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Old 11-10-2011, 04:03 PM   #136
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So Fun! I can't wait to hear more about your planning. Such a small world
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:11 PM   #137
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Congratulations on being two years away!!! It's your -2 anniversary!
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:12 PM   #138
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At-home reception update:

I shared some of my OCD plannings skills with two DJs today. I had one picked out, but as the food prices at our selected venue doubled, I need to find one that's less than $600. This has also set me on the search for a new venue, but I'll dish more on that later.

I've been reading reviews on any site I can think of (brides, the knot, wedding bee, wedding channel, etc) for DJs in the Milwaukee area. I found two other ones that had tons of reviews and were ranked at 5 stars. So, I filled out the event forms for March 2014.

I actually already got an email back from one of the owners saying he would pencil me in and personally would be available to do my event. And, I can book in September 2012! I think I may have scared him.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:56 AM   #139
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I heard back from the second DJ, and got off-season pricing for the first. Both are pretty much on target with the pricing of our current DJ choice, so no saving there. Yet. I still need to talk pricing with the second DJ. But, all three are available (go figure) and reasonable.

I got pricing from the two new venues today. This is where I started seeing some savings. Kind of.

Option one:
Food - $3800
Drinks - $1200
Usage - none
Decor - not available
Service - $900
Tax - $400

Total - $6300 (compared to $4000 before the food increase)

Option Two:
Food - $2900
Drinks - $1300
Usage - $250
Decor - $55
Service - $800
Tax - $300

Total - $5605

That's almost $700 in savings AND I get decor and won't have to buy centerpieces. The third one has rentals as well, but I'm still waiting to hear back on if they offer bar packages. The only options on their price pack were open (@ $70 pp), hosted (we were going to pay for soda/beer only), or cash (we want to pay for something). So, we'll see.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:17 AM   #140
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I re-read the info from the third place, even though I haven't heard back on package options, but I figured out a build-your-own type plan. We're going to get 4 half barrels and pay for unlimited sodas. So with that, I give you the full price comparison:

Option one:
Food - $3800
Drinks - $1200
Usage - none
Decor - not available
Service - $900
Tax - $375

Total - $6275 (compared to $4000 before the food increase)

Option Two:
Food - $2900
Drinks - $1300
Usage - $250
Decor - $55
Service - $800
Tax - $275

Total - $5580

Option Three:
Food - $2500
Drinks - $1300
Usage - none
Decor - $300
Service - $725
Tax - $275

Total - $5100

One vs Two: 695 in savings w/Two
One vs Three: 1175 in saving w/Three
Two vs Three: 480 in savings w/Three

I like Two better for openness. I like Three better for dance floor size. I like both Two and Three for their appearance and atmosphere. I've heard great things about both. It might come down to it being a choice of which has better food, and that will be one tough choice. One is definitely not an option anymore.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:51 AM   #141
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I hope your hunt for a DJ gets resolved soon!

Sounds like you're making progress! You're smart to be starting so early!
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:53 AM   #142
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I hope your hunt for a DJ gets resolved soon!

Sounds like you're making progress! You're smart to be starting so early!
DF has discovered I may have wedding OCD. I'm constantly planning and going over things in my head. I'm also horribly picky and particular.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:48 PM   #143
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The Dress is IN!!

I just wanted to stop by and say that I got a call from the bridal shop, and my dress is in! I get to try her on (in my size) on Saturday. It will be nice to see what she looks like zipped all the way. And, I'll get an idea on alterations and weight.

I will start putting together the dress shopping posts as soon as I can so I post photos.

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:04 PM   #144
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I just wanted to stop by and say that I got a call from the bridal shop, and my dress is in! I get to try her on (in my size) on Saturday. It will be nice to see what she looks like zipped all the way. And, I'll get an idea on alterations and weight.

I will start putting together the dress shopping posts as soon as I can so I post photos.

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:37 PM   #145
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Ahh!! So exciting! Can't wait to see pictures!
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:16 PM   #146
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:04 PM   #147
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I'm all caught up! Yay!! Can't wait to see the dress!!!!
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:12 PM   #148
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Engagement Photos: Session One

This must just be my week. I just got an email that our Door County engagement photos are done! I have scan through them, and they are fantastic! I am sooooo excited!

http://jmannphoto.zenfolio.com/rt

Enjoy!
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:22 AM   #149
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I was antsy any time we would go somewhere or he would act different for almost a year. Then, I gave in and realized I was going to be waiting a lot longer. I was beginning to think he would never ask, and he caught me completely off guard.
I am late to this PJ .... But I know exaclty what you mean by thinking it would never happen...and then it does!!
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:32 AM   #150
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Also, love the e-pics! So cute.
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