(Closed) Parasols

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I have always wondered about that as well, and am very curious about the answers!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i too am thinking of “shading” options for our July outdoor wedding as well…. i thought of getting parasols as favors but your right, they are expensive…. my next “idea” is to somehow get some cover by draping sheets….tho i’m hesitant to do it cuz id want it to look romantic like this:

(sorry thats so big!)

but that can get expensive as well!!! so i’m not sure yet…

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I used parasols, but just as accessories for the bridal party photos.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think people wouldn’t be able to see. What about giving your guests paper fans instead? It will keep them cool, costs less and wont obstruct any views.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was going to suggest the same as PuntaCanaBride did. I had an outdoor ceremony, Labor Day weekend. Parasols would have definitely obstructed the view. You could get handheld fans for your guests. I have even seen people put their wedding programs on the fans. The possibilities are endless!

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My best friend had parasols last June at her wedding. Only a handful of people actually used them during the ceremony. (she set out plenty) And that was really only older people. She also had the hand held fans.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve been thinking of using them as decoration for my aisle

like this

 

I found a place that sells them relatively cheap. Here I’ll only need about 20 though so $80 is doable. If you were getting them for every guest that could add up. Maybe only for the women?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Mrs.tobe: Oh my gosh, what a sweet surprise to see that you posted about MY wedding! I’m infinitely flattered. 🙂

The parasols were awesome for photos and they were so much cheaper than bouquets for the BMs. (I paid $6 each.) I agree they might be overkill for the guests to hold during the ceremony, but we had a couple of extras that the caterer used to decorate the dessert table, as an example. A couple more pics:

I also used these palm fans as favors & tied the escort cards to them:

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would go with hand held fans or maybe even bottled water with a custom lable on it!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Im using parasol for the thank you cards…  painting “thank you” on one and while I have the photographer there  hope this idea works!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I wanted to use parasols too but they just weren’t a possibility with my budget by the time I got around to the small details.  I found a great compromise and am going to have some umbrellas on hand.  My wedding is in March so it might be sunny and hot or god forbid rain.  The idea is to put them in an umbrella holder with a sign that says “come rain or come shine”.  I found that on a blog somewhere but not sure which

one since I am slowing losing my mind with wedding planning Wink

Attached are pictures of cute umbrellas I bought for inspiration.

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