Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Whatever Wednesday: Wedding on a budget

2 weeks ago I was asked by some missionaries to decorate for a wedding of an investing couple. Without really thinking, I told them yes. Then I realized that I was doing. I panicked! Luckily I have this blog because I wrote a post and you all came to the rescue! So thank you!!

One major problem that I had, I don't live in Utah or Idaho, I live in the middle of no where in Kansas! There aren't many crafts stores or party stores here. The closest big city is 3 1/2 hours away, so I had to make due with what I had.

I had a total of 10 days and I knew that I didn't have much of a budget. They wanted to have 8 tables, a refreshment table and then I add the little guest table. They told me that they liked the colors cream and white (blah!). So I added yellow for a little more color

Well I went to work right away. I had just ordered several vases from the Dollar Tree, so I knew that I needed to use them. I was super excited when I found several decorative papers with white and cream, especially the one that said things like, "Love" " I do" and other wedding words. I got most of my supplies from the Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby and Target. I was able to decorate (it is very simple) for the grand total of $45, not too bad in my opinion!


Here are the centerpieces for the table. They would have looked so much better with circle tables, but we don't have any. I just used this idea.


For some extra color and to make my dollar store tablecloths not look so bad, I stamped yellow daisies all over with a yellow Staz-On pad. After 2 I had enough but had to finish. A simple and cheap way to add color, but it's time consuming!

There were a total of 4 different designs, here is the another one

This is what is on the refreshment table. I only made one because it's pretty big. I got the idea here. I found this candle holder at goodwill for $1. It was an ugly olive green, so I painted it white and sanded the edges. I like how this turned out so well that I'm actually going to put it in my living room :)

For some reason, the stage is just ugly to me, so I decorated the whole thing with some tulle and daisies.

I actually just taped the tulle with masking tape and then used a hot glue gun and glued the daises onto the tape

Here is the little table right at the entrance
I used the frames that I got from my wedding and then made the plate.



I got the idea here. The plate is made from a glass plate, fabric, and mod podge and the R is just a fancy font that I cut out of white cardstock.

There was a little mix up with the missionaries, I told them to bring 2 5 x 7 pictures of the couple, they brought one and then 4 of some children. So I just printed on the left over paper and put it in the frame. I think it turned out good :)

33 comments:

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

I like this idea!!!

Blessings,
Diana

Christy said...

I love the stamped table cloth! I've never seen that before, and it so cute!!

Sarah said...

Nice work!!

The Fischer Family said...

Great job Kaysi! Looks wonderful...you are so creative...stamping on table clothes!!!!

Heather said...

Great job with the resources you had, I'm sure the bride and groom were very appreciative!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

The missionaries new what they were doing when they called you to help. That turned out very nice and for not much money. Great job.
Brooke

Shayna Mills said...

Wow what a great idea of stamping on the table cloths, so resourceful love it

Susie said...

Wow, you did a great job with $45! I love what you did with the tablecloths.

Stephanie said...

how nice are you?!?!
it turned out great.. i love the tablecloth too.

Linda said...

You did an awesome job for $45.00...luv your plate! Come by and join in on the FUN at my PAR-TAY...hope to see you there:)

Blessings,
Linda

Pat Newton said...

Goog Job! It turned out really good. I'm glad the 2 are married, and hope all works out well with the Church.

the thrifty ba said...

great job! and ps-the only people who EVER like the stage are under the age of 12...

Melissa said...

Where oh where in the middle of nowhere Kansas? I grew up in the middle of nowhere Kansas - Almena to be precise.

Tina @ www.commoncentshome.blogspot.com said...

This looks great. Fantastic job for a not so pretty cultural hall, short notice and a small budget. Those are each tough challenges and you took on all of them.

Tina @ www.commoncentshome.blogspot.com said...

This looks great. Fantastic job for a not so pretty cultural hall, short notice and a small budget. Those are each tough challenges and you took on all of them.

The Thriftress said...

Those decorations are amazing for $45! I'm glad my project was able to help! Gotta love the DT! Thanks so much for linking to me!
Sarah

The Beck Bunch said...

I think it turned out great, especially for only $45!! WOW! I wish I would have been more crafty when I got married!

Meet Virginia said...

Too cute! You did a great job!

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Linda said...

I'm so happy to see that you came...hope to see you again:)

Blessings,
Linda

Cha Cha said...

So glad you used my candle idea, I love your version and I am going to be trying the plate for myself. You did such a great job on everything, what a blessing you are for these people. I hope you are having a great week.

Cha Cha

Lanie Ree said...

Wow, you did an amazing job with this! I bet they were really thankful. The yellow tablecloth stamp turned out really cute.

Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts!

fawnda said...

Great job! I love daisies! they were my wedding flowers too! : )

Lori said...

Very cute on a budget. Nice job.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don’t forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at next weeks party!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

You did a great job pulling it all together in such a short time!

Laura said...

You did a great job!

I'm featuring a necklace tutorial and giveaway. I'd love it if you stopped by!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

What creative ideas! It's great that you were able to pull everything together in such a short time!

Thanks again for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden.

Creations By Cindy said...

Creative ideas! Be blessed. Cindy

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Kaysi, you did fantastic! I have a friend of a friend getting married in June who is really stressing her budget, so I forwarded this post to her!

Shannon@ One Crafty Mommy said...

Such cute ideas for low cost!!! Thanks for linking up this week!

LuckyStarErin said...

Those are some awesome ideas! You were so clever to get that much out of your budget!
Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!

Bobbie said...

Looks like you did a great job :)
Thanks for linking up to check me out saturdays www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

jenjen said...

So pretty! Thanks for linking up to my party! Great ideas for a budget!

XOOX
Jen

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Ha ha! This turned out great! (Missionaries have a way of getting us to say yes like that :-)