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Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by tric8783, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. tric8783

    tric8783 DIS Veteran

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    Thought I'd add some pictures on this beautiful Saturday morning! :goodvibes

    These are all just ideas of things I like so far and I'm interested to see if my ideas change once we get closer!
    First up, Floral, and as a preface, I am obsessed with peonies, but my coordinator warned me they are (very) pricey.
    For my bouquet:
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    for DF and GM (We are still working on how to make the GM different from DF. Thoughts? I told him maybe a different tie, different bout etc? Any ideas??
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    For my BM's
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    Love the look of this place setting:
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    and the long tables instead of rounds:
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  3. tric8783

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    Next, decor! :lovestruc

    Not sure how Disney is with candles, but I thought this may be a pretty and inexpensive way to give some height if I go with the low vases of flowers?
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    another way to add some height maybe
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    I think these paper lanterns are so fun, but not sure how they would work in the ballroom!
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    some pink lighting perhaps??
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    and my latest find on Etsy that I am thinking of using as placecards, favors, decor/lighting in one!
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    And for the ceremony! :yay:
    I found this ceremony in the round on Cheryl's PJ and I love it! I don't think we want everyone all the way around us though, maybe only 2 or 3 of these 4 sections of chairs?
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    really like the simplicity of these ribbons on the chairs
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    I also think this is super pretty and fun, but no idea how expensive it would be
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    I've always liked these "balls" of flowers
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    My plan is also for either programs that are fans, or programs and fans separately ( I think we definitely need fans outdoors in FL in May, even if the ceremony is only 20 minutes, am I right?) We're also going to do ribbons for our exit which I've also found on etsy! (I love etsy and am obsessed). :love:
     
  4. tric8783

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    My cake inspiration! I sent this picture to Maxine with the planning worksheet like the instructions say, and I'm nervous to find out how much it'll cost with the flower work :rolleyes:
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    Also thinking about leaving the reception about 20-30 minutes early with a sparkler sendoff
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    and I'm debating trashing my dress! I think it would be really fun to go over to Stormalong Bay to their walk in section, but I'm not sure if they'll let us since the pools are normally closed with nets over them by the time we'd get there (about 10:30PM or so) but I'm going to ask Maxine and see if I get a flat out "no" or what they say. Anyone else hear anything like this? princess:

    I had this 'great idea' to do a planned balloon release too but I'm not sure really how that would all work or if Disney would want to know we are releasing like 50 balloons at once?
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    *story behind this- when we were little, we always were allowed to get one balloon during vacation and keep it for the week. The morning we left to go home, we would go out on the patio/balcony and make a wish and let our balloon go. We always wished to come back, and we always did! :lovestruc
     
  5. tinkerbell 766

    tinkerbell 766 <font color=purple>If I can't fly, let me sing. Or

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    Hi sweetie - Just a quick word about Rev Tim. He can sometimes be a bit slow at responding and even seem a little disorganized at times!! He was worrying me just before our VR as I hadn't heard from him and couldn't get on with my order of service programmes until he let me have a general plan of the how things would run. I only had 14 guests and I was printing and making the programmes myself, and so it didn't matter too much as I was not intending doing them until the week before we left for Florida.
    However, he did get back to me in plenty of time for me to complete my programmes and even when I added an extra reading in to our service a few days before (literally!!), he was not fazed!! I think if you are having your programmes professionally printed, and thus, need the information well ahead of time, you may have to bug him a bit by e-mail, and explain why you need a basic outline of the service early on!! In the end, our service ran like clockwork in the exact order he said it would!!!
    I think the bottom line is that he is not great at the communication thing early on, but will do you a fantastic service, and he really is the sweetest of men when you meet him face to face. We loved him and the service he did for us!!
    Good luck and, by the way, I am loving all of your inspiration photos!!!
     
  6. tinkerbell 766

    tinkerbell 766 <font color=purple>If I can't fly, let me sing. Or

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    Hi again!!
    Just read your previous post (our posts must have crossed!!)
    I am pretty certain that other brides who have looked in to sparklers have been told that they are not allowed!! This was, I think, for a ceremony staged exit though, so it may be worth asking about it them being used for a reception exit.
    I would not hold out much hope for the balloon release either. I have never heard of any Disney brides doing this, and I think they may say that it is a danger to the animals at AK and AKV if the balloons were to travel over in that direction and come down near them. I know that stray balloons get out of people's grasp at MK and float away, but I guess that there is quite a difference between that and a planned release of a number of balloons. Again, worth an ask though!!
    I think that another bride wanted to do a TTD at SAB and was told she had to pay an expensive fee for a lifeguard!!! Could a TTD on another day after the wedding be a possibility if they won't allow you to do it on the night of your wedding!! Our TTD session was 5 days after our VR and it was lovely to wear my dress twice!!!
     
  7. mebbradley

    mebbradley Patiently waiting for the next trip to Disney!

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    I love your dress!!! It's so pretty. The centerpieces look amazing as well!

    Good Luck with the invitations and planning visit! I didn't tell Chris about our site visit until like......two days after I made it. I can't keep a single detail from him!

    We'll be down in Disney at the same time!
     
  8. virtuous girl

    virtuous girl Faith, trust, & pixie dust

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    I LUV LUV LUV ur inspiration photos :lovestruc Especially the lighting :goodvibes I am considering doing the long tables since i am having about 30ish guests...i just dont want the ballroom 2 look so small & empty so i might just use 4 big round tables.. not sure yet.. I am curious about the answers ur going 2 get about the sparkle exit & TTD session.. Great ideas u have :thumbsup2
     
  9. tric8783

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    Oh that is so good to hear!! I wrote him a detailed email about our backgrounds and what we were looking for, then he didn't respond and I was thinking hmm did I tell him too much and now he doesn't want to do our wedding?? haha :confused3 Hopefully he is just very busy!! I had asked him if we could meet him while we are down in FL but maybe I will just go ahead and book him. I'll give him a couple more days and email him again! Thank you!! :goodvibes
     
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    Thanks for the heads up!! I do wonder if the sparklers on the Croquet Lawn could be a fire risk, but maybe if we're leaving the ballroom they'll let us, I've definitely got this on my list to ask about!! :banana:

    The balloon thing too, I think it's a fun concept and will look really cool, but I also don't want there to be too much at the ceremony. I'm looking to do fans and ribbons already, I'm not sure if I want to ask people to release balloons too! haha I get overly excited and then need to calm myself down and step back. haha But I will ask just to get an answer and post about it!! :cutie:

    I'm definitely going to ask about the TTD and see what they say and if there's a fee, how much it is! I will expect one and then if they say no I'll be pleasantly surprised! We are leaving for Hawaii on Monday, so I suppose we could do it Sunday maybe (day after the wedding). We are bringing our photographer down from CT and I'd like to try and do it during our package with them (just so I don't have to pay additionally to do it). Our photographer is amazing don't get me wrong and I chose them and wanted them so bad, but they are expensive. Trying to get the most out of them that I can!! :rolleyes1 I will keep you all posted!!
     
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    Thank you! I get so excited it's hard for me to keep much from DF!! :lovestruc
    I saw we will be there the same time, maybe we'll run into each other! Good luck at your site visit too!! :goodvibes
     
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    Thanks!! I got the lighting idea from someone on here... don't remember who though :rolleyes1 hahaha I was obsessed with yours and needed to find some pics for myself!! :rotfl:

    I am interested to see how big the BW ballroom actually is and if all long tables will make it look like there is too much unused space, I hope not! I really like symmetry and the long tables are perfect for that! I am very curious too!! :cool1::
     
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    I love all your ceremony and reception pictures you posted. Those are really pretty bouquets! Good luck with the invitations,can't wait to see what they look like! We used Shelley from Impressions. She is fantastic just a little pricey but you can do almost anything you want.
     
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    Thanks Ashley!! Amanda from Impressions actually wrote to me, and now I'm waiting to hear back from her. If you are using a preferred vendor, will Disney set up all of your menus, programs, etc? Or would they do it regardless as long as you provide them by a certain day/time? I'm not sure how that works. I'm hoping to be able to use the votive placecards, so would want the menus and programs through the same place as the invitations maybe.
    I also emailed Pearl Beach Paperie and Darcy seems to be very nice as well. Hopefully one of them can make it work! :cool1:
     
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    Hey! Disney will take care of everything for you as long as you give it to them ahead of time and you make sure it's in your BEO!! The only stipulation is that they will only set two items per person. After that there is a charge. They are setting up our menus and favor at each seat and then the place cards, table signs and programs at the wedding. We are actually making those things our selves! But again if it's not in the beo it won't happen:)
     
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    Thanks again Ashley! Hmm so if they will only set two items per person, what do you have to pay them to set the rest? You have your menus, favor, place cards, table signs and programs, so do you have to pay them to set 3 or did I read that wrong? haha I'll definitely tell them I'm bringing everything I guess at first and then I can cross off later, right? I'll go with it!! :cool1:
     
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    So I decided this morning I am going to try and book someone down in FL rather than worrying about bringing my own hairdresser down from CT. I know my hairdresser was excited, but I sent her a message on facebook as soon as we knew our date and she hasn't responded. We are already paying our photographer to travel, and I think according to everyone else on the boards, there are a couple of options for people who do a great job right in FL, without have to worry about paying them to get there, coordinating, etc.
    I decided to email Beaute Speciale today, and I'm going to (fib) to my hairdresser and tell her the hair/makeup is included with the Disney wedding, so I don't hurt her feelings that I'm deciding not to bring her down, etc.

    So I sent an email to Beaute Speciale and hoping they are available for our date! We also have 12 people, so I'm hoping they'll be able to do all of our hair and make-up too! Fingers crossed!! Hopefully they are available and I made the right choice! :cutie:

    Our families are throwing us an engagement party on Saturday (mostly my sister and FSIL planning) so we are excited for that!! Almost everyone invited to the wedding (minus my out of state college friends and a few others) will be in one place so it should be fun! Rain is in the forecast for Friday, so hoping it doesnt get pushed back to Saturday since the party is outside at my brother's house (he has about 10 acres and it's in his back yard!) :dance3:
     
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    Sorry Tricia I think I wrote it wrong. I don't know what they charge but my understanding is it is 2 items per person and then at no charge they do the place cards and table names. (They have not said otherwise) The programs are part of the ceremony and are at no charge. They will either put them in a basket, place on everyones chairs or have someone attending the wedding pass them out. This is all at no charge. My guess is the charging comes along if you are getting outside vendors for napkins ect because most people wouldn't have more than 2 items per person anyway. I'm not sure how strict they are on this policy though.
     
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    ahh gotcha, thanks for clarifying!! I will definitely make sure to let them know I will bring everything and go from there! I heard back from Pearl Beach Paperie, she doesn't think we'll be able to make my invites for my budget, so fingers crossed Impressions can! Emailed with Amanda today with a little more brainstorming and excited to see what she comes up with!

    Still waiting to hear back from Beaute Speciale too but they said to allow 24 hrs for a response! I hope we are able to get them!

    Next will be reserving Carolyn Allen's for steaming! I think we give an initial deposit for Carolyn Allen's? Does everyone suggest them coming one or two days before I would assume? And everyone's dresses and suits will need to be in my room? We haven't decided yet if the boys will get their suits up here or if they can maybe be measured at Men's Wearhouse here but actually have them delivered from Men's Wearhouse down there- I think it will be a lot easier if Men's Wearhouse delivers and comes and picks them back up. I want to say I read they will do that, is that true or we will have to go get them? Maybe it was Carolyn Allen's that delivers. We need to find light grey suits for the boys, we are on slim pickings as of now! :rolleyes1
     
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    And as I was typing, I got a response from Beaute Speciale! They are available! :banana::banana:

    Just have to figure out the details now (who wants what and logistics) yay! :cheer2:
     
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    Hi fellow CT-er! I live literally the next town over from you so I was seriously excited to find your PJ! I can't wait to see everything unfold!
     

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