I brought organza table runners (8) of them that I bought through tableclothesfactory.com and 20 white starfish that I bought from an Ebay seller. They did not charge me anything to set it up. I just gave it to my WC during our meeting and her and her assistant took care of it (which is why you want to remember to tip them). They added roses to each table during the cocktail hour and other little candles and shells to the reception decor that which I did not ask or pay for but was much appreciated!
We have a welcome cocktail party on Thursday, Rehearsal Dinner on Friday and Cocktail hour immediately following the wedding and then our private reception. Since we had the room nights the events were all free.
We had a very brief outline of the ceremony but that was it. The readers got their readings from the priest when the arrived at the chapel and everything else we just winged. I would say that was my biggest complaint, we had everyone meet for a rehearsal and all they did was have us walk in and out of the chapel. We knew nothing in between. I would advise not wasting time on a rehearsal.
We could have added things like a Lazo ceremony or chosen our readings but we did not.
Our reception was on the Tucan Terrace and we had our cocktail hour in the Tucan Gazebo. I don't know what the Bugumbiglas (sp?) terrace looks like but that Gazebo is much prettier if you have the option. However I did love both our cocktail hour and reception spot.
We used JSAV audio for like $385 or something, it was just their lowest package for Ipod and speakers. It includes a tech who runs the music along with his Laptop with music on it, microphone, and 4 lights that were used on the trees surrounding the terrace. We paid extras for the lighted steps and the laterns. There is lighting around the terrace and these lights were not needed for lighting purposes, just decoration. We also paid for 1 square candle per table as centerpieces. Once again, not needed just decoration.
Originally Posted by mochamakes3
Well Alison, since you are bored I will ask a few more questions:
What kind of decor/if any did you bring?
How much do they charge to set up your decor? Should I just ask a guest/friend to do it?
Did you just have the cocktail hour and private dinner?
Did you have a ceremony outline before arriving?
Were you able to add anything to the ceremony? Like readings, etc.
Thanks so much.