It wasn’t everything I expected, it was so much better.
Wedding planning tips:
Centerpieces- less than $5 each. I collected the bottles from work and friends; bought silver spray paint, regular paint, and glitter from Walmart; and I bought fake flowers from the dollar tree. I printed the pictures from Walmart and taped them to the bottles.
Candles- $1 from the dollar tree for a while pack ( I believe a pack consists of 12)
Altar- More dollar tree flowers , the rest of the deco (tulle, fabric, and wreaths) here we borrowed from a family friend.
Chairs- tulle less than $2 from party city; chairs supplied by venue. Since they were grey they didn’t clash and I was able to use them without chair covers. The mini canvases by the chairs I bought on amazon. I purchased two six packs for between $10 and $12 a piece.
Guest book/box- Fun fact, this box was actually my hope chest. I bought it from hobby lobby for about $40/$50 a couple years before the wedding. My hubby and I thought it would be s cute and unique guest book so we bought brown spray paint and used the whole bottle to paint the box and then bought different colored paints and used a paper bowl to help paint the circles. I bought the mini chalkboards on amazon as well and bought packs of six for less than $10 a piece. I bought the markers from Walmart.
Kids table- I bought the green bucket and pink and green planters from the dollar store. I bought a giant pack of glow sticks for the kids on amazon and bought the colored pencil and crayons from the dollar tree. I bought my favors (the kissing bells) for $10 on eBay as a pack of 100. I also bought the Kraft paper for the kids from amazon.
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