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Yep, totally stole this idea from the Etiquette board.  I thought it would be fun.  I'll start.

Stephiehall - I might have missed it, but was your DH's reaction to your b-pics what you thought it would be?
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:b30d6d92-a547-49e0-a50b-c595eb34b7a7">Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]Yep, totally stole this idea from the Etiquette board.  I thought it would be fun.  I'll start. Stephiehall - I might have missed it, but was your DH's reaction to your b-pics what you thought it would be?
    Posted by serlace[/QUOTE]

    I'd like to ask Anna the same question!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:e2b0ed2a-0f0e-48eb-b208-64031fd2c0b2">Re: Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Ask a Knottie Anything : I'd like to ask Anna the same question!
    Posted by shortgirltx[/QUOTE]

    Agreed - except I don't think she loves us anymore.  I hardly see her post.  ;)
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    bsn1752bsn1752 member
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    edited December 2011

    At the sake of trying to NOT be tacky... I'd like to ask the OMH's this...

    (and please don't answer if you don't want to... I'm just curious)

    What was your budget vs actual cost of your wedding?

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:e2b0ed2a-0f0e-48eb-b208-64031fd2c0b2">Re: Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Ask a Knottie Anything : I'd like to ask Anna the same question!
    Posted by shortgirltx[/QUOTE]

    I'm curious too... :)
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    edited December 2011
    Brianna -

    Budget: $10,000, Actual $10,120.  Yep, only $120 over budget. That's for everything wedding related except the HM and Rings.

    Because I'm a rockstar and that is how I roll.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:a2204824-7e32-4189-9097-0912877410ca">Re: Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]At the sake of trying to NOT be tacky... I'd like to ask the OMH's this... (and please don't answer if you don't want to... I'm just curious) What was your budget vs actual cost of your wedding?  Posted by bsn1752[/QUOTE]

    Our budget was $10K.  We came in around $7K but almost $9K if you include the honeymoon, which was not the original plan.
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    rcpm44rcpm44 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:a2204824-7e32-4189-9097-0912877410ca">Re: Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]At the sake of trying to NOT be tacky... I'd like to ask the OMH's this... (and please don't answer if you don't want to... I'm just curious) What was your budget vs actual cost of your wedding?
    Posted by bsn1752[/QUOTE]

    We didn't really have a budget. My father said he could do $5k and anything other then that we had to do ourselves.

    We ended up spending right around $20,000 for our 85 person wedding. That number included EVERYTHING; rings, dress, food, honeymoon, cake, bridal party gifts, the whole thing.
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    bsn1752bsn1752 member
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    edited December 2011
    Ooh, another one..

    Tiffany - did you end up getting your picture printed for Christmas? If so, who did you use?
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    edited December 2011
    Brianna

    Not yet... I ended up buying a nice pre-matted frame from JoAnn's this weekend so it's not as urgent.   I uploaded my photo to the site you suggested though and the dimensions aren't quite like I want them to be (because of the photo, not the site).  I may need a different size frame.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:a2204824-7e32-4189-9097-0912877410ca">Re: Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]At the sake of trying to NOT be tacky... I'd like to ask the OMH's this... (and please don't answer if you don't want to... I'm just curious) What was your budget vs actual cost of your wedding?
    Posted by bsn1752[/QUOTE]

    Our budget was $10k.  We spent $10,763.  This includes everything (HM, rings, etc.) - EXCEPT for invitations, my dress and the rehearsal dinner.  They were paid for by others as gifts to us.
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    MLandCJMLandCJ member
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    edited December 2011
    Lacey-Who did your flowers? I know you said you just gave the florist a budget and so "Go for it!", but how much did you spend on floral? You can pm me if you want to or if you don't want to answer no worries :)
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    angieandjamesangieandjames member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't have much of a budget, but we estimated about 15k, and I'm pretty sure we went over a little, I'd estimate by maybe 2k? ... But we had a pretty big wedding, and also took care of the wedding party attire.  Sorry I'm not more help... my parents paid for the wedding, and I think my mom's way of coping with the cost was to just not add everything up.
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    BanannaPBanannaP member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:bcaaac0f-7100-4eda-89e3-27c6af68c030">Re: Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ask a Knottie Anything : Agreed - except I don't think she loves us anymore.  I hardly see her post.  ;)
    Posted by serlace[/QUOTE]
    I'm still here, and I still love you guys! I don't know if anyone remembers me mentioning this, but a friend of mine who's a high school theater teacher asked me to be her music director for her production of Peter Pan. So we had to hit the ground running with rehearsals once I got back from the HM. So most days I'm going from Carrollton to Denton to Celina and back to Carrollton. And I'm trying to actually get some work done when I'm at work. I still lurk a lot, I just haven't been finding the time to post!

    As for the pictures - he really liked them, more than I thought he would! He especially liked the ones with his record case! I gave him a framed teaser pic, but he hasn't had a chance to sit down and pick the other ones yet.
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    lesalyriclesalyric member
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    edited December 2011

    Brianna - We budgeted $7500 and came in at about $8000.

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    cfibelkorncfibelkorn member
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    edited December 2011
    We budgeted around $5,000 and came in around $6,000. This included about 30 guests and everything except for the HM and the rings. The HM was about $2,500 and our rings were about $8,000 (what can I say...I like diamonds haha)
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    edited December 2011

    We budgeted 13k and came in about $500 over.  We did a few little extras in the last few days because my mom was so awesome and gave us a little extra money.

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    edited December 2011
    Oh man, you budget-smart ladies are making me feel bad! We're spending a lot more than I anticipated.... might have something to do with our parents more than doubling our guest list. :)
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    angieandjamesangieandjames member
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    edited December 2011
    PS Lacey, I like this thread :) 
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    fallbride1109fallbride1109 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:b30d6d92-a547-49e0-a50b-c595eb34b7a7">Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]Yep, totally stole this idea from the Etiquette board.  I thought it would be fun.  I'll start. Stephiehall - I might have missed it, but was your DH's reaction to your b-pics what you thought it would be?
    Posted by serlace[/QUOTE]

    It was better!  I thought he might think they were silly.  But he loved the teaser (it's on his nightstand) and couldn't wait to get the book, which he also loved.
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    fallbride1109fallbride1109 member
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    edited December 2011

    DH's parents "thought" our original budget would be around $20K.  When Ben told me this, I was like hmmmm, that will be tough (knowing already that he wanted a hotel and an open bar).  Once we booked the Melrose, it was apparent that it would go up.  We never really had a set budget, we just ran all the costs by them as we went along (although I would never advise doing it this way!).  I paid for my dress, candy buffet, favors, guest book, and all the other accessories (all the little crap) myself and they covered the big vendors.

    I think when all said and done, it was right around $30K total I think.  Not including rings or HM.

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    cfibelkorncfibelkorn member
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    edited December 2011
    Brianna and Tiffany - What the hell is up with the "elephant in the room" thing??
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    bsn1752bsn1752 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:136b4de2-7ef9-41b1-ae4a-c9c0541f46e8">Re: Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]Brianna and Tiffany - What the hell is up with the "elephant in the room" thing??
    Posted by cfibelkorn[/QUOTE]

    LOL - well... I don't even remember the exact post that started it... but there was a FFF where Tiffany said something about there being an elephant in the room... and I had NO idea who she was talking about... so I posted the pic and said "no really, I don't see it."... and the whole thing started.

    Basically, if there's someone/something that's sticking out of place really badly, or something that is an OBVIOUS flame... they become the elephant.  :)
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:9cddc090-6235-415d-93c1-ffe29c164aad">Re: Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]Lacey-Who did your flowers? I know you said you just gave the florist a budget and so "Go for it!", but how much did you spend on floral? You can pm me if you want to or if you don't want to answer no worries :)
    Posted by MLandCJ[/QUOTE]

    Sorry, I went to lunch.  My florist was Gloria Parker from Blooming Accents, Inc.  Her phone number is 817-726-8429.  Please tell her Lacey recommended her if you contact her.  Below is the description of my bouquet as stated in my contract.  I'm such a flower idiot.  I still have no idea what the big flower in my bouquet is...

    <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">Bridal bouquet, containing Matsumoto asters, dahlias, monkey tail fern, reflexed tulip, white stephanotis and ornamental raspberries (if available), plum anemone (if available), underlaid with dark purple kale, minimal greenery, stems wrapped with double-faced satin ribbon (color to be determined)

    ETA: But, pretty much she knew she could change it up if need be - for example, if something listed above was not available.
    </font></span>
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:5de3ccec-fcb5-40d3-8821-7f6f12447de0">Re: Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ask a Knottie Anything : I'm still here, and I still love you guys! I don't know if anyone remembers me mentioning this, but a friend of mine who's a high school theater teacher asked me to be her music director for her production of Peter Pan. So we had to hit the ground running with rehearsals once I got back from the HM. So most days I'm going from Carrollton to Denton to Celina and back to Carrollton. And I'm trying to actually get some work done when I'm at work. I still lurk a lot, I just haven't been finding the time to post! As for the pictures - he really liked them, more than I thought he would! He especially liked the ones with his record case! I gave him a framed teaser pic, but he hasn't had a chance to sit down and pick the other ones yet.
    Posted by BanannaP[/QUOTE]

    You do love us! Ha.  I completely forgot about the play you are working on.  I hope it is all going well.
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    cfibelkorncfibelkorn member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:2bced548-0acc-41d6-bdc0-f088cb8a3cfc">Re: Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ask a Knottie Anything : LOL - well... I don't even remember the exact post that started it... but there was a FFF where Tiffany said something about there being an elephant in the room... and I had NO idea who she was talking about... so I posted the pic and said "no really, I don't see it."... and the whole thing started. Basically, if there's someone/something that's sticking out of place really badly, or something that is an OBVIOUS flame... they become the elephant.  :)
    Posted by bsn1752[/QUOTE]

    Ohhhhh.... :)

    I knew <em>what</em> an elephant in the room is....just wasn't to sure how it started being a running joke on the board :) Im always the last to "get" stuff haha
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    edited December 2011
    Chelsea - I think you might have been a little busy getting married when that happened.  :)
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    cfibelkorncfibelkorn member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:48d58391-083d-4d5a-965b-d374cf5b5d5b">Re: Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]Chelsea - I think you might have been a little busy getting married when that happened.  :)
    Posted by Tiffany618[/QUOTE]

    That would explain why I was so confused hahaha :)
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    edited December 2011
    Chelsea - How are you doing on your goal to quit smoking?
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    cfibelkorncfibelkorn member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_ask-knottie-anything-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:3eadfb57-cdcf-4b21-8eb3-a3c25a2b7b6ePost:e44edcd9-6969-4a5f-ab9f-1706c7f5d949">Re: Ask a Knottie Anything</a>:
    [QUOTE]Chelsea - How are you doing on your goal to quit smoking?
    Posted by serlace[/QUOTE]

    Well on Saturday I did smoke two cigarettes (I was out drinking and the group I was with were smokers...so honestly I was just too weak to resist) but other than that I haven't smoked since November 30th :)
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    edited December 2011
    My parents gave us $20k and his parents paid for the rehearsal dinner.  For the wedding we came in right at it pretty much but I didn't include our rings ($1948) in that budget since I really wanted those to be something we bought, not my parents.  Oh and the honeymoon wasn't in that either.

    Looking back I loved our wedding but I definitely feel that it could've been cheaper.  I did so much myself and still spent enough money to buy a really nice car. 
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