Wedding Decor – How to save money???

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 2
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

jaysfox:  What items are you looking for? I got some really nice items off ebay, shopwildthings.com, linentablecloth.com and saveoncrafts.com – I also got alot of vases and candle holders from the dollar tree, and other items at craft stores.

Post # 3
Member
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

saveoncrafts.com, papermart.com, and orientaltrading.com are fabulous online places for cheap decor. I got a bunch of paper lanterns and “jeweled sprinkle” at really good prices. 

If you are looking for things like candle holders or glass vases and things, you can even try the dollar store. They usually have a ton of that stuff and it doesn’t have to be super high quality. 

Or do you have a Garden Ridge where you live? I bought a TON of little glass vases for floating candles and they were seriously like a buck a piece.

If you want flowers to decorate the reception (or even the ceremony), are you open to silk flowers? I know a lot of people think this is “taboo” but I really feel like a lot more people are doing it – it’s way “greener” and more affordable. I used thebridesbouquet.com for our bouquets and was VERY happy.  If you don’t want to use them for the bouquets, they have a few options on the “reception” section of their page.

I think candles also work really well. We had a ton of little floating candles and/or tea lights on our tables and they looked really good mixed with the “jewels.” Plus, they’re cheap! (try quickcandles.com).

And don’t worry about having a crap load of decor – we did it very minimally at the reception area (except for the candles) but it still looked really good. You can never underestimate how much a dozen paper lanterns can make a big difference!

Post # 4
Member
42460 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

jaysfox:  You can buy many things from other brides who sell their decor after the wedding. Check out http://www.adhuntr.com. It lists all the posts on all Craigslist sites. You can narrow the results by geographic area.

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