This past Saturday while Tim played golf I headed off to complete some wedding shopping! I have a huge list of items I need to purchase for our wedding- some are gift items, some are decor, and others are items we need to complete wedding crafts. I thought I'd share the items I purchased on Saturday with you guys and share what I'm going to do with it all.
I went to four different stores- Michaels, AC Moore, Staples and Dollar Tree. I'll be sharing prices of everything as well so you can get an idea of how I'm *trying* to do our wedding on a budget. A lot of our wedding with be DIY and honestly quite a bit of it I'm ordering off Etsy :)
Let's get started!
I went into Michaels for craft sand which I will be using in our centerpieces. I will have sand inside a tall hurricane vase with a white pillar candle lit on top of the sand. Super simple and classic beach themed centerpieces and fairly inexpensive.
Each container I purchased was $3.99 and I picked up eight of them. I will probably be going back for more- I'm not sure how far each of them will get me...
The reason I chose to use craft sand instead of just heading to the beach and gathering real sand is the fact that it looks cleaner and because it won't smell. This way I have control over the coloring and I think it will look nicer.
I also picked up the chalkboard pictured above for $50. This was an impulse buy but I had been picturing having a chalkboard as decor for our ceremony so I grabbed it! Michaels has a lot of cute chalkboard signs which I may go back for depending on how ambitious I'm feeling.
At Michaels I spent $87.64 which was the far most expensive of any store I entered on this day.
Next up at Dollar Tree I picked up three gift bags for flower girls gifts I have received and wanted to package. I also grabbed three sets of tissue paper which will be helpful for all the gifts I have to get coming up! Unpictured is a huge poster board that I grabbed to make our seating chart on. I can't wait to show you how I organize that!
At dollar tree I spent $7.49 for everything and walked out happy that I could cross some items off my list.
At AC Moore in the wedding aisle I found a few items I'd been searching for.
It is so difficult to find a cake knife and serving set that doesn't cost $50+ and I think that's a little ridiculous. I know we are only using it for pictures and I obviously want it to look nice but afterwards I probably will never use it again. I found the set pictured above for only $16.99 and the sweet cashier used a 40% off coupon so I ended up getting it for $10.19!
The set of 50 gift cards is simple and beautiful and was $12.99. I know I'll be sending out a ton of thank you cards over the coming months and wanted a large quantity package that would last me a little while.
I walked out of AC Moore paying $24.80 and feeling so accomplished!
Finally, my last stop: Staples!
I went in only to buy card stock so I could complete a couple of wedding related crafts. The cardstock was $22.99 and I have already used a ton of it to get some wedding things printed!
While I was walking up the paper aisle I saw the sweetest stickers and decided I had to buy them to put on the back of our invitations. Each package of 48 cost $3.99 and although it was a little bit of an unplanned splurge I think they'll look great.
Overall I was very happy with everything that I purchased during my wedding shopping trip and I'm so thrilled to get a few items off my list!
I still have quite a bit to do so stay tuned I'll be sharing it all with you!