Keep guests toasty warm with blankets #Decor DIY#decor#outdoor#steal-this-idea#winter November 26 2013 | Stephanie Kaloi Photo by Angelica Peady. Wintery wedding couples, here's a tip for you: have a blanket station for your wedding guests! Cath and Cyrus wanted their friends and family to feel cozy during their after-reception bonfire, and offering blankets was the perfect solution. 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 Stephanie Kaloi I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Kelley & Mitch's bicycles, acrobats, and neon formal wear wedding NEXT Why do I have cleavage on my back? Learning to love your Venus Fold Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] I love this idea! Where's a good place to buy them in bulk without breaking the bank? I've been wanting to do this because my wedding's in late March, so it'll probably still be a little chilly, but I also can't afford $1k on favors… Reply I'd suggest eBay, where you can purchase packs of 6, 12, or 24 blankets for what amounts to about $4/each: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Bedding-/20444/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=fleece+blanket+lot Reply I have been to a couple weddings that had blankets for guests. Both bought the $2 or $4 throws from IKEA ( http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20089925/ ). For my wedding, we needed blankets for guests to sit on the ground, so we hit up a bunch of thrift stores over a period of a couple weekends. We were able to grab quite a bunch for only a few bucks each. Keep in mind, you won't need to buy very many throws, even with a large guest list. Not everyone will take one and others will share with their partners, kids, friends, etc. I went to a wedding that was moved indoors at the last minute because it was raining and less than 40 degrees in Phoenix, Arizona. This was a prime blanket opportunity, and I think only maybe fifteen or so throws were used for well over 100 guests. Reply Ahh, that's perfect! It didn't occur to me to check Ikea. Thanks! Reply You can also buy a bolt of fleece fabric, and cut it into blanket-sized bits 🙂 Polar fleece doesn't need to be hemmed, and you can get really cool colours / patterns, that you may not be able to find in pre-made throws. It's usually about $4NZD per metre, so it's a pretty comparable price, given that the cheapest I've found throws here is about $9 each. And there is a heap more variety outside of little old New Zealand. Reply Funny you should mention that… http://offbeathome.com/2012/12/no-sew-fleece-blanket Reply 108886 7571This design is wicked! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool! 618065 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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.