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Old 07-25-2011, 05:59 PM   #226
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6/3/11 WP, ADH, DP at Epcot France - 50 people

Ok, I thought I would share by budget. Now, this was not the final amount that we spent - we got a refund of about $4,500 because our numbers ended up at 40 people. We also didn't have the children's count in there, either. This comes directly from my estimated budget, so if there is tax, it is already included in the total. Here it goes:

Wedding Ceremony 2:30 pm, Wedding Pavilion:
$500 1 Confetti Canon
$3,195 1 Wedding Pavilion Usage
$2,499.50 1 Floral Wedding Package (I'll list below)
$75.00 1 Floral Moving/Dellivery Fee
$376.64 1 Limousine
$878.85 1 Motorcoach Charter
$7,524.99 Estimated event total

Wedding Cake Delivery (we had the Bridge to Happiness Cake):
$969.15 65 Wedding Cake @ $14.00 each
$106.50 1 White Chocolate Castle Cake Topper
$1,075.65 Estimated event total

Wedding Pre-Reception/Reception
Bar
$1,159.79 50 Package, Call Brands Bar @ $18 (we had open bar for 1 hour)
$1,063.14 50 Soft Drinks & Bottled Water @ $16.50 (no alcohol for the rest of the time)
$63.14 2 Chef's Choice Vendor Meal @ $24.50 each
$156.56 50 Wedding Cake Handling Fee @ $2.94 each
$5,572.12 47 Happily Ever After Buffet (Mod) @ $92 (we took out fish and added an asian station)
$63.14 2 Children's Plated Donald Duck @ $24.50 each
$950.38 50 Antipasto Display @ $14.75 each
$1,500.00 DJ Wedding Package
$1,350.00 1 Formal Mickey & Minnie
$11,878.27 Estimated event total

Dessert Party (Eau de France, Epcot)
$689.59 50 Illuminations Viewing Fee @ $12.95 each
$1,610.81 50 Childhood Memories Dessert Buffet @ $25 each
$79.88 1 Outdoor Set-up Fee @ $75.00
$350.00 1 Custom Wedding Photo Package @ $350 each
$2,730.28 Estimated event total

Bridal Portrait Session:
$1,171.50 2010 MK MP Session @ $1,100
$1,171.50 Estimated event total

ESTIMATED PROGRAM TOTAL $24,380.69

The most recent Floral BEO I have shows the total as $2,473.86, so that changes the amount I have above, but only slightly, so I did not update the total. The floral includes the wedding pavilion, cocktail hour, reception and dessert party. Here it goes:

$275.00 1 Bridal Bouquet (Round French w/Ivory roses & light blue hydrangea, 1 red rose as memorial piece, 9 dark blue Mickey crystals, wrap 75% with Royal Blue satin.
$27.00 9 dark blue Mickey crystals
$75.00 Bouquet refresh & delivery
$440.00 4 MOH/Bridesmaid bouquets (Round French w/light blue & dark blue hydrangea-no roses, wrap 75% with Royal Blue satin & criss cross over with Blue Mist sheer ribbon)
$55.00 1 Silk ivory rose wand (surround head with Blue Mist cheer ribbon loops & trailing tails & mist with sliver pixie dust)
$25.00 2 Groom boutonnieres (Ivory rose & Light Blue Delphinium & italian ruscus & dark blue Mickey crystal
$6.00 2 Mickey crystals
$62.50 5 boutonnieres (same as groom, but no crystal)
$78.00 3 Corsages (Ivory spray roses w/light blue delphinium, greens & sheer cobalt ribbon wrist/pin)
$21.00 1 Corsage (Single Ivory rose w/light blue delphinium, greens & sheer cobalt ribbon)
$250.00 1 Unity arrangement with ivory, light blue & dark blue mixed floral an greenery
$65.00 1 Ivory Mickey crystal unity candle & Mickey crystal taper candle set
$25.00 Loose cluster of mixed floral & greenery around memorial candle
$12.50 Column and white chiffon skirting for memorial candle
$92.50 37 Ivory rose petals with light blue & dark blue delphinium blooms loose in basket (staged exit - $2.50 each)

$57.00 19 votives in cobalt blue votive cups - 1 per table (prereception)

$40.00 4 8" glass bubble bowl w/cobalt blue marbles (1 per table)
$100.00 4 fill with light blue hydrangea
$40.00 16 Four votives around each centerpiece
$12.00 Sprinkle blue silver and silver Mickey confetting on tables
$36.00 2 132" royal blue satin floor length linens for cake table & sweetheart table
$44.00 2 navy blue w/silver stars overlays for cake table & sweetheart table
$78.00 39 Royal blue satin napkins for all place settings
$150.00 5 Floor length clusters of 2 white round & 3 dark blue Mickey ear latex balloons on box weight

$21.95 1 Mickey & Minnie cake topper
$35.00 Small hand-tied bouquet to toss

$20.00 4 9" glass cylinders
$48.00 4 Fill with light blue colored gel & suspend 2 LED lights & silver Mickey confetti in gel

$50.00 Move fee
$25.00 Delivery fee

$2,473.86 Estimated event total This is NOT in addition to the $24,380.69. This is just an explanation of what the floral cost was that was listed 3rd item from the top.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:32 PM   #227
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:41 PM   #228
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Here is our budget! If you have questions PM me or just ask!


Wedding Pavilion
Whitehall Room & Patio
Grand Floridian Ballroom


Final Budget



Catering Fees & Equipment


1 Wedding Pavilion Usage $3195.00



Transportation

1 Limousine Charter- 4 hours $376.64



Bell Services

Room Delivery @ 10.00 each $10.00


Bar

48 Package Call Brands-4 hours @36.00/guest $2226.79

8 Soft Drinks & Bottled Water-4 hours @ 20.50/guest $211.34



Catering Food & Beverage

3 Chef's Choice Vendor Meal @24.50 $94.72

51 Dinner Plated Weddings @85.00/guest $5586.30

5 Weddings, Child's Gus & Jaq Dinner @24.50/guest $157.86

65 Wedding Cake-GF Only @8.50 each $711.98


Entertainment

1 DJ Wedding Package @1500.00 each $1500.00



Florist



Bridal Bouquet:
Round French bouquet of 30 Black Magic Roses $185.00
Accent the bouquet with 13 clear Swarovski Mickey Crystals $39.00

Bridesmaids Bouquet:
Round French bouquet of Ivory Hydrangea --5 @75.00 each $375.00
Also gave the option for BMs to carry 1 stem of hydrangeas for $40.00 each

Junior Bridesmaids Bouquet:
Smaller version of the bridesmaids bouquets--1 @50.00 each $50.00

Flowergirls:
Ivory Petals for the Brides Baskets --2@ 10.00 each $20.00

Groom:
Red Rose with Ruscus--1 @ 10.50 each $10.50

Best Man:
Ivory Rose with Ruscus--1 @ 10.50 each $10.50


Groomsmen:
Ivory Rose with Ruscus--4 @ 10.50 each $42.50


Fathers:
Ivory Rose with Ruscus--3 @ 10.50 each $31.50


Grandfathers:
Ivory Rose with Ruscus--2 @10.50 each $21.00

Bride's Mother:
Ivory Rose with Filler, Greens, and Ivory Sheer Bow-- 1@ 20.00 each $20.00

Groom's Mother:
Ivory Rose with Filler, Greens, and Ivory Sheer Bow-- 1@ 20.00 each $20.00

Bride's Step Mother:
Ivory Rose with Filler, Greens, and Ivory Sheer Bow-- 1@ 20.00 each $20.00

Grandmothers:
Ivory Rose with Filler, Greens, and Ivory Sheer Bow-- 3@ 20.00 each $60.00

Ceremony:

Altar Arrangement:

Mixed Ivory arrangement with lilies, roses, and hydrangeas $200.00


Aisle Decor:

Scatter ivory rose petals down both sides of the aisle $200.00


Bride to provide aisle runner-preset from altar to back of pavilion


Staged Exit:

Black Magic Petals loose in a basket--58 @2.50 each $145.00



Pre Reception:

No Decor



Reception:

Linens:

132'' Platinum Crinkled Taffeta Floor Length Linens for each round, the sweetheart, & cake table--9 @ 39.00 each $351.00


Resort to provide Ivory Napkins

Bride to Provide chairs (Chair Affair-Silver Chiavari with ivory pad---$450.00)


Centerpieces:

Silver Candelabras with 5 battery operated taper candles, bobeches, and swagged crystals--7 @65.00 each $455.00



Transfer Altar Arrangement and Place on Sweetheart

Kids Table:
8x8 Chunky Cylinder Vase Rental --1 @10.00 each $10.00
Fill with light blue gel and suspend LED lights in gel--1 @20.00 each $20.00
Top with an arrangement designed in a dish with 10
Mickey Rice Krispy Lollipops, Silver and White Tisue
Papers and ribbon-place on kids round--1 @45.00 each $45.00
Cover the childrens round with white butcher paper, over ivory linen--1 @10.00 $10.00

Cake Floral:

3 Tier Destination Castle Cake
Accent with ivory spray roses--see picture
Accent base of monogram cake topper and swagging with roses 1@85.00 each $85.00

Favors:

Milk Chocolate Mickey Ear Favors
Wrap in Clear cello and tie with silver ribbon--60 @4.50 each $270.00

Menu Cards:
Grand Floridian to provide

Cake Table:
Using Bridesmaids Bouquets

Bride to Provide:
Place Cards
Escort Cards
Table Numbers
Toss Bouquet

Move Fee $50.00

Aisle Runner Set Fee $25.00

FLORAL TOTAL: 2912.16





ESTIMATED EVENT TOTAL: $16982.79



The outside stuff we still have to pay is the officiant ($300), string trio (PIF already, but $500), uplighting ($650), marriage license (PIF already $93.50), and beaute speciale ($115). I think thats it for outside vendors, but I'm drawing total blanks right now. I hope this helps someone else down the road because I had a really hard time finding help and info on stuff specific to my case back in the earlier planning days. So here's to Karma and helpfulness, what comes around most definitely goes around!
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:08 PM   #229
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is this okay to do...?

So we super, super want a disney wedding & honeymoon and we like everyone have a budget... my parents have been working hard to save up to help us out huge, but I don't want to leave them broke as a joke! sooo... the escape wedding can be done way cheaper than the wishes, but the problem is I have a huge family! i can make 25 guests work, but should i be concerned with offending people? Is is reasonable to do the 25 guest ceremony followed by a small reception then invite the crowd (50-75ppl) to do a dessert (breakfast) later? please help!
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:46 PM   #230
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So we super, super want a disney wedding & honeymoon and we like everyone have a budget... my parents have been working hard to save up to help us out huge, but I don't want to leave them broke as a joke! sooo... the escape wedding can be done way cheaper than the wishes, but the problem is I have a huge family! i can make 25 guests work, but should i be concerned with offending people? Is is reasonable to do the 25 guest ceremony followed by a small reception then invite the crowd (50-75ppl) to do a dessert (breakfast) later? please help!
An escape wedding is strictly 20 people total (including the bride and groom) so really, you can only invite 18 people. I've looked at some older posts where people were allowed to add on an additional 5 people for a fee on the escape package, but in the contract we signed about 2 months ago it specifically states that if you go over the 20 people limit, they have the right to cancel your whole wedding on the spot, you can no longer add extra guests or it bumps you up to the wishes package.
Not sure if those extra 5 people make a difference in your decision or not! Good luck!
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:18 PM   #231
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I am cutting family from my wedding but I think what you are doing by still inviting them but maybe not to the ceremony is a good thing. I am just not inviting them at all and then doing a reception at home instead for them.

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Old 10-11-2011, 05:06 PM   #232
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So we super, super want a disney wedding & honeymoon and we like everyone have a budget... my parents have been working hard to save up to help us out huge, but I don't want to leave them broke as a joke! sooo... the escape wedding can be done way cheaper than the wishes, but the problem is I have a huge family! i can make 25 guests work, but should i be concerned with offending people? Is is reasonable to do the 25 guest ceremony followed by a small reception then invite the crowd (50-75ppl) to do a dessert (breakfast) later? please help!
You should look into a Swan and Dolphin wedding!! They are just as magical but at half the price. There are pretty much no restrictions on guest count or much of anything else.

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We looked at the Shade of Green because we are military, but we decided if we are doing a disney wedding... then we are doing the wedding in disney! period! It's a tough decision but we really can't "cut" anyone from the list, but we don't want to settle! It's a tough decision, but every bride has her challenges
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I am cutting family from my wedding but I think what you are doing by still inviting them but maybe not to the ceremony is a good thing. I am just not inviting them at all and then doing a reception at home instead for them.

Teresa
Hrm how did that go over? I wish I could get away with not inviting everyone. Are you elpoing? Thats what I originally wanted to do.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:13 PM   #235
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Our Budget (Not Final Yet!)

First of all, ours is a Vow Renewal but the costs would be the same if it was our first wedding! We have the Memories Collection due to our small party.

CEREMONY

Memories Package - $1991

Ceremony @ Luau Beach
In Room Celebration
Bridal Bouquet
Violinist
One Hour of Photography
3 Prints

Extras

1 Flower Girl Cinderella Coach Basket with Petals $55
3 hour Limo Hire $298.53

Total $2348.11

RECEPTION


Arranged Through Disney Catered Events (No BEO yet)

10 x Custom Created Buffet Meal @ $80 = $800
Venue Hire @ $250

Total $1050 + taxes and service charge

OTHER ITEMS

CAKE

Outside Vendors

3 tier "Mad Hatter" (8", 6" and 4" tiers)
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cup Creme
Banana & Chocolate Ganache
+ 1 gluten free mini cake for one guest

$136

OFFICIANT

1 @ $200

OTHER

Make Up & Hair $175
Dress Steaming $90

Total $601

Total for everything $3999 + taxes and service charge
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We looked at the Shade of Green because we are military, but we decided if we are doing a disney wedding... then we are doing the wedding in disney! period! It's a tough decision but we really can't "cut" anyone from the list, but we don't want to settle! It's a tough decision, but every bride has her challenges
We looked at Shades of Green as well...but we decided that same thing. If We are going to ask everyone to travel to disney, It's gonna be a Disney wedding with the castle!
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We're doing a Swan/Dolophin ceremony with a reception following @ Il Mulino (in the Swan) for about 45 people. Here are our numbers:

Swan ceremony $1595
Flower petals to line crescent terrace (25' aisle) $75
DIY bouquet for me and bouts for guys $50
Pomander balls to hang from chairs (12) $36
Chapman Photography 3 hours $480
2 rose flower arrangements on rented pedestals $225
Violinist and guitarist (Jennie Rudeberg) $350
Dinner @ Il Mulino for 45ish guests (function rooms 1 & 2 hold up to 48 ppl with $3,000 F&B min before tax) after tax & gratuities $3,900
Centerpieces for Il Mulino (DIY, $8 each) $32
5 eight passenger luxury vans to transport guests to/from VR $140

Total . . . . . . . . . . . $6,883

And because I am a complete type A personality, I've kept track of every expense related to this VR so here is the complete version that includes everything:

Seasonal passes for H & I . . . . . . . . . . . $551.68
Invites (2 DIY kits from Michaels on sale!) . . . $55
Custom wedding sash and matching hair flowers . $250
Dress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $486
Alterations for dress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200
Welcome bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75 budgeted
ink for printer (for invites and STDs and Newsletter $56
H's suit and 2 ties with alterations . . . . . . . . $376
Hair & Makeup trial (Beaute Speciale) . . . . . . $145
Hair and makeup day of VR . . . . . . . . . . . $145
Suits for my boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100 budgeted
Daughter's dress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20
Welcome gathering @ CBR . . . . . . . . . . . . $450
7 nights @ CBR with free dining for 5 nights . . . . $2,183 will go lower when room only discounts are released.


Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,092
added to the above total + $6,883
Grand total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,975
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Anyone out there willing to share their BEO for a wishes wedding - around 30-40 people...buffet.....not in the WP but with a dessert party?

I am still pretty far out but only my DF and myself are paying. Trying to figure out now how much out of every check to do this. I know the base is 12k before taxes but when I called DFTW they told me its very hard to keep to the 12k...

I dont have many people and its probably going to be more like 25 then the 30-40 but just to prepare.

Any help ladies would be great. I am thinking of the Croquet gardens, not sure of venue for brunch at all, not to big on flowers,... I think Im driving myself crazy with all of this.
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If it makes you feel better, I can assure you that many of us have stuck to the minimums, especially those of us with smaller groups like yours. Yes, it's hard to stick to the minimum if you go absolutely crazy at the planning session and ask for one of everything they show you, but if you prioritize your must-haves and can-do-withouts (floral is a good one to skimp on if you want to save money), then you'll be OK.
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