Things are coming along, the to-do list is getting to-done, just need to pull it all together.
While researching how to try and keep costs down, I realised I could buy alot of the things you would usually hire for decorations, at a cheaper, or around the same cost, and then with reselling them after the wedding I could bring costs down even further. So I've been on the hunt, mostly through Ebay, and some local garage sales.
I posted back on April 20, the haul at that stage:
100 x Rice Paper Lanterns (white) - $126 ($150 to hire)
150m x Fairy Lights (warm white) - $283 ($300 to hire)
2 x Candelabras - $40 ($50 to hire)
1 x Bird Cage Wishing Well/Card Holder - $66 ($40 to hire)
100 x Willow Green Organza Chair Sashes - $139.99 ($2.00 each to hire)
1 x Bridal Cake Knife & Server set - $2550 x personalised wine charms for gifts - $75 - can't resell
1 x Guestbook - $25
4 x 4m White Bali flags - $25
The Guestbook above will be sold unused as I found a different one I just loved, after I bought the Ebay one. Also the bird cage is in the midst of being painted white.
Since then I have secured some more lovelies for the day:
Gorgeous cake stand with mirror etched plate, we will use it for our 2 tier wedding cake
$39.99, haven't seen similar in shops for under $50
6 x ceramic cake stands, we will use on the cake table, with 6 cakes made by our mums, sisters, aunts
a steal at $12.50 each, have seen exact same in several shops for $25-30 each!
6 x cake servers for the cake table
$18 for 6, bargain!
This weekend I'm hitting the op-shops to hopefully pick up a heap of bowls & plates for the soup & desserts, wish me luck, c'mon treasures come to mamma :)