Post # 1
just about everything! LOL…Ok ok, not everything! But what about all the “other stuff” like the aisle runner, garter, cake topper, memory candle, unity candle, etc etc etc.
What is your FAVORITE site to purchase all of the “extras?”
Post # 3
BUMP (i know you ladies have some great ideas for this one!)
Post # 4
there are certainly places like theknot for one stop shopping in matchy-matchy sets – but i’m not certain how many brides go that route.
here are some links to some of those kind of stores:
our stuff isn’t so matchy, so i ended up google for pics of things i liked, then went to the websites to price check.
i bought our memorial candle at michael’s craft store.
i bought our cake topper here: http://www.mysticunicorn.com/lt7682.html
We’re not having an aisle runner, unity candle (doing a stone ceremony instead)or a garter. Our cake serving set is a family set that we’re borrowing.
Sorry I wasn’t much help, good luck!
Post # 5
I’m not very helpful because I haven’t bought all my fun detail things yet, but have you tried searching etsy? My sister bought some things from various sellers there for her wedding and they were all really cute & unique!
Post # 6
Check Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies: http://www.jamaligarden.com
Lots of great decor items for all types of parties and events. Wholesale prices make it perfect for DIY brides.
Post # 7
awesome resources bees…i knew i could count on you girls 🙂 tnx!!!
Post # 8
Rent what you can from your florist. Anything else, buy locally. Especially glass and other fragile items as they can get broken in transit and are very heavy and expensive to ship.
Also, if at all possible, avoid anything labelled ‘wedding’ as the price is 10x more expensive than the same item found elsewhere in the store that is often better quality too.
Don’t be afraid to browse stores such as Walmart, Target, etc and think outside the box to save money.
As an example, use regular plain pillar candles of your choice and don’t pay the extra $$ for personalized ones that no one will see and will later get tossed in a box in the back of the closet.
Post # 9
tnx for the helpful tips! i will def keep them in mind 🙂