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Oh the decor dilemma .... Our resort does a basic ceremony, dinner and reception set up and then there is a cost for different decor packages.  The basic package includes white chair covers, white linens (at dinner and reception) and that type of stuff.  We can add aisle runner, chair sashes, colour on gazebo or chuppa arch etc.  We have opted for the basic set up package as i did not want to spend upwards of $1000 for decor that I don't even LOVE.  There is only one or 2 elements from each package that I even like.

 

SOOOOOOOOOOO here is what I have decided.  

 

Ceremony

- Shell pomanders on 3.5 ft sheppards hooks to line the aisle 

- no aisle runner

- no additional colour to chuppa

- no chair sashes

- reserved seating signs for parents

 

I am considering doing raffia and starfish but they would have to be pinned to the backs of the chairs and I just don't think it is worth it so I will likely just keep it nice and simple.  I am loving incorporating white into my colours so the white chair covers and white billowing curtains for my arch I think will be perfect!

 

 

Dinner

We are doing a semi private dinner so I do not want a TON of decor.

 

- MR and MRS chair signs for FI and My chairs at dinner

- Reserved seating signs (same as ceremony) for parents

- Possibly using tule (i bought for another project and ended up not using) in our colour to run down the middle of the table

- 4 or so centre pieces on the table

 

I cannot decide whether to use the BM and my bouquet as the centre pieces and save on some cost or do something a little different... I really like height in centrepieces so this is what I came up with let me know what you think

 

(sorry the picture is sideways.... the second is a close up of the shells at the end of the grasses)

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Reception

 

- centrepieces on all round tables

- maybe use the sheppard hooks with lanterns around the site of the reception (battery operated tea lights in lanterns)

 

 

I really just want a romantic simple elegant feel and do not want to be lugging a TON of stuff, I already have all my OOT stuff to bring.

 

Let me know what you think and where you think I should maybe add stuff or if you have any ideas!!!!

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We are not bring down too many decorations because we won't have anywhere to decorate! We are doing a catermaran cocktail reception instead of the regular sit down dinner. We figured we're in Jamaica why not do something different, something we can't do here in Canada! On the down side, everyone will be doing their own thing for dinner so I'm not sure how that will go, who will want to eat with us... we may opt to dinner by ourselves, recap the days events and then to the disco to meet back up with everyone!

Jamie

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Tori, one thing to remeber about using the BM bouquets as center pieces is that if you are using real flowers they will be wilted by the end of the day,

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Wow i LOVE the center perices Tori! Those are beautiful!! simple but soo pretty!!! So how are you going to get them there? they look pretty tall, so obviously won't fit in luggage...  are you just carrying them on with you?  I am doing the basic decorations package with the resort, and then just adding starfish and seashells and some organza fabric and chair sashes.. in a nutshell that's it.. pretty simple.. :)
 

Originally Posted by torilynnsmith View Post

Oh the decor dilemma .... Our resort does a basic ceremony, dinner and reception set up and then there is a cost for different decor packages.  The basic package includes white chair covers, white linens (at dinner and reception) and that type of stuff.  We can add aisle runner, chair sashes, colour on gazebo or chuppa arch etc.  We have opted for the basic set up package as i did not want to spend upwards of $1000 for decor that I don't even LOVE.  There is only one or 2 elements from each package that I even like.

 

SOOOOOOOOOOO here is what I have decided.  

 

Ceremony

- Shell pomanders on 3.5 ft sheppards hooks to line the aisle 

- no aisle runner

- no additional colour to chuppa

- no chair sashes

- reserved seating signs for parents

 

I am considering doing raffia and starfish but they would have to be pinned to the backs of the chairs and I just don't think it is worth it so I will likely just keep it nice and simple.  I am loving incorporating white into my colours so the white chair covers and white billowing curtains for my arch I think will be perfect!

 

 

Dinner

We are doing a semi private dinner so I do not want a TON of decor.

 

- MR and MRS chair signs for FI and My chairs at dinner

- Reserved seating signs (same as ceremony) for parents

- Possibly using tule (i bought for another project and ended up not using) in our colour to run down the middle of the table

- 4 or so centre pieces on the table

 

I cannot decide whether to use the BM and my bouquet as the centre pieces and save on some cost or do something a little different... I really like height in centrepieces so this is what I came up with let me know what you think

 

(sorry the picture is sideways.... the second is a close up of the shells at the end of the grasses)

IMG_3246.JPG

 

IMG_3247.JPG

 

Reception

 

- centrepieces on all round tables

- maybe use the sheppard hooks with lanterns around the site of the reception (battery operated tea lights in lanterns)

 

 

I really just want a romantic simple elegant feel and do not want to be lugging a TON of stuff, I already have all my OOT stuff to bring.

 

Let me know what you think and where you think I should maybe add stuff or if you have any ideas!!!!



 

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Tori I really like your centerpieces, you can always put them in the same bag as your dress, that way you dont have to carry them on and they will be kept nice and safe!!

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We are going to do real touch flowers because 1) I think the price for real is ridiculous and 2) I don't like how they look when they wilt and am afraid they will be wilted by picture time

 

My friends wedding this past weekend in Halifax the flowers were turning before we even got to the church, I am sure they will photograph beautifully but why risk it when I can be sur eI get what I want by creating my own real touch bouquets!

Originally Posted by J and G 2012 View Post

Tori, one thing to remeber about using the BM bouquets as center pieces is that if you are using real flowers they will be wilted by the end of the day,



 

Thanks luvmoo, the grasses are just from... you guessed it DOLLARAMA!!!! They were only $1 so I think I will go pick up a few more before they are gone!  I am afraid they will break in transport but think they will probably fit nicely into our LARGE suitcase where we will only pack light items with it!  I am nervous to carry them on because even though they are "fake" I am not sure about importing them into the DR, I have heard brides have trouble convincing them their real touch bouquets are fake haha

 

I am thinking of doing the bases with sand and just a few shells on top instead of the whole vase with shells!


 

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Wow i LOVE the center perices Tori! Those are beautiful!! simple but soo pretty!!! So how are you going to get them there? they look pretty tall, so obviously won't fit in luggage...  are you just carrying them on with you?  I am doing the basic decorations package with the resort, and then just adding starfish and seashells and some organza fabric and chair sashes.. in a nutshell that's it.. pretty simple.. :)
 



 



 

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Does anyone have a good planning checklist?  I am working on mine now but am so crazy that I keep doing and re-doing it!!!! Wondering if anyone has a good foundation to work from!!!

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Hello! Im a bride from Winnipeg. We are getting married January 2012 at the Catalonia Yucatan Beach Resort. We are very excited. We're hoping to find info here for our trip.

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Thanks!! I think I am going to go ahead and do them! I like how they are a little different from the norm and still give me the height I am looking for on my table!  I think I will throw some tea light candles around them too just for extra light! I will set up a tablescape in the next few weeks to show the finished vision!

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Tori I really like your centerpieces, you can always put them in the same bag as your dress, that way you dont have to carry them on and they will be kept nice and safe!!



 


It's about time you showed up!

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better late than never lmao.....im here



 

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