| Originally Posted by wkbroome |
My FI and I have been studying the prices for centerpieces and they can be pretty expensive for what is being offered. We are having our reception on the terrace and the table is rather long and narrow. (We have seen this setup with our own eyes) We would need at least 3-4 centerpieces for the long table = $200 and up. We have a total of 31 guests. We will pass...instead, we have purchased clear votives and will be using coral colored candles to line the table. A bit of color is needed because everything is white, except if you choose to have your chairs covered as well. (We have decided to do this as well) I found napkins in ocean turquoise which we personalized with a seashell monogram and the print is silver. We are going to lay these napkins on each of the plates for our guests. On the front the napkins state our names, wedding date, and Dreams Cancun.
For the coctail reception, no decorations are provided. I recently found turquoise tea light candle holders in the shapes of various seashells that will be placed on the small circular tables. You can totally get away with nothing but I already purchased them so we're definitely using them.
I can't believe that I'm getting married this month!
Okay, so in regards to the tables this is what I have.
I was going to use the centerpiece that comes with the package for the middle of the table.
Then I bought these white wooden trays (not a very good description) that you place 3 small square votive holders in and in the bottom of the tray is green & blue seaglass. I bought four of these, I was going to do 2 on each side of the table.
I also have fuschia colored tea light holders. They are medium size, kind of like a fuschia glass bowl and at the top it has a silver piece that you can pull out that holds the tealights. I really need to take some pictures because my description is horrible!! Anyway I was going to place one of these on either side of the white trays.
Its so hard to figure out what this is going to look like. I think I'm going to set it up this weekend, at least part of it to see what it looks like.
Oh and I also bought bright pink napkins, and I'm going to put one on each plate with a starfish in the middle. I saw that on a slideshow and thought it was such a cool idea, because I love starfish.
I also have tiny shells and more seaglass to sprinkle down the center of the table if we need it. I really need to see what this is going to look like!!!