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My neighbor, who has been divorced for years, is finally getting married. She said she didn't want a big fuss about it, not to mention not having the funds. She loves my flower garden and I often give her cut flowers. She and her husband-to-be were just going to go to the court house here in town, and come home. With her family in Canada, there would only be just us neighbors and a few friends. So, as a small gesture to let them know how happy I am for them, I went shopping in and outdoors of my house.
I started with making a nice table, with cover, candelabras, vintage china, silver; all previously purchased at a thrift store. Because I do a lot of crafts, I didn't have to go far to get my table look. All of these things were gathered the night before.
She loves my hydrangea bushes! I knew I wanted to use cuttings for the decor. When cutting hydrangeas, it's best to cut early in the morning and place in water right away.
Next, I will bake a cake and tie in those fresh flowers she loves. I am really trying to bring everything together before they come home. They said that they were going to go out for dinner as a married couple and would stop our house after. GREAT! I will at least make dessert for the new couple and friends. A miniature wedding with the makings of the outdoors in.
Chalkboard paint is very popular thing right now; it comes in black and all facets of colors. The most popular is black. It is available in cans, containers, and, my personal favorite, spray. With one can of spray paint, you can cover many items for very little money. This paint allows you to use chalk, and chalk writers for a more personal look.
Here are a few cost saving ways that will save you money and make that special day unique for your guests. Most items can be purchased at the dollar store. Spray chalkboard paint can be found at your local craft store.