My wedding leftovers for your pleasure.
16 20'x20' black fabric squares-$20
My MIL and I sewed these and put them under the vases and votives to dress up our tables a bit. (Pictured below, but imagine that has been pressed and is sitting on a white table cloth)
11 7.25'' dollartree cylinder vases-$6
8 haven't been used, the others made it back home. (Pictured below)
Place card board-$10
In the background of the photo below, you can see our placecard holder. Purple, green, and white ribbons hold the place cards, which you slide over the top of the ribbons. The board is foam core. Our venue set this on an easel outside the reception room door and it worked beautifully. It could easily hold 150 cards.
2 3' cylinder vases + river rocks--$30
We put hydrangeas in these and used them at the front of our ceremony space. High drama and low cost!
Christina Wu 5482 size 12 dress-$400
This gave me the coke bottle curvy figure (my boobs looked awesome too). I love the cap sleeves because it kept the dress in place...after seeing so many of my friends pulling up their strapless dresses I wanted one with sleeves. It has really intricate beading and a high drama back. I'm a size 10 and didn't have to alter it a bit. It has an internal corset with three settings--it can go up or down a bit if needed. I did have bra cups put in and added a bustle. I got a little overzealous with the dancing and popped the button off the bustle, but it's an easy fix.
Unity candle holder-$5
The Wedding Ceremony Planner by Judith Johnson-$10
This book was SO integral to writing our own ceremony. I heard about it on a bridal blog and we're so glad we got it. She gives loads of good advice and beautiful text for each part of the ceremony. Some are spiritual, some aren't.
Words for Your Wedding-$3
This is mostly religious readings and prayers. Also very helpful for us.
Please let me know if you're interested.