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#1 CrystalM

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    Posted 04 June 2009 - 03:47 PM

    Really quick before I head to work ,
    I'm having a hard time coming up with something I love for the guests at the ceremony. I don't want to do chairs as the price to set up and decorate was about $300 for 20 guests to use for 10 minutes max, but at the same time, I'm not a fan of having everyone just standing around w/o any type of decorations.

    I'm saw someplace that a bride did a bunch of pillows and thought that was kinda neat, what is everyone else doing?
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    #2 JOSIE

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      Posted 04 June 2009 - 04:42 PM

      thats a good question. i havent given it too much thought but am considering having the programs on each chair with some kind of weight to hold them down so they don't blow alway in the wind. If I tie them with ribbon and add a few charms I figure it's a cute way to spice up the ceremony set up, and i dont have to hassel with packing a bunch of chair bows, aisle runners, etc... plus then no one has to hand the programs out :)
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      #3 CrystalM

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        Posted 05 June 2009 - 02:49 AM

        Click the image to open in full size.

        This is the pillow photo I was talking about
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        #4 tylersgirl

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          Posted 05 June 2009 - 08:12 AM

          That is really original! I am doing chairs though just because the resort provides them. Do you have any elderly people going to your wedding, if so you might want to have a chair for them You could also do bench seating for everyone

          #5 jennie

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            Posted 05 June 2009 - 08:35 AM

            That's a great pic! Those colors are the ones that we are using, so it gives me a good visual of how nicely the arch looks with the flowing fabric. I just might have to check out a local fabric store to see if I can find our colors to bring downs with us.
            I just love the pillow idea...... hope it all works out great for you! My FIL is an ol' Portuguese guy, belly and all,and I just can't picture him sitting and them having to get up from sitting on the beach lol I wish though.... it's such a good idea. Different. Happy planning.

            #6 CrystalM

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              Posted 05 June 2009 - 12:05 PM

              The only elderly people on the guest list have said they won't make it.
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              #7 *Heather*

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                Posted 05 June 2009 - 12:10 PM

                I think the pillow idea is cute and fun! Especially if your ceremony is short and you don't have a lot of older people there. I would consider this too but I think my parents would freak...they would want a chair for them and their friends for sure!

                #8 SgtPepperette

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                  Posted 05 June 2009 - 12:26 PM

                  I love that pillow set up! I was just talking about this. We rented a house to hold the ceremony/reception. Theres a gazebo type thing on the property but I really wanted to be on the beach. The problem is its a bit of a walk to the beach. Defintely to far of a walk to carry chairs, etc.

                  I wonder how hard it would be to get music out to the beach though.....

                  #9 CrystalM

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                    Posted 05 June 2009 - 12:42 PM

                    Yeah, the ceremony is going to be short. I'm writing it and not getting super mushy (this was my fiance's request) and much to both my parents dismay, I'm doing a secular ceremony.

                    I'm using an ipod and docking station for music.


                    I think I've decided to do the pillow thing. I'm going to pop over to JoAnn's before work and take some prices and item numbers for fabric. I'm just oging to make them instead of buying as they are. I'll buy the pillows from IKEA since they're all vacuum packed.

                    My colors are aqua, black, and white...what do you think would look best?
                    1.Black blankets, white and aqua pillows
                    2. White blankets, aqua and black pillows
                    3. aqua blanket, white and black pillows
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                    #10 RoryS

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                      Posted 05 June 2009 - 12:56 PM

                      I would think it would be easiest to find white blankets and then use black and aqua pillows. How are you going to get them to your destination? Shipping might be pretty pricey.




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