Reception Sneak Peek

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 I am still working on the post about my brother’s Reception. I was put in charge of all the decorations. With an extremely tight budget I knew exactly what to do. We hit the garage sales!  Here are a few sneak peek pictures to get you excited for the rest of the post.

This is a .25 cents frame from a garage sale.

Our center piece boxes were made from pallet boards so they were FREE!!! The votives were pick up at a garage sale. I found 58 of them for $5 dollars!!!! Thats less than .10 cents a piece!

We made all the bows for the end of the table runner.


This is a frame collage of the Bride and Groom. All the frames so this collage we found at a garage sale. There were a total of 32 frames bought for $10 dollars! That’s just over .30 cents a frame!

How cute is this! My sister bought this old typewriter off ebay and typed the bride and grooms names on it. 

The white picture frame… shutter thing…(not sure what else to call it) was bought at a garage sale for $15 dollars and the scones on each side were $4 dollars a piece at a friends garage sale.

This frame was bought at a garage sale for $1! I lined it with cardboard and cover it with burlap and lace so we could hang some pictures of the bride and groom on it.


We also did a mason jar ceiling. Mason jars are so popular right now but PLEASE do not buy them from the store! We found all our mason jars at garage sales and paid about .10 cents a piece for them. We used about 50 mason jars for this ceiling. That means our total cost was $5 dollars! 

I will have pictures from the rest of the reception up soon with a break down to let you know how much we sent. Just because you have a poor mans budget doesn’t mean you have to have a poor man’s wedding! I will show you how it can be done!

20 comments on “Reception Sneak Peek

  1. Thrifty Crafty Girl July 27, 2012 3:07 pm

    Those look amazing! I’m so jealous of that first frame, I’ve been desperately searching for ornate frames at Goodwill and I’ve not found anything that pretty!

    • Garage Sales R Us August 12, 2012 11:49 pm

      I search around at D.I. too but never find anything. I think you might have more luck at garage sales since they don’t get as much traffic as second hand stores do.

  2. Lindsey Edwards July 27, 2012 3:49 pm

    Love Love Love!

    I think I’ve put that in your comments before {Love Love Love}. I just don’t know how else to say it. 😉

    What are the plans for the decor now?

    • Garage Sales R Us August 12, 2012 11:50 pm

      Thank you Lindsey! A lot of the decor went to the Bride and Groom to help decorate their house. Lucky them huh?!

  3. Charlotte July 27, 2012 4:09 pm

    If I ever get married again (not!), will you do my reception? This is so much better than the expensive kind. You got a great deal on the votives and frames.

  4. Sue@House Pretty July 27, 2012 6:34 pm

    I love all the decorations! But the mason jar candle holders hanging from the ceiling just tops it off! I have some plans for mason jars myself. Gotta love the variety of things you can do with them. AND, they are so durable! Now, that’s what I’m talkin’ about!!!

  5. Aimee July 27, 2012 7:09 pm

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog 🙂 All of these decorations are adorable and you got such good deals! I love the colors you chose! It is such a rustic yet classy decor! I’m a new follower to see what other fabulous finds you come up with! Have a good day 🙂

  6. Blake @ Steady Three Sixty July 27, 2012 8:00 pm

    Those are so adorable and inspirational. I’ll definitely go to garage sales the next time I want to decorate for a party.

  7. Amanda July 27, 2012 9:05 pm

    Wow!! You did such an amazing job!! Too bad I am already married I would love to have my decorations be just like that! Ha ha I love the mason jars and the teal and the burlap and the lace…….you get the picture. Very inspirational. Your awesome thanks for sharing.

  8. Colleen July 27, 2012 9:43 pm

    Great blog! I love love garage sales too. And thrift stores…don’t get me started. I just started following, and thanks again for following me at 58WaterStreet.blogspot!

  9. Blog Hopping, and found yours! 🙂 Coming from a big thriftin’ junkie, I love your blog! And you did a wonderful job decorating for the wedding with all the garage sale finds! Very creative ideas!

    Now following you!

  10. Kimberly July 29, 2012 12:03 am

    What you’ve done is so creative. I’m loving the colors. 🙂

  11. Terrie@HearthandWhimsy July 29, 2012 8:01 pm

    Wow, it all looks so pretty! I especially love the mason jar ceiling.

  12. DebbieDoesCreations July 29, 2012 10:23 pm

    You have done an amazing job! Love the colors. I am finally visiting you from your sweet comment you left on my blog. Im your newest follower! Thanks 🙂

  13. Meeha Meeha August 2, 2012 8:58 pm

    Wonderful post, I love every single pic and the soft decorations against the neutral burlap look fabulous! I must learn how to make some burlap flowers asap 🙂 I’m gladly following back!

  14. Garage Sales R Us August 13, 2012 5:09 am

    Thank you everyone!!! I should have the full post up soon!

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