(Closed) DIY brides looking for silverware!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Is this a good idea?
    oh yes - i plan to hit up my goodwill today! : (3 votes)
    75 %
    no, I am paying out the whazzoo for beautiful silverware i will give back at the end of the evening. : (0 votes)
    i am not allowing my guests silverware.... : (0 votes)
    i have not even thought of this expense - there goes my budget!! : (1 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Great idea! I’ve found some amazing deals at my local Goodwill and Value Village as well! I’m doing silver teapots that my florist is filling for me for our centrepieces, so I’m officially BFF with Goodwill and Value Village!!! LOL! It’s such a great place!

    Post # 4
    Member
    10 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    A friend of mine who is also getting married very soon needed to get her own silverware and I wanted to pass on some information to everyone!!  I found the reflections silverware at HobbyLobby that were $5.99 for 24 (8 forks, spoons and knives) and also I found them at Walmart that were $3.97 for a pack of 30 (10 forks, spoons, and knives).  Awesome for brides on a tight budget!!!

    Post # 5
    Member
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Thank you for such an awesome Idea.  FI really wants the reflections stuff, but I had no idea how expensive it was.  I may be trying to get the Goodwill idea to fly.  I think it could be fun.

    Post # 6
    Member
    8 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Check Ikea or of you have places like Old Time Pottery or a Garden Ridge near you.  That’s where I’m going to buy my silverware and then resell it here.

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Unfortunately, our local Goodwill has prices much higher than yours.  However, we got flatware from Instawares at $1.49 a dozen for forks, or $0.86 a dozen for spoons.  (Since we had only heavy hors d’oeuvres, we didn’t really need knives.)  Details are here.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    We are renting but it was really the only option. We are paying $5 per person for all rentals including silverware, plates, and 2 glasses per person (water/soda and wine). Yes this is about $500 in the end but I didn’t see another option since I don’t have the time or space to source and then wash all of that stuff and transport it to and from our venue and wash it again before donating it back or trying to resell it. Sounds like you hit the jackpot though, great find!

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