Dad @ $89 = $114.69

Kid's Menu
Menu @ $24.50++ per person = $63.14
(Based on 2 children ages 3-9 years)

Vendor Meals (2 @ $24.50++) = $63.14

Wedding Cake (~55 @ $10.50+ pp) = $744.20
Cake Handling Fee (~55 @ $2.21+ pp) = $129.45
Crystal Ribbon & Topper = $373.82

Floral
Table Linens (existing black tablecloths & napkins from the resort) = $0.00
Table Overlays (silver pintuck overlay) 13 @ $39.00+ ea = $539.96
Cube Vase (~2 @ $5) and rose arrangement (~2 @ $45)+ = $106.50
Escort Cards (~35 @ $6+ ea) = $223.65
Floral Moving Fee = $100.00

Entertainment
Confetti Cannon = $675.00

Room Delivery to Boardwalk after reception = $10.00


MK/Epcot Photo Shoot - Saturday, March 24, 2012 (6:30 AM)
Photography/Videography
MK & Epcot Shoot = $1,417.52 (Billed Separately)


ESTIMATED WEDDING EVENT TOTAL: $26,555.09

+denotes 6.5% sales tax to be added
++denotes 21% gratuity plus 6.5% sales tax to be added
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Thank you for all of these examples! I am a 2012 bride hoping to have a wedding at Disney! But, since my younger sister is getting married five months before my fiance and I, the budget is slightly limited. Hoping it'll be possible though!
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I am not engaged...yet. We do have the ring and we are both already planning a Disney Wedding. I am hoping to only have at most 50 people and I am planning on only a dessert party. These numbers really help. I was going to go with Disney photography, but after reading some horror stories, I may change my mind. But that will leave budget open for more Disney fun stuff!
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Will be booking Sept 2012 vow renewal want a budget of about $17K.. Probably 25-35 ppl.

Have several questions for you experts and here is some of what I know Id like:

Ceremony at Wedding Pavillion
wants candles and drapes on the aisle including scattered flowers (no flower girl)
A center piece for the altar
Cinderella Coach
Bouquet: mini calla lillie, silver embelishments, hand tied french with blue ribbon
Maid of honer boquet:smaller version of mine.
3 Boutinners: mini calla lillies with blue ribbon

Reception at Living Seas for brunch (will pick which ever is cheaper buffet or plated?)
By the sea table settings
Fabric drapery and lights, wall accents

Henna wedding cake
6 bottles of champagne (no other alcohol)

Of course I want photography. Possibly videography but not if its very expensive..

I know Ill have to pay for the transportation from GF to Living Seas

Can we bring our own cake knife set?

Can we bring a case of champagne to use at reception of is that not allowed?

Will it cost extra to have special songs played during ceremony and reception and can I provide the music?

So is my budget of $17K realistic or not?

One last question. We want to book BC CL with tickets and deluxe dining, is that added to package or is that a seperate price?
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Will be booking Sept 2012 vow renewal want a budget of about $17K.. Probably 25-35 ppl.

Have several questions for you experts and here is some of what I know Id like:

Ceremony at Wedding Pavillion
wants candles and drapes on the aisle including scattered flowers (no flower girl)
A center piece for the altar
Cinderella Coach
Bouquet: mini calla lillie, silver embelishments, hand tied french with blue ribbon
Maid of honer boquet:smaller version of mine.
3 Boutinners: mini calla lillies with blue ribbon

Reception at Living Seas for brunch (will pick which ever is cheaper buffet or plated?)
By the sea table settings
Fabric drapery and lights, wall accents

Henna wedding cake
6 bottles of champagne (no other alcohol)

Of course I want photography. Possibly videography but not if its very expensive..

I know Ill have to pay for the transportation from GF to Living Seas

Can we bring our own cake knife set? Yes

Can we bring a case of champagne to use at reception of is that not allowed?
You can, but you have to pay a corkage fee and it ends up being what you'd pay Disney anyway.
Will it cost extra to have special songs played during ceremony and reception and can I provide the music?

You can provide your own music, but if you want any type of sound system you have to pay for that.

So is my budget of $17K realistic or not?

I say definitely, but you probably wouldn't be able to have videography because Disney's is extremely expensive, especially since you want Cindy's Coach, so you could probably just get 1 or the other.

One last question. We want to book BC CL with tickets and deluxe dining, is that added to package or is that a seperate price?Sorry I can't answer this, hopefully somebody else can.
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