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Bring your own decor?

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#1 beachbride59

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    Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:45 AM

    Is anyone out there bringing their own decorations to "dress up" the ceremony/reception area for their wedding? If so, what do you plan on bringing?


    I know alot of you are bringing your own bouquets, but i wondered what else you all planned on bringing. Was there anything you wanted to bring but your WC told you couldnt?


    Just trying to get an idea of what we can bring ourselves to help customize it even more :-)


    Thanks Ladies!

    #2 Brandy

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      Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:08 AM

      I had only asked about small things, and she said it was fine, like cake toppers, and fans, etc. all the small little details.

      Im going with the seaside serenade so most of my decorations are already provided.

      #3 hockeymom97

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        Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:22 AM

        We are going with the BB package since none of their packages really match our colors, so yes, we will bringing some of our own decor (I should say *I* instead of *we* since FI could care less about decor, lol). I'm not sure exactly what we are bringing yet, but I'm thinking some real touch flowers for the tables or the cermeony, and maybe some candles for the dinner tables as well. And I'd like fuchsia bows for the chairs during the cermony as well. Other than that, I'm not sure......

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        #4 Kendall

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          Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:51 AM

          We're doing the BB package.  I think we're going to bring fans and I'll have a friend or family member put them on all the chairs at the wedding, and then I have small favors each place-setting at the reception.  Soooo many brides say that everything around you at the resort is so beautiful you won't need much as far as decorations at all... I'd just bring a few things to personalize it a little.

          #5 Tennyt1

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            Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:02 PM

            I'm also doing the BB - I was considering bringing candle holders and candles for the additional tables - but I'm not even sure if I'm going to do that anymore since we are only have the mini reception I doubt anybody will even notice, plus the scenry is amazing so that will be our decor. Then again, I still have time to do what I do best....change my mind


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            #6 TravelKristy

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              Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:22 AM

              How do you transport your own flowers and where do you store them at the resort?

              Any info would be great!

              #7 skadow

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                Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:33 AM

                I am getting married in Riveria Maya ASP, not Sandles. They have packages that come with some decor, but I wanted more so I am bringing


                For centerpieces: 35 real touch white Cali Lillys, 5 glass vases for the flowers
                (At my hotel it is over $100 per centerpiece, per table, I only need 4 but am bring 5 incase one breaks on the flight)


                For Tables:12 Voltaire Candles/Holders (3 per table) & Fake Diamonds to sprink on the tables

                Plate Decor: 30 Starfish

                Sky Decor:50 White Hanging Lanterns
                (They wanted 350 to rent these)


                We are taking a seperate suitcase down for all this stuff. Both of our parents also offered to carry stuff. I think you can just give it to your WC once you are down there. Otherwise I'll put them in a room closet or something.

                #8 TravelKristy

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                  Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:29 AM

                  I'm more wondering how the flowers will keep if we fly down on say a Wednesday and don't get married till the following Monday?

                  #9 beachbride59

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                    Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:03 PM

                    You wont be able to bring any real floral, customs will confiscate it :-( and you cant take any floral back home with you either :-(


                    i have heard that you can bring preserved floral though, so im thinking ill bring preserved petals for the aisle/tables.


                    my biggest concern with the resort is the floral. i fear that they wont have the right colors or wont be ablet o do what i want them to do. and i wont even get to see it until i get there the day of my wedding! i seriously considered bringing real touch floral- but with all the flowers that i want it would be crazy to bring all of that on the plane- so im back to hoping and praying that the resort can get the floral just right!!


                    Did anyone else ask for specific floral requests? Were you pleased with what you got?

                    #10 beachbride8-5

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                      Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:20 PM

                      There is a new floral brochure that just came out.

                      I would be careful bringing your own items because I heard that they added a fee for this:(

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