December 2, 2022

The marriage reception friends are gone, however all these fairly issues that their now newlywed hosts collected to embellish their tables are usually not.

So, now what?

Loads of {couples} decide to promote their reception lovelies, as evidenced by some wedding-specific Fb yard sale websites for Lancaster County.

A tiny pattern of the mountains of things that appeared on these websites this month alone contains: 14 assorted doilies, tablecloths galore, no less than one beer signal, a dozen succulent planters, oodles of synthetic eucalyptus, miscellaneous china, fake crops, an assortment of wood lanterns, mini chalkboards, 11 bubbled glass sq. plates, tea lights, 23 inexperienced cheesecloth desk runners, gold-painted glass compote bowl flower vases, a hand-crafted arbor, a king peacock wicker chair and 54 navy-and-gold candle holders, that are proven accompanying glass-domed roses at a Magnificence-and-the-Beast-themed affair.

True, purging proponent Marie Kondo could be impossible to advise hanging on to all of it. And but this record, in some methods, looks like missed alternative for incorporating marriage ceremony reminders into dwelling decor. So listed below are 5 concepts to get inspiration flowing earlier than all of it goes up on the market.

Pillar candles

“One thing completely reusable are pillar candles and candlesticks. They usually’re in every single place throughout these sale websites,” says Cecilia “Cece” Zagas, proprietor of Cecelia Inside Design in Lancaster. “I really like utilizing candles in fireplaces in lieu of firewood.”

One possibility is to group them on candelabras, says Zagas, who was married this October.

Zagas says you too can group the pillars and hit them with some up-lighting or downlighting for dramatic impression.

“I’ll, in truth, be doing this with my pillar candles from my marriage ceremony,” she says.


Mismatched classic (and some new) candlesticks with LED candles added visible curiosity to visitor tables at a latest October marriage ceremony. Now that the massive day has handed, they’re grouped collectively on high of a file shelf.


Certain, in case you’ve received an house that one most likely must go, says Kris Groff Barry, of Groff’s Plant Farm close to Kirkwood. However there’s loads of yard or backyard potential there.

“Arches are nice to border a view,” Barry says. “You’d put it someplace the place you’ll wish to direct your gaze, both to concentrate on an space of a backyard or on the entrance to a backyard to make a dramatic assertion of right here is the place you are available”

Don’t shove it in a nook and undoubtedly don’t have it angled towards something ugly.

“With trellises, relying on what supplies it’s made out of, you don’t wish to put one thing on it that’s going to be too heavy and pull it down,” she says. Match the plant to its energy. Some arches or trellises won’t help a heavy climbing rose or climbing hydrangea, she says, including that annuals like morning glory or clematis is perhaps the play there.

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Lanterns and tea lights

Lanterns of many kinds might look beautiful hanging from bushes within the yard, says Alison McIndoe, founding father of AK Interiors LLC in Lancaster.

And farmhouse lanterns are good for entrance porch decor, says Jena Murphy, residential inside designer at Henrietta Heisler Interiors in Lancaster.

“I had tons of things leftover from my marriage ceremony, too,” Murphy says. “And I attempted to recycle them into concepts for my dwelling decor that I swap out all year long.”

A pal of hers busts out mason jars from her marriage ceremony round Christmas — placing cranberries in some and candles in others.

Now, about these tea lights, the battery-operated selection particularly. Possibly suppose twice earlier than letting these go. It’s simply really easy to pop these into just about something for fast ambiance. Instance: they do cozy wonders for milk glass.


Significantly, on these marriage ceremony yard sale websites. So. A lot. Eucalyptus. Pinterest is exploding with concept choices there — from boho wall hangings, to wrapping it round entryway mirrors, to utilizing it as a hanging background for a tray of white pumpkins.

“I truly take that on the holidays and use it as a filler for my actual garland,” Murphy says. “I get to beef it up a bit.”

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Tablecloths and dishes

Little doubt, these items take up area. McIndoe and her relations have a system. One shops all their collectively collected tablecloths. One other the dishes. One other the wine glasses.

“If one in all us is having a celebration the others say, ‘What colour do you want?’ ” McIndoe says.

It really works, whether or not the occasion of the day is a fundraiser or a picnic.

“We love entertaining,” she says. “And in case you’re having a celebration there’s no cause you possibly can’t get away the great clear glass plates.”

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