Boy scout outdoor chapel. How do I decorate the aisle on a budget??

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
49 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

@soupydoopy:  What’s your wedding theme? That could be a springboard for a lot of cute, cheap ideas!

I’m doing a sort of storybook theme, so I got a TON of books for free either on craigslist and by visiting book resale stores and taking the books other people don’t want! I’m going to stack them next to the rows of chairs with some doodads or other fancy things on top of them, haha.

Maybe if you have a rustic theme, check flea markets or craigslists for old crates that you can put some seasonal flowers on! Since you’re getting married in September, mums are always cheap and will be in season! Or, if you know someone who lives in a woodsy area, have them give you some tree slices that you can put mason jar lamps in or something! Also, vases at the dollar store and dollar mart are plentiful and cheap cheap cheap! You can also get little votive candles there too, which you can put in the vases! 

Post # 5
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@soupydoopy:  You could use lengths of a log standing on end, then place something simple on top. This one does show mason jars, but you could use another container- milk glass, a wood box etc. If you contact an arborist now, you can likely get the logs free from all the damage done in the winter storms.

You could also use pomanders or grapevine balls.

Post # 6
5533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Depending on when your ceremony is, strings of lights in the trees would be pretty and usually not that expensive. You could also do flower cones for the pews, we did them with fake flowers (not the crappy looking ones but decent just use coupons)”for $10 each. Or just ribbon bows or oh what is the word…. the balls of flowers. People make them with fabric or ribbon or paper flowers for super cheap just  some effort. 

Post # 7
49 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

@soupydoopy:  That is hilarious about the mason jars, hahaha! Girls can be so funny.

And YES MA’AM work those connections! Since you’re getting married in September, that will give you plenty of time to have her save them up! At the very least, if you go to your local grocery store and ask nicely, they should be able to give you some!

And the idea of using the crates as furniture afterwards is BRILLIANT. If pinterest has taught me anything, it’s that wood crates and pallets can be turned into literally anything.

It would be so cute if you could paint the crates in your wedding colors and then put some extra wood slices and candles on top! And maybe some greenery or something, but who knows! I’m just spitballing 🙂

Post # 9
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

Tissue paper “flowers” would be inexpensive and add color! I’m thinking of using them for some of our decor, too 🙂

Post # 11
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@soupydoopy:  If you like the fern look, you could do a fern aisle runner! We did winter greens and candles for our aisle runner, and I thought it looked really pretty!

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