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well my friend was going to get married in June which would have given them much more time to save, BUT her father has cancer and is not doing well at all and wants him to be able to walk her down the isle no matter what (she even has the certificate in case he passes before. but she has bumped it up to February 24th. she was hopeing for her tax return to be back by then but since the taxes cant be turned in till jan. 30th some may not get it till march.
I have been googleing ideas like crazy and have found the light ideas (the white christmas lights), paper lanterns, the candles in the water ideas.
she has been lucky enough to use our church for the wedding and another building for the reception both for free. im also making her cake otherwise she wouldnt get to have one and my mother is giving her some of her yardsale finds (which all is brand new bc my mother is just awesome like that) and she has her invites and dress.
any neat ideas with paper that wouldnt be too complicated?
things that you did? pictures are also great. thanks 🙂
Also we live in Indiana so no outdoor weddings and its freezing outside lol
Post # 3
Hello my fellow indiana resident!
Do you have a pictures of the church & reception area?
Post # 4
no i dont. sorry, its a small country like church, white outside and white walls inside, with the wooden kickboard all the way around. it has has wooden phews, an alter, burgundy color carpet, plenty of windows, and a small entry way. and i have not seen the ceremony are but she said its huge as she is going to have 150-200 ppl.
her colors are baby blue and lilac. which if she could have waited till easter would have been great, but im glad she will have her dad
Post # 5
You could make paper flowers. Several bees have had paper flower bouquets and/or centerpieces. they can also be used for pew decor.
You needn’t buy expensive cardstock. You can use old books from the thrift shops, sheet music (or photopies of sheet music), wrapping paper etc.
There are many things you can do with paper including a wedding arch, chandelier over the head or sweetheart table, backdrop etc.
Paper chains or even simple rolls of crepe paper make a great backdrop.
Post # 6
oh wow! the chandelier and seat decorations i couldnt believe was paper! very nice!, i will definatly be saving this to share with her! thanks!
keep the great ideas coming ladies 🙂
Post # 7
@lilmrsbloomc185817: I think this is a beautiful way to decorate tables….just gather up wine bottles ad you are set and you can buy candles at the dollar tree!
***Just an idea you might possibly talk to a restaurant manager and ask them to save them and you guys could pick them up weekly!
Post # 8
I haven’t done any of these, but things I’ve found online.
(This blog has some other pretty ideas)
Post # 9
LOVE the paper ideas posted so far! What are you thinking in terms of flowers? I made flowers for my maids out of crepe paper, fabric, yarn, etc and they turned out great- special and pretty easy to make! You could do something along the same lines for the centerpieces.
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PS- What a great friend you are!
Post # 10
I don’t know about paper, but for decor, if you guys have Dollar Tree there, look into it. I used vases, mirrors, stones, etc. from there for my centerpieces and they turned out great!
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I agree with @kittyface: regarding the pinwheels on the chairs and as a backdrop. DollarTree has both “baby blue” and “purple” gift wrap here:
Dollartree also has baby blue and lavender tissue paper in their pastel backs, if she likes carnation like poms-either large ones for hanging from the ceiling or small ones twisted with long green florist wire and green florist tape to make simple paper “carnations” in a bud vase for the tables.
but perhaps you can find old maps at thrift stores and use the blue and lavender pages also?
Paper doily buntings would be pretty too, and those could be colored lavender or light blue and strung around the church? If your church allows candles, dollartree has tall ones in glass that you could maybe use along the aisle?
Post # 13
@mmle: she wants to do fake flowers which i advised that she go to the dollartree but also craft stores as you can find them on sales sometimes or at least the greenery and white accents for flowers on sale for cheap.
i am going tonight to show her the ideas i have found. and thanks, you only get married for the 1st time once, and i want this to be special for her.
Post # 14
yes my dad is the pastor, and he doesnt care as long as its all cleaned up later lol.
he doesnt care about candles as long as they are used safely of course
Post # 15
@beachbride1216: thank you, i never thought of these, very nice!
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@LadyBear: oh yes we do! i love the dollar tree!
i have told her that she needs to go there and order off line because she can get alot of her things in bulk, like silver colored plastic silverware, looks real but is disposable. ive also seen the chinesse lanterns there that come with the batt. operated candle inside.
alot of the ideas im showing her tonight she could easily get at the dollart ree