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    Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:45 PM

    My wedding is taking place at Dreams Cancun this May. Now the ceremony will be taking place at the gazebo followed by the coctkail reception to be held steps away at the terrace. The tables are for standing at (probably about 6 tables) with some loungy seating around. My question is for those who did have the cocktail hour, and those who plan to, are there additional decorations involved?
    The tables again are small circular standing tables that are covered in white lines tied somehow at the bottom...I've seen pics and visited the resort.

    I was thinking something simple like add a small square place mat (cloth or wicker like material) in one of my colors to be put in the center of the tables. Possibly small vase with few loose flowers. What are your thoughts? Is this not necessary or worth it?
    I even found a cool vase that case serve two purposes (at cocktail tables and later surround the reception area) first it holds flowers, and then it has a second piece that can be inserted into vase that turns it into a candle holder....

    What have y'all done?

    #2 A10CalGal

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      Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:56 PM

      I am not planning any extra decor for our cocktail hour. I mean, we're getting married on the beach at a beautiful resort that is well landscaped & has a beautiful pool/patio area. I think this is totally enough for me. Sorry not to be any help. I guess it depends on how involved or relaxed you want your wedding to be. Me, I'm going for relaxed.

      #3 *JillD*

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        Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:59 PM

        I didn't even think about this! I haven't even figured out my reception decorations yet! I'm wondering what everyone else did or is doing as well.

        #4 EDYTA

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          Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:04 PM

          i don't think i will do any decor for the cocktail hour just because i dont think anyone will really notice them that much...everyone will be busy taking pics and just running around, so i say save the money and put it towards ur reception dinner

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            Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:00 AM


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            #6 JPMO

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              Posted 10 January 2007 - 02:13 AM

              I think what you've decided will suffice. Granted that guests will be there for an hour, minimal decor if any is needed.

              We are doing the specialty bar menu on mini easels and probably a loosse bloom around that. Depending on what your colors are you can probably pull some (sp) bougonviella from the trees and use that.

              Don't stress it and if it's a budget thing... let that be the first thing you cut.

              Another idea: martini or margarita glass with a single flower.

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              #7 TammyWright


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              Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:27 AM


              jenneta (JPMO) above has great decoration ideas...look in her pics galleries to check them out (use the link in her profile)

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              #8 BRENDASTAR

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                Posted 10 January 2007 - 09:02 PM

                Thanks a lot girls. I especially like the simple glass with flower idea but you all mke good points. It's only an hour so didn't think it should be much going on there.

                #9 Jackie

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                  Posted 10 January 2007 - 09:05 PM

                  I have to agree with most the other girls..Keep it really simple, nothing or a little something on the tables will look great!
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