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7 Brilliant Wedding Day Hacks Using Dollar Tree Items

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Weddings can be really expensive.

But with our Dollar Tree wedding hacks and ideas, you can pull off a beautiful wedding without breaking the bank! While you might not want to go the cheapest route for every detail when planning your special day, you can tackle a few wedding to-dos using $1 items from Dollar Tree… and we’ll show you how!


1. Think outside the box (or circle).

easy gold hula hoop project

Show off photos at your bridal shower, wedding, or reception by making a Hula Hoop Photo Hanging Display. You can even use it after the wedding and just swap out the photos!

painting a hula hoop gold

Having a rustic wedding or want to spruce up an outdoor space? You can also grab a $1 Dollar Tree hula hoop and create a “chandelier” by painting it and wrapping it with hanging lights and greenery. Then, suspend it from the ceiling of your venue or from tree branches with rope.

outdoor wedding


2. Use picture frames to make elegant décor and table centerpieces.

Dollar Tree picture frames

Dollar Tree sells large picture frames that are perfect for making these rustic DIY lanterns for an outdoor or evening wedding. What an affordable and elegant way to add extra lighting and ambiance without breaking the bank, especially if you’re going for that rustic, farmhouse look.

wedding lantern on table

Put a few lanterns down the aisle walkway, at the altar, or on the tables at the reception… no one will ever know those lanterns came from Dollar Tree picture frames! 😱

You can also use Dollar Tree picture frames to create a DIY framed seating arrangement!


3. Make your own flower girl bouquet.

dollar tree flowers

Dollar Tree carries an assortment of artificial flowers in various colors and sizes! If you’re looking to save on flower costs for your wedding, consider making a bouquet for the flower girl OR a bridal practice bouquet for the rehearsal or a toss bouquet for the reception.

girl holding pink rose bouquet

Or, if you tend to have allergic reactions toward some flowers, you can even create a bridal bouquet for the big day using a paper towel tube for the handle, a foam craft ball, ribbon, and Dollar Tree artificial flowers (there is a lot of beautiful inspiration on Pinterest!).


4. Decorate with trendy giant tissue paper flowers.

Dollar Tree tissue paper

These tissue paper flowers are affordable and popular as reception decorations. Use them to decorate the tables, to place on the backs of chairs, or even to create a fun photo backdrop at the reception.

bride and groom holding hands at wedding

If your Dollar Tree doesn’t carry the pre-made ones, you could easily make these paper flowers from Dollar Tree’s tissue paper using this tutorial from Hello Creative Family.


5. Spruce up guest chair backs on the cheap.

pew bows at dollar tree

If your venue charges extra for chair covers, decorate the chair backs yourself! Just wrap some tulle around the chair a few times and tie it into a knot.

bows on the back of wedding chairs

Then attach a pew bow to the tulle! You can either decorate every chair at your reception or reserve this special touch for just the bride and groom.


6. Charge your tables on the cheap.

dollar tree wedding plates

If you’re planning to host a sit-down dinner and want to spruce up your table setting on the cheap or plan on serving wine at the reception, definitely scope out Dollar Tree’s dishware and glassware first!

wedding table setting

Dollar Tree offers an assortment of dishes, glassware, chargers, silverware, and more for just $1 each. And the best part is that if you go with a neutral color, you can reuse many of the items down the road.


7. Provide flip flops at the reception or as wedding favors.

flip flops hanging at dollar tree

Sometimes uncomfortable dress shoes can really kill the mood at a wedding reception… and nobody wants a party pooper! Make it easy for your guests to relax by letting them kick off their heels!

dollar tree flip flops

Offer your guests a pair of inexpensive flip flops and watch the dance floor fill up! They’re also ideal for beach-themed or summer weddings. And the best part is they’re really affordable!


Join The Discussion

Comments 7

  1. Bryant

    Dollar Tree artificial flowers look incredibly cheap. Even standing all the way at the opposite end of the store I can tell they’re el cheapo. Your flower girl’s bouquet will look nothing like the posted pic. You’ll have to spend good money at Hobby Lobby or Michaels to come even close. Remember, you get what you pay for.

    • Amy

      I don’t think anyone is expecting any of these “hacks” to be fancy. But they will do if you are in a pinch! plus it’s a little girl, no one cares what her flowers look like, in fact i think the more fake and toy like they look, makes it cuter.

    • Rebecca

      All of those pictured look really cheap but they have nicer ones out right now that would make beautiful bouquets. Unfortunately they sell out super quick & not every store has them.

  2. mumonkeymom09

    I did the hula hoop picture frame hack last year for my sister’s bridal shower. She LOVED it! She still has it hanging on the wall in her house with the pictures she sent me to hang on it. I think I spent like $5 total to make it.

  3. Rebecca

    Follow Bargain Bethany on YouTube & Instagram. She got married last fall & has posted great ideals for Dollar Tree items & DIY’s she did for her wedding (which was beautiful!)

  4. Corey

    Fake flowers were awesome for our July wedding. Real ones would have been very expensive and would have wilted before the ceremony even started due to the heat!! Plus, we were able to make them ahead of time so we knew what they would look like. We put the money we saved in different areas on our wedding toward a down payment for our house. I still have my bouquet in a vase in my window, over 15 years later!

    • Tina

      Any photos? Where did you get the fake flowers?

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