Post # 1
I am getting married in Negril, Jamaica in October. The resort pretty much does everything but I just talked with the wedding coordinator and centerpieces are soooo expensive. One of the reasons we chose a Destination Wedding was for it to be less expensive. So it is time to get creative.
I was thinking about bringing supplies/centerpieces with me and doing it there. Something to do while hanging out on the beach. There are just a few requirements: 1. Ease of travel – they need to be able to get into my suitcase and not be so heavy (we also are travling with Out of Town bags)2. Inexpensive3. Not too much time to put it together when we get there4. Won’t blow around (can me mounted) if the reception is on the beach
I asked the WC what is on the table if you decided not to pay for decorations and she said that everything is just white and there is no centerpiece. So I think we should stick with white and ivory decorations. I kind of like the white on white look for the beach.
I actually really like one of the wedding “themes” they have available. It is my second favorite and it is all white and lace. I have attached an image for you. It is just too expensive.
Post # 3
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I am thinking about doing something with tissue poms and putting them in a bowl or something.
ANy ideas would be helpful!!! Thanks!
Post # 4
We got married in Negril also, and didn’t bother bringing things like that. We did bring little votive holders, votive candles, paper lanterns, cafe lights and xmas lights, oot bags and supplies, luminary bags, etc. The centerpieces would have been too much, since most involve glassware of some sort. I had the bridesmaids put their bouquets in rented vases from our florist and my Mother-In-Law brought some green leafy garland stuff to put on the tables, too. Renting vases and the bouquets were not that expensive. What’s your budget? Keep in mind too that you’re at the beach! you want to be on vacation and also get married – if you’re anything like me, you will not want to (and will not) do any last minute decor stuff. Whatever wasn’t done when I left never got done (and i don’t regret it! haha). The only thing we did was assemble the Out of Town bags, which were pre-stamped and ready to go.
Post # 5
by the way – i like your inspiration photos! where are you getting married?
Post # 6
I am getting married at Beaches Negril. Those pictures are from one of their “theme” packages. I doubt the florist at that resort will let you rent or anything. they don’t let you have any outside vendors etc. To save money my bridesmaids are carrying paper umbrellas so putting the bouquet on the tables isnt an option. I am thinking about working with paper or somehting? Not sure yet though. Thanks for your help!
Post # 7
Perhaps you could pay for two extra bouquets and then divide them up yourself and put them in blume boxes? They’re awesome for DWs.
Hope that helps!
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay
I love the pom idea, just make sure to practice before you get down there. They can be a pain.
Another idea is to use the bridesmaid bouquets as the floral centerpieces – just pop them into a pint glass! The blooms should rest right on the rim of the glass!
I also recommend bringing down clear votives and candles.
The scenery itself is so gorgeous that you really don’t need to do much to the tables!
Post # 9
we are having some of our items shipped to the hotel before we arrive– it’s cheaper than paying for the extra luggage and the hotel said they would store it till we get there.
Post # 10
To save money, I think my bridesmaids will be carrying parasols instead of bouquets. We are on a TIGHT budget. These really all our great ideas.
Post # 11
One thing i considered doing (but got busy being lazy) was getting some palm clippings and other things from nearby nature (without picking though) and putting them on the table. The landscaping crew at our hotel would leave a pile of leaves and vines and flowers etc on our doorstep if we asked for it, they were pretty chill.
Post # 12
I have decided not to pay for centerpieces at my destination wedding either. The decor/floral budget the florist sent was almost 2/3 my wedding budget. Not going to happen.
Instead, I just bought some centerpieces from Sears. My plan is to divide the boxes up among family members and friends. If everyone carts one in their suitcase, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
@Melissabegins, did you have any problem carrying candles in your suitcase?
For the bridesmaids bouquets, I still haven’t figured out if Future Mother-In-Law will make them once we get there out of the flowers from the supermarket OR if I should just tell the florist, give me one nice flower each. I hate being so cheap but I had no idea that flowers cost so much in the Bahamas. They import everything!