This was a fun wedding task (well, I actually enjoyed 99% of the wedding tasks – can’t really recall the 1% I didn’t enjoy).  But this one involved hunting for cute/fun/cheap props over the many months prior to the wedding.  I deliberately hunted DollarRama during holiday season (after Halloween, Easter for example) to find some cheaper bargains.  I think I did pretty well.  There were also items from past parties and events which I (thankfully) saved – Nick calls me a pack rat – but see! it comes in handy!

I did make some DIY mustaches to add to it – I saw other crafters creating their own, and thought it was a good addition.  Bought some cheap brown foam from Michael’s (with 40% off coupon), found a mustache template online, printed it, pinned it to the foam, and cut away! I made 2 of each design, and hot glue a dowel stick in between and sealed the edges together.  The project took all of an hour max – and that’s because I was watching a movie during it.

Here’s the list of props I had – all fit into this Mr.Dresser Up-like treasure chest that Nick gave me a few years back – perfect to put at the wedding!

  • 2 masquerade masks
  • 1 orange boa (Halloween item!)
  • 1 felt green fedora
  • 2 sheriff/cowboy hats
  • 1 bee hat
  • 2 giant sunglasses
  • Panda headband (from Washington zoo)
  • Pink fuzzy hair bobble headband
  • leis
  • fairy wings/wands (Halloween item)
  • Halo and angel wings
  • Devil horns/pitch fork
  • giant flower
  • 1 Panda puppet (previous bday present)
  • handmade origami flower bouquet (Nick made for me a long time ago)
  • Bee on a stick
  • Giant green bow tie
  • toy binoculars (Bachelorette party prop)


We had so much fun with the props!  As the night wore on, the pictures and usage of props got more funny and interesting!