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Ladies:

 

Need some help. We've rented out one of the restaurants at our hotel for our dinner because FI's parents don't do well in heat and really dislike eating outside.

 

So, the restaurant itself is lovely, but I want to spruce up the table decor a bit, but I don't want to spend $$$$$ because we'll only be in the restaurant for a couple of hours tops.

 

The restaurant, in it's basic form, looks like this, we are taking two of those large square tables and putting them together to make tables of 6.

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Each of the table has a cute little tea light lamp on it, sort of like this:

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I want to put pink anthuriums on the tables as well. So the question is, do I put a tealight lamp on each end of the table with a cluster of 3-5 anthuriums in the center, or do I put a tealight lamp in the middle with two single anthuriums on each end?

 

Anthurium arrangements will need to be low so as not to interfere with things. Both of these are red, and mine will be pink, but you get the idea:

 

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I'm thinking I like the larger arrangement in the center with a lamp on each end.

 

You don't want too much on the table. My experience was that the restaurants put so much on the table to begin with (plates, silverware, glasses), it can easily get crowded. My resort also gave us some extra decoration. I didn't plan or pay for this, they just did it because it was our wedding.

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i agree with erin that the table will be so crowded anyway, so i voted just tealights. save yourself some $$ and ditch the flowers!

(altho they are very pretty!, with 11 days to go until mine i am wishing i had cut all kinds of things early on so i would have more money for things last minute that i would rather have had.)

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Although I love the idea of the tealights I am not sure they would look good with the anthuriums. The tealights are very romantic and the anthuriums are very tropical. I would ditch the tealights and just do the anthuriums.

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i think the space is very elegant - i love the monochromatic browns and creams - i would only do the tealights and possibly some white flowers if any

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I voted to just do tealights. Save some dough- nobody will even notice/remember what was on the tables and the restaurant is beautiful on it's own. :)

 

Are you having a reception outside at all for dancing, etc? Are you doing a set up for that?

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Originally Posted by LC_Rachel View Post
IAre you having a reception outside at all for dancing, etc? Are you doing a set up for that?
We are - the pre- and post-ceremony cocktail hours and dancing after dinner will all be held on the terrace, set up lounge style with couches.

The centerpieces there will be large vases with bright pink drowned rosepetals and floating candles on top, which I'm all excited about.

Thanks everyone, for your input. I guess my thinking with the flowers (and I'm aware the tables may be crowded), is that if any of the guests eat at the restaurant either before or after the wedding day, I don't want them to feel like its exactly the same, you know?

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