Originally Posted by beachbride2013
I brought chair sashes, maracas, centerpieces, menus, a ton of led candles, etc. I brought a lot! Cecilia went to my room before the wedding and grabbed it all. The hotel set it up for us. I wanted my bridal party with me, and did not feel comfortable asking them to set up our stuff for us. We had 20 guests, and 3 tables set up, plus 35ish sashes total. The cost was minimal and well worth it. If you bring your own sashes, be sure to bring enough for the ceremony and the reception. They won't have time to rush to move them and I would imagine you are more likely to get a deal on the cost if you make it easier on them.
I have heard conflicting advice on the chair sashes, and been stressing over it. I am expecting between 50 and 75 guests, and am bringing my own sashes, table overlays, etc. However, I was fairly confident that we only needed one set of chair sashes because I was told they move the ceremony chairs to the recetpion area (I have an hour and a half window between ceremony and reception for photos and cocktail hour). CAN ANYONE ELSE PLEASE INPUT THIS! My local wedding decorator and I finallly came up with my perfect vision and if I have to bring double the amount to accomodate both ceremony and reception now is making my head SPIN!!!! LOL, please former brides please communicate your experiences! Thanks!