Thrifty Bridesmaid Dresses

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Thrifty and stylish brides need to think beyond “traditional” when they are planning their weddings. When choosing bridesmaids dresses think about getting ones that coordinate but do not necessarily match. These 2 dresses have the same color scheme and would look super cute in pictures together. The best part, not only are they cute and stylish, they are thrifty and found at a local bridal consignment boutique. That same boutique also carries matching sets of bridesmaid dresses if that is the look you are going for. Bring your bridesmaids out for a day of shopping so you can make sure that each dress is a good fit each girl in your bridal party.

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Wedding Planning 101: DIY Projects

Not all DIY projects are created equal.   DIY can save you money, but they can also end up being more expensive.  My projects tend to be because I end up finding more than I need because there is so much fun stuff in the craft store!  Planning ahead is key.  Set a budget and make a list of the things you need.

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1. Start looking early. I find that doing things early not only cut stress in half, but I then you are able to shop around and find deals on all of the materials you need.

2. Pick materials that are inexpensive. If you have a decent size wedding, you are going to find that you are probably going to have to make more than a few centerpieces.  The cost of materials can add up quickly.   Your wedding is a great time to repurpose things you have lying around the house and make them beautiful again.  Plus it saves you a lot of money if you do.

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Ornaments: The unexpected wedding centerpiece

When you are a Thrift Store and Yard Sale bride you sometimes have to think outside the box.  You are looking to get the most impact or “bang for your buck.”  When shopping, look for things that you may not expect to be in a wedding centerpiece, but give it that added touch.  Ornaments are one of the best things to use as your main décor or as an accent piece.  I really like them because they come in so many different shapes, colors and sizes.  And, if you plan ahead you can shop for them at after holiday sales and get some great deals.

I this arrangement I  decided to use them to accent the colors I was already using.  They added some glitter complimented the main colors I was using.

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Another option is using them as the main focus of your centerpieces.  This adds sparkle by adding your own wedding colors you make it your own. ffcfe8944c1e44d2311bd1531f9183b2

They can also be used in unexpected ways.  You expect them on a Christmas tree but not necessarily on this kind of tree.

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Get creative and make it about you and the kind of look you want for your own wedding.

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What’s New in the Design Center

Here’s some of the new Thrift Store and Yard Sale Bride Design rental options!  There are 30 each of the round silver and 30 each of the square royal blue tablecloths.  Also available are table numbers and holders, lanterns, bows to decorate the ceremony and tulle with lights.   Call to set up and appointment for your mock table setting!  Or contact me through my website Creative Elegance Weddings.   http://www.wnycreativewedding.com. (716) 592-2131 or (716) 353-3761.

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We also now have 150 white chair covers available for rent as well!