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Originally Posted by murmel View Post


I personally had some pedals thrown on the aisle runner, and it is usually quite windy, so some might move around a bit. But the wedding coordinators put them down just before the bride walks the aisle...so most stayed down for me.

6 people will be a wonderful, intimate wedding. Lots of options to decorate the chairs a little. An organza ribbon tied on the back; streamers hanging down either side of the chair which would move in the wind. A small fan left on the seat for your guests. Perhaps one of those flower balls hanging in the back middle of the chair...which could then also be moved to decorate your table as centrepieces. Take a look at some of the planning threads, they may help spark some ideas...and since it's a smaller wedding you can really personalize things! Good luck!

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Mexicobride -

We too had our ceremony at the D'Italia Casitas Gazebo.....Here are a few pictures of what we did decorations wise as we only had 14 guests:

 

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If you make these larger you can see the chair hangers we did with blue starfish and light pink ribbon. I had 2 rows of chairs with 2 in front for the parents and 4 in the second row. We made 6 chair hangers so each row had one down the aisle and then 1 on the other end of the back row. I used hot pink chair sashes and you can't see it, but I made fans for each guest and had them stuck in the front of the chair sash....I will see if I can find a picture of those. Found it:

 

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I did pay for the flowers on the side of the gazebo and I was SO pleased with them. I think you can see those in the pictures, they really were beautiful!! I did not have anything as an aisle runner, as I really wanted to use the sand and was worried the petals would fly away before I got there. If you have any questions about that particular gazebo just let me know - it really was perfect for a small, intimate wedding!!

 

 

 

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Thank you for your reply :) originally it was just gong to be the two of us so we are really happy both our parents are coming and my sister and close family friend, our ceremony is on 6th November at the d'italia casitas gazebo at 4pm, we are just having a normal legal ceremony, how long does it take? I actually really like the idea of everyone standing with us, i just don't want them to be standing for too long as my father in law has a bad knee! 

We chose to have our meal at the italian reseraunt as we love italian and everyone seems to rave about the food in reviews

 

 

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Thank you for sharing your pictures it looks gorgeous! We are also having pink as our colour, I have decided against sheers as they are too expensive, i really like the look of this gazebo and dont think it really needs them, I do like the flowers tho. If I decide to have chairs I will have 2 rows of 2 either side possibly with pale pink sashes but I am liking the idea of us all standing, how long does the ceremony take?

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Mexicobride -

We too had our ceremony at the D'Italia Casitas Gazebo.....Here are a few pictures of what we did decorations wise as we only had 14 guests:

 

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If you make these larger you can see the chair hangers we did with blue starfish and light pink ribbon. I had 2 rows of chairs with 2 in front for the parents and 4 in the second row. We made 6 chair hangers so each row had one down the aisle and then 1 on the other end of the back row. I used hot pink chair sashes and you can't see it, but I made fans for each guest and had them stuck in the front of the chair sash....I will see if I can find a picture of those. Found it:

 

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I did pay for the flowers on the side of the gazebo and I was SO pleased with them. I think you can see those in the pictures, they really were beautiful!! I did not have anything as an aisle runner, as I really wanted to use the sand and was worried the petals would fly away before I got there. If you have any questions about that particular gazebo just let me know - it really was perfect for a small, intimate wedding!!

 

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I would say the ceremony was maybe 10-15 mins, but keep in mind the guests will arrive a bit before you so I would estimate standing to be about 25-30 mins total, give or take a few. I had to have chairs as my step-father has problems with his legs and has to use a cane so he would not have been able to stand for very long. You might be able to have them keep a chair nearby in case he needs it. They are very willing to do whatever you want/need.

 

Originally Posted by mexicobride2014 View Post

Thank you for sharing your pictures it looks gorgeous! We are also having pink as our colour, I have decided against sheers as they are too expensive, i really like the look of this gazebo and dont think it really needs them, I do like the flowers tho. If I decide to have chairs I will have 2 rows of 2 either side possibly with pale pink sashes but I am liking the idea of us all standing, how long does the ceremony take?

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anyone have any input on how many songs I should have on my pre-ceremony playlist? Do they start the music once people start arriving or sometime around 15-30 min before the ceremony?

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D'Italia Casitas was our favorite restaurant. I think we probably ate there 3 or 4 nights during our stay. I would recommend a chair available for your FIL during the ceremony, just in case.

 

happy planning!!

 

Originally Posted by mexicobride2014 View Post

Thank you for your reply :) originally it was just gong to be the two of us so we are really happy both our parents are coming and my sister and close family friend, our ceremony is on 6th November at the d'italia casitas gazebo at 4pm, we are just having a normal legal ceremony, how long does it take? I actually really like the idea of everyone standing with us, i just don't want them to be standing for too long as my father in law has a bad knee! 

We chose to have our meal at the italian reseraunt as we love italian and everyone seems to rave about the food in reviews

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I think I had 3 or 4, but I have no idea when they started playing them, or when they let the guests sit since we came roaring up on the golf cart at the last minute. Let me ask some of my guests if they remember.

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anyone have any input on how many songs I should have on my pre-ceremony playlist? Do they start the music once people start arriving or sometime around 15-30 min before the ceremony?

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anyone have any input on how many songs I should have on my pre-ceremony playlist? Do they start the music once people start arriving or sometime around 15-30 min before the ceremony?

 

We were told guests had to be seated by 3:15 (our ceremony was at 3:30) so we had about fifteen minutes (4 songs) of music. They stated playing it at 3:15. However if you're worried, I'd put extra songs on there. When your groom or the mother's start coming down the aisle, they'll change it. I was really happy and impressed with how good they handled the audio. Just be sure to mark everything clearly. In our iPod we had it listed as: 1. Guest seating playlist 2. Mothers walk playlist 3. Bride walk playlist etc. Let me know if you need any more info!

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Yes - my friends confirmed that they arrived and were seated quickly (supposed to be there 15 minutes before ceremony time). the music was playing when they arrived, so I'd plan on 15-20 minutes of music to be on the safe side.

 

I echo Lindsey's comments on how well they handled the audio - the playlists labeled that way made it easy for them. all the music was spot on where I wanted it.

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anyone have any input on how many songs I should have on my pre-ceremony playlist? Do they start the music once people start arriving or sometime around 15-30 min before the ceremony?

 

We were told guests had to be seated by 3:15 (our ceremony was at 3:30) so we had about fifteen minutes (4 songs) of music. They stated playing it at 3:15. However if you're worried, I'd put extra songs on there. When your groom or the mother's start coming down the aisle, they'll change it. I was really happy and impressed with how good they handled the audio. Just be sure to mark everything clearly. In our iPod we had it listed as: 1. Guest seating playlist 2. Mothers walk playlist 3. Bride walk playlist etc. Let me know if you need any more info!

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Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

 

Yes - my friends confirmed that they arrived and were seated quickly (supposed to be there 15 minutes before ceremony time). the music was playing when they arrived, so I'd plan on 15-20 minutes of music to be on the safe side.

 

I echo Lindsey's comments on how well they handled the audio - the playlists labeled that way made it easy for them. all the music was spot on where I wanted it.

awesome, thanks for the fast replies ladies!!! I'll plan on labeling everything clearly and at least 20 min of music.

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