There's a REALLY good place to find awesomely cheap wedding DIY supplies

We found the best place to find awesomely cheap wedding DIY supplies
Rad table coverings in all kinds of colors! Photos by Gina Herrera

Reader Gina recently clued us in to a great way to snag cheap wedding DIY supplies: your local restaurant and janitorial supply store! If you have one in your area (pro tip: Google "restaurant and janitorial supply store + your city"), you'll find great deals on bulk DIY supplies like table coverings, candy buffet supplies, and serving tools. Here's how Gina described it:

Last week I was at a restaurant and janitorial supply store with my husband who was looking for floor wax and stripper for his shop. And GODDAMMIT I wish I had known about that place before the wedding! They had all sorts of things like glasses, serving dishes and utensils, table coverings ($16.00 for 100 feet in any color) and foods (candy and coffee etc.) in bulk that I wish I'd seen before the wedding (like 850 gum balls for $25).

If anyone needs out-of-the-box ideas on where to buy stuff, check out your local restaurant and janitorial supply place.

Here are a couple more photos of finds that Gina spotted:

We found the best place to find awesomely cheap wedding DIY supplies
Cheese or flavoring shakers for drinks, hoto cocoa, popcorn, etc.
We found the best place to find awesomely cheap wedding DIY supplies
Serving tongs and holders

Anyone else have a great tip for finding bulk wedding supplies on the cheap? Let us know about it in the comments!

More ways to use those cheap wedding DIY supplies

  1. Ice cream truck suppliers can be a great place to get all kinds of really cheap candy,small toys, glow in the dark sticks, and of course ice cream!

  2. Can anyone shop at such a place? I would think you'd have to show your license, like at Sally's Beauty Supply.

    • You should be able to. I've gone to half a dozen such places because they sell things like vinegar in 2 gallon jugs. I use vinegar for cleaning, so I tend to go through a lot of it.

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