I was also able to save money on my wedding by banking on the fact that my family is full of drinkers. Recycling should have been the theme to my wedding because really, almost everything has been recycled.
Overall I spent about two hundred dollars in burlap, twine, decorative flowers, ribbon, paint, and glue sticks for my glue guns. I collected bottles of all sizes and colors. Then I threw a big bottle crafting party. What else are Bridesmaids for?
The bottles were used as centerpieces, table numbers and décor by the photo booth. We ended up crafting about 45 bottles.