Sam and Mike's(well mostly Sam's) 10/29/10 non-prof photos Glad I did/didn't Update

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by Pirate's Princess, Apr 15, 2009.

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Which dress?

  1. Dress one

  2. Dress two

  3. Dress three

  4. Dress four

  5. Dress five

  6. Dress six

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  1. Pirate's Princess

    Pirate's Princess Sam

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    Oh I totally do. Most of the projects should be done by today, but I doubt we'll finish. So that means one less to review but I don't think they really care. And thanks! We really got into it because it's not too bad a job, pay is ok, and the hours are great, but it is definitely rewarding. But it makes me worry about having autistic children. It can be very hard depending on the severity.


    Congrats on catching up Claire! Thank you, I love dress too. :cloud9: I've never been a big purple person but for some reason those colors really drew me in. I like the BM dresses. I still need to actually see them in person, but I think they are a little different and fun. I definitely plan on composing a list of shots but I really love candid shots. I'm excited for 2010! I don't know what I'd do if I had to wait over 2 years. :scared1: And thanks! DF tried really hard to keep it a surprise (even picking a fight with me to throw me off his scent) and he is amazing. I love him so much! :love: As for the cake, we're still up in the air. I love the argyle type cake, but we have this really cute idea to have a futurama themed cake (very little theming)...I don't know, we're weird!
     
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  3. Pirate's Princess

    Pirate's Princess Sam

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    So I emailed my WC for an estimated budget for the Living Seas and it was $25,000!!! :scared1::scared1:

    Of course going through it, there's a lot of things that I could do without...Epcot instead of WP, a DJ (although DF is fighting me on this), I figure silk florals instead of theirs, Snow Globes as center pieces (Thanks Figment Fan!), etc.... And they fill the buffet with a dinner, while we'll do brunch, and Brand name alcohol...we'll probably go with the hosted bar, because people will want booze, but very little.

    If you want a link to the pdf file, just PM me!

    And PS I was offered a position at another school, so now I have 2 job offers! :cool1: I feel special. :rotfl:
     
  4. LLLBelle

    LLLBelle DIS Veteran

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    Wow that seems like a lot, but I'm sure you can cut it down.

    I am working with the lady for a custom flower order, she does "real touch" flowers, not just silk ones http://www.sharonnagassardesigns.com/index.html She has samples on her website. I'll share my samples when I get them. Her prices are not bad either.

    You could do just a wine and beer bar, or if they would let you do mimosa's you could do tangerine, grapefruit, and orange juice. My FSIL did beer, wine, a alcoholic and non-alcoholic punch at her wedding.

    Yea for a second job offer!
     
  5. Chilly

    Chilly RIP Tag Fairy

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    Thats great you've got another job offer.

    I'm sure you can cut it down from $25K no problem.
     
  6. figmentfan814

    figmentfan814 DIS Veteran

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    Don't worry, I know that you'll be able to dramatically cut it down from the 25K. With our brunch reception at LS, 50 guests, transportation, dessert party, cake, flowers, etc. we spent 12K including tax and gratuity, so I know it is possible depending on the guest count. Keep in mind, we had outside videography and photography and the minimum was 10K at the time plus tax and gratuity and we didn't have alcohol - just sparkling cider for a toast.

    I'm so excited to see your snowglobe centerpieces. Did you see that Disney shopping had a ton of them in their summer sale?
     
  7. Pirate's Princess

    Pirate's Princess Sam

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    Wow Laurie, that site is awesome! I had seen one from someone else's pj (mandy?? sorry I forget) but I'm adding it to the list. I figure beer and wine is a good call since that's probably what would be drank. I think my mom mentioned something at the dessert party...but it is her money. Who knows.

    Thanks Claire. I'm sure I will too, especially with the help of the Disbride brigade! :goodvibes

    Vanessa, I love your snowglobes! I want to buy ones that represent the people sitting at the tables. And I was thinking of arranging them on a mirror tile (like in Carly's PJ) with some tealights and diamond confetti. I want something simple and short. I hate tall centerpieces. I haven't bought any yet but I want to.


    PS I posted a thread on the Weddings and Honeymoons board to poll which wedding venue I should pick. Here's the link: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2205461
     
  8. Pirate's Princess

    Pirate's Princess Sam

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    More florals!! I found this site from Laurie's PJ and I love it! I definitely want silks.

    Here's a bouquet I like: with cymbidiums and calli lilies.

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    And a collage of flowers/colors I liked. I prefer the purply Calli lilies than white. I'm wearing ivory so I don't feel like I need it in my bouquet. I'd add the Phalaenopsis orchids to the bouquet possibly and/or hair, along with the smaller flowers (to use instead of barrettes)

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  9. LLLBelle

    LLLBelle DIS Veteran

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    YEH!! I'm glad I could help. I really liked those ones as well, they look beautiful! It's similar to what I want (but with roses :))
     
  10. Chilly

    Chilly RIP Tag Fairy

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    Lovely colours
     
  11. MainStMandy

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    Catching up from vacation...

    Oh I love #5!!!!

    Wow!! $25K!!! I am sure you must be able to do something to get that number down.

    Yay for another job offer!!!

    I voted on your other thread...I love the Japan Gardens!!
     
  12. Pirate's Princess

    Pirate's Princess Sam

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    Laurie, it is totally the best site!! Have you ordered samples? Is it too early to order a sample?

    Thanks Claire!

    Mandy did you have fun on your trip? Isn't $25k really expensive?? I'm sure we'll be able to cut it down. And I think we're leaning towards Japan Gardens.

    And we put in a bid on etsy for DF's outfit. I hope it turns out well.
     
  13. Ann117

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    I love the hair pictures I like all of them! Also the flowers look great.
     
  14. LLLBelle

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    I submitted a request for a custom quote last week, last Sunday to be exact. I'm still waiting for my quote, but I am hoping to order samples once I receive the quote.

    I think the earlier the better. The website says at least 4 months for a custom order plus if any of the flowers you want are back ordered, it could take even longer. I'll let you know if I hear anything.
     
  15. Pirate's Princess

    Pirate's Princess Sam

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    Thanks Ann!! I'm so excited!

    Oh I can't wait! After you get your quote, I'll order some samples as well. A week doesn't seem too long for a response.
     
  16. MainStMandy

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    Hey Sam! Our trip was great...and I love that you are leaning toward the Japan Gardens. They are so pretty!!
     
  17. LLLBelle

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    I did get a quote from the flower lady today. This was for my custom order, but at least it gives you an idea.

    Number of Bridal bouquets: 1
    12 - small 3", latex Real Touch green cymbidium orchids (with pink centers)
    12 - mini mango orange calla lilies
    12 - deep pink Natural Touch roses
    Size: approx 10" wide, 11" tall
    Cost: 145.55

    Num of Groom boutonnieres: 1
    - one orange rose
    - mini cymbidium orchid with pink center
    Size: 5.5" tall, 3" wide
    Cost: 9.10

    Num of Maid of honor bouquets: 1
    5 - mango orange calla lilies
    6 - deep pink roses
    Size: approx 8" wide, 10.5" tall
    Cost: 44.50

    Num of Groomsmen Bouts: 4
    - orange rose
    - Size: approx 5" tall, 2.5" wide
    - Cost: 9.40 each x 4 = 37.60

    Num of Mothers Corsages_Specify pin on or wrist: 3
    We are not doing corsages, but mom bouquets. 5 roses each a combo of orange and pink roses tied with ribbon
    - 3 orange roses and 2 deep pink roses
    - approx 5" wide, 10" tall
    - Cost: 27.00 each x 3 = 81.00

    Total with shipping: 317.75 + 24.15 = 341.90

    I may not be using the fake flowers after all, my wedding planner thinks they do not work in the carribean because you are around so many flowers they look "more fake" So my flower order is on hold until I get the re-quote from her. However, you can order samples after you request your quote before you give a deposit. She did not send any pictures, you need to put down a deposit before you can get designs and photos done for final approval. I hope that helps.
     
  18. ghoulish delight

    ghoulish delight Mint juleps make me a very happy Anj, indeed!

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    Congrats on the job offer Sam!! And sheesh! I totally empathize on the budget stuff right now. Our standing bill with Disney right now is at $15,652!!! :scared1: And that's not including all of our outside costs... So, they know how to get you! I know you guys will get it all squared away though, and have a gorgeous event!

    Those silks are amazing!!! I love love the colors. :lovestruc Veeery nice! And Laurie is so gosh darn helpful!
     
  19. tiggersam00

    tiggersam00 Dole Whip addict... and proud of it!

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    Laurie rocks huh? Great choices, I love orchids Sam.. again must be a Sam thing lol
     
  20. Pirate's Princess

    Pirate's Princess Sam

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    I'm glad you had a great time! I definitely think Japan is the way to go, but I may waver...

    That's not too shabby! Thanks for posting it. I get the whole real vs. fake debate but I think orchids look fake to begin with so hopefully that will be ok. I think I'm going to order some samples.
    And PS thanks for being so helpful!
    Thanks Anjanette! Ugh budget blah. It's easy to forget about the extra non Disney stuff...like a dress :rotfl: I'm sure yours will be amazing as well.

    Great Sams do think alike!

    One more day to go...and it's only a meeting. :dance3:
     
  21. LLLBelle

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    I'm glad I could help! Regardless of what my wedding planner says, the flowers still look gorgeous! :goodvibes
     

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