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
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.c...97&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!