We started off our series of DIY wedding ideas with our home made chalk boards. Next up is our DIY and Eco friendly idea for wedding vases. Most wedding’s I’ve been to often have tons of vases with elaborate bouquets. The vases are bought at a great expense and then either left behind, given away, or thrown out. This seemed like a huge waste to us, and the fact that we were flying across the country to get married meant we didn’t want to be carrying around fragile vases.
Our initial plan had been to go and buy a few vases from the local Ikea, while cheap, they were something we didn’t need, and it seemed wasteful and it would only end up cluttering up our house. Lucky for us Ikea was sold out, so it was on to plan B.
In the local health food store, we found some half litre glass milk jugs that looked like they’d do the trick. The best part of it was that they were filled with milk. So we bought 6 bottles (3 chocolate, 2 whip cream, 1 half and half) which were used up before the wedding and for the wedding deserts. We washed the bottles, put in some home-made paper flowers (our next DIY wedding feature) and voila!
After the wedding, we simply returned the empty bottles back to the store and collected our deposit. No waste, no clutter, no cost.