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Sticker Shock At Quote For Hanging Paper Lanterns

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#1 Mac811

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:19 PM

Ok ladies, I need your help. We finally booked a place and I've started to look at ways to decorate. I was shocked at the price I was quoted to hang some paper lanterns/pompoms by the resort (500$ +tax). I thought bringing some of my own decorations in my wedding colors would be an inexpensive way to decorate. Apparently not. What else should I be prepared for? Help prepare me for the sticker shock.....am I going to be charged for making and bringing my own linens? What about menus and table numbers etc? I knew that center pieces and flowers weren't included, but I didn't think I would be charged so much for something that costs so little.... Thanks! I'm stressing and wondering whether we should of just eloped the two of us!

#2 kmk2016

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:05 PM

Wow that's the highest rate I have ever heard of for setting up personal decor! Did you check with other brides on your specific resort thread and ask them what they paid? This doesn't seem right.

Karisma is notorious for being outrageous for their fees and they are only charging $250 maximum for all decor and set up for a wedding (ceremony and reception combined- no matter what the decor or set up)

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Edited by kmk2016, 17 June 2014 - 07:06 PM.

#3 Chrysta

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:45 AM

That seems really high. I haven't seen the price yet since my wedding isn't until next year but our coordinator has told us if we brought our own sashes that would be $1/each to set up (2 sets of chairs) and $4/ea to put a welcome bag in each room and I could bring my own centerpieces, lanterns etc. and it would be a "minimal" cost. Guess I should look into that further!


Have you asked to see if there is a maximum for everything to be set up?

#4 Mac811

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:18 AM

I'm about to ask for a breakdown because it seems ridiculous. I was going to bring table runners and sashes too, but if theyre going to nickel and dime me for everything...! Why is every part of planning this so stressful, please tell me its worth it!

#5 shelikespink

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:21 PM

Could you ask a friend or family member to set it up for you? That would avoid the steep set up fees!

#6 red400

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    Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:51 PM

    what about your wedding planner could she help you?

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