(Closed) Lots to decorate, but not lots to spend… please inspire me! :)

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do you have a theme or color palette? It would be easier to give suggestions with some more inspiration.

Do you and your Fiance have any interests or hobbies? These are ideal to personalize a wedding.

Books in combination with candles, and maybe minimal flowers, make great centerpieces.

Many Bees have used paper flowers- use old books or sheet music

Book Centerpieces you could collect or borrow a variety of containers for flowers

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Book centerpiecesBirdcage and book centerpiece

Ikea has lanterns that are very reasonably priced,

also Tolsby frames for table numbers or names. They are two sided, can be painted any color you wish, and are 99 cents each.

 

Most weddings only have centerpieces for decor despite what you see online or in magazines.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

One of my clients did the book thing and they bought any old cheap books from the thrift store – they said the best luck they had was in the country and getting random hardbacks for $1 and taking the covers off and underneath were these great linen books. It looked fantastic! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Thrift stores are amazing places.  You can also do a bunch of tea cups at different heights and designs, that is a nice vintage way.  Also to add sparkle, use old broaches and put them nex to the cup on the saucer.  I am using a 3 piece candle set I found at Bed Bath and Beyond and putting candles in it.  I asked for BBB coupons from all over the country and people just sent a ton in, remember they will take ones that are expired, and each center piece was only $15 which is not too bad.  

Also, look at places that can rent you the items you might need.  I know there is one place in my home city that does it for a very reasonable price.  Other places to look is Goodwill for vases, they are normally at most like $2.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am doing books for ours but we don’t have ‘colors’ to match so any book works. Here is an example (I love showing it off!):

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Sevyn:  Pintrest is amazing when it comes to tutorials on things. I think I’ve actually found a couple Pomander ones, under the Wedding category.

Goodwill and Value Village are both great for scavenger hunting. I found 18 identical tea light holders in one Goodwill alone, all under the price of 50 cents. My aunt even got lucky and found a whole bag of big seashells we could use as tealight holders.

Websites like Recycled Bride are great for that sort of thing too. People buy their stuff and don’t want to keep it after the wedding, so they sell it for a greatly reduced price. I think they are going by “Tradesy” now though. I got my veil there, for half of what I would have gotten it for in David’s Bridal

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

Try garage sales too! If there is one thing is abunance at garage sales is old books. Sometimes 10 or 25 cents! Read them or resell. You could make these too out of them. Very cheap and cute

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Sevyn:  You can make covers for any book with appropriately colored paper. Japanese wrapping paper, or maps come to mind.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Candle centerpieces with a twist- paint the inside of common bottles various shades of your chosen color and use inexpensive tapers. Check with your venue to see if open flames are allowed.

love this easy diy centerpiece idea… mix and matched glass bottles painted pink ombre with white tapered candles.

 

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