Christie and Nick- 9/1/13- WP, Italy Isola, AAR- Change of Venue

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by Cmdbuddy, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. leelee9878

    leelee9878 DIS Veteran

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    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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  3. Cmdbuddy

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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.
     
  4. Summer Daydream

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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 :)
     
  5. Cmdbuddy

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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. :rotfl:

    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!
     
  6. andeesings

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    I'd love to know the changes you're making to your menu! That's my favorite part!
     
  7. Summer Daydream

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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 :)
     
  8. leelee9878

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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 :)
     
  9. Cmdbuddy

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    Good mornings, ladies! Let's see if I can answer these before I have to head to my clinic.

    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


    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.


    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.
     
  10. sarahb01

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    Your meal looks WONDERFUL! Maybe I will sneak in for some snacks before I head over to my party :rotfl: 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!
     
  11. kkbutterfly

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    I had a very very similar menu to you and everything was amazing!
     
  12. Cmdbuddy

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    By the time your ceremony is over, we'll be on our way to our dessert party- we're just a hop skip and a jump away from there, so go eat everything that is left!! :-) Getting close to the 200 day mark, Sarah!
     
  13. Cmdbuddy

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    I bought a dress!! :cheer2:

    Not putting it on here in fear that Nick stumbles over, but you can PM me if you want a pic.
     
  14. MickeysStarTrader

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    Oh my gosh! How exciting! :hyper: I want to see! I totally agree, don't put it on a public forum ;)
     
  15. charliegirl76

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    Thank you for posting your BEO, it really does help a lot. Even though you're having more guests, I feel like, if we end up with approximately the same amount per person as you, then we'll actually come out right around where we want to be. It may be muddled thinking, but it makes sense to me. :rotfl2:

    So exciting that you found your dress!
     
  16. Summer Daydream

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    I tried to comment on your dress on Facebook but every times tried to, my phone would lock up! You looked so pretty!!! Was it different than what you planned on? The dress I picked was so different than what I thought I wanted.
     
  17. Tink2182014

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    Thank you so much for posting your BEO. It's so helpful as I plan my 125 person wedding at the same venues!
    I also loved your wording in your STD and hope you don't mind I took some sentences!
     
  18. Cmdbuddy

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    That totally makes sense in my head too! I just read your PJ- such cool ideas. I love the multicolored idea!

    Thank you! It was totally different than what I planned on. I don't love lace, so that was different, and I expected to have more of a ball gown. It wasn't on my list of dresses to try on, but she brought it out and I couldn't get over how much better it looked on me.

    Glad it could help! Feel free to steal anything you want- I stole so much from other Disbrides that the wedding is hardly my own!
     
  19. charliegirl76

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    Oh, thanks! I'm going to update as soon as I get all caught up. :thumbsup2
     
  20. Cmdbuddy

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    This just in...

    We have changed pretty much the whole wedding! Moved to a 7:30 ceremony, our Illuminations party is now our cocktail hour, and we are having our reception in the American Adventure Rotunda. Switching from buffet to plated. Aaaah crazy times 5 months before the wedding.
     
  21. andeesings

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    Amazing!! What made you change everything???? I LOVE the AAR! I can't wait to see your photos. I can't wait to hear the story behind your changes. Will it change your BEO a lot?
     

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