When we first jumped into planning our wedding, I quickly learned that weddings are inherently expensive. From catering, to venues, entertainment and alcohol, things just add up. And every amazing detail you want to create only serves to add to your bottom line. To save on some costs, as well as add personal touches to our own wedding, a lot of our decor was thrifted and DIY’ed. I started planning early (12+ months) and spent A LOT of time creating one-of-a-kind pieces for our vintage & woodland themed event. Just one of the many DIY’ed pieces were our succulent centerpieces. These cute little plants were used on our reception tables to create the vintage and natural atmosphere we were after. The centerpieces were a mixture of items found at thrift stores and estate sales, plus a little hands-on DIY effort. Today I’m sharing all the details that went into planning my DIY succulent centerpieces, the materials I used and how I created these cuties for cheap.
As most of my friends and family know, I’m an estate sale nut. In my hay day, I was going to estate sales EVERY weekend and hitting multiple sales per Saturday. Over the years I’ve filled up my house with estate sale finds that I just couldn’t pass up, plus I’ve learned some tricks of the trade to snag some amazing stuff. Below you’ll find a list of my best estate sale tips, advice and hints on having a positive estate sale experience, getting what you want and getting a good deal while your at it.