Re-purposing is such a beautiful act. It is the act of reusing items. When we re-purpose or reuse items we are able to make new memories based off previous ones. I literally get excited when I see event planners and couples get creative and utilize household items in new creative ways to make their events truly unique and unforgettable. One particular event that truly grasped the idea of reducing and reusing would be how the couple had mason jars for every guests to use throughout their event. As the guests left we were encouraged to take home their mason jar as well as a specialty made pickling spice kits. What a sweet parting gift.
Our Pinterest is loaded with fun re-purposing ideas. As you hunt for items, I urge you to look deeper and see the untapped potential of even the most mundane items. Use your imagination and think outside the box. My husband is an active duty Marine. Each year we attend the United States Marine Corps Ball. I was lucky to find the perfect dress for the event but was struggling to find the perfect shoe. I was up one night on Pinterest and saw how some previous brides reused their wedding shoes and a light bulb went off in my mind. “Michelle, why don’t you wear your wedding shoes” the next morning I tore through my garage (and through memory lane) and found my wedding shoes. They paired with my dress perfectly! I simply cannot wait to wear them again. Plus, what a conversational piece to have for the evening. This was a classic lesson on not rushing to buy new when we are surrounded by treasures.
Not only can you re-purpose items used for and after your event but you can also re-purpose the venue itself. I personally love my grandmother’s home. It is where so many of my happy memories were made. We chose to make her house the venue of choice for my bridal shower as well as my baby shower. Our restroom trailers helped to make my grandmother’s home an ideal location. Her beautiful property filled with pine trees and her potted garden made for the perfect outdoor reception area. Our trailer fit beautifully near the party on the side of her residence. I highly recommend hosting events at locations that mean something to you. Perhaps you grew up spending summers are your grandparents. Consider utilizing that memory filled space as your dream venue. Our restroom trailers really do go where you go!
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