It's crunch time people!!! We were pleased to find that we were able to make a few adjustments what with our guest talley lowering slightly, and the email i finally found quoting us l slightly lower price for out entertainer and ipod set up, that, with the money we have already paid, we are about $400 over (in payment) what we are doing! so that is kinda good! since we already have paid that $$, i was already interested in maybe plussing up a few things, but then our floral lanner, elizabeth (who is AWESOME), mentioned something about beeing careful so we make our minimum after our recent adjustments... WHA????? how can we even be close to the minimum?!?! well, turns out all our applicable expenses are sitting right around $10,200 at the moment. somehow i was thinking that our portrait session DID count towards this due to the fact that we are having the 10am ceremony and a) we dont want a first look and b) disney has changed the picture times for us anyway so it really wouldn't work now! i knew i read about the fact that it doesn't count, but i somehow thought ours did because of the time issues. now i know if you use DPS it does count but, IMHO, this contingency is the main huge RIP OFF of all the DFTW!!!! i just think wedding pics are too important to go with that kind of an unknown factor, but i won't belabor the point here.... so, we really should keep that $400 in the budget as probably our BOC bar may not be as it is estimated. i guess the worst that would happen is that you would get charged for the difference in your budget up to the 10K? anyways, i think i know how we will end up using those funds, but i thought i would ask for suggestions as well! here are some details: mad hatter theme at WP/WHR we leave on the cruise the next day and i can't take any of my flowers along, so i really don't want to refresh my bouquet or add fresh floral because it will totally make me sad to see it all go into the trash... we have transportation and other basic issues covered ceremony: we are really ONLY doing a confetti cannon here. i feel like the rose petal aisle would be an easy add, possibly some sort or altar arrangements that could be moved? we are doing and i want minimal to no decor for the pre-reception. white linens and chair covers is it. we have coffee/tea/soda and danish. i am still unconvinced that we will be having this time on that patio and if it moves into the hall well it just seems silly to decorate the hall way. it is still going to be a hallway. i really think we have plenty of food as well, so i really don't want to add here, but we could i guess. also, the simpledecor i think will give even a bigger wow factor to the decor in the whitehall room. we have alisce and the mad hatter coming for this transition time already too reception decor seems like the way to go to me. we have lanterns being hung (really have no idea how many or what this will actually look like), 4 round tables and a sweethear table with basic white linens, chair covers and 4 colors of bright napkins and chair sashes. i think we have a pink overlay on the sweetheart table and we have a small floral centerpiece in a tea pot. the tables have a silver tray centerpiece with various glass bottles, the colored wates, and drink me tags on them. they are not particularly tall. i have made table names in shapes for different alice characters and i like them so i don't think printed table names are needed, and i've put our menu on our programs so i don't think we need that either. we are doing the "eat me" cookies as a favor we've got 2 cakes now (one is a surprise) and a super awesome piano entertainer as well. what i wish was that there was another something that $400 would cover. something interesting or with impact. again, i don't think we really need more food and the bar is open and available. i don't want actual floral, but i think rose petals maybe, adding to the napkin ties or chair sashes and maybe alittle something more to the centerpeices will probably do it but gosh, i want something WOW!!! any thoughts jump to mind? TIA!!!