(Closed) Pelican Beach Club House Wedding

posted 8 years ago in Florida – Central Florida
Post # 3
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  • Wedding: July 2011

@future.mrs.schechter:

Are you getting married in 2010 or 2011? Have you decided where you are having the ceremony? Inside, on the deck, on the beach?

I am getting married there in July of 2011.

Post # 5
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  • Wedding: July 2011

@future.mrs.schechter:

I also considered having the ceremony on the deck but it is going to be super hot in July so we have decided to have it inside. I am not totally fond of this idea YET but I still have planning to do for this. We are going to need 8 round tables.. .that is ALOT for the space. I am feeling slightly discouraged. I feel as if I need to go back to the venue and play around with the tables but that is SO much work. Where are you putting your cake? food? music? dancing?

 

Post # 9
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  • Wedding: July 2011

Okay, before I talk about my ceremony.. let me comment on yours! First, the idea of having the fans on the back of the chairs during the ceremony is PERFECT! Are you renting chairs? We considering having the ceremony on the beach but you can’t use the chairs at the venue in the sand and to rent chairs without someone in my family with a truck seemed like too much of a hassle. I do know someone that had the guests stand on the beach but that seems rude. Either way, the ceremony is going to be faster than you think so I wouldn’t worry about the heat too much just be sure you get started when you say you’re going to and don’t have your guests waiting. Another thing that held us back from having it on the beach was how close the water is to the stairs. We are from Palm Bay and the Melbourne beach has plenty of space between the stairs and the water so this beach seemed so tiny to me. I LOVE how you’re putting tables near the deck, that will get people motivated to use the deck for socializing since they will be so close to it. Where are you putting your cake? Are you having a sweetheart table?

We definitely have to go back because the last time we were there, we arranged it to have the ceremony on the deck and since then, I have decided to have it inside. Here is the link to pictures and a video of someone that did the ceremony inside at PBC. http://vitalicphoto.com/blog/?p=1845  That is where I got the idea to have it inside. In the video you can see how they set up the chairs using the space that you plan on having your tables, facing the deck. I love the flowers hanging behind them and the fact that they had the doors open. I bet you can even hear the ocean without having to be outside in the heat! We are going to ask our closest friends outside of the wedding party to rearrange slightly after we renew our vows and are busy taking pictures.

The picture you posted of your dance floor is actually where we plan on having the tables. We are going have them on the left behind the columns and sticking out in the center (not much, there will still be a walkway but they will have to be zig-zagged in order to all fit). My husband is from NY so 7 of his family members are invited that probably won’t be able to come. That is practically an entire table so it is difficult for us to plan until we have our RSVP’s back which won’t be until April or May. I plan to send the invites out in January or February. I am trying to cut our list down to 40 + those 7 of his family and the bridal party.

What are you doing for centerpieces?

We are going to use te small space on the right closest to the deck (Where some of your tables will be) for the dance floor. I am only concerned about the 3 famous dances… first dance, father-daughter, mother-son… after that, people can dance whereever they want. If enough people want to dance, we can bring it out to the deck but I personally am not much of a dancer. What are you doing for music? We are planning to buy a nice stereo and burn our own CD’s. I figured the money we invest in a stereo would be better than a DJ because it is something we could keep and my husband loves his music.

As for food, drinks, and cake, I plan to use the kitchen area. It will be make your own drinks which to me seems so tacky for a wedding but again, it’s only going to be our very closest family and friends that know we are on a tight budget and have a 5 month old so I am hoping they will deal without complaint. For food, I am considering Sonny’s. It will be 10$ a person. Or party platters but the price is so close, we my-aswell do Sonnys. Cake? My husband wants to make it but we’ll see about that! I don’t want us to have too much do ourselves but what choice do we have on our budget?

The space is so awkward but I am sure that both of our weddings will come together beautifully! I am so glad I found someone to rant and rave with about how to make this little space work. And to share ideas with.

Post # 11
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  • Wedding: July 2011

For a 100$ deposit, you could prob get away with using them down on the beach, esp. if you’re having the event on a Saturday. And if they catch you, they aren’t going to shut down your ceremony.. they might just keep your deposit. Did you watch the video of the ceremony inside? I LOVE it, maybe you can consider moving it inside? When is your wedding?

How much are you paying per person for catering? I love the idea of supporting a local, small business compared to Sonny’s and it won’t cost me more than Sonny’s I can imagine. I am only having 50 people total (I just edited my guest list today) so I am hoping to keep it well under 500. If I go through Sonny’s, it will cost 500$ roughly.That is ALOT of money!!!!!

I also have a friend that has DJ equipment but he is my girlfriend’s Hubbie and I don’t want him to feel like he’s working the wedding, I want him to enjoy it as a guest. You know? I’m still torn about asking him for any help. Plus she’s throwing the bridal shower and going to be my wing-man outside of the bridal party to make sure everything runs smoothly. And they will have a 6 month old (she’s due in January).

I love you centerpieces! I have been looking at garage sales and on facebook for supplies for centerpieces but I haven’t finalized colors or centerpieces or anything except the date and the venue really. I am taking a break from school to literally plan this wedding next semester because I just eat, sleep, dream wedding and it’s driving me crazy that I don’t have the time to dive into the planning!

ohhhhhh the chaos and stress wedding planning causes!

Post # 13
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  • Wedding: July 2011

I touched base with the caterer you are using today. I like the idea of getting food and dishes in one place for one price. I haven’t finalized a budget yet.. I am taking classes this semester and it will be my son’s first xmas so I can’t concentrate on the wedding until the new year. I am so glad you told me about two chicks and a pot though.

I also love the idea of a beach wedding. I think your wedding will turn out beautiful and flow very well. Your centerpieces sound beautiful! I wish I could sit here all night and work out every detail of next summer’s event but I just have to study for my finals! I will be in touch as more plans are made and you should do the same!

Good luck with your planning!

Post # 14
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  • Wedding: June 2011

Hey Fellow Bees,

I too am getting married at the PBC June 11,2011. There is also another girl on here who has been my trade/swap/vent ideas with buddy. I am from M.I but now live in Atlanta. I love the PBC just wish it was a little bit bigger. I guess we are all crossing fingers for beautiful weather..I was surprised how close the water was too. Guess I am just use to Cocoa Beach. Looking forward to jump in with you girls and throw around ideas.

Post # 15
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  • Wedding: June 2011

Food…Food…Food…

Who knew finding a caterer within your budget would be SO stressful. I started with Sonnys then switched over to Hayes Meats by Gem. I thought I was content and it was a great price for what we were getting. Then after months of going back and forth I finally decided to listen to my Maid/Matron of Honor and look at publix. She kept telling me to look at their trays and I was just like NOway because I thought it would look cheesy. Well I was wrong…most of their platters were set up soooo nice. So this is what we have FINALLY decided. By we I of course mean me and my Maid/Matron of Honor because FH has heard me say “This Is It” so many times that he just smiles and says oookkkkkk as I am sure he is counting down the weeks for me to change it once again. I plan on setting 1 rectangle table and 1 card table underneath the “kitchen” area and that wall right next to it. On one card table I am planning to set up a sushi and seafood area. With 3 large platters it is roughly 130.00. I found cute little trays to put sushi on from Party City on sale for $2.00.(score) On the other table I am planning on having a (L) salad platter(Southern Style Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Ham Salad, Shredded Cole Slaw, Tuna Salad and Chicken Tarragon Salad. Served with water crackers) a (L) Fresh Fruit platter(A beautiful arrangement of the season’s best, including grapes, strawberries, oranges, pineapple and melons) a(M) Veggie Platter, a (M) Cubanito Platter(A platter piled high with smaller versions of our original Cuban sandwich: Cuban bread layered with ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese, and pickles) a (M) Sub Platter, and a (M) Party Pinwheel(Eye-catching fare created from soft cracker bread rolled with a variety of meat and cheese fillings. Choose from turkey avocado, Italian, roast beef, vegetarian, and ham and cheese)All this for $345.00. For Center Pieces I am planning on setting two round vases with sand/shells on a mirror(all from dollar store..seriously check it out)(DIY) and then in middle of table I am planning on putting a Brownie Bite platter in middle(super cute $15.00) I will have 1 kids table so I am planning on making little wedding coloring books with a box of dollar store crayons and for centerpiece I plan on putting a PB&J kid platter(super cute too). For all the food INCLUDING  the centerpiece food is comes to $465.00. We are going for a very laid back beachy feel so by doing the platters this way fits in so much better than the sit down or buffet. We are putting a keg in the far corner of deck. I made a keg cover up out of a fish net and some leis. will post some pics for you. Any how this is just an option for a budget.

Post # 16
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  • Wedding: June 2011

OH FYI A Better DJ & Photography has a tons of pics on website from a wedding they did there.

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