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posted 3 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

What is something you’ve seen done at a wedding that the guests couldn’t stop talking about (in a good way!)?

What are the top 3 cake flavors you recommend as crowd pleasers?

Post # 3
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Phebelasha:  do i send save the dates to the people that live in the city where the wedding will be? I am having a lot of out of town guests and would like to use the city skyline on the card but think its kind of odd to send that to the people that live in town.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

Phebelasha:  When a couple needs to cut back cost close to a wedding, what do you suggest cutting?

Post # 6
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582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

 

Phebelasha:  Do I really need a day of coordinator? I casually mentioned it to my wedding coordinator at the golf club and she told me she’d take care of all of that.. but I’m just second guessing if they really will.   I’m totally struggling with this decision. Would love your input!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Phebelasha:  I found a planner in the South (where my wedding will be) and for her full services its 1800, including a team of three on the big day. She responds to emails with lightning speed, is fully accredited/insured and has 50 or 60 raving reviews across lots of websites.

But it just seems so cheap!  Everyone else is quoting me much much much more. I want to do all the inital contracts (with advise from the planner) and ALL of the design work (my field), so I guess I dont need a fancy, expensive planner/designer. I just want someone to take over the riegns a few months out. But what I’m asking is: is that price too good to be true>>??

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Oh my goodness, you have opened up the flood gates!

I’m having a morning wedding.  I will be walking down the aisle at 10:30am and I need help with a timeline for the morning prep.

I have six bridesmaids who are all responsible for their own hair/makeup.  Two bridesmaids, soon-to-be sister-in-laws, will be getting ready with flower girl and MIL at her house.  One bridesmaid will be getting ready with her husband (groomsmen) and her son (ring bearer) at her own home.  Three remaining bridesmaids are thinking about hiring hair/makeup and will be staying with me at a hotel suite the night before.

My venue is all of 6 miles from the hotel and 3 miles from my home, 2 miles from MIL and FIL’s house, and 6 miles from bridesmaid-groomsman-ring bearer’s house.  Super easy, right?

<br />I have hired a hairstylist and a makeup artist to do mine and my mother’s hair/makeup.  Our venue will not open to us until 9:00am, but will allow my mother and myself, along with the makeup and hairstylists and the photographer to arrive at 8:30 to start.  I really want pictures of my mother and myself getting our hair put up, makeup on, etc.  I also want pictures of my bridesmaids helping me put on my dress, shoes, necklace, etc.

How should I go about this?

I feel like I have two options – have photographer come to the hotel and have makeup artists work on us there starting at 7:00am and then hurry to the venue at 9:00 to get shots of bridesmaids putting on my dress?<br /><br />My other option is to have hair/makeup and photographer show up at 8:30 to the venue and start on my mother and I, photographer can get shots of us.  I’ve already asked all bridesmaids to make sure they are at the venue with hair/makeup done at 9:00am absolutely no later than 9:30 am and I can have photographer get shots of bridesmaids putting on dress from there.

What do you think?  I’ll have my hair and makeup trial this weekend and I can ask both of the artists what works for them.

Could you suggest a timeline for the morning of?

What do you think a bride’s MUST-HAVE shots for a photographer should include?

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Phebelasha:  thanks for your opinion! She has 15 years experience, and 5 years straight Best of the Knot, published in lots of regional magazines…. when I first saw her website the pricing was 1500!!! She is located farther out of town (frankly in the sticks outside of town) so has cheaper overhead, and the website is not fancy/designy.

I think she works with budget brides but churns out some amazing results according to her gallery. My budget will be about 50k- but Im cool with her approaching my wedding as a budget one when it comes to recommendations for flowers  and other vendors. Between her stellar reviews and responsiveness, and my wanting to do all the design anyway I might just go for it. I get a good vibe about her- I just might have to tell her after the fact…. hey you know you can charge a grand more and STILL be the cheapest in the area?>!?!??

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 14
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Phebelasha:  Not sure if you can help but any opinoins you have would be great. My FI and I are doing a Phantom of the Opera themed wedding. I feel like there is something missing to really pull it all together and really have the mystery/romance. So far we have we have the bouquets and boutonnieres are red roses, our centerpieces are 12″ mirrors with 2″ candles around it, a 6″ pillar candle in the center that will be holding up a Phantom mask that will have the table number painted on it in black and a single red rose with a black ribbon tied on it. Our cake topper and our toasting flutes were custom made with the mask/rose and the quote of “One Love One Lifetime”(lyrics from one of the songs). And thats all we really have.

In your opinion, do you think that will look fine or should we add something else to it?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

 

Phebelasha:  Love it, thank you this is just what I needed to hear to confirm I’m not crazy!

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