(Closed) traveling with centerpieces for DW….

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 4
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

by the way – i like your inspiration photos! where are you getting married?

Post # 7
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
948 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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 # 11
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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!

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