When you start shopping for all the supplies that you’ll need for your wedding, you’ll quickly start to notice that the prices are much higher than when you shop for everyday items. Even paper plates that have wedding related printing on them will go for an arm and a leg, so being creative and finding alternatives is important if you are on a tight budget. Fortunately, there are many great items out there that aren’t actually designed for weddings that will easily look as if they were. By using a little bit of savvy shopping and the patience it takes to look around at all of your local stores, you’ll find that repurposing items for a wedding is actually quite simple and you can even find appropriate items in your very own home.
Instead of shelling out a ton of money for centerpiece vases, you should consider emptying out your cupboard of old glasses and goblets that will easily do the job for a fraction of the price. Chances are you have way too many glasses that are all mismatched or starting to show their age, so your wedding can be a great opportunity to swap those out by putting some new ones on your gift registry. Even if you want to keep your glasses, you can always take them off the tables and put them back into your cupboard at the end of the night. If you need to buy glasses for this job, you can always check the dollar store where you can find them for really cheap.
Many couples choose to have sparklers at their wedding to use during the send-off line. Buying sparkler specifically for this purpose can be a little expensive, but most people have sparklers left over from the 4th of July sitting in a box in their garage. Overall, the difference between regular sparklers and wedding sparklers is usually only the packaging as long as they have metal wires instead of wooden sticks for their cores. You’ll have to throw away the bright colored packaging that they originally came in, but you can just tie them together with a ribbon for a lovely looking arrangement.
To save money on your wedding dress, you should consider asking your friends and family if they still have their and if you can use it at your wedding. Wedding dresses are one of the most expensive things you’ll need to have, so trimming off that cost can be a massive savings. If you can’t find one that’s available or that fits, you can always check thrift stores and second-hand stores throughout your area. If you look hard enough, you should be able to find something that works perfectly for little or no money.
Lastly, recycled goods have become very popular at weddings. Whether they are new items made from old plastics or simply items that are repurposed, this can be a fun and inexpensive way to help you decorate your wedding. One of my favorite items was a gift table made from old plastic water bottles. They simply lined up all the water bottles upright and placed a piece of glass over the top to create a unique statement piece that held all of their gifts perfectly. Best of all, by repurposing the water bottles for their wedding, they were able to construct it for absolutely no money.