Post # 1
My fiance and I really want to have a winter wedding come December 7, 2013. Our colors are going to be slate blue, silver and baby blue. We’re having our reception at a golf and country club but the reception place has a very ‘ski lodge’ type feeling to it with exposed wood columns and a gorgeous stone fireplace.
I’ve viewed quite a few of the winter diy centerpiece and ceremony decorations on this website and have fallen in love with a ton of them!
Since the wedding is indoors, I really want to create a “winter” feeling by hanging silver snowflakes from fishing wire from the ceilings or something similar. I saw a really cool idea where a bride strung giant marshmallows in different lengths to create a snow-like backdrop.
Any ideas would be HUGELY appreciated, as I’m new to this whole thing!
Post # 3
Stalk Target and Walmart after Christmas this year, when all the holiday decorations go on clearance. You could probably do so for the craft stores as well. For a centerpiece decoration, let’s say…snowflake sparklers, it would cost $3.00 and pretty much whimper down to $0.75 by the time the holidays are done.
I’d say go for white sparkling holiday lights too and drapes of chiffon. White chiffon can be really cheap. I shop at Joanns and Michaels sometimes when they have their 50% off sales. Use their apps for coupons. I also get regular discounts because I’m a teacher.
Hope those tips help.
Post # 4
This sounds great! Thank you so much!
Post # 5
I am having a winter wedding too. For our centerpieces we are doing hurricane vases, that are rolled in epsom salt. It looks like snow. You just use modgepodge and then roll them in the salt. You can fill them with whatever you want. We are doing flowers of some sort. Really easy and pretty cheap!
these are votives but you get the idea!
Post # 6
I got some white glitte snowflakes, a pack of 8 at the dollar tree, they are fun and cheap!
I second the lights the day after xmas this year, but get there early!
If you are interested in bulk Tulle, check out giftsintl-us.com, a 54″x40 yard bolt of white tulle is only $9.95- way cheaper than anywhere I have seen (even after the 50% sales, etc).
Like PP showed: Add white glitter to votives. The white would give you a snow feel. Silver glitter would be fun too
Post # 7
I love mireisen idea about the fabric…and attaching it to something sturdy, like heavy cardboard and adding that white snow spray (just on the fabric so you dont have to clean up that mess!) …that would allow you to put it up anywhere..you would just have to attached the cardboard/backing piece to the wall or whatever area and clean up would be a breeze! You could also slice teeny slots in the fabric and have twinkle lights throughout it…love the idea..very cute!
Post # 8
Thank you so much for all the ideas. My fiance and I both really appreciate them!
Post # 9
Our stores actually mark down lights by 50 % BEFORE Christmas so check in regularly to catch the bargains.
Post # 10
What exactly is modgepodge? I hear people talking about it all the time.. is it something you have to buy online only? Or do stores like Michaels sell it?
Post # 11
Modge podge can be bought at Michael’s and Walmart and most craft stores. It looks a lot like Elmer’s white glue, but it is often used to glaze things because it dries clear.
Post # 12
My brother in law got married a few weeks ago and I made all the decor for their wedding. It sounds like some of the stuff I have might be what you are looking for. I made snowflakes hanging on invisible thread with clear crystal beads. You can see them hanging below! I have other things too! If you’re interestedsend me a message and I can send you more pictures! Good luck planning!