Post # 1
Seattle board seems to be slacking!!!!
I’ll start it! 🙂
Here’s my deal…We’re getting married January 3, 2009 at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood. Both the ceremony and reception are at the same location. (The ceremony will be in the in-door atrium that is in the center of the hotel and the reception is in the ballroom.) The ceremony will need very little decoration since its already covered in trees and flowers and such. The ballroom I want to make a "winterwonderland" of ice blue, crystals, silver and white. Does that set the scene for you?? Haha
Who’s got florist reccomendations? I think I will only need them for mine and the bridesmaids boquets, and corsages for moms and grandmas. (Boys are going with hankercheifs instead of boutineers)
I need a DJ still too!
We have an average budget for both.
Post # 3
Oh, I’m so glad someone got this going…now that the introductions are done, let’s get to the nitty gritty!
There are a lot of florists that I’m sure could do the trick, but when you said winter wonderland I thought of this lady. Her website isn’t all that great but basically, she’s a planner who recently got into designing. She won an award for best table in one of the five or six categories at the last ABC and ISES meeting. She had this great dramatic table…anyway, she’s the first person who came to mind. I have no idea what her price range is, but maybe you can get a deal since she just recently added designing.
We didn’t have a DJ at our wedding, but just based on personality (non-salesman), I like this guy.
Sorry I couldn’t be more help…once we get this rolling more, I bet there will be better input than just mine. 🙂
Post # 4
Did you get a chance to check out the Wedding Show this past January? I was going to go with the Metropolitan Market for flowers when my wedding was local, I don’t think they are overly costly and their work was really nice.
Post # 5
My wedding planner recommended Whole Foods. I ended up going with a different plan but was super impressed with the designers I met with at Whole Foods. The prices are great! I was quoted $50 for my bouquet and between $35 and $50 for centerpieces.
Post # 6
And for a DJ we’re using Emerald City Productions. It is owned by two brothers and a friend. They’re really friendly and the online music selection system they have is really easy to use. I found their prices to be about average compared with other companies.
Post # 7
Wow, frogs…that’s a great deal. I’ll have to file that tidbit away.
Post # 8
I would echo Stacy at the Metropolitan Market on Mercer Street…her flowers on Erin Skipley’s webiste look so gorgeous! I wanted to book her very badly , but, but she was already booked for my date (I called 8 months in advance!)
I’m using Kendra from Loves Me Flowers (her flowers also look gorgeous) and she’s very sweet and friendly. I liked that her first email reponse didn’t start off with quoting a minimum order price.
Post # 9
Laura with Aisle of Blooms is wonderful!!