New Use for Christmas Ornaments

19 Jul

One of the goals for my wedding is to have as few flowers as possible. Seeing as my budget is $5000.00, lots of fresh blooms are not an option. It might seem crazy, but I really don’t see the point. Yes, they are gorgeous… but they die. Quickly. So, for all intents and purposes, you spent how much for decor that only lasts a few days?!? No thank you.

I’ve seen a few pictures of wedding receptions that have gorgeous ceiling drapes and paper lanterns lit up for a ‘glowy’, starlit effect. It’s beautiful! Though they are less expensive, the cost of paper lanterns can add up! So, I though it would be really neat to use Christmas ornaments (the spherical kind) to hang . Last year, after the holidays, I hit up the sales at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, and Target to get some gorgeous ornaments in my colors. These will be used outside on the deck of our venue as well as inside to add a little extra detail.

Cost:

  • Gold, 40 ct: $7.50
  • Blue, : $22.50
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One Response to “New Use for Christmas Ornaments”

  1. JEM - Aqua Bride July 19, 2010 at 9:40 PM #

    I have the exact same budget as you and I'm also a no-flower bride. I have crystal bouquets that will probably last forever that I made myself and for centerpieces, crystal trees. I hate seeing flowers die and I really cannot bear to see s many die all at once.

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