(Closed) Reception Ideas

posted 7 years ago in Reception
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Welcome to the Hive and Congrats!

I would start by scouring the internet and putting pictures together of all the details that you want to add to your wedding.  Take a good look at them and see if you think you can reproduce them at a lesser cost.  I would also check out the DIY section and maybe hop over to projectwedding.com and look at their pictures.  I am doing my medium sized wedding (140 ppl) for around $5000 and we are paying for everything ourselves. 

  • I got most of our paper products from vistaprints.com for free with just paying the shipping. (sign up for the business emails not the wedding emails)  Some of which I used in ways it was not meant for.  ie – business cards as favor tags (and I got tons of free stuff like t-shirts, hats, notebooks etc…)
  • Frequent clearance racks and after christmas sales – I got just a ton of stuff at the after christmas sales last year and some this year.  Also the Hobby Lobby 90% off section.
  • Dollar Tree has some great stuff that can be utilized in different ways.  I bought 50 ceramic bells there for out tables.  I also got all my centerpiece flowers there.  Late spring or early summer they come out with there white and ivory flowers.  I cut apart the bunches, redid them in styrofoam, and have had tons of compliments on them already (but they are all over my house.
  • Thrift stores are great.  I got silver bowls that I am using for my centerpieces for just a few dollars.
  • I found a place where I have to bring in an outside caterer and DIY the alcohol.  We are having a local bartender bartend for us.
  • Always ask for a discount or if they could possibly go any lower, you would be suprised how much I saved by haggling.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.  If you are not crafty, you prob have a friend that is.  They might find it fun to help.

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