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Trash to Treasure on TheNest

Useful Knottie/WeddingBee Bios and blogs
GolfersLady - Sarasota bride, very helpful site, great vendor reviews
BriDesigner - Great DIY stuff
shaenal21 - Dress goes from strapless flat top to sweetheart ( i think I want to make mine sweetheart)
DIY PaperGoodness
JulieandAdam - Sarasota Vendor List
Briezgator's Planning Bio - awesome proposal video
Briesgator's Married Bio
ren3fr - beautiful bride, great wedding trailer video.
Blog: "Letting the Maids Dress Themselves"
DIY save the dates postcards
DIY Templates
CraftyRachel - Crosley Mansion Wedding.  Awesome DIY
Crosley Mansion Beautiful Yellow Wedding
VivaLaDiva405 - like the pocketfold outer layer of invites
Mrs.Meye0663 - love her bustle and her dress is a lot like mine.
Ring_Pop's Bio - LOVE her hair
Plush Paper - Cute Thank Yous  from Carolyn & Todd's Wedding
SarahSmile23 - love the bride's makeup trial.
Sanibel09 planning bio/ married bio - beautiful wedding at Casa Ybel
The CheshireKat - great DIY and pocketfold invites. - great vendor review site

Wedding Planner Packet

Selby Gardens Info/Photos
Selby Gardens on Wedding Mapper
Selby Gardens Wedding Photos by Imley Photography
Selby Gardens Wedding Photos by Imley Photography
Selby Gardens Wedding Photos by Life Long Studios

Photographer's Blogs
Dawn Haas
Jason Angelini
LifeLong Studios
Audrey Snow
Jaquelyn Marie
Jessica Leigh

Boudoir Photos
Pure Emotions
Room 3307

Wedding Blogs
Snippet & Ink Blog
Vintage Glam Blog

Invitations, Programs, Place Cards etc.
Cards and Pockets - pre-done pocket fold invites if you want to half DIY
Crane's & Co - addresses invitations
Vintage Postcard Blog
STD Postcard Blog
Vintage Postcard Blog
Program Templates for sale
Calligraphy by Carrie
Tampa Calligraphy
No Regrets - GREAT book on getting organized for your invitations.
Plush Paper - Cute Thank Yous  from Carolyn & Todd's Wedding

Martha Stewart Place Card
My Water Bottle Template
A7 envelope template - Word (5.25 X 7.25)

Tampa Bay Area Ceremony Musicians
Violinist - MustWestCoastFlorida
String Quartet - Alafia String Quartet
Rex Willis - Classical Guitar
Pink Fiddle
Romanza String Quartet - Karen Tuttle Violin in Sarasota
Meredith Coffman Harp
Taylor Mills - Harp
Bonnie Whitehurst - Harp (price $200-$275 depending on distance traveled)

Movie Magic Productions and their videos online
Trinity Wedding Videos

Hair & Makeup
Cari from KyleLynn ($50 hair/$50 makeup)
A Victorian Bride
Darla Stafford
Faces by Christine

Ceremony Planner PDF
Officiant Dr. Lortz
A Wedding with Grace

Reception Time Line
The Knot's reception Time Line
Something Blue Reception Time Line

Cheap Wedding Sparklers Online
The Wedding Chicks - Cute, but pricey, wedding day attire, BM gifts, totes, shirts, etc.
ePromos - reusable custom shopping bags for favors
Labels by the Sheet - water bottle labels.  Buy the full sheet labels, and you don't need to waterproof ones unless the bottles will be over ice.  ( big cost saver! )
Silver Wedding Cake Stand
ePromos Luggage Tags - 4 color process
Custom Luggage Tags
Custom Luggage Tags #2
Custom Luggage Tags #3
Party Planner - Drink Estimator - That's the

Tipping Cheat Sheet

The Average Tips - Who & When:

Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist
The $tandard: 15 - 25 percent, depending upon the quality of service
When to Tip: At the end of your service

Delivery and Set-up Staff
The $tandard: $5 - $10 per person
When to Tip: Drop off cash envelopes the day before the wedding to the catering manager so the person accepting deliveries can turn the tip.

The $tandard: Donate $500+ to the church or synagogue, or, for a nondenominational officiant, an optional tip of $50 - $100
When to Tip: Most ceremony fees are required prior to the wedding. Otherwise, have the best man pass the cash envelope at the rehearsal dinner if the officiant is in attendance.

Musicians (ceremony)
The $tandard: $15 - $20 per musician
When to Tip: At the end of the ceremony.

The $tandard: $50 - $200 per vendor, but only if the photographer on site is not the owner of the business
When to Tip: At the end of the reception.

Reception Attendants
Optional, based on contract
The $tandard: $20 - $25 per bartender or waiter; $1 per guest for coat room and parking attendants; $1 per car
When to Tip: Although tips are traditionally passed out at the end of the event, you could alternately distribute them at the beginning of the evening, to encourage all the workers to give you great service.

Musicians (reception)
Optional, yet preferred
The $tandard: $20 - $25 per musician; $50 - $150 for DJs
When to Tip: At the end of the reception, by the best man.

The Standard: 15 - 20 percent of the total bill, if it’s not in the contract price
When to Tip: At the end of the night or after the last ride. If you used a separate company for the guest buses, designate a bus captain to hand the driver a tip, otherwise, this duty falls to the best man.