Originally Posted by jennifandr5
Does anyone have any experience with bringing your own fabric to drape over the ceremony structure at gazebo 55? The Coordinator said the fabric needs to be 45ft x 5ft. I havent been able to find that online but i feel like i could buy it for less than the $200 rental fee. Is anyone here selling it?
I know a lot of brides bought their own decorations down, but we decided to just order the decorations through Lomas. What I figured was that it wasn't that much of a savings because we would be charged $5 a person for bringing our own stuff. We have 31 guests so that would be $155. If I added up the cost of the decorations I would buy myself, shipping costs, plus the cost to check an extra bag, it wasn't that much of a savings (it wasn't thousands of dollars or anything). I also feel like I am saving money by not getting charged for certain items like the ceremony site, a minister, the chairs, the tables, the white table cloths, the set up and especially alcohol. So I guess I am ok with the mark up for some decorations to not deal with the hassle. Also, for some of my decorations, like the centerpieces, my coordinator was pretty good with working with me to find something that worked for what I wanted to spend. For example, each centerpiece we have now is a square wooden tray with a lantern, purple flower and sand in it for $50 each.
Just thought I'd share our plan, hope it helps with other brides' decisions!