(Closed) wedding decoration, what will you bring over?

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@zoecn:  Our wedding is in Jamaica. We’re bringing over just about everything because I wanted to customize our wedding; it’s just a personal preference. The choices at the resort were limiting and I did not really want the “cookie-cutter” look. But like I said, it’s a personal preference in terms of your vision for your big day.

The challenge will be getting the items on the plane…but trust me, I’ve spoken to brides that have literally packed their entire wedding in a suite case for their destination wedding. To cut down on the cost of us having all this xtra baggage, we’ve already given our family members a heads up that we will need them each to carry an xtra suitcase with our wedding items. My TA actually packed her wedding up in 5 suitcases and another bride I met at a bridal show had 8 suitcases. Hopefully, I will not need more than 4 or 5 or I may cut back. LOL

Items we’re bringing:

Fabric to dress the wedding gazebo that overlooks the wedding, Personalized monogram aisle runner, sand ceremony kit, Linens (silver with sequins and sequins table runners for guest tables; purple for sand ceremony; table top chandeliers as centerpieces from shopwildthings, candles/votives, menus, escort cards, table numbers, programs, bling wrap for our 3-layer cake, swarvoski crystal initials for top of cake, chair sashes, toasting flutes, cake cutting knife/server, rose petals and fans for guests (wedding starts at 4:00 pm).

Post # 4
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@zoecn:  My wedding was in Cuba and we brought over some personalized napkins, table runners, chair ties, favours (little bags with chocolates) name tages for tables and some candles and candle holders. I also brought fake real touch flowers for the bouquets and boutonnieres and I carried those in a plastic container and checked them in the oversize baggage for free.We each got two extra suitcases so we carried the stuff in those and we didnt even have give stuff to anyone else to hold which was good!! Here is a picture of the table set ups at the private dinner reception:

Post # 5
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Honestly, I had all these plans to bring things over when I first started wedding planning. I thought I’d save a bundle making my own centerpieces and imagined stuffing vases into a suitcase, but now I’ve just thrown my hands up in the air and have decided to buy through the resort. It’s just way too much of a hassle and I’m not crafty.

I will be bringing nothing but my Out of Town bags. I don’t need fancy centerpieces and perfect table runners. I need to have no issues at the airport lol.

Post # 6
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

nothing! doing everything through them. way easier and less stressful and again not crafty really

Post # 7
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think each bride should do whatever makes them happy on their special dat. If you want to let the resort handle everything and you just show up with dress in hand…that’s great! If you wish to customize you special day…I think that’s great too. In terms of issues at the airport, my TA packed her items in 5 suitcases and made out just fine.

Post # 8
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I shipped welcome bags and towels and contents, silk napkins, cake serving set, raffia fans, favors, Mr and Mrs signs, ribbon, sign in book and sign in frame. I plan to travel with chair sashes, escort cards, and cake topper.

The venue is providing linens and tableware, and the planner and her florist r providing centerpieces, votives, flowers, and various other decor elements.

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