Originally Posted by mikki
Does anyone have any ideas on inexpensive reception decorations. Table center pieces, wall decorations etc. ? There is not much of a budget so I'm trying to see if there are thngs I can maybe make cheaper then renting or buying stuff. I was hoping DD would wait a little longer, but date is set and dress is ordered, so I guess there is no more hoping. Any help would be great.
I did an oscar party and dinner party using clear christmas balls/ornaments in a cylindrical vases. I removed the clips from the round balls & piled them into the vase/bowl. I used the clear balls/ornaments suspended on clear nylon thread, in graduated lengths, on the ceiling. The over all effect looked like glass floating bubbles. You might also try string curtains (look under wildthings on the web) for the walls. I used black string curtains as a window treatment in one room, & saw an entire window using white string curtains on Kimora's life in the Fab lane show. The black string curtains (as I recall) were used at the Academy Awards.
I bought my clear ball/ornaments on ebay, but you might find them in bulk at a christmas store. I also purchased grass (something or other - sorry the name escapes me - but it was under wedding decorations? on ebay). I used silver & white, & put them in very small vases. You can go with the colors of choice.
Floating candles is another way to go. Found a bunch of snowflake floating candles at a 99 cent store years ago. Check out 99 cent stores & christmas ornament stores that sell in bulk, for a better price.
BTW - I bought the clear glass christmas balls/ornaments to make mobiles, but never had the time to get to it.