This past March Dashua & Joseph got married at Beaches Ocho Rios in Jamaica! We were lucky to be able to work with them and their family to plan and execute their Destination Wedding and their families travel! Check out their beautiful photos below!
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I need to know what is the best way to stay in my budget. What are reasonable things to look for?
I can't stress enough how important it is to first create a budget!!! If you know your target number ($$) then break that number down into categories of what you will need for your wedding day. Then look for professionals that can work within that budget.
Sounds easy? It isn't. Another piece of advice is to face reality. You can't get a David Tutera wedding with 300 guests on $5,000 budget. Think about it a Meal at McDonald's is $5.49 plus tax right - includes a tea (not alcohol) if you buy 300 of these meals the cost is $1,647 before tax. That is just a burger.
Think of other options. If your budget is $5,000 do a destination wedding. We've sent couples to Sandals Ochi for $3,000 for a week, honeymoon and wedding all inclusive! If you think your family won't travel - I'll bet back some of them will!
Do a cake an punch reception, instead of a sit down dinner or have your ceremony early and do a bunch instead. You have lots of options.
Doing a ton of DIY projects to stay in budget doesn't always work and it doesn't always turn out the way that you wanted it to. Visit some of these wedding websites, speak to a planner, ask other couples and get ideas. Then follow your heart!
Yes, there is a difference between a wedding planner and an event designer. A planner plans and a designer designs. Very different. Anyway here are some benefits of hiring an event designer! Time Saver
Why hunt for wedding linens and all those little details? You should be enjoying your time being engaged. Let a professional help with all that. We are trained to make your event look and feel like you as a couple!
We've done it before. Most likely this is your first time getting married - or having a wedding. Its our 200th time! We work everyday to gather information on items, professionals, pricing, venues, etc. Let us use our knowledge to your benefit.
We do attend those boring networking evenings (some are fun), to make sure that we know who is who in our industry. We also keep track of what they can - and cannot do, what they charge, etc so we can pass that knowledge onto our clients.
All you need to worry about is your hair, makeup and attire. That is it. We worry about your guests having a good time, making sure that everything is as you wanted it (or more!).
Even if you are creative a wedding designer can come up with something unique just for the two of you. Sometime it is a backdrop, food display, guest table design, centerpiece design, invitation design. There are loads of places for a designer to be creative in a wedding!
Just a few of our designs:
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I am so in love with these table linens! Just think about how beautiful they would look on your reception tables!? We love new Trends at Behind The Scenes Inc, it makes each wedding so very unique and we pride ourselves on putting the energy of both the bride and the groom into their wedding decor and planning process!
It has been a little while, but now we have Details & Decor!
An online shop for some great wedding invitations and wedding accessories! Be sure to click on the link above and see what we have available!
Can't find something?
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(Per www.weddingreport.com) The average amount US couples spent on their wedding in 2015 rose slightly to $26,645 from $26,444 in 2014. The latest average wedding cost data is based on 8,010 survey samples collected from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.
We get asked all the time “what does it cost?” Well, here are some average prices of different services that brides and grooms use on their wedding day!
*Please note that these are not average prices - these are on the low end for our area.
- Dress Accessories $229
- Tuxedo/suit/other Accessories $101
- Tuxedo/suit/other Rent/purchase $203
- Wedding Dress/es $1,226
Beauty & Spa
- Hair Service $66
- Makeup Service $53
- Manicure & Pedicure $44
- DJ $728
- Live Band $1,706
- Musician/s, Soloist, or Ensemble $611
Flowers & Decorations
- Boutonnieres, Corsages $144
- Bridal Bouquet $148
- Bridesmaid Bouquets $179
- Event Decorations $446
- Event Flower Arrangements $438
- Event Table Centerpieces $325
- Flower Girl Flowers $85
- Flower Petals $95
Gifts & Favors
- Gift/s for Attendants $104
- Gift/s for Parents $120
- Tips (for all services) $385
- Wedding Favors $235
- Ceremony Programs $121
- Engagement Announcements $105
- Guest Book $59
- Invitations & Reply Cards $228
- Postage $106
- Reception Menus $124
- Save the Date Cards $112
- Table Name and Escort/place Cards $83
- Thank You Cards $89
- Engagement Ring $3,386
- Wedding Bands $1,254
Photography & Video
- Digital or Photo cd/dvd $305
- Engagement Session $396
- Prints and/or Enlargements $237
- Wedding album/s or photo book/s $428
- Wedding Photographer $1,644
- Wedding Videographer $1,068
- A La Carte Services $957
- Day of Coordinator $825
- For Getting Started $883
- Full Service $2,886
- Month of Direction $1,085
Venue, Catering & Rentals
- Ceremony Officiator $208
- Event Accessories $325
- Event Bar Service $2,378
- Event Food Service $4,771
- Event Location $3,628
- Event Rentals $1,719
- Hotel Room for After Reception $309
- Limo Rental $480
- Other Transportation $515
- Rehearsal Dinner $577
- Wedding Cake/dessert $422
What do you think of these prices?
The art of the suspended cake. I like this idea - although it would need to be in the right setting - formal, no children, etc. :) It would also have to be done right! Check out these photos I found on Pintrest!
Awesome! But how in the world are they supposed to cut it?
This one is a disaster waiting to happen! Look how close it is to the table and chairs! The chair covers are beautiful though!
What do you think? Want to try this at your wedding?