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Is This Singing Wedding Toast Gone Too Far?

Posted by abncparties on September 29, 2010

This YouTube video of a singing wedding toast is almost a lavish hollywood production.  The groom is Lin-Manuel Miranda composer, lyricist and  Tony Award-nominated actor.  Miranda wrote and stared in the Broadway musical “In the Heights”.  He won the Tony Award as lyricist and called upon many talented friends for the production number.

This was a surprise gift for his wife Vanessa at their wedding reception:  “All of Vanessa’s close friends and family rehearsed for a month in secret, leading up to the reception. What we lack in polish, we hopefully make up for in joy and love. In any event, everyone in this video has one thing in common: We’d do anything to show Vanessa how much we love her.”

Enjoyable yes, but beyond the reach, of  course, of  do it yourself budget wedding party celebration market.  You  might enjoy the entertainment, however, as they sing, and I repeat — L’Chaim, L’Chaim to life!

Considering the economy I invite you to visit our <a href=”http://do-it-yourself-wedding-centerpiece.com”>DIY Wedding Centerpiece</a> site for some cheap, budget wedding centerpiece ideas.

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DIY Simple Yet Elegant Wedding Balloon Centerpiece Video

Posted by abncparties on September 10, 2010

All you really need to make this budget wedding reception or rehearsal centerpiece is the following:

  • a weight material covered in mylar paper,
  • around four feet of tulle (in a theme color of your choice),
  • three – 11 inch balloons filled with helium
  • some curling ribbon
  • scissors

We have other videos up on YouTube explaining how to make the weight, tie a balloon (using no clips) as well as curling ribbon.

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Budget “You Are A Star” Bar-Bat Mitzvah and Wedding Centerpiece Now on YouTube

Posted by abncparties on July 30, 2009

This video demonstrates how to make a DIY economical “You Are A Star”  Bar Mitzvah centerpiece, Bat Mitzvah centerpiece,  or wedding and any other special event centerpieces.  I attach three stars to wooden dowels, accent with onion grass  and add to a budget “Just Add Sand” centerpiece base.  With balloons, a table name and place cards you can have an economical “You Are A Star!”  theme for your next party.

See kit details at this site.

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How to Make a Do It Yourself Music Guitar Cut Out with Strings to Accent Your Party Centerpiece

Posted by abncparties on July 18, 2009

This video by A-BnC Parties and More, Inc. demonstrates how to construct a do it yourself music guitar cut out for your musical theme party centerpieces.  The guitar is accented with guitar strings made from black yard, heavy black card stock and clear push pins.  Judy shows how to take a plain white polystyrene guitar cut out, paint and add these lovely accents.  She puts it on another budget “Just Add Sand” centerpiece base and accents with two pieces of onion grass.  Add balloons, a table name and table place cards for an economical music guitar theme centerpiece for your Bat Mitzvah, Bar Mitzvah, wedding, special event or party!

Information about kits and supplies available at the Music Theme page of her do-it-yourself-centerpiece Website.

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Cheap Do It Yourself (Green) Eco-Friendly Wheatgrass Centerpiece

Posted by abncparties on April 4, 2009

I found this charming and colorful idea for wedding centerpieces by Happy Girl at Happy Hour Bride. Not only are they cheap, but they are friendly to the environment, chic as well as great looking!

Do It Yourself Wheatgrass Centerpiece

Do It Yourself Wheatgrass Centerpiece

Get the full directions to grow your own at DIY: Eco-Friendly Wheatgrass Centerpieces.

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More Cheap Silk Flower Wedding Centerpieces

Posted by abncparties on February 22, 2009

We put together some additional variations

DIY Silk Flower Wedding Centerpiece I

DIY Silk Flower Wedding Centerpiece I

of cheap do it yourself wedding centerpieces. The first uses a shorter piece of the flexible plastic tube glued to a small polystyrene circle. The centerpieces is weighted down with glass marbles. A selection of silk flowers are added at the top of the tube and the tube is filled with shred. The entire piece is garnished with mylar paper poofs (flowers), ting and onion grass for a professional, easy on the budget centerpiece.

Additional ting may be added to the top section and names, dates or pictures can be attached to the tube for a personalized look.

DIY Silk Flower Wedding Centerpiece II

DIY Silk Flower Wedding Centerpiece II

This second cheap silk flower wedding centerpiece has some slight variations. Use your favorite gift wrap to fill the flexible plastic tube instead of shred. Then wrap two half sheets of mylar paper around the base and tie with a ribbon.

For more ideas and step by step assembly instructions, go to do-it-yourself-wedding-centerpiece.com

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Cheap but attractive wedding centerpieces to delight your budget and dazzle your guests!

Posted by abncparties on December 14, 2008

Cut polystyrene to look like two joined hearts. Prepare card stock overlays (both sides) with the couples’ names and a saying of your choice, pictures of the couple, etc. Attach with double sided tape or low temperature glue.

Joined Hearts Centerpiece

Joined Hearts Centerpiece

Cut a thick acrylic rod or wooden dowel (with paint and ribbon added) to the desired height (about 14” as shown). Attach the rod or dowel to the joined hearts using a low temperature glue gun. You can also paint the sides of the polystyrene joined hearts. Use a water based paint such as acrylic, material, or tempera paint.

Joined Hearts with Acrylic Rod attached to Styrofoam on the Mylar Papers

Joined Hearts with Acrylic Rod attached to Styrofoam on the Mylar Papers

I used play sand wrapped in two sheets of metallic Mylar paper for the base. Match the papers to the color theme of the wedding. Use a small piece of Styrofoam at the bottom to support the rod or dowel. Glue the rod or dowel to the Styrofoam piece with low temperature glue, keeping the joined hearts straight up.

Place the Styrofoam piece with the attached rod and hearts in the center of the Mylar sheets. Pour about ½ cup of play sand on top of the Styrofoam piece. Gather the top of the papers around the sand and rod, starting with two opposite corners. Then gather the other two corners in, one at a time.

Tie together with a piece of matching curling ribbon then curl the ends. Leave enough room in the opening to insert your accent pieces.
(You can also put the sand in a small plastic bag. Then you will have to pierce the bag to glue the rod to the Styrofoam. River pebbles are an alternative weight.)

Open up the top of the Mylar paper so the base looks like a flower.
Add onion grass, example here, as an accent, placing them in the hole we made when we gathered the metallic papers together. Arrange to your satisfaction. You are done!

Place on a mirrored base and add tea lights. Sprinkle potpourri, sea shells or other accents on the table. Add balloons for additional height.

Additional pictures.

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Ideas For Cheap Wedding Centerpieces by Albert Lee

Posted by abncparties on November 5, 2008

Contrary to popular opinion, cheap isn’t always synonymous to tacky. In fact, a tight wedding budget should in no way be a hindrance to organizing such a wonderful and momentous occasion. All you need to do is to learn some helpful techniques to maximize your resources without compromising the look of the centerpieces.

Tips To Save Money On Wedding Centerpieces

Tip #1: Choose the right centerpiece for your wedding.

For starters, you need to decide on a perfect centerpiece for your wedding. You can either create your own look or simply copy from magazines, online photos, and the like. If you have a knack for arranging flowers or if you’re very creative, then you surely have a head start in creating cheap wedding centerpieces.

Collect pictures of the centerpieces that you like and then make your mind up later on. Your decision should not be based solely on the colors. You should also take the setting, the venue and the mood into consideration. Subsequently, you need to settle on the best choice before you can move on to the next tip.

Tip #2: Estimate the costs of making the centerpieces.

Ascertain the materials needed for your chosen design. Next, determine the costs of the things you will need to recreate the look. This is actually the point where you have to make concessions in connection with the budget. Instead of purchasing expensive flowers that are out-of-season, try to settle on a similar-looking type that is in bloom at the time. These flowers are usually easier to find and more economical than the variety used in the original centerpiece.

Tip #3: Recreate the original wedding centerpiece.

Using your new-fangled and cheaper set of centerpiece materials, try to reconstruct the look of your chosen table attraction. If you’re not that good with arts and crafts, you can always ask a friend or a family member to help you out. It’s okay if your first attempt at making the centerpiece doesn’t turn out the way you expect it to. As the saying goes, “try and try until you succeed.”

Tip #4: Incorporate your own creative ideas into your wedding centerpiece.

In the course of recreating the table attraction, you can’t avoid brewing your own nifty design ideas. Be more open to such thoughts and try to integrate them into the original look. If they don’t add more beauty into your creation, you can simply thrust them aside and continue with your previous plan.

If you need cheap wedding ideas, visit http://www.cheapweddingideas101.com

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We Use Silk Flowers for Our Budget Wedding Centerpieces.

Posted by abncparties on September 28, 2008

Silk flowers have become an attractive alternative to real flowers for the budget minded bride’s wedding reception centerpieces. In addition to the advantages cited below, you can prepare well ahead of time if you are making do it yourself wedding centerpieces. You do not have to worry as much about breaking or damaging silk flower centerpieces as with real flowers. And you can easily transport your centerpieces ahead of time to your reception. Look for silk flowers in dollar stores and hobby stores, although advanced planning, time and leg work are required. Local and Web based floral distributors are another source, although more expensive. You might even test your luck on EBay!

Here is another recent reference….

“The scented silk flower is also being used nowadays in place of fresh flowers as they are a little more affordable and are quite practical. Silk flowers have longevity and can be kept as a memory of the wedding day. You don’t have to worry about wilting of the flowers due to heat during the wedding; however, they do not feel like real flowers. After the wedding, you could use them in arrangements around your house.”

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