I have ordered mine. Let me see if I have a photo of them to upload. I was initially concerned about the look of them too. I'm wrapping them though with vellum with love quotes printed on them. Similar to this:
My theme for my reception is "Love Story". The candles will be wrapped with quotes, the tables numbers will be scrabble tiles and I've ordered flowers made out of old Jane Austen novels. I will also be reusing some of the small arrangements of fresh flowers from my ceremony and transferring them over to the reception. So I'm not really using flowers in the sense of large centrepieces, but there will be small floral hints within our table decor.
I know a lot of people travel with their glass vases for their centrepieces but like you I am trying to avoid bringing breakables.
Thanks so much! I like the idea of putting flowers from the wedding at the reception. If you have a picture of your LED candles that would be great! Thanks so much!
You could definitely travel with those as long as you bring them on carry on suitcases and well wrapped. There's also a lady over there that rents out decor so she might have what you need and you don't need to pay the outside vendor fee because you meet up with her and then bring your decor in. Search Love & Lace Wedding Decor on facebook, she has pictures there so you might be able to find what you're looking for, or talk to her about whether she can get anything like that for you.
Just one suggestion, if your reception is outdoors, I would use LED candles so they don't keep blowing out with the wind .
As for the flowers, the beauty is that water makes everything look better, so fake flowers will look great when under water and no one will know they're fake!
Yes, I did think about fake flowers! Wasnt sure how they would look but its def something to consider! I still just need to figure out the vases! I am traveling jet blue, I should figure out their baggage policy because I will probably have to dedicate one big suitcase just to decor and OOT bag stuff. Can you check a box? I am nervous about bringing a ton of stuff in one suit case because I have heard that you could get taxed if you have a lot of the same stuff (ex. stuff for OOT bags) beccuase they consider it to be a good you could sell. Someone said to spread the things out amongst bags of people in your family maybe. Anyone know about this??