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In-house flower choices.

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In-house flower choices.

As part of our smaller packages we offer flowers, both bouquets and arrangements. The standard pricing includes roses. Please note that is you mix and match colors there will be an up-charge, as our pricing reflects a single color rose.

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Wedding on a $1500 Budget

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[intro]An intimate and complete wedding for around $1500, including everything, even your rings![/intro]

Elopement Package at the Swantown Inn – $549

Wedding Dresses – $170
There are a number of dress shops that have off the rack wedding dresses for a lower cost but there are lots of online options that have all the romance of a wedding dress and cost less than having your hair done! There are lots of options too if you would like to have a coordinating dress for your attendant(s) if you have them. If you really want that crisp white gown, Target.com has them and they are all under $200!
www.victoriantradingco.com
www.pyramidcollection.com
www.target.com

Hair & Makeup – $55
If you aren’t comfortable doing your own hair, or are looking for something special, let a professional handle it at a reasonable price. Tabitha’s Hair Design does Updos starting at $55. Makeup should be simple and natural. Pick a new shade of eye shadow and lipstick just for the occasion and do your own.

Menswear – $50
The groom doesn’t have to wear a traditional tuxedo, but you can rent one for a reasonable price. Better yet if you have a nice suit, buy a vest and/or tie in a color you both love!

Marriage License – $63
The Thurston County Courthouse in the Auditors Office. This includes the fee to have a certified copy mailed to you after the ceremony for your records and name change.

Invitations – $20
They don’t have to be expensive to be customized and beautiful
Vistaprint.com – 10 invitations for $9.99, 20 invitations for $19.99 Costco.com – Might be better for announcements as the minimum is 100

Photography – $300

Aaron Barna (Aaron Barna Photography) has Elopement Packages starting at $300.
Amy Davenport (A Day to Remember) has hourly rates starting from $150 per hour.

Food – $120
This would be an excellent dinner for two with a moderately priced bottle of wine. You don’t have to provide food for your guests, and we actually recommend going to one of the local restaurants for a fabulous meal, you can add “You are welcome to join us for a no-host dinner at ______ after the ceremony” and your guests can decide for themselves to join you or not.

Rings – $225
BlueNile.com. Ok ordering a ring online may seem scary to you, but we ordered ours from them and they are amazing as are the prices. Every order is shipped free via FedEx® shipping, guaranteed and returnable within 30 days, so you can be sure you made the right decision.

Music – Complementary
We have several acoustical CDs that are appropriate as wedding music, including traditional wedding music. Even better, if you have a special song, incorporate it into your ceremony, it can play in the background while we sign your wedding certificates.

Transportation – $45
Why not have a designated driver for your trip out to dinner and back. There are limo services available with low hourly rates.

Total Budget: $1498

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Flower of the Month

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Having trouble picking flowers? Just as every month has a birthstone, they have a flower as well, let your date help you pick your flowers!

  • January: Carnation, Snowdrop
  • February: Violet
  • March: Jonquil
  • April: Sweet Pea, Daisy
  • May: Lily if the Valley, Hawthorne
  • June: Rose
  • July: Larkspur, Water Lily
  • August: Gladiolus
  • September: Aster
  • October: Calendula
  • November: Chrysanthemum
  • December: Narcissus
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Popular Flowers and Their Meanings

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Flower Name

Meaning

Acacia

Friendship

Acorn

Life, immortality

Allium

Unity

Alyssum

Incomparable worth

Amaryllis

Pride, Beauty

Ambrosia

Reciprocated love

Anemone

Forsaken

Angelica

Inspiration

Apple Blossom

Preference

Arbutus

Thee only do I love

Arum Lily

Ardor

Aster

Variety

Azalea

First love

Bachelor’s Button

Celibacy, hope

Begonia

Beware

Bluebell

Humility

Bridal Rose

Happy love

Buttercup

Riches, childishness

Camellia (red)

You are a flame in my heart

Carnation (Pink)

I’ll never forget you

Carnation (Red)

My heart aches for you

Carnation (White)

Innocence

Carnation (Yellow)

Rejection

China Rose

Ever new beauty

Chrysanthemum (Red)

I love you

Chrysanthemum (White)

Truth

Chrysanthemum (Yellow)

Sighted love

Clematis

Mental beauty

Clover

Good luck

Coral Bells

Challenge

Coreopsis

Always cheerful

Cosmos

Modesty

Crocus

Youthful gladness

Cyclamen

Good-bye

Daffodil

Unrequited love

Dahlia

Dignity, elegance

Daisy

Innocent

Daisy (Garden)

Sentiments shared

Dandelion

Faithfulness, happiness

Dogwood

Love undiminished

Fern

Magic, fascination

Fern (Maiden hair)

Secret bond of love

Foxglove

Insincerity

Gardenia

Secret love

Geranium

I prefer you, folly

Geranium (Ivy)

Bridal favor

Gladiolus

Sincerity

Heather (Lavender)

Admiration

Heather (White)

Protection, wishes come true

Hibiscus

Delicate beauty

Holly

Domestic happiness, festivity

Hollyhock

Ambition

Honeysuckle

Country beauty

Hyacinth (Blue)

Constancy

Hyacinth (Purple)

Please forgive me

Hyacinth (Red/Pink)

Playful

Hyacinth (White)

Loveliness

Iris

A message for thee

Ivy

Wedded love

Jasmine

Social

Jonquil (daffodil)

Desire

Lady’s Slipper

Flighty

Larkspur (Pink)

Fickleness

Lavender

Devotion, cautious

Lilac (Purple)

First love

Lilac (White)

Youth

Lily (Day)

Coquetry

Lily (Tiger)

Wealth, pride

Lily (White)

Purity, virginity

Lilly of the Valley

Increased happiness, sweetness

Lotus Flower

Rejected love

Magnolia

Love of nature, nobility

Marigold

Cruelty, jealousy

Marjoram

Blushes, mirth

Mint

Virtue

Mistletoe

Affection

Monkshood

Chivalry

Morning Glory

Affection

Moss

Charity, maternal love

Myrtle

Love, home

Narcissus

Egotism

Oleander

Caution

Orange Blossom

Purity, eternal love, marriage

Orange Flower

Chastity

Orchid

Love, beauty

Pansy

Thoughts, consideration

Peach Blossoms

I am your captive

Peony

Happy life

Petunia

Resentment, anger

Phlox

Our souls are united

Pine

Hope, pray

Polyanthus

Price of riches

Poppy (Red)

Pleasure

Poppy (White)

Consolation, eternal sleep

Poppy (Yellow)

Wealth, success

Primrose

I can’t live without you

Primrose (Evening)

Inconsistency

Purple Clover

Husbandry, thrift

Queen Anne’s Lace

Haven

Quince

Temptation

Ranunculus

Radiant with charm

Rhododendron

Danger

Rose (Bridal)

Happy love

Rose (Dark crimson

Mourning

Rose (Dark pink)

Thank you

Rose (Peach)

Enthusiasm, desire

Rose (Pink)

Perfect, you’re lovely

Rose (Red)

I love you

Rose (White)

Innocence, secrecy

Rose (Wild)

Simplicity

Rose (Yellow)

Joy, friendship, jealousy

Rosebuds (Red)

Purity

Rosebuds (White)

Youth

Rosemary

Sweet remembrance

Sage

Domestic Virtue

Smilax

Loveliness

Snapdragon

Deception, gracious lady

Spider Flower

Elope with me

Spirea

Victory, conceit

Star of Bethlehem

Purity

Statice

Sympathy, remembrance

Stephanotis

Happiness in marriage

Stock

Lasting love

Sunflower

Adoration

Sweet Peas

Good-bye, blissful pleasure

Sweet William

Gallantry, bravery

Tansy (Wild)

Declaration

Thyme

Activity

Tiger Flower

Befriend me

Tuberose

Illicit pleasures

Tulip (Red)

Believe in me

Tulip (Variegated)

Beautiful eyes

Tulip (Yellow)

Hopeless love

Veronica

Fidelity

Violet (Blue)

Watchfulness, I’ll always be true

Violet (Purple)

Faithfulness

Violet (White)

Let’s take a chance

Viscaria

Will you dance with me?

Water Lily

Purity of heart

Wheat

Friendliness, fertility

White rose bud

Awakening love

Zinnia (Magenta)

Lasting affection

Zinnia (Mixed)

Thinking of an absent friend

Zinnia (Scarlet)

Constancy

Zinnia (White)

Goodness

Zinnia (Yellow)

Daily remembrance

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