Share your decorations!
I love decorating for weddings/receptions.....I do a lot of weddings for our church family. Several years ago I decided that it would be a real blessing if the decorations could be recycled......maybe someone at your church does the same thing and you only need to ask to have access to a virtual treasure chest of supplies at little to no cost.
I now have several dozen bows in both white and ivory basic bows that you only need to add a flower of the brides choice to make it "theirs" ..... The basic bows consist of the actual bow, tulle tails, ribbon tails , ivy and pearl accents so basically the only part of the bow expense for the couple is the actual flower for the center.
A single bush of large silk roses will run you about $14.00 at Hobby Lobby and that is generally enough to decorate the pew bows. I also have two dozen each of the red and silver bows, generally used at Christmas time.
As I do each wedding the supplies on hand grow....the brides are generous enough to add to my supplies to help out the next person that needs them. I have bows, ribbons, candle holders, Knife & Server sets, ring pillows, canopy and backdrop gauze draping. Also available are several types of silk greenery bushes,garlands and ferns. These are only a few of the supplies that are available for our brides to use at NO COST TO THEM....it is a way that God has chosen to use me to bless others.
Maybe this idea can be used by someone out there to bless others.