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10-14-2005, 01:35 PM
What did everyone have for their reception tables? Linens etc. I think i like the Cinderella table setting that Disney do but im not sure!

If anyone has some pics of their tables it would really help?

10-14-2005, 03:01 PM
Hereís a photo of ours. Sorry itís too darkómy home scanner isnít great. We had silver floral overlays and chair sashes. They were beautiful in person. The sparkle in the threads looked really good with the candlelight bouncing off of it.


10-14-2005, 03:15 PM
there really pretty! where did you have your reception?

10-14-2005, 03:20 PM
They look beautiful. I kept it simple and only picked out a napkin fold and a centerpiece--granted the banquet people forgot the napkins, or the table settings in general, but the tables at ADH are so perfect with nothing on them!!

10-16-2005, 12:10 PM
Has anyone else had any of the Disney Table settings? just that the pic of the wishbook is so small, would appreciate a larger picture of it.

10-16-2005, 05:58 PM
What did everyone have for their reception tables? Linens etc. I think i like the Cinderella table setting that Disney do but im not sure!

I posted this in another thread and will post it here, too:

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I had my dinner reception inside the "Great Movie Ride" at Disney-MGM Studios. That meant four different table/chair/linen/floral settings for my party: Gangster Area, Western Area, Land of Oz Area, and Sorcerer's Hat Area. As you can imagine, the costs quickly added up.

For some of the venues, I went with Disney's standard table/chair combos and then upgraded the linen package to include colors/patterns that were based upon my Floral Event Manager's expert suggestions. For other venues, I also upgraded the chairs (Wizard of Oz Area) and the tables (light-up tables underneath the Sorcerer's Hat). I should note that I went with chair covers for all of the venues except for the Wizard of Oz venue. My Floral Event Manager suggested that for Oz, we use white, wooden chairs with bright, colorful sashes. I followed her suggestions and that venue was awash in color. It turned out beautifully.

The reason I bring all this up is to let you know that the sky truly is the limit as to what you can do at Walt Disney World. If you have the imagination and the budget, wondrous things can happen under Disney's expert guidance.
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I'm going to add the following details:

In the Gangster Area, we used small, round cocktail tables. Each table seated two to four people. The linens were black and the chair covers were black. To the tables were added deep, red sashes; to the chair covers were added silver, tasseled cords.

In the Western Area, we used a Roman-style table that seated all of my guests. The main tablecloth was black and atop it sat burlap overlays. The chair covers were black, with burlap sashes, twine, and daises (yes, real flowers).

In the Land of Oz Area, we used round tables that seated eight people. The tablecloths and overlays were in bright, sherbet colors. The chairs were wooden and were colored white. Colored sashes in various bright, sherbet colors were tied around the backs of each chair.

Underneath the Sorcerer's Hat, we used small, round cocktail tables that seated two to four people. These tables were light-up tables that glowed in various colors throughout the night. They were covered in white tablecloths while the chairs were covered in black chair covers.

I hope this helped. One of these days I hope to post photos of my dinner party. Keep an eye on my two threads on the Disí Trip Reports board for further details (FTW VR PS Trip Report (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=634041) and FTW VR Trip Report (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=6849976#post6849976)).

10-17-2005, 01:10 PM
there really pretty! where did you have your reception?
Thank you! I only wish I had a lighter picture that showed the details better. At least they look better in our video. :) Our reception was at the American Adventure Rotunda.

10-17-2005, 03:42 PM
We used outside vendors for our floral and decor - Raining Roses for floral and Exclusive Linens for our chair covers and special tables.

We had gorgeous topiary centerpieces. We used coordinating table runners that I found at Century 21 in NYC. They were fairly inexpensive and ultimately cost about the same as specialty overlays would have. For us I believe they were much more impactful.

We had the Boardwalk provide Ivory linens. I might have used gold charger plates had they been offered to us - but I think Disney floral has really stepped up since our wedding.

Hope these pics provide some inspiration:





10-17-2005, 04:08 PM
Can intimates request decorated tables too?

M.K. Poppins
10-18-2005, 03:08 PM
Bubbaloo311, those tables are gorgeous!! I just browsed through the wish book the other day and almost fell over when I saw the prices for the more elaborate settings! I'm glad to hear you found some reasonably priced items. I'm hoping that we are able to hunt around and find some good deals. What a beautiful fall color palette and great centerpieces!

10-18-2005, 07:25 PM
I posted this once before - check into Pfaltzgraff.com and look for pumpkin coach candle holders - they would be great sprayed silver or metallic blue with some sheer ribbon decoration and pillar candles studded with rhinestones.

10-19-2005, 09:57 AM
Thanks M.K. Poppins!

I really appreciate your compliments. I did a lot of research when it came to floral and met with Disney as well as 3 others - Raining Roses, Carly Ane's and Charming Events. I had a very good idea of what I wanted so it wasn't so hard to communicate that to each florist.

When I found Raining Roses, I was absolutely blown away by their work - and was able to work out what I consider to be the deal of the century with them. My floral quote from Disney was over $5K - and I think it would have been for half the number of actual blooms. I negotiated a great price with Raining Roses for $3500 - which still might be considered high by some - but I had a 15 person bridal party and 8 reception tables. I used outside vendors for linens and ficus trees - but again I feel like I got real value for my money. I highly recommend Raining Roses. Their website is http://wwww.rainingroses.biz

And then I am the Martha Stewart type and did tons of things myself - our menus, table cards, the runners, an aisle runner, welcome bags, tissue packets, programs etc. So I spent money but I saved it where I could.

Here are some more pics of our flowers if interested:






If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me a PM or email me at anniegrl11@aol.com.

Good luck.

10-19-2005, 10:17 AM
bubbaloo311- I have always admired your flowers they are gorgeous I have heard amazing things about RR! (I would go w/ them except I have a 20,000 min to meet w/ disney :confused3 ....so the only outside vendor I can use is chapman). What is REALLY impressive is that you made those wonderful table cards...is that a disney print program?