|Dad's Root Beer Crate. Photo: eBay.
With the cost of food eternally increasing, I need to come up with other ways to incorporate our passion into our cocktail hour and reception. With the help of eBay and Amazon, I think I'll be able to pull it off. I have a vision of filling up old crates with bright, white hydrangeas and placing them by the bars.
Taking that idea one step further, I started a search on eBay for wine crates and stumbled across an antique Dad's Root Beer crate, which just so happens to be one of Jon and my father's favorite root beers. Five days of bidding and this puppy was mine!
Check out more of my finds after the jump!
The best thing about these crates is that once the wedding is over, the pieces can double as decor for our home. It's hard putting money toward the flowers (even though they're gorgeous) because they will inevitably die within the next few days. When I find things that I can make last, it puts a smile on my face.
|Coca-Cola Crate. Photo: eBay
|Boylan's Seltzer. Photo:Amazon|
I do love the way a single bud looks in a vase, the focus remains on the flower -- it's a very clean look, but I still want to have some fun with the vases.
Enter Boylan's Lemon Seltzer. These bottles not only have a vintage look to them, they also come in the perfect shade of my wedding color: green. While I probably won't use these again after the wedding, Jon and I sure did enjoy drinking the 12-pack!
Have more ideas for me? I have four weeks left so please share them in the comments section.
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