There's a REALLY good place to find awesomely cheap wedding DIY supplies #Advice#DIY#budgeting#candy#candy buffet#diy wedding#food#self-catered#steal-this-idea#wedding planning November 15 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Rad table coverings in all kinds of colors! Photos by Gina Herrera Related Post The Cheap Bastardette's guide to self-catering your wedding Our plan: rather than pay $15 per head for upwards of 160 guests (is it just me, or is the guest count never where I... Read more 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: Cheese or flavoring shakers for drinks, hoto cocoa, popcorn, etc. 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 Real weddings for people who have "zero money" for their wedding budget I could go on and on about us and how awesome your site is for people like us but here’s the real deal: we really have zero money for this.… Read More 10 realistic wedding budget tips to stop budget ballooning You've probably realized it already: weddings are expensive. No matter what your budget is, chances are it's slowly creeped upwards from your original estimate -- maybe by a lot. As… Read More Does size matter? Small wedding budget tips for your tiny wedding We've got a whole big archive of money-saving advice for wedding budgets. Cutting costs, steering clear of the WIC bloat... it's all in there for weddings of all sizes. The… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Keeping it weird (and amazing!) with these ladies' Austin-style wedding NEXT Scheming or dreaming of a holiday proposal? Check out Brilliant Earth’s collection of engagement rings Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] 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! Reply Can anyone shop at such a place? I would think you'd have to show your license, like at Sally's Beauty Supply. Reply Anyone can shop at Sally Beauty Supply. Reply 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. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.