Wintery wedding couples, here's a tip for you: have a blanket station for your wedding guests! Cath and Cyrus wanted their friends and family to feel cozy during their after-reception bonfire, and offering blankets was the perfect solution.
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I love this idea! Where’s a good place to buy them in bulk without breaking the bank? I’ve been wanting to do this because my wedding’s in late March, so it’ll probably still be a little chilly, but I also can’t afford $1k on favors…
I’d suggest eBay, where you can purchase packs of 6, 12, or 24 blankets for what amounts to about $4/each: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Bedding-/20444/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=fleece+blanket+lot
I have been to a couple weddings that had blankets for guests. Both bought the $2 or $4 throws from IKEA ( http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20089925/ ). For my wedding, we needed blankets for guests to sit on the ground, so we hit up a bunch of thrift stores over a period of a couple weekends. We were able to grab quite a bunch for only a few bucks each.
Keep in mind, you won’t need to buy very many throws, even with a large guest list. Not everyone will take one and others will share with their partners, kids, friends, etc. I went to a wedding that was moved indoors at the last minute because it was raining and less than 40 degrees in Phoenix, Arizona. This was a prime blanket opportunity, and I think only maybe fifteen or so throws were used for well over 100 guests.
Ahh, that’s perfect! It didn’t occur to me to check Ikea. Thanks!
You can also buy a bolt of fleece fabric, and cut it into blanket-sized bits 🙂
Polar fleece doesn’t need to be hemmed, and you can get really cool colours / patterns, that you may not be able to find in pre-made throws.
It’s usually about $4NZD per metre, so it’s a pretty comparable price, given that the cheapest I’ve found throws here is about $9 each. And there is a heap more variety outside of little old New Zealand.
Funny you should mention that… http://offbeathome.com/2012/12/no-sew-fleece-blanket
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