DIY outdoor wedding details

posted 1 year ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

I would buy lights in January when they go on sale after Christmas. You could resell them after or donate them to charity.

We danced on concrete all night with no issues. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Maybe you can buy a bunch right after Christmas? It’s possible someone in your area might be trying to sell ones the used a few times for decoration or bought and never used? Check things like Craigslist and Freecycle, plus local thrift stores.  

I’m sure you can rent them somewhere, but I’d check the price between renting and buying.  You could always sell them to another bride if you bought them.

I’d think concrete would be too hard, plus, a lot of dress shoes have a leather bottom and would get torn up pretty badly by concrete.  

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

eriberry2488 :  So first off the lights, I would consider Costco. In the summer I’ve seen them have string lgihts to purchase and you could probably sell off to another bride after. Try doing some searchign on Costco and Home Depot and places like that to see what they have. Also try looking in your local facebook wedding group. I am saving tons of money by buying decor second hand that I will also sell after my wedding.

As the the concrete floor, I would spurge for a dance floor. Concrete is very hard on feet and shoes. Especially heels. If you think ladies will be wearing them even though it is a campsite, I would go for the floor. Plus it will make things easier, probably look nicer, and be less likely to further cause injuries if someone slips or falls. For example, if you slip and fall on a wooden dance floor, it will hurt and suck. But perhaps onm concrete it might turn out more bloody. Just a thought!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Buy your lights from Facebook Marketplace, or local Bride to Bride or Buy and Sell pages and sell them in the same place after the wedding.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I wore LK Bennetts with leather soles and they were fine on concrete. 

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