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Old 01-22-2013, 02:40 PM   #76
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Oh no! I've about slipped off the first page of Planning Journals- I must keep up!

Well, we leave tomorrow for a chiropractic seminar in Orlando, and we are going to have our menu tasting on Thursday at the Boardwalk. We are so lucky that one of my bridesmaids (Rhonda) will be able to drive down from Daytona Beach to go with us!

The base for our buffet is the Cinderella glass coach. Definitely hope to have all of that worked out after the tasting.

We are going to attempt to do a 3 park mad dash before and after the tasting session on Thursday and the other park on Sunday before we leave and take a bunch of pictures in front of and on different rides. We will use these at our tables, as each table will be a ride, with Fastpass cards being the escort cards.

We have decided to use Reverend Tim Herring as our officiant. We want a Catholic style ceremony, and love that he offers that. We are also pretty much set on Trinity Wedding Cinema for the film.

Oh and I have two wedding dress shopping appointments scheduled- Feb 10 and Feb 23. Oh boy!
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:48 PM   #77
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I am so incredibly jealous of you that you got a VIP tour, do your parents want to adopt me? one day I will do this, one fine day lol
I get this question from my friends a lot! I love big families, so I say sure! Not sure what they say Definitely something you need to do as a once in a lifetime experience!

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Just found your trip report - awesome recap! Buck is so cute! My friend Meg had the vip job at wdw pre-kids - I love seeing old pics of her in her plaid outfit! Thanks for the link to the video website. I've been second guessing my Fantasmic dessert party - but seeing the recap reminds me of why I love it so much. So pumped now!
I love the red white and blue - I think it will be great!
I also love Lyndsay's unity cross - I'm planning on doing something similar at our wedding - but hopefully with a stained glass cross and a frame.
I think I would agree on your assessment of Buck, hah. That poor guy was drilled by my sister and I. I think if I ever worked at WDW, I would have to work in Guest Services. The wool outfits would get so hot though.

Oh man, now I just remembered about the website I posted- I guess there goes my afternoon!

Your cross idea sounds beautiful!


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I love your TR. I wish I had a VIP tour...I hate that line for Toy Story Mania!!! It looks like you had a fabulous time.
Thank you! I mean, seriously, why does everybody have to ride that ride? I thought it was just built for me! Too bad we can't convince the rest of the world that it sucks that we can keep riding with no wait. "I swear, it's worse than the Tiki birds!" It was definitely nice to pass up the line and ride a few times, although my arm definitely started hurting!

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Loving your engagement photos
Thank you! I'm in love with them. The Arndt's are great!

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Gorgeous pictures... I absolutely love the kiss in front of Cindy carriage!
Thank you! I'm almost second guessing my need for the carriage at the wedding now that I have pictures with it, lol. That picture is the background on my phone.

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Love your engagment pics and am completely flabbergasted by your TR. How awesome.
Thank you! It was definitely a trip to be spoiled on, but it was back to reality really quick. My parents certainly have blessed us with so many opportunities and wonderful days.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:15 PM   #78
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I had Cinderallas Glass Coach as my basis for dinner and it was delicious! I swapped some stuff out but everything was amazing!
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:49 PM   #79
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Well, not too much time to post right now, but here are some updates.

- We had our menu tasting at the Boardwalk. It went really well, and Disney is very accommodating considering we have some really healthy eaters in our group (like 50% of my guest list are Maximized Living doctors who eat very healthy.) Our chef was so knowledgable about his food and ingredients and gave us so many ideas.

- We got our initial BEO. Don't ever open that email while you're driving. There are just a few things we are going to change up, and then we should be all set. I have a call with my planner next Friday to go over these changes.

- I go dress shopping this Sunday with my mom! We have appointments at Alfred Angelo and David's Bridal. I've gone through their websites and saved my favorites that I wanted to try on. I hope we buy a dress this weekend and then when I go home in February, I will go bridesmaid dress shopping with my sister so we can get that handled.

- We went ahead about booked Trinity Wedding Cinema for our videography. Very excited about that.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:25 PM   #80
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Anybody interested in seeing a BEO for 150 people?

Also, we are officially moved to Italy for our DP because of the large group size. When we were in EPCOT a few weeks ago, one was set up and the CM making sure nobody went in (this was before it started) let us go behind the ropes and see what it looked like. I'm IN LOVE.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:10 AM   #81
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Anybody interested in seeing a BEO for 150 people?

Also, we are officially moved to Italy for our DP because of the large group size. When we were in EPCOT a few weeks ago, one was set up and the CM making sure nobody went in (this was before it started) let us go behind the ropes and see what it looked like. I'm IN LOVE.
Yes please. I would like to say when my time comes it won't be that many people but I'm not do sure, so I would love to see it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:28 AM   #82
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Ceremony

Catering Fees and Equipment-Sales tax: $195
(1) Wedding Pavilion Usage @ $3,000 per each

Transportation
(1) Limousine- Charter (4) Hours @ $398.04 per each
(1) Motorcoach- Charter #1 @ $916.65 per each
(1) Motorcoach- Charter #2 @ $916.65 per each
(3) Vans- One Way @ $30.00 per each

Entertainment
(1) Cinderella's Coach @ $2,850 per each

Florist-Sales tax: $324.87
(1) Floral Wedding Package @ $4,997.94 per each
(1) Floral Moving Fees @ $75 per each
(1) Floral Set Fee @ $25 per each

Total including sales tax: $13,789.15

Wedding Cake Delivery
(1) Wedding Cake- No Service Charge @ $625 per each
(1) White Chocolate Castle @ $100 per each
(1) Half Sheet Cake- No Service Charge @ 80 per each

Total including sales tax: $857.33

Pre-Reception/Reception

Catering Fees and Equipment
(2) ADH Venu Package- Resort Event Guides @ $150 per each

Entertainment
(1) ADH Venue Package- Custom Marquee @ $200 per each
(1) DJ Wedding Package @ $1,500 per each

Catering Food and Beverage
(135) Dinner Buffet, The Class Coach 2013 @ $121 per guest
(10) Dinner Buffet, The Glass Coach *Kids* @ $60.50 per guest
(2) Chef's Choice Vendor Meal @ 27.50 per each

Bar
(600) Hosted, Premium Brands Bar @ $8 per each

Catering Fees and Equipment
(2) Fee, Bartender @ $100 per each
(1) Half Cake Service Charge @ $16.80 per each
(1) Wedding Cake Service Charge @ $131.25 per each

Entertainment
(1) Formal Mickey and Minne Mouse (1 set) @ $1350 per each

Total Including Sales Tax: $31,806.80

Dessert Party- Epcot Italy Isola

Catering Fees and Equipment
(1) Outdoor Set-up Fee @ $85.00 per each

Operations/Attractions
(1) Venue Rental @ $500.00 per each

Catering Food and Beverage
(150) Custom Dessert Buffet @ $25.00 per Guest

Bar
(150) Frozen Grand Marnier Slushy @ $11.75 per each

Photography, Video, and Multimedia
(1) Custom Dessert Party Package @ $350 per each

Operations/Attractions
(140) Illuminations Viewing Fee @ $12.95 per guest

Transportation
(1) Motorcoach- Round Trip @ $430.50 per each

Total Including Sales Tax: $10,438.07

Total: $56,881.35

This was the first round of the BEO and we still have some changes to do, but this is what we're starting with.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:43 PM   #83
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I can see why you said to never open that when you're driving! I also stick by my Facebook comment that you should've kept on going to the liquor store! That is definitely a hefty BEO.
The videographers you booked have amazing videos, from what I have seen with other DISbrides. Are you using the Arndt's for your wedding too...can't remember!
Good luck dress shopping. I am going this week too, and I also have pictures of what I want to try. I think it helps to have an idea to start with. Can't wait to see what you pick
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:23 PM   #84
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I can see why you said to never open that when you're driving! I also stick by my Facebook comment that you should've kept on going to the liquor store! That is definitely a hefty BEO.
The videographers you booked have amazing videos, from what I have seen with other DISbrides. Are you using the Arndt's for your wedding too...can't remember!
Good luck dress shopping. I am going this week too, and I also have pictures of what I want to try. I think it helps to have an idea to start with. Can't wait to see what you pick

Yea, I should have done that. Part of me doesn't want to post it because it's so much, but I know it helps people see. I had a hard time finding BEO's of large groups when we were in the planning stages. We are still cutting some stuff, and massaging up the menus a bit. My guests are going to leave looking like stuffed sausages lol.

I do have the Arndt's and I love them so much. We've only seen the sneak peek of our engagement photos, and just fell in love with the pics. They did a really great job of making us feel comfortable in front of the cameras, and it definitely shows in the photos. I like them so much that I wish they were just guests at our wedding instead lol.

Where are you going shopping? I've done the "Add to Favorites" thing on both David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo's website, and am printing those out to bring in with me. Plus it's the Cinderella trunk show at the AA in Houston this weekend, so I hope to try those on as well! Good luck to you as well, I'm sure you'll find something amazingly beautiful!
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Yea, I should have done that. Part of me doesn't want to post it because it's so much, but I know it helps people see. I had a hard time finding BEO's of large groups when we were in the planning stages. We are still cutting some stuff, and massaging up the menus a bit. My guests are going to leave looking like stuffed sausages lol.

I do have the Arndt's and I love them so much. We've only seen the sneak peek of our engagement photos, and just fell in love with the pics. They did a really great job of making us feel comfortable in front of the cameras, and it definitely shows in the photos. I like them so much that I wish they were just guests at our wedding instead lol.

Where are you going shopping? I've done the "Add to Favorites" thing on both David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo's website, and am printing those out to bring in with me. Plus it's the Cinderella trunk show at the AA in Houston this weekend, so I hope to try those on as well! Good luck to you as well, I'm sure you'll find something amazingly beautiful!
I'd love to know the changes you're making to your menu! That's my favorite part!
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Yea, I should have done that. Part of me doesn't want to post it because it's so much, but I know it helps people see. I had a hard time finding BEO's of large groups when we were in the planning stages. We are still cutting some stuff, and massaging up the menus a bit. My guests are going to leave looking like stuffed sausages lol.

I do have the Arndt's and I love them so much. We've only seen the sneak peek of our engagement photos, and just fell in love with the pics. They did a really great job of making us feel comfortable in front of the cameras, and it definitely shows in the photos. I like them so much that I wish they were just guests at our wedding instead lol.

Where are you going shopping? I've done the "Add to Favorites" thing on both David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo's website, and am printing those out to bring in with me. Plus it's the Cinderella trunk show at the AA in Houston this weekend, so I hope to try those on as well! Good luck to you as well, I'm sure you'll find something amazingly beautiful!
I love the Arndt's work, DF is obsessed with getting the DFTW album. It is the one thing he seems to really care about. He's a weirdo, but he's mine. I keep showing him the pictures but he's not budging!
I did the save to favorites too. I'm going to David's but I am not really sure if I am buying right then and there. I didn't see anything that blew me away, so I thought maybe seeing them in person would help. But then it could be there is a dress in my PJ that I have had my heart set on since we got engaged. It's a Demetrios dress in the Cosmobella line. I am going to a trunk show on March 1st for it. If I have no luck with that dress, I'm going to AA. With AA, I love the Rapunzel dress.
The blue dresses are so pretty. I'm so jealous you get to try them
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Thank you for posting your BEO, I am curious to see how the changes you will make will impact it. Please keep us updated
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Good mornings, ladies! Let's see if I can answer these before I have to head to my clinic.

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The majority of my guests are chiropractors who eat extremely weird. Like no grains, no sugar, etc. Many of them would consider this to be a "vacation meal", but I wanted to try to accomodate them as much as possible. So my menu probably looks a little different than most menus you have seen for Disney. I can't even begin to tell you how extremely accommodating and knowledgeable Disney was in this process! They were so great coming up with suggestions and really knowing their ingredients. I was super impressed

Pre-Reception
Antipasto Display with Crisp Bread Sticks
Warm Brie and Carmelized Onion Tartlet
Caprese Skewers
Looking to add duck egg rolls in rice paper

Buffet
Casar Salad
Pan Seared Mahi Mahi with Lemoncello Butter Sauce, Crispy Pancetta, Tomatoes, and Basil Caper Relish
Free Range Oven Baked Chicken breast with a choice of lemon butter sauce or forest mushroom ragout
Grass-Fed three peppercorn and whole grain mustard rubbed beef strip loin with choice of caramelized red onion compote or gorgonzola cheese fondue with horseradish cream
Martini Action station with- mashed boniato sweet potatoes with coconut milk and choice of topping and grown up truffle macaroni and cheese with lobster meat
Olive Oil Grilled Vegetables
Focaccia, Ciabatta and Baguettes with Olive Oil and Butter

Dessert Party in EPCOT
Boston Cream Cupcakes
Caramel Ganache Bars with Sea Salt
Key Lime Meringue Tart
Fresh Fruit
Assorted ice cream novelties (to include Mickey premium bars and fruit bars)

Like I said- my guests will be stuffed sausages! lol


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I love the Arndt's work, DF is obsessed with getting the DFTW album. It is the one thing he seems to really care about. He's a weirdo, but he's mine. I keep showing him the pictures but he's not budging!
I did the save to favorites too. I'm going to David's but I am not really sure if I am buying right then and there. I didn't see anything that blew me away, so I thought maybe seeing them in person would help. But then it could be there is a dress in my PJ that I have had my heart set on since we got engaged. It's a Demetrios dress in the Cosmobella line. I am going to a trunk show on March 1st for it. If I have no luck with that dress, I'm going to AA. With AA, I love the Rapunzel dress.
The blue dresses are so pretty. I'm so jealous you get to try them
Aw that's a bummer especially because the Arndt's are so much cheaper and you'll know exactly what you're getting! I'm sure the Disney Photography will be AMAZING though.

I hope to get a dress this weekend because I live away from my parents, so it's not the easiest thing in the world to get us together (especially with my new clinic and I'm trying to build it right now). The Rapunzel dress is very beautiful! If I get one of the Cinderella diamond dresses, I'd be ordering it in white- I don't think I could do the blue, although my mom loves it. I've just always seen me in white for my wedding day.


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Will do. It actually came in about 4k higher than what I posted, but I took some stuff out when I posted it here. We were getting nervous about our rehearsal dinner being too large for Ohana's, so we inquired about availability of the GF marina to do a private catered event, and they threw that in there. I also took out the tacky tourists, which were $1800! We still have a lot of work to do with our planner, and we're going to see about prepaying for less drinks because we're not big drinkers, and also cutting down the size of the dessert party some.
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Your meal looks WONDERFUL! Maybe I will sneak in for some snacks before I head over to my party No one will notice if I'm wearing my dress right?!

Everything looks great! I know that there was probably a lot of sticker shock, but it really looks like you are getting a lot of bang for your buck!

I can't wait to see how everything comes together!
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I had a very very similar menu to you and everything was amazing!
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