(Closed) Brother getting Married in a Month! HELP!

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Friend did this last summer, wanted to go to the courthouse, family threw a party for them.  Her SIL and mom basically went to the dollar store and went to town.  It was really cute and everything turned out well.

Decor – they got bright coloured round plastic serving trays, assorted mason jars, tied ribbons on the jars and stuck in a few flowers.  Think bright pink tray, with gingham ribbon on the jars and some gerbers from the grocery store.  They used matching watering cans elsewhere for similar things.  There was a big plastic watering can with flowers on it and little foam note cards to fill in as a guest book (ie it was maybe $5 for the whole thing). 

They dispatched her brothers to get rental speakers and hooked up a laptop. Rented a party tent and tables/chairs, using brothers and vans as labour.  Held in a neighbours backyard.  Family friend catered, but there was a subway party sub for drunk food (huge hit) and a DQ strawberry cheesecake thing, also a huge hit.  They set up coolers along the fence line with assorted drinks and mix, wine bottles on the tables. 

There was a table set up with a bunch of framed photos of the two of them on their travels. 


…those are some ideas for now.  I seriously recommend just going to the dollar store and seeing what you can see. 

Post # 4
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

centerpieces: how about a bowl of fruit to match their colors (apples, lemons, limes, etc) or some lanterns (ikea has cute lanterns in silver or white for about $4 each)

favors, just scatter some Hershey mini’s (could even wrap them in wrapping paper to match your colors if so inclined) or Hershey kisses on the tables.

honestly if I wanted to DIY the food/flowers, I might just go to Costco and get whatever flowers they had that day (they always seem to have beautiful blooms!) and a bunch of appetizer trays (fruit, sandwiches, shrimp, cookies, dip, cheese/meat). their cakes are delicious too!

Post # 5
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Centerpieces- We’ll be making paper flowers. There are some great pages on how to do it, just google it 🙂 Inexpensive and quick if you have enough people helping. You could also scatter photos of them during their relationship on the tables.

Favors- We were planning on doing candies like Kisses, Hugs, Bliss, Treasures- cute words that sound love-ish. You could put them in a semi-candy bar so you wouldn’t have to tie packages or anything.

Food- A lot of sub places cater, I think Subway does. You could get plates of mini-sandwiches. A friend of mine ordered his cakes from Festival foods, he just got a ton of sheet cakes in different flavors, and they were delicious.

Music- Ipod or laptop, there are a lot of popular wedding song lists online if you need ideas 🙂

Flowers- Easy enough to go to the store the day before or day of and make a small bouquet and get some for decorations, if you don’t mind going smaller rather than extravagant.

Good luck!

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