Post # 1
Just wanted to alert all you DIY brides that are outraged by the prices to rent silverware through the “usual” companies….or through usual means:-)
I am having a vintage farm wedding in October and was outraged that to rent a beautiful fork would cost me between .80 to 1.10 per piece! While I shopped around that just seemed outragous to me so I toyed with the idea of buying the “reflections” version which look like real silverware but are actually plastic – but even those were expesive – at $15 – $20 for a box of 40 – dang! I am having about 130 people at my wedding at that cost would add up so I came up with another idea…
Went to the local goodwill store and spend 2 hours looking like a crazy going through their bins of silverware…not all of them match but i found 145 forks, spoon and knives – all sterling silverware withut rust and very pretty to use…per bag (depending on your local goodwill store pricing) was only $4.99/bag – you could fill it with as much as you want! I got all of my silverware for the wedding for only $9!! This is an awsome find and I am sure you will see the silverware listed in the classifieds on here by the end of october:-)
Good luck bee’s!
Also…I got baskets there for only .99/piece to fill for my welcome baskets for OOT guests! I plan to spray paint them ivory (one of my wedding colors) and put a chocolate ribbon on them all (another wedding color of mine)…just some cheap ideas to help you all save a few and you things that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on!
Post # 3
Great idea! I’ve found some amazing deals at my local Goodwill and Value Village as well! I’m doing silver teapots that my florist is filling for me for our centrepieces, so I’m officially BFF with Goodwill and Value Village!!! LOL! It’s such a great place!
Post # 4
A friend of mine who is also getting married very soon needed to get her own silverware and I wanted to pass on some information to everyone!! I found the reflections silverware at HobbyLobby that were $5.99 for 24 (8 forks, spoons and knives) and also I found them at Walmart that were $3.97 for a pack of 30 (10 forks, spoons, and knives). Awesome for brides on a tight budget!!!
Post # 5
Thank you for such an awesome Idea. FI really wants the reflections stuff, but I had no idea how expensive it was. I may be trying to get the Goodwill idea to fly. I think it could be fun.
Post # 6
Check Ikea or of you have places like Old Time Pottery or a Garden Ridge near you. That’s where I’m going to buy my silverware and then resell it here.
Post # 7
Unfortunately, our local Goodwill has prices much higher than yours. However, we got flatware from Instawares at $1.49 a dozen for forks, or $0.86 a dozen for spoons. (Since we had only heavy hors d’oeuvres, we didn’t really need knives.) Details are here.
Post # 8
We are renting but it was really the only option. We are paying $5 per person for all rentals including silverware, plates, and 2 glasses per person (water/soda and wine). Yes this is about $500 in the end but I didn’t see another option since I don’t have the time or space to source and then wash all of that stuff and transport it to and from our venue and wash it again before donating it back or trying to resell it. Sounds like you hit the jackpot though, great find!