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Transporting Your Centerpieces And Other Decorations

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#1 Mangosong

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 02:57 PM

What are your centerpieces and decorations and how are you planning (or how did you) to transport them? I'm concerned about broken items, etc. My resort provides some items, but I still want to add a little. 

#2 yooyooo

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 07:04 AM

Hi there!
I can speak from experience... I took a ton of decorations without a problem and even brought them all back!

I had two big luggages. One had:
- 8 plastic vases
- 8 artificial flower arrangements
- cake topper flower arrangement

The other had:
- 8 32" paper parasols
- 12 votive holders & candles
- 12 taper candle holders & candles
- 24 favor jars
- 12 x 12" Polaroid picture holder frame
- 2 flower girl baskets
- 30 bubble wands
- 18 wooden fans
- Mr & Mrs letter blocks
- Various little things like photo booth props, clothes pins, small crates for programs

I also packed 3 glass jars for unity sand ceremony in my carry-on. I don't have pictures of all my decoration (hoping my photographer took good pictures!) but here are the flower arrangements and favors.


My advice for fitting all of them in...
1) Get those luggage bags that have zippers that will expand the capacity. Try to stay away from the plastic ones. My brother used to work at the airport and said those get broken easily when they're thrown around.

2) Stuff the front and back sides of the luggage with clothes. It helps keep them all in place.

3) Try to keep some things (i.e. Fragile things like votive holders, favor jars) in their original packaging unless they take up unnecessary space.

4) Move things around and try a couple of arrangement options. My first try didn't fit all stuff, but my parents and brother jumped in on the challenge and packed everything.

5) Take hot glue, scissors and tape just in case things come apart. Luckily I didn't have to use them, but still had them around.

6) I didn't have to, but if it's necessary ask your family to stuff some decorations in their luggage. And of course, divide up the checked bags among your family to take advantage of the 1st checked bag price.
I forgot to mention but the gold vases are actually plastic candy bowls spray painted in gold. I didn't want to take up more space by taking extra glass vases just in case some break. And even then, I would be worried the whole flight!

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Edited by yooyooo, 16 May 2016 - 06:59 AM.

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