We wanted some comfortable seating options for our cocktail reception.
I had looked into hiring some couches or ottomans and they were going to cost about $150 each!
Daylight robbery! You can BUY couches for that price. So that's what we did. (Well we were already living in the sticks by this stage so that's what my parents did- thanks Mum and Dad)..
In the months before the wedding they started trawling garage sales, perused roadside rubbish collections and went to charity shops..
For a grand total of $60 came up with these five, (pictured with the famous cushions)
For a few weeks there Mum and Dads house was over run with couches. There was a lounge on every veranda.
But they worked a treat at the wedding. The mix matched-ness lent a slightly artistic feel (I think) and gave people a comfortable place to rest. The brown couches are real leather and actually pretty stylish (I think) and Mum and Dad obviously quite liked have couches on the back veranda so are going to keep those two.
But the cool thing is after the wedding a friend of Mother in Law phoned her to ask if they could borrow the couches for her sons upcoming nuptials.. of course they can! Reusing the recycled! How rad is that!