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Originally Posted by Meggers7484 View Post

Oh and any of you ladies had any luck with Aloe? At this point I'm thinking I might just a big thing of it and divvy it into little travel bottles with custom labels.



 I got my aloe from amazon.  It's after sun lotion, with the aloe in it.  It was $1.99 each....

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Originally Posted by Meggers7484 View Post

 

Do you ladies ever feel like you are over shopping/ over thinking your decor?? I feel like one day I like something and the next I don't like it anymore! With only 40 days til we leave I need to finalize things soon!!

 

I was going to get various sizes of paper lanterns in green and turquoise and scatter them around the ceremony site in the sand to add colour, with some smaller sized ones beside the chairs that line the aisle. What do you girls think? Would that look good? To balance it shoudl I add a coloured strip of tulle to the huppa? Ahhhh  I don't know!!!

 

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Thanks for the BD shoot advice.  As far as the ceremony decorations, I wouldn't over think it. You're getting married on a beach for a reason, the natural beauty of the place should take care of a lot of the beauty of your ceremony, it's not like you're getting married in a sterile hall that needs all the help it can get. Personally, I'm just going with the flowers that the resort provides, I want everyone to be looking at me and my FI, not the decor. Keep in mind how much you already have to bring down with you and decide if these purchases are really going to be worth the extra effort and the money.  Just my two cents.

 

 

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Thanks Ella!!!


Being in Canada it is tough to order that stuff online, because it costs an absolute ton to ship. In most cases it costs more than the product itself!! I've been waiting for it to come out at the dollar stores, but still no luck.
 

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 I got my aloe from amazon.  It's after sun lotion, with the aloe in it.  It was $1.99 each....



 

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You're probably right. Our resort doesn't include any flowers. I am obsessed with not having a "typical" beach wedding so I've been really going out of my way to make it stand out. I am afraid it is driving me crazy though!
 

Originally Posted by fmichelle View Post



Thanks for the BD shoot advice.  As far as the ceremony decorations, I wouldn't over think it. You're getting married on a beach for a reason, the natural beauty of the place should take care of a lot of the beauty of your ceremony, it's not like you're getting married in a sterile hall that needs all the help it can get. Personally, I'm just going with the flowers that the resort provides, I want everyone to be looking at me and my FI, not the decor. Keep in mind how much you already have to bring down with you and decide if these purchases are really going to be worth the extra effort and the money.  Just my two cents.
 

 



 

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That's too bad meggers...  When I did the shipping I was able to get free shipping here in the states.  I know some of the other aloe links the girls provided had REALLY expensive shipping....but I lucked out with what I found!  Otherwise, I was going to be in the same boat as pretty much everyone else.

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Oh I feel your pain! I said I didn't want a "typical" beach wedding either, as I love going to weddings with gorgeous decor. After seeing many pics of weddings at my resort, I hated seeing the "bare" looking tables all the time! However, after contacting the florist, I found out that even a little square vase with flowers in it is like $65! Now I see why everyone's tables at that hotel look so bare! I've tried to accept this in my mind, but I just can't do it- looks like I'll be bringing centerpieces down too...

 

Originally Posted by Meggers7484 View Post


You're probably right. Our resort doesn't include any flowers. I am obsessed with not having a "typical" beach wedding so I've been really going out of my way to make it stand out. I am afraid it is driving me crazy though!
 



 



 

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Queen ~ EXACTLY!!! I am going way outside the box with the reception decor in order to have something unique on a budget. We are going "Vintage Whimsy" complete with Pinweel centrepieces, matching placemats made from the same scrapbooking paper, swirly pops and table signs made of the same paper and scrabble tiles (my FI is obsessed with scrabble). I am also ordering tons of buttons and plan to have them scattered on the tables as well as in jars to add pops of colour. I am still flip flopping on whether to also have some small floral centrepieces but I'm changing my mind daily. My vision of the reception is nearly there but the ceremony... not so much!

 

I feel like even though it's a destination wedding, it's still a wedding and it needs to reflect our personalities just like it would if we were at home!

 

In case anyone is interested, here is the paper that is the basis for the reception decor. I found a great seller on etsy who is making adorable pinwheels out of it for me. http://www.shopsei.com/largeImage.cfm?heading=0&cat=8&sub=297&product=3242

 

I've decided to rent white Chiavari chairs for the ceremony... now I just need to find a way to spice them up!

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I actually agree with both of you ladies.

For our ceremony I want the beach to be the decor. We're not paying extra for flowers to decorate the space. They put up tulle around the gazebo for the wedding, and that's good for us.

But as for the reception/dinner... I didn't want the ugly fake flowers they use as centerpieces, or their printed menus... I've done my own centerpieces, and all my own print material. We're not going crazy and bringing linens and other decor because the cost doesn't make sense to us... but I totally understand girls who do.

I'm kind of on the fence :) I still want it to be MY wedding though.
 

Originally Posted by Meggers7484 View Post

Queen ~ EXACTLY!!! I am going way outside the box with the reception decor in order to have something unique on a budget. We are going "Vintage Whimsy" complete with Pinweel centrepieces, matching placemats made from the same scrapbooking paper, swirly pops and table signs made of the same paper and scrabble tiles (my FI is obsessed with scrabble). I am also ordering tons of buttons and plan to have them scattered on the tables as well as in jars to add pops of colour. I am still flip flopping on whether to also have some small floral centrepieces but I'm changing my mind daily. My vision of the reception is nearly there but the ceremony... not so much!

 

I feel like even though it's a destination wedding, it's still a wedding and it needs to reflect our personalities just like it would if we were at home!

 

In case anyone is interested, here is the paper that is the basis for the reception decor. I found a great seller on etsy who is making adorable pinwheels out of it for me. http://www.shopsei.com/largeImage.cfm?heading=0&cat=8&sub=297&product=3242

 

I've decided to rent white Chiavari chairs for the ceremony... now I just need to find a way to spice them up!



 

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Meggers - Try Wal-Mart.  We picked up Aloe in the travel section a couple of weeks ago.  Some locations have it in stock now in time for March Break.  Hope that helps!
 

Originally Posted by Meggers7484 View Post


Thanks Ella!!!


Being in Canada it is tough to order that stuff online, because it costs an absolute ton to ship. In most cases it costs more than the product itself!! I've been waiting for it to come out at the dollar stores, but still no luck.
 



 



 

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Meggers - I think the lanterns would be pretty, but I would be worried about having to weigh them down so they don't blow away. It is so hard to figure out how much to bring and not be overwhelmed with luggage. As for the aloe, I almost think us GTA ladies should figure out how many we all want and just place a group order that one of us can pick up in Buffalo. But I will still be keeping my eyes open for a reasonable price locally. 

 

On a positive note, my rings are finally back in Ontario! So hopefully FI will go soon to pick them up. Too bad, I will still have to wait a few more week until I go home to see them. And apparently when the jeweler called FI, he asked for cash.

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