7 Brilliant Wedding Day Hacks Using Dollar Tree Items
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Weddings can get pricey. 💸
However, with our Dollar Tree wedding hacks & genius 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 and idea when planning your special day, you can tackle a few wedding to-dos using $1 items from Dollar Tree… and we’re sharing just how you can do it!
1. Think outside the box (or circle) to display special memories.
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!
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.
Just look at the gorgeous possibilities awaiting you and your guests! 😍
“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.” – Kova, Hip2Save reader
2. Use picture frames to make elegant décor and table centerpieces.
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.
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! 😱
3. Make your own flower girl bouquet.
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.
“I LOVE using Dollar Tree flowers and they are a great way to cut the budget. For my daughter’s wedding, I used Dollar Tree flowers mixed with florals from Hobby Lobby that look real and everything looked GREAT!” – Deborah, Hip2Save reader
If you tend to have allergic reactions towards some flowers, you can even create a bridal bouquet for your big day using a paper towel tube for the handle, a foam craft ball, ribbon, and Dollar Tree artificial flowers. Make sure to also check out Pinterest for even more inspiration.
“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!” – Corey, Hip2Save reader
4. Decorate your wedding with trendy giant tissue paper flowers from the Dollar Tree.
These tissue paper flowers are affordable and popular as reception decorations. Use them to decorate the tables, to place them on the backs of chairs, or even to create a fun photo backdrop at the reception.
5. Spruce up wedding guest chair backs on the cheap.
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.
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 with Dollar Tree’s endless dinnerware collections.
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 dinnerware & glassware first!
Dollar Tree offers an assortment of dishes, glassware, chargers, silverware & steak knives, and so much 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 Dollar Tree flip flops at the reception or as wedding favors.
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!
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 super affordable!