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Wedding Reception

Covering Up Hall Decorations for a Wedding ReceptionFrequently certain venues used for a wedding reception have other purposes and are decorated for those daily functions. This is a page about covering up hall decorations for a wedding reception.


Wedding Chair Covers in white with pink bows.

Wedding Chair Cover IdeasThis page contains wedding chair cover ideas.Beautiful decorations for a wedding can include covering the chairs.


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Inexpensive Fall Wedding Table Centerpieces?My daughter is planning a November wedding and we are looking for inexpensive tasteful reception table centerpieces. Thank you.


Decorated chairs at a wedding.

Decorating Chairs for a WeddingOften the chairs available at the wedding venue of your choice are plain, sometimes unattractive folding metal ones. This page contains tips for decorating them.


Tulle and lights decorating a wedding.

Using Tulle and Lights for Wedding DecorThe combination of tulle and strings of lights can be used as elegant wedding decorations. This is a page about using tulle and lights for wedding decor.


Wedding Reception

Decorating a Wedding ReceptionThis is a page about decorating a wedding reception. Next to the ceremony itself, the wedding reception is the next most important event of the day. Decorating the space used for this post-ceremony celebration is an important part of the planning process.


The completed keepsake box.

Groom's Wedding Keepsake BoxWhat do you do with keepsakes from a wedding/reception? I displayed some in a shadow box for my son-in-law who was the groom at our recent family wedding and reception.


The completed beverage server.

Garden Themed Beverage Server/Bird BathMade this punch bowl bird bath to serve punch in at a wedding reception with a garden theme.


The completed tile centerpiece.

Tabletop Tile CenterpieceMod podge tile base for wedding reception garden themed table centerpiece. After the reception, these tiles can be given to guests to use as hot plates on their table at home.


The completed lighted floating pearl centerpiece.

Lighted Floating Pearl CenterpieceI made up this "mock" centerpiece to try out the floating pearl centerpiece idea for wedding reception guest table.


The completed book safe.

Vintage Book SafeThis is a storage book I created for my daughter's fairytale/garden wedding theme. The storage on the inside will be used to store her wedding advice cards.


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Making A Wedding Centerpiece From Ceramic Tiles?How can I use some plain white ceramic tiles (8 by 8) as part of a wedding reception guest table centerpiece? or any other ideas?



The completed newlywed clothespin magnet.

Newlywed Fridge MagnetI saw this cute idea online and thought I would make one as a "gift topper" with a few recipes clipped to it. The gift was a waffle maker, so I attached some waffle recipes under the clip.


A wedding with beautiful decorations.

Selling Used Wedding DecorationsOne easy way to stretch your wedding budget is by reselling the decorations that made it so special. This will not only help you, but also the bride and groom that get them.


Bride and Groom Wedding Chair Signs - bride sign on a chair

Bride and Groom Wedding Chair SignsThis pretty signs can be displayed on the bride and groom's chairs or the doors of the changing rooms at your venue. Learn how to make them in the craft project found on this page.


Bride and Groom Clothespin Decor - ready for the big kiss

Making a Bride and Groom Clothespin DecorMake these cute wedding favors or name card holders. Using spring clip wooden clothespins, paint, markers, and a few other simple supplies you too can add this handmade bit of decor to your wedding.


Inexpensive Wedding Table Number/Menu Holder - finished holder

Inexpensive Wedding Table Number/Menu HolderThese table number and menu holders were made inexpensively, using IKEA frames that can display photos or other inclusions on both sides. Decorate as desired and set them out for your reception dinner.


A collection of picture frames at a wedding reception.

Using Picture Frames to Decorate at a WeddingPicture frames can be used to decorate at a wedding. Choose colors and styles to complement your theme. Insert menus and other information for a nice touch on the guestbook or gift table or seating tables at the reception.


A gift box wedding table display.

Making a Gift Box Wedding Table DisplayBeautifully wrapped empty gift boxes can be used as lovely displays for a wedding. Place them on the guest tables or on the gift table itself. This same decor idea will work for other events.


An inexpensive candle that has been decorated with wrapping paper and gems.

Giving Dollar Store Candles A Wedding UpgradeUse wrapping paper, ribbon, and other embellishments to upgrade Dollar Store pillar candles in a jar. Use them for weddings and other events on guest tables or anywhere you need a bit of lovely luminous decor.


Wedding Countdown Frame - 9 days flag on display

Making a Wedding Countdown FrameA cute framed reminder to add to your decor is a wedding countdown frame. Easy to make with materials you most likely already have.


Using Mirrors For Your Wedding Table

Using Mirrors For Your Wedding TableUse mirrors under the decorations on your table for a wedding reception or a dinner party. They can lend an extra layer of beauty to a candlelit affair.


Succulent Jar Centerpiece - finished jar, filled with white rocks, rosette type succulents in different colors, and tied with a white and green patterned ribbon

Making a Succulent CenterpieceRecycled food jars, decorative rocks, TP tubes, soil, and succulent cuttings are the main items needed to make living centerpieces for a wedding.


DIY Folded Name Place Cards

DIY Folded Name Place CardsLearn how to make original, handcrafted folded placecards. They are perfect for a wedding reception, party, or other get together with assigned table seating.


Finished kraft paper card with bridal dress

Making a Wedding Dress Greeting CardThis fun wedding dress greeting card was designed using paper doilies and ribbon roses attached to a kraft paper backing. The instructions, supplies, and photos needed to make some yourself can be found on this page.


Wedding Reception Table Topper

Wedding Reception Table TopperWeddings can be very expensive. One place you can, not only save money but also, exhibit your creativity and personal taste is by making your own table toppers for the reception. This page contains steps and photos you will need to make a table topper or get ideas for your own version.


A homemade wedding cake topper.

Homemade Wedding Cake Topper IdeasCreating your own wedding cake topper is not only fun, it is a way to show your creativity or say something about yourself on this special day. This page offers some ideas about homemade wedding cake toppers.



Bridal Dress Flower Vases

How to Make Bridal Dress Flower VasesIf you are looking to make a fun table decoration for either a bridal shower or the wedding reception try these cute bridal dress flower vases. They are inexpensive and simple to make.


DIY Jar Lamp Wedding Souvenir - attach a ribbon crown to the top

DIY Jar Lamp Wedding SouvenirYou can make jar lamp wedding souvenirs for your own wedding or for a friend or relative. This DIY project is personalized and will save you money on wedding favors.


Wedding Reception table with a floral arrangement in the middle.

Having a Wedding Reception Without CandlesIf candles are not an option at your wedding venue, consider solar lights, mini string lights, or battery operated ones. This is a page about having a wedding reception without candles.


Wedding table center piece in rustic style

Decorating for Your Wedding with Natural MaterialsUsing wild flowers and branches, etc. to decorate for a wedding can not only save you money, but can also bring nature inside for the occasion. This is a page about decorating for your wedding with natural materials.


Fingerprint Guest Book Picture - tree covered with prints

Fingerprint Guest Book PictureThis easy project is a wonderful wedding reception memory. Instead of signing a guest book, guests are invited to make their thumbprint on a picture of a tree.


Fabric draped in a gazebo for a wedding.

Draping Fabric in a Gazebo for a WeddingUsing the interesting shape of a gazebo you can hang fabric to create a personalized structure for your wedding ceremony. This is a page about draping fabric in a gazebo for a wedding.


A wedding at a church.

Decorating a Cross for a WeddingA cross is a common decoration in churches where you may be holding a wedding ceremony. Decorating a cross for a wedding is a beautiful way to help celebrate the marriage of two individuals.


Mother's Day Table Decoration - LED battery lights added to inside of the film cylinder

Lighted Stenciled Rose Table DecorationThis pretty lighted table decoration is perfect for many occasions such as Mother's Day, and anniversary, or even a quiet dinner for two. This is a page about lighted stenciled rose table decoration.


finished topper

Ribbon Wedding Cake TopperThis pretty cake topper is fun, easy, and inexpensive to make. This is a page about ribbon wedding cake topper.


June Wedding Centerpieces Ideas

June Wedding Centerpieces IdeasThis is a page about June wedding centerpiece ideas. June is a traditional month for weddings. There are many lovely ways to create centerpieces for you early summer wedding celebration.


A barn decorated for a wedding reception.

Decorating a Barn for a Wedding ReceptionThis is a page about decorating a barn for a wedding reception. With the right decorations an old barn can become a unique and charming venue for your wedding reception.


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Decorating Wedding Ceremony Space at a Hotel?My daughter will have her ceremony in one room and her reception in another at a hotel. How do you decorate for a ceremony when it's just a empty room with chairs? The reception we have under control, but I'm stumped on the ceremony. Her colors will be neons.


Hockey Themed Wedding Ideas

Hockey Themed Wedding Ideas?This is a page about hockey themed wedding ideas. Planning a themed wedding allows you to personalize this special event even more.


Decorations at an Outdoor Wedding

Decorating for an Outdoor WeddingThis is a page about decorating for an outdoor wedding. When planning an outdoor wedding, the flora and fauna can add a lot to your decor. Finding the best additional, weatherproof decorations can be challenging.


Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception Wall Decorations?This is a page about wedding reception wall decorations. When renting a hall you want to add your wedding colors to the decor. Decorating the walls may add to the festivities.



Silk Wedding Flowers

Silk Flower Wedding CenterpiecesThis is a page about silk flower wedding centerpieces. Beautiful wedding centerpieces can be crafted using silk rather than fresh flowers.


Summer Themed Flower Centerpiece

Summer Themed CenterpiecesThis is a page about summer themed centerpieces. Making centerpieces for parties and banquets with a specific theme allows you to let the creativity flow. It can also sometimes leave you stumped as to how to convey the theme.


Church Decorated for Wedding

Decorating a Church for a WeddingThis is a page about decorating a church for a wedding. Decorating for a church wedding on a budget? It can be quite simple to have an elegant and inexpensive church wedding regardless of whether the ceremony is to be held in a small simple church or a larger grand one.


Brown bows on the backs of wedding chairs.

Brown Wedding Decoration Ideas?This page contains brown wedding decoration ideas. An unusual brown wedding theme gives you chocolate to incorporate in your decorating.


Bouquet of flowers, white and green.

Saving Money on Wedding FlowersThis is a page about saving money on wedding flowers. One of the noticeable expenses for a wedding can be the flowers.


Wedding Pen Holder

Wedding Pen Holder IdeasThis is a page about wedding pen holder ideas. When planning a wedding the bride often wants to have a memorable wedding book display area that fits in with the overall theme.


Babysbreath flowers in a fishbowl vase surrounded by pinecones on a round of wood.

Wedding Centerpiece IdeasThis is a page about wedding centerpiece ideas. If you are planning and decorating for your wedding, one of the important decisions will be creating the table centerpieces.


Centerpiece of Flowers in a watering can on rounds of wood

Saving Money on Wedding CenterpiecesThis page is about saving money on wedding centerpieces. When planning a wedding there are many ways you can reduce the costs.


Wedding table with candles in tall glass cups.

Saving Money on Wedding CandlesThis is a page about saving money on wedding candles. Candles are a lovely addition to your wedding decorations or may be used as part of the ceremony.


White fake cake of boxes and bows

Faux Wedding Cake IdeasThis page contains faux wedding cake ideas. Faux cakes make great displays or partial substitutes for the real thing.


Close up of a bouquet of white flowers.

Making a Bridal BouquetThis is a page about making a bridal bouquet. Making your own bridal bouquet makes this wedding tradition even more special and unique.


Colorful Bridal Bouquets

Choosing Wedding ColorsThis is a page about choosing wedding colors. Many bride's have a favorite color that they would like to use for their wedding. Choosing your wedding colors makes it easier to shop for almost every aspect of the wedding.


Candle centerpiece at a wedding.

Wedding Candle Centerpiece Ideas?This is a page about wedding candle centerpiece ideas. Candle centerpieces provide a romantic atmosphere, especially for an evening wedding reception.


Bouquet of sunflowers.

Making a Sunflower Wedding BouquetThis is a page about making a sunflower wedding bouquet. Sunflowers are a beautiful choice for making a wedding bouquet.


Plant wedding favors.

Giving Plants as Wedding FavorsThis is a page about giving plants as wedding favors. One way for your guests to remember your wedding for many years to come is to give them a plant as a wedding favor.


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Making the Bride a Memento from Her Father's Dress Shirt?My cousin was really close to her father. Unfortunately he died at a young age. She is getting married next year and I would like to make her something out of a dress shirt I have of his. I would like it to be something she can wear or use in the wedding.


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Wedding Centerpieces Using Live Fish in Lighted Bowls?My daughter is planning her wedding and we are looking for special centerpieces. She would like to put a fish in water with a light. Does this sound totally off the wall? She wants a blue fish because her colors are blue royal and light blue.


Shopping for Heart Fan Shaped Candelabra?I am having my wedding soon and I would really like to have heart fan shaped candelabra at my ceremony, does anyone know where I might be able to purchase one for a cheap price?


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Buying Inexpensive Wedding Candelabras?Does anyone know where I could buy some (inexpensive) candelabras? They would be used for a wedding and I'm more interested in the arch ones and the spiral ones. So far the ones I've found are $400-$600 each. If you can share anything please let me know! Thank you.


Metal Columns for a Wedding

Finding Metal Columns for Wedding?I am planning and wedding a really wanted to have metal columns. Does anyone know where I could buy some, not rent? Please comment on this post. Please if you know of anything for any price I will be willing to buy them. I have included a picture.


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Links: Frugal Wedding Reception SuppliesI just have to share my good luck at finding the right websites for a budget wedding reception! I am in charge of doing the reception for my budget minded friend, and I have only $200.00 and need to decorate 8 tables, plus 3 tables for cake, wed party, gifts, food, etc.


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Having a Large Wedding on a Budget?I am having a very hard time finding centerpieces. I've looked at a ton of websites and I just can't seem to find them cheap enough. I really like the floating candle idea, but the things I find are all too small and the bigger ones are way out of my price range I mean who wants to spend 700 dollars just on centerpieces. I need help. I still have plenty of time until my wedding but I don't want to be like my best friend who is getting married next June and hasn't even bought a single thing yet.


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Roman Columns for a Wedding?Where can I find cheap wedding columns that are 8ft to 3ft tall?


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Ask Store For Promotional BackdropsIf you're getting married in a bland chapel (let's face it, most are pretty bland), a good way to spruce it up is with backdrops. Sometimes you can get them for free from a store! If you've ever walked by a Pottery Barn window, you may have noticed that they use a lot of large posters.


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Homemade Wedding Money Bag?I'm looking for ideas on making a homemade wedding money bag. Something small and slightly embellished. The wedding is Irish themed, but ivory is the main color.


Wedding Accessories

Customizing Wedding AccessoriesFor the most part, weddings can be quite costly. I have a tip that can help you cut the cost on a few needed items. If you don't sew, a glue gun will work. And if time is a factor, discount fixer uppers are great to! The items that you 'll be checking off your list are:


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Draping Fabric For A Wedding Reception?We are planning a wedding reception in a large rectangular room. We want to drape the room to create a more elegant feel. We need to drape six 15' sections in addition to the two ends of the room. How can we do this?


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Reselling Glass Bowls Leftover From Wedding?My daughter just got married, and for the reception (250+) we used short glass bowls (8 - 12" wide) with green stones and floating flowers and candles for decorations. Guess where the glass bowls are? IN MY LIVING ROOM. Any ideas on how to resell these glass bowls, and the green stones? Thanks for any and all ideas, Kim the MOB (Mother of the Bride).


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Victorian Birdcage?I'd like some ideas on how to decorate a birdcage victorian style for a wedding. Can you be of some assistance?


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Dividing a Room With Tulle?Dividing a Room With Tulle. I need to divide a big room using tulle. One side will be for the reception and the other for the ceremony.


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Tropical Decoration Using Liquor Bottles?I am getting married soon and my theme is going to be tropical. I have a bunch of cool Liquor bottles and was looking for some ideas!


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Decorating a Lattice Screen?How should I decorate a large white lattice screen that will be behind the brides table? I've bought rolls of lavender/lilac tulle that's 6 inches wide by 25 feet (I'm placing shimmer on some and 'crystals' on others) and fake flowers.


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Looking for Used 15 Inch or More Banquet Centerpieces.. nickel or metal?Does anyone know if anyone is selling used banquet hall type centerpieces. I only need about 5 or 6. I want the ones that are silver and hold bowls on top. The ones I have seen can be bought for $85 new. Anyone know a used source? Email me at reserve (at) 31islandview (dot) com Stephanie


Bride and Groom Clothespin Decor - fun wedding decor piece

Bride and Groom Clothespin DecorThese are adorable little DIY wedding favors or guest name card holders that you can make for cents on the dollar. Paint a clothespin as the bride on one side, the groom on the other, then pinch to make them kiss. What a sweet couple!


Bride and Groom Wedding Chair Signs - ready to hang

Bride and Groom Wedding Chair SignsThese bride & groom signs are perfect to display on your wedding chairs or to display on your get ready for wedding room door knobs. This is an inexpensive project to make and you will have lots of supplies left over for future projects.


Bridal Dress Flower Vases - closeup of finished vase

Bridal Dress Flower VasesThis project is inexpensive and simple to make and would look adorable on tables at a bridal shower or even a wedding!


Wedding Pen Holder

Refurbished Wedding Pen HoldersWhile hunting for items for my wedding in November, I came across two pen holders at a garage sale. They were both dirty and one was ripped. I bought them both for $.75.


Natural Centerpiece for Wedding or Parties - decoration on a cloth covered table

Natural Centerpiece for Wedding or PartiesThis simple yet lovely centerpiece was made for my daughter's wedding by the both of us. I think it is so natural looking and sweet. Just like my daughter! It really wasn't costly either compared to some of the things I saw!


DIY Folded Name Place Cards

DIY Folded Name Place CardsWith just a few simple and inexpensive supplies (which you may even already have at home), you can make this project! This method will save you a lot of money versus ordering custom place cards plus you will have paper/paint left over for other projects!


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Wedding Decoration Ideas?I'm getting married July 21, 2012 and looking for decorations for a church wedding. My colors are turquoise and chocolate. My accent color is white. Can you help me?


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Decorating Exposed Steel Beams for Wedding Reception?My daughter's wedding reception will be in a church activity center that has exposed steel beams in the walls for a total of 6 - 8 beams. How can I disguise them?


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Making a Chair Cover from a Pillowcase?How do you make a chair cover from a pillowcase?


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Decorating Chairs for a Wedding Ceremony?I am having a wedding in a hall. All of the chairs are the banquet rounded type. We want to affix a hanging basket aisle decoration to them, but with the rounded type it's difficult. Any suggestions?


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Tulle Covered Aisle Lights?How do I wrap tulle around lights for an aisle runner?


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Decorating a Barn for a Wedding Reception?I'm planning the decorating of a large metal barn for a May wedding for my granddaughter. (We live in OK). I want to use cheesecloth to drape off a 20'x40' section for the reception for eating and dancing for approx 60 guests.


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