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#21 cogswellgray

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    Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:02 PM

    I am so glad I found this as well! This board is soooo helpful that it also makes you feel like you have to do waaay more than you planned! I was getting tied in with everyones ideas of chair sashes and centerpeices and blablablabla!!! Then I finally took a step back and thought, I never wanted this, I dont HAVE to do this! Everyone is going to be so amazed with the beauty of the resort that they wont even notice those lil details! And neither will we! I'm bringing fans, and lil shells for the table. thats it. I'm glad other people feel the same way. We're getting away for a reason!!! hahahha!

    #22 bridej9

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      Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:54 PM

      Oh good I'm not the only one... The couple items I am bringing are things I'm using at the AHR so I don't feel bad spending the money. And I am bringing OOT bags. I think the resorts are beautiful enough decoration

      #23 KarenM

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        Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:29 PM

        Originally Posted by Megan24
        I love the way the shells look. That is really pretty.

        By the way I am so glad I posted this. I feel like I can somewhat breath again. lol

        Thanks, I love them too! I may end up leaving them at the resort for future Dreams PV brides, but we'll see.

        Glad you posted this too! Lots of people bring down candles/linens/flowers or any combination of decorations and it just depends on how you envision your wedding & how much stuff you want to bring with. Like I said, there's no wrong way to do a DW and no one should feel they HAVE to do it a certain way.
        It's easy to get caught up in all things wedding so it's nice to take a step back & relax. Plus it's always good to hear that others feel the same way you do. :)

        #24 bnbrmy

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          Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:41 PM

          The only things I'm doing extra is OOT bags, a single center piece, extra photography and we are bringing real tough bouquets. The venue does the arch, sashes, 1hr. photog, cake and a bouquet (i'm using that one to spread down the aisle. So they have anything else I will need.

          #25 JennandMike08

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            Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:52 PM

            I won't be doing much either. We are also on a tight budget and would rather send the money on photography.

            #26 bahiabride2010

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              Posted 15 February 2010 - 05:24 PM

              Originally Posted by ~*Lisa*~
              I also forgot to mention about our OOT bags. Instead of bringing them with us and seeing as it was so close to Christmas, we made our rounds to our families to pass our the OOT bags. It was nice way to see everyone during the holidays and everyone loved the bags! I only had to ship out 3 bags to guest who live out of town! I found this a really great way to do it. Of course, it all depends on where everyone lives who is attending your wedding.
              Love this idea Lisa! My Mom and I have decided that this is what we'll be doing as well. Most people live within a pretty small radius of Toronto so we'll be dropping off the bags before we go! We're planning to bring favours for the actual reception but in terms of decorations...we're going to stick with simple...I've bought some petals and we'll collect shells to spruce up the tables too! My other plan is to incorporate my BM's and MOH's bouquets into the centre pieces just to add a punch of colour on each table!

              #27 Sheree10

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                Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:45 PM

                I'm glad I found this post. I decided from the beginning that I wanted to keep everything simple. I even have been good with just looking at stuff but not buying anything( as far as decor). We have an extensive guest list and won't have our final numbers at least for a few months. Right now we would prefer to wait and see how many people will come but we want to put the majority of $ into photographer, food, open bar and welcome event.

                Our ceremony will be at sunset on a private island beach. I Don't want to have too much stuff to take away from the beauty. Plus I'm a real simple person and don't get too carried away. Over the years after attending many weddings, I don't recall the centerpieces, wedding colors, favors etc. I just remember memories of everyone having a good time at the wedding. I went to a DW in DR a few years back and it was the most amazing wedding ever. Everything was beautiful and the bride didn't have to do much.

                Keep it Simple!!

                BRIDE + GROOM + 60 GUESTS!!

                #28 Girasole

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                  Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:47 PM

                  We only have about 10 people going with us so I think we are just going to splurg a little on the OOT bags rather than decorations. I also upgraded my photos by going with a company outside the resort : )
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                  #29 Loveisintheair

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                    Posted 16 February 2010 - 07:12 PM

                    The only thing I am spending money on is some flowers for the gazebo and white chairs. Found some sahes from another BDW bride. I bought an aisle runner and some rose petals. THat is it. We are taking the flowers from teh ceremony and using for the reception. I think everyone will be so overwhelmed with the beauty of the location that you don't need too much. It is beautiful in its own right. But I did go overboard on OOT bags. :-)

                    #30 Mischaka

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                      Posted 16 February 2010 - 07:22 PM

                      I'm doing minimum! i'm only bring myself, my OOT bags, clothes and shoes!!!!

                      I'm trying to so it as simple as I can. the beach in itself to me is more than enough. I will bring my own real touch flowers though. and maybe some place settings...ok...let me stop there before I add anything else. lol

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