(Closed) Friends very tight wedding budget, ideas?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hello my fellow indiana resident!

Do you have a pictures of the church & reception area?

Post # 5
46641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could make paper flowers. Several bees have had paper flower bouquets and/or centerpieces. they can also be used for pew decor.

You needn’t buy expensive cardstock. You can use old books from the thrift shops, sheet music (or photopies of sheet music), wrapping paper etc.

There are many things you can do with paper including a wedding arch, chandelier over the head or sweetheart table, backdrop etc.

Paper chains or even simple rolls of crepe paper make a great backdrop.

Post # 7
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@lilmrsbloomc185817:  I think this is a beautiful way to decorate tables….just gather up wine bottles ad you are set and you can buy candles at the dollar tree!

My DIY Wine Bottle Centerpieces :  wedding diy green reception wine bottle centerpiece Wine Bottle Centerpiece


***Just an idea you might possibly  talk to a restaurant manager and ask them to save them and you guys could pick them up weekly!


Post # 8
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I haven’t done any of these, but things I’ve found online.

(This blog has some other pretty ideas)


Post # 9
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

LOVE the paper ideas posted so far! What are you thinking in terms of flowers? I made flowers for my maids out of crepe paper, fabric, yarn, etc and they turned out great- special and pretty easy to make! You could do something along the same lines for the centerpieces.

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PS- What a great friend you are!


Post # 10
4375 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t know about paper, but for decor, if you guys have Dollar Tree there, look into it. I used vases, mirrors, stones, etc. from there for my centerpieces and they turned out great!

Post # 12
7689 posts
Bumble Beekeeper


I agree with @kittyface:  regarding the pinwheels on the chairs and as a backdrop.  DollarTree has both “baby blue” and  “purple” gift wrap here:


Dollartree also has baby blue and lavender tissue paper in their pastel backs, if she likes carnation like poms-either large ones for hanging from the ceiling or small ones twisted with long green florist wire and green florist tape to make simple paper “carnations” in a bud vase for the tables.    


but perhaps you can find old maps at thrift stores and use the blue and lavender pages also?

Paper doily buntings would be pretty too, and those could be colored lavender or light blue and strung around the church?  If your church allows candles, dollartree has tall ones in glass that you could maybe use along the aisle?

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