I'm out of ideas – destination wedding decorations?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@gemchick82:  are you looking for favours or decor with colour?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

drapping? buy a long reel of organza tie a bow and drape it. or buy some tulle and make some pom poms ( i used my left over favours fabric). you can half make them before you go then cut the ends and fluff them their. or take tissue paper and make some on the boat? can cluster them sat on table or attatch to ribbon and hang from door handles , poles chairs….

do they have vases you can use? or glass bottles of water u can drink and save them as u go?? fill them up with water and add food colouring cluster 3 together each with different amount of food colouring to create different shades?

use burlap as a banner with white paint.to hang Make 2 holes at each end so you can tie it around a pole or something rather than thinking of using drawing pins….

 

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hear your frustration. What ship are you getting married on? We’re getting off on a port and getting married

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Paper lanterns are perfect because they come flat in a package. You can take some little lead fishing weights with you.. Just tape it to the cross bar on the bottom. Use an LED tealight inside.

You can use ribbon on the table in a decorative pattern.

 

If you want to hang a banner, take some 3M Command Hooks with you. They will stick to any surface and can be removed without causing any harm. You do need to put them up about an hour before hanging anyhting from them so they will be secure.

I think that would be more than enough color.

 

 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@gemchick82:  a colourful or patterned table runner would break up the white/ivory and you could use it again.  it also folds flat for your luggage.

tissue pomanders are cheap and really easy to make.  they will look good as a runner on the table and will all some depth and colour.  i did this and travelled with them.  i made the tissue “fans” but didn’t fluff them yet.  i put them in a big baggie and fluffed them when i travelled back home.  the foam balls may be 2 or 3″ so a few of those won’t take up much space.  you can fluff the flowers and assemble them in no time.  you can just leave them behind b/c they are so cheap.

as for favours, whatever you choose, put them in a little coloured paper bag and set it on the table at each place setting.  these will stay flat and you can assemble them on the ship.  i know that you want to stay away from something edible (heat), so maybe you can get something that would suit a cruise or something at sea.  a bottle opener or stopper is small and a dozen of these won’t take up much space. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

How about paper pinwheels?

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@gemchick82:  wouldn’t you give the welcome bags to your guests as soon as they arrive on the cruise vs waiting until the wedding day?

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@gemchick82:  Maybe too much work but I folded 1000 paper cranes for my wedding that I traveled across the world to… I stopped at the step before you unfurl them, bound them in rubber band groups of 10, and strung them on strings when I arrived at my destination. They fit nicely in my suitcase.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I saw some colored LED sumergible lights that could really add color to your table and I love the colored LED balloons both at Save on Crafts. 

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