Tuesday, January 18, 2011

5 MONTHS and Shepherd Hooks

FYI: Today is January 18, 2011.

Exactly 5 MONTHS from our big day!!

With that comes alot of excitement... A little bit of stress... And a nice wake up call.

That's 151 days from today!

Which makes me so glad, I got another thing done! And a HUGE deal on it too...

Shepherd Hooks!!!

I've had an idea for awhile to do Shepherd hooks down the aisle, holding...
Something...
The initial idea came from my friend, Ashley's wedding...
 She used Shepherd hooks to hold balls of flowers down the sides of her aisle...

Ashley's Facebook
Cute, right?!?!
I'm thinking maybe rope wreaths with flowers, or maybe some type of little lanterns... hanging from MY Shepherd hooks...

So to get started on the idea of "making" my aisle, I started looking around for and pricing the Shepherd hooks. My mom purchased one from Wal-Mart awhile back that I could remember... So I researched there... Of course, it's January, so they're not exactly in season as they're a garden department item... Mom remembered having paid about $12 for hers though, so I just went with that for my Wal-Mart pricing... I also looked at Home Depot, Lowe's etc... All seemed to be around $15 or so apiece.

That was UNTIL...
I won a $45 gift certificate from a blog giveaway to CSN Stores!
Not kidding, I had no idea what they were or what they sold until winning... 

To sum it up... They sell ALMOST anything you could ever want or imagine you might want... Including SHEPHERD HOOKS! :)

I found these plain, simple, EXACTLY what I was looking for
Royce Lighting Shepherd Hooks!!

Royce Lighting Outdoor Shepherds Hook in Oil Rubbed Bronze

They were originally priced at $94.64. NO JOKE! But they were on SALE for...

$10.01

Really. Go look. Here.

I'll wait while you look... Cause I know you don't believe me...

Back now? Yeah... Crazy, right?!

So I immediately purchased 8! Four for each side of my aisle.
After my certificate I paid $65.67 including shipping!
That means I got each hook for a whopping,

$8.21

WAY less than I could've gotten them even, at Wal-Mart!!!

And they're one of those things that I can absolutely use again... to hang plants, lanterns up the walk to the house, etc...
So yay! Yay for 5 months to go and yay for bargain Shepherd hooks!!!

Now to decide what I want to hang on them....
Any suggestions?

What are you or did you "make" your aisle out of?

Or did you even have an aisle?? What did you do, if no aisle?




8 comments:

Nicole-Lynn said...

What a God thing.. seriously, that's amazing you were able to win a giveaway to put towards your wedding. We've been blessed winning some giveaways too and it feels just so so nice. Sometimes I wonder how in the world we can have a wedding as we're trying to buy a house and the many other things... but it always has a way of working out. So so happy for you! They're going to look great at your ceremony! Yey for 5 more months girlie!

Megan said...

5 months will FLY by! YAY!! Those hooks were a steal! How perfect that you won a giveaway and were able to find them!!

AmyJean {Relentless Bride} said...

5 months... Enjoy. It's such an amazing time! and great job on finding that deal... giveaways are a great way to help with the costs of wedding! Good job!

Brooke said...

oh good lord I haven't even thought about the aisle! Great finds :)

Saying I do said...

that's awesome!! What a great deal! I'm wondering how to decorate the pews in our church...but if we were outside, I'd def. want to use these hooks too!

TexaGermaNadian said...

I love those hooks! And you could totally re-use them in your yard or walkway and hang lights on them. Hope you are having a blast planning your wedding, it sure looks like you are. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Really forward to following yours too :)
http://texagermanadian.blogspot.com/

bethani said...

isnt shopping exciting when things come out to be a million times cheaper than you thought?! ♥

Amanda Dale said...

Fantastic deal! Great job!

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