Post # 1
Fellow Canadian brides, I am wondering if any of you have any recommendations for places to get materials for DIY wedding decor. I am primarily interested in online suggestions because I am in Newfoundland and there aren’t many options here. I’m looking for online suggestions for places that ship to Canada and are reasonably priced for things like fabric, beads, frames, boxes, empty wine bottles (homemade wine is our favour), vases etc. you get the picture! 🙂
Post # 3
Have you tried etsy? I got a lot of things for my wedding from there. We’re doing skeleton keys as boutonnieres and I bought the keys off of there and the ribbon and pins from Michaels and went to town. I also got my escort cards from etsy and the favour tags. I didn’t look for any wine boxes, but I’m sure you could get them there. My experience with etsy (I used different vendors) was wonderful. I had 1 person make a mistake on the ring box I ordered but she communicated really well with me about it and I have no complaints.
I did my invites from Michaels and picked up a few miscellanious things from there as well. Everyone loved my invites and no one could tell that they weren’t professionally done. Doing that saved a couple hundred dollars.
Post # 4
@PurpleRoses: The best place we’ve seen for vases is actually Dollarama. But Dollar Tree had some as well. Also any ‘filler’ for vases could all be found there too, as well as mirror plates, etc.
Creative Bag (they do ship some things on line) is located here in Toronto. I haven’t looked at much for the wedding from there, but I’ve used their products in the past for various events. It helps that I can pop in store to see things.
Honestly, look in all stores. I found some amazing lanterns and candle holders from JYSK (they ship), Kitchen Stuff Plus (they also ship), and the cheapest place I found for tea lights was good old Canadian Tire. Who knew?
As for crafty materials, I have no idea. I am so not crafty.
Post # 6
Thanks so much, great suggestions!
Post # 7
@PurpleRoses: Where in NL are you?
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
My inspiration was vintage milk bottles, but we were able to find Ensidig vases from Ikea. (Stanpac is Ontario based; their quote was cheapest if I wanted the real deal)
I would recommend Scrapbook Outlet — an Edmontonian store, but they only seem to have a Facebook page. You could call them up for really affordable paper lace doilies! (I’m using paper doilies to print/hand-write table numbers)
And definitely check out J. Wilton’s online store — I found cake toppers and other craft supplies.
I’m going to be DIY-ing my cake stand, so a cake styro/dummy dressed in fabric or kitchen drawer liners would do the trick!