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Not going all out with decor

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#1 Megan24

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    Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:06 PM

    Is anyone not going all out with the wedding decorations? I feel like everyone is buying and making their own decorations. I am just wanting it to be pretty simple and easy DW. lol. Is anyone just doing the bare minim of what their wedding package consist of and hope the the beautiful surroundings will make up for the not so extravagant decorations?

    #2 jplovesme

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      Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:10 PM

      At first, I was happy with just doing the minimum (or whatever came with the package). And David Tutera has said that less is enough sometimes, but now I'm considering bringing my own linens, sashes, and such, or using a local rental place for more decor... I may do that if our guest list gets longer. If our booked guests stays under 20, then we're just sticking with the less concept. THen put the money towards the expensive photographer or a TTD session instead.

      #3 gettingmarried

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        Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:11 PM

        That's what I'm doing, plus I don't have room to take extra stuff down

        #4 Emmers

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          Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:12 PM

          Megan, I feel the same way. The hotel gives us options to select different decorations, but I do not intend to bring down much. If anything, I want things to be reused so we can limit what we have to pack. Like have the favors in cute packages to dress up the table. Reuse the bridesmaids' bouquets as centerpieces. Place the program fans on their seats to add color. Etc. Other than that, the beauty of a DW is that the destination should be your major decoration. We think the beach alone is a great scene without adding much to it.

          #5 NaM

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            Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:20 PM

            I went with pretty much the bare minimum and am so glad I did!!! It was quick, painless and cheap! Nothing to buy before hand, drag down there, and then have sitting at my house after the wedding hoping to sell.
            The only thing we spent extra money on was flowers and we upgraded from white table cloths to a color which was $8 a table.
            The wedding was SO much fun...I really loved not getting caught up in everything "wedding" and just enjoying the occassion with those there.

            #6 KimmyD

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              Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:28 PM

              I am doing minimum. I will bring OOT bags for guests, but I do not expect that many guests. I am doing the free ceremony and will most likely not do much more.
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              #7 ~*Lisa*~

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                Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:39 PM

                Megan - I didn't add anything extra and I am happy about that. I didn't need to make anything and drag it all down there, pay extra and all that hassle. The scenery was beautiful enough for me. Keep it simple if that's what you want. You'll be happier that way!

                #8 Megan24

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                  Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:27 PM

                  I feel so much better now. lol

                  I am usually a person who goes to the extreme of over doing everything. My son's birthday party last week we rented a trackless train for it. He is 3 lol

                  But for some reason when it comes to the wedding. I just do not have the time and honestly the money to go all out. We are paying for our photographer to come and that is taking a lot out of the budget.

                  Thanks alot girls. I feel better.

                  #9 Melidell

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                    Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:43 PM

                    I think the other nice thing about not going all out with the decorations is that you won't have to worry about getting it set up or getting someone else to set it up while you're away. You can just spend the days leading up to the wedding and the wedding day relaxing and not worrying about last minute details. I don't mind spending some time with wedding planning now, but once I get down there I'm on vacation!
                    Loving married life!

                    #10 NegrilLB

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                      Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:17 PM

                      The only things I'm bringing down for decor are paper lanterns. I'm also bringing small favors that will look nice on the tables. I agree that the beauty of the location shouldn't require much 'dressing up' so I really don't see a need to spend a whole lot of money on flowers and centerpieces.

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