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centerpieces/decorations... bring them?! HELP!

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#1 *Meagan*

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    Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:04 AM

    After choosing a DW I was under the impression that I would not be going all out on chair covers, table decorations, centerpieces... etc!

    I just figured I didnt need all that but when I joined this forum and started reading everyone seems to be doing centerpieces, chair covers, etc etc

    I am also getting married at BEACHES Turks and Caicos and it is all inclusive etc and I they have candles for the table etc. It will be a sunset reception. And I used to be all about the centerpieces etc.. but I think the beach, candles, and the ocean air is decoration enough. ANy thoughts?!

    PLease HELP!!!

    #2 itsfinallyhere

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      Posted 22 June 2009 - 07:32 AM

      I think that will be fine too. Also just check with your WC because sometimes they will include a small basic flower arrangement. If it is something they tend to do for their restaurants, they will may have something already included (i.e. a single flower in a vase). Or yo may be able to get something like this for a small fee. My resort will use a small flower arrangment and candles.

      #3 jennie

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        Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:41 AM

        I guess that it all depends on you and your FI. I agree to check with your WC to make sure you have what you need. If you change your mind there are always little markets nearby all resorts that you could find something.
        We're keeping things simple also, but I found out that things like chair covers were $12/piece to "rent", so that's why I chose to purchase table runners and chair covers/sashes to bring down. They were at the most $1.00/piece and it just cuts the costs for us.
        I agree with you that the open air, sun, ocean, etc.... will be enough to have a great ceremony and abything else, whether provided by you or a resort is just an extra touch.
        Congrats and good luck.

        #4 *Meagan*

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          Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:21 PM

          thanks for your help!! Im not exactly sure what the resort includes. But I know they charge an arm and a leg.. for anything. lol because they can. I am going all out on our "Almost married" reception this august in Connecticut and then "AHR" in Feb in Utah.

          so I will look into it more, when I get down there. Thanks for your help!!!

          #5 Jacilynda

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            Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:30 PM

            the best thing w/ having the beach as a backdrop you can do as much or as little as you want!!!! We are having a very simple ceremony but are putting more into our reception

            #6 sunsetbride1

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              Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:19 PM

              I think that the just the candles will be gorgeous! We are having a super simple ceremony (not even having flowers); a 1 hr private cocktail hour on the beach (I will bring some bulk votive candles just in case); a non-private reception dinner at one of the restaurants (no centerpieces, just maybe some candles) and then off to the disco to party.

              I agree with Jacilynda... That's the magic of DW's - do whatever works for you. You have a gorgeous destination and that could be (depending upon your personal style) all you need!

              #7 ashnic2005

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                Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:33 PM

                If it is not too hot, my reception is planned to be outside on the beach. I will marry in June 2010. I plan to use candles and starfish for decorations on the table. The time for my dinner is perfect because the sunset should have occured around 7:30ish. I thought about colors from my wedding on the tables but the white tablecloths, sand and the ocean seems so natural . Why spoil it?
                Bride and Groom + 62 Booked = PARTAAAY!


                #8 *Meagan*

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                  Posted 23 June 2009 - 04:00 AM

                  I love the starfish idea!!! love love love it! and found some great websites that sell the star fish for super duper cheap!!! I may be using them for our "almost married" reception in CT as place cards!! super cute!

                  I love everyones input, thank you so much!!!

                  #9 KPEG

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                    Posted 14 November 2009 - 01:23 AM

                    It's definately overwhelming reading about what everyone is doing. I'm trying really hard to remember why we are having a DW and only gonna bring tea light candles and maybe some itty bitty table decorations like silver shells or starfish.

                    #10 Bunny121009

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                      Posted 14 November 2009 - 03:02 AM

                      Originally Posted by KPEG
                      It's definately overwhelming reading about what everyone is doing. I'm trying really hard to remember why we are having a DW and only gonna bring tea light candles and maybe some itty bitty table decorations like silver shells or starfish.
                      I have to agree, I thought I wouldn't have to bring a thing but when I saw my resort's options for my package I wasn't satisfied with them and knew I would more than likely have to do my own thing to jazz it up, while finding this forum has been a life saver and I truly love it it has also been overwhelming to read. But I'm also not one to "Keep up with the Jones's" part of the reason I'm having a practical DW. You have to remember that you are doing the DW for you and your fiance. Its all about your tastes and what you like. I have a huge bag of unused tea lights and even at my big sister who is also my MOH's disapproval I just might be incorporating them into my decor lol. I have a few different elegant and beautiful ideas for centerpieces and decor but with so little time left anything decor wise will definitely be accomplished/completed/ and or even incorporated on a time available basis.

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