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Okay, who has been to a dollar store lately? I’m raising my hand because I recently went into my local Dollar Tree and I was completely amazed at the number of items I found there that are wedding-worthy — but never get any attention!
It’s true: the dollar store is often overlooked, especially when it comes to weddings. And I know what you may be picturing in your head right now — um, dollar store wedding ideas — but ignore what you’re thinking. You do NOT have to be a penny-pincher or be a bride on a shoestring budget to find something you’ll really love and appreciate at your local dollar store. Stop putting cheap wedding + dollar store in the same sentence. There’s a difference, promise!
Repeat after me: there’s no shame in the dollar store game! :)
And like all stores — I’m not just singling out dollar stores, FWIW — there are always a few really wonderful things you’ll find for your wedding. And then there are some really not-so-wonderful ideas that you should pass on, particularly when for such an elegant event. Some finds are simply better than others, will work better, and will look better than others.
But you do have to bring a little imagination and get ready to save big because that’s about to happen whether you like it or not. :)
I’m extremely picky when it comes to buying products, but I am even pickier with dollar store wedding ideas.
I look for the needle in the haystack; the pearl in a pile of oysters.
I use the same discerning taste anywhere I shop. You won’t find heaps and heaps of gold. You’ll find a few dollar store wedding ideas here and there that are really worth paying attention to, and I’m showing you what they are right now. There are others that look far too arts-and-craftsy for my taste, but you do you. That’s what this is all about!
To me, dollar store invitations? It’s just not my jam, but that’s because I’m super picky about paper, vellum, ink, envelopes, and stationery in general when it comes to weddings. But to others, dollar store wedding invitations are exactly what they need, and they’ve got ’em!
One of my favorites is dollar store wedding candle holders. To me, that’s something you can really use at the reception and again at home, so that’s a huge score. And many retailers upcharge the heck out of candle holders. Stop paying more!
Go for the savings on dollar store wedding ideas that you’re not as picky about and you’ll find a wealth of inspiration.
If you want to make something that is wedding-worthy and looks stylish on a budget, and happens to be what we call the best dollar store wedding finds you will ever see, then you’ve come to the right place. :)
Let’s get started!
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Dollar Store Wedding Ideas
For all of these dollar store wedding ideas — what some refer to as dollar store wedding hacks — we sourced them ALL from Dollar Tree. It’s my favorite local dollar store chain and they always have a really great selection.
Most of all, they have a dependable selection. The products you know and love don’t just appear and then disappear. They are always stocking favorites, brand names, and things that are of better quality than other dollar stores I’ve visited. I’m just being honest!
1. Candle Holders for Wedding Centerpieces
Unless you’re looking for a very particular style, you’ll quickly realize that candle holders are, well, candle holders and they look pretty similar across the board at any store.
But would you rather spend $8 – $10 each on candleholders when you can spend $1 on each instead? If you want candles to stand upright in a holder that looks nice enough for a wedding, but you’re not obsessed about it being from a particular brand or has a hefty price tag, you’ll be in good company with these dollar store wedding ideas we found in the candle holders section.
Clear glass votive candle holders, which are exactly the same kind you’ll find at a more expensive store, are only one dollar each.
They’re made of clear glass. They hold a votive candle. They work, and they’re incredibly cheap. What more do you really need? :) Buy votive candles in bulk here and you’re all set!
Here are just a few of the candleholders we spotted here. Any of these styles will blend in seamlessly with your wedding decor.
These tall, long-stemmed candle holders are a gorgeous addition to your reception tables.
Prefer the look of taper candles? You’ve got it! Get taper candles in bulk here and place them in these elegant glass candle holders, one of my favorite dollar store wedding ideas!
Shop dollar store wedding candle holders here in bulk or smaller quantities.
2. Dollar Store Wedding Table Numbers
You can turn your centerpiece floral arrangements into easy table numbers. Just use these cylinder vases with chalkboard paint already added. Write the name of the table on it and fill it with a fresh arrangement of your favorite blooms.
Prefer another style? Use these small wood blackboards alongside your centerpieces! Just write the table number (or table name, if going that route!) and display it in the center of the table.
3. Flip Flops for Guests
Yes, you can give your guests the gift of comfy feet and get them out of those achy heels! Flip flops for guests are hands-down my favorite dollar store wedding ideas. You can’t go wrong with a pair of flip-flops given to guests and you can even dress them up with tags to show the sizes, place them in a cute basket, and let guests help themselves! Get yours here.
Fun new styles for summer are available here, along with classic solids in white, black, and various colors. Men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes available.
Yes, there are even pairs for the bride and her bridesmaids!
Browse all of the cute flip-flops here.
4. Dollar Store Chargers for Wedding
Dollar store wedding charger plates are undoubtedly one of the best deals you can score at DollarTree. People also frequently rave about dollar store wedding plates as a whole, as long as you can find a good color, style, and weight that feels nicer than others like it. Chargers? They’re one of my favorite ways to upgrade your wedding tables and these only cost a dollar each.
Stop paying several dollars a-piece when you can get these dollar store chargers for wedding place settings for only $1 each.
If you can believe it, there are even MORE styles available! Check them out here.
5. Dollar Store Wedding Wine Glasses
Drinkware, particularly glassware, can really add up in cost if you’re planning to buy one glass per guest as a favor or you’re decking out a set of marg glasses or pub glasses with personalization for your bachelorette or bachelorette partygoers.
You probably didn’t know that you can get dollar store wedding favors like glassware from any local store. You can even buy cheap glassware in bulk from DollarTree and have it shipped to store or to your door. And yup, it’s only $1 each (may require 4 units at a time when ordering, see site for details).
If you’d like to give stemless wine glasses as favors, or even personalize them for each guest, buy dollar store wedding wine glasses! They’re just as great as other wine glasses you’d pay more — but for way less.
6. Dollar Store Wedding Favors
Why spend more? It’s easy to make dollar store wedding favors filled with candy: just use these boxes! You can decorate your own dollar store wedding favor boxes to make them look like you spent a lot more, for less. Use this as inspiration!
Also loving these bride and groom favor boxes available here.
For tips, read: What to Put Inside Wedding Favor Boxes.
7. Mason Jar Mug Favors
If you’re planning a barn wedding or country-themed wedding, you can make your own mason jar escort cards by adding a table number and name tag to the handles of these mugs. Thankfully, you can get dollar store mason jar mugs for only $1 each here.
The tags and twine? They’re cheap, too! Buy them here.
Guests will love to fill up their cup at the bar upon arrival — and take the cups home as a favor!
BONUS: Kids Wedding Favors
If you have kids in attendance at your wedding, make mini party favor bags with these finds to keep them entertained! You can find everything you need from soft baseballs (the squishy kind that won’t cause injuries, ha!), bubbles, chalk, bouncy balls, etc. These are all ideal for outdoor weddings where your littlest guests can really run wild! Browse the toys here.
Indoor event? Choose quieter, play-at-your-seat finds like small puzzles, plushes, coloring books with crayons, small cars, etc. to keep your guests happy. Browse ideas here. :) OH! And of course, name-brand candy. Kids love candy!
What do you think of these dollar store wedding hacks? Are you planning to visit your local Dollar Tree for these fun finds? We encourage you to do so; with items always changing, there’s something for everyone and, as you can see here, the dollar store wedding finds you might pick up won’t even look like they were bargain buys. It’ll be our little secret! :)
Happy Dollar Store Wedding Shopping! :)
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