(Closed) Decorating the reception hall on the cheap

posted 12 years ago in Decor
Post # 18
111 posts
Blushing bee

candles candles candles!! check with the hall to see what their candle count is – the marriott told me i could only have 3 "live" candles per table so we’re using batteryoperated candles instead. chair covers?? RENT them – do not spend your time making them for 130 people! most people arent gonna care anyway…

your friend could get a bowl and fill it with water  and dye the water using the same stuff for dyeing Easter eggs and float gerbera daises in them, throw some hershey’s kisses in the middle around the candles and the floating daisies

if there are alot of tables, try looking online for wholesale glass containers – that way you’re not paying full price.

check cragislist or other wedding boards for other brides unloading their decorations for next to nothing! 

Post # 19
8 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

According to a press release a friend of mine received, Steven Buckwald, owner of New York City-based Surroundings Flowers & Events, is offering high-end flowers to the public at wholesale prices.

The company will beat quotes from high-end florists by 20 percent. And brides can save an additional 20 percent if they arrive with a proposal in hand.

Buckwald has a 7,000-square-foot building in Harlem which he has turned into a flower warehouse to serve his 30-year-old floral and event business. He has two satellite shops in Manhattan, at 1236 Lexington Avenue between 83rd and 84th streets and in the Apthorp building on Broadway between 78th and 79th streets.

Surroundings Flowers & Events bypasses traditional flower shops and deals directly with the growers and farms around the world.

For information on other wedding-related issues, please check out my blog at http://www.weddingscoops.blogspot.com. 

Post # 20
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We hung burgundy, orange and white paper lanterns and it turned out cute. I wish he could’ve hung more but just didn’t have the time or money to do so. I rented all the glass centerpieces for cheaper than what it would have cost to buy. I bought latex burgundy and orange calla lilies to put inside the containers and floated burgundy and orange candles in them. It turned out great. I don’t have any shots of the entire reception handy but here are a few of the elements we used.

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Post # 21
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i went to dollar tree direct and paid 1.00 per vase. the ones i got are large and shaped like a large hour glass. they’re even frosted on the outside. my parents have a lot of woods in their backyard and since it’s winter, i got a lot of bare branches and twigs and spay painted them red. i even got a lot of them with red berries.

then i bought some really cheap ribbon off ebay and tied around the vase and filled it with the red branches. i know of two places to rent chair covers from for $1 each. they’re even satin.

also, try this link http://www.save-on-crafts.com/vasgemmarsto.html

gems are a really cheap way to decorate you table.

i got my inviations handmade for very cheap. they are super cute and come with envelope and rsvp card. mine were 1.95 each. i got the more expensive design. theres a lot of design to them so i was shocked at the price. she even does all the lettering.

we ordered our save the dates off of vistaprint.com. we made them out of their magnets and put our photo on their and customized our own wording. VERY CHEAP!

heres the link if you want to use a photo-


and here-



if you want their design without photo, this is the link to different designs-









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