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#211 RachelHolmes21

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    Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:04 PM

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    My inspiration:
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    Test Run:
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    I was originally quoted $90 a table for centerpieces! These will cost me less that that for ALL the tables!!

    Large Vase (10in) @ Wal-Mart for $2 each
    Medium Vase (7in) @ Dollar Tree for $1 each
    Orchid purchased from Michaels for $4 (on sale) has four orchids on each stem
    Floating Candles purchased from Michaels for $1 each, you can look online for cheaper ones!

    I will also be putting votive candles around these vases and some white seashells/starfish to make them beachy. I am putting one vase of each size on the tables surrounded by 5 or so votives. On the head table I will have 1 large vase and 2 small vases (head table made up of 3 long tables, a set of vases on each of the long tables) with votives surrounding them.

    Cost = 7 large vase = $14
    10 medium vase = $10
    7-8 orchid stems = $32
    17 floating candles = $17
    36 votives (from Michaels) = $15
    seashells = $5-10

    GRAND TOTAL = $98 (high estimate)

    That is less than $100 for 4 round tables and the head table!!!

     

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing!



    #212 RachelHolmes21

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      Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:10 PM

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      A DIY thread on this would be amazing!! Thank you!!

      I second that a DIY thread on the pomanders would be fabulous!



      #213 Tbasgall

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        Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:26 PM

        I love the look of these, but don't want to travel with that much glass. I'd be too nervous.

        #214 Carlota1981

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        Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:15 AM

        Tbasgall, I didnt travel with that vases! I just ask for them to my planner. She told me the resort had 3 different types and they didnt charge any money for them. 

        I just traveled with the candels and fake fucsia orchids you can see at the pic. 

         

        I saved a lot of money as I did use this for the appetizers & cocktails. I had others for the dinner (I hired an outside vendor flowershop). 



        #215 shopnboard

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          Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:46 PM

          Great idea! This may be a silly question but after your bring this all down, does the resort set up your decoratoins or do you have to do it yourself? (or have guests help) Thanks ladies!



          #216 muneera0302

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            Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:54 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by shopnboard 
             

            Great idea! This may be a silly question but after your bring this all down, does the resort set up your decoratoins or do you have to do it yourself? (or have guests help) Thanks ladies!

             

            Depending on your resort, most offer to set up your decorations for a small fee. I'd check with your resort. Mine will set up decorations for a fee but i still have my bridesmaids helping out. :-)



            #217 shopnboard

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              Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:25 PM

              Thanks for the response! I've sent an email with a bunch of questions to my WC, hopefully he'll get back to me soon. I don't mind having some people help out, I'm just wondering when they'll have time since after the ceremony we'll want to take pictures and my bridesmaids will be getting their hair and makeup done earlier in the day... not sure how far in advance they will allows us to set up the reception area.

              #218 Carlota1981

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              Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:37 PM

              Shopnboard, My wc offered herself to make everything,, also with all the decorations we brang. This was completely free. I know that is how the wedding department makes. I dont think is "fair" they charge you sth... We tipped our planner as she was great with us, very hard working person, the wedding was perfectly organized and she was amazing during all the months of planning with her mails answering me in the same day or the day after. That is why we tipped her with 200 usd.

              #219 Tbasgall

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                Posted 29 September 2013 - 04:38 PM

                I can't believe they didn't charge to use their vases. That's amazing! Where are you getting married? Our resort charges $100 to set up our decorations!

                #220 shopnboard

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                  Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:50 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Carlota1981 

                  Shopnboard,
                  My wc offered herself to make everything,, also with all the decorations we brang. This was completely free.
                  I know that is how the wedding department makes. I dont think is "fair" they charge you sth...
                  We tipped our planner as she was great with us, very hard working person, the wedding was perfectly organized and she was amazing during all the months of planning with her mails answering me in the same day or the day after. That is why we tipped her with 200 usd.

                   

                  Wow, you had a great WC!! Do you mind if I ask how many guests you had attend?






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