Planning a wedding? The price to purchase items to incorporate as decorations for your ceremony or reception is often less than what you are charged when you "rent" them or use them from a professional decorator. You'd be surprised at how easy it is to add a few of your own personal touches to your special day and how much money you can save by doing so.
Valentine's Day decorations at my house used to consist solely of homemade cut out hearts taped to windows or hung with ribbons from anything that would support them (at kid height). These homemade decorations are still prominent in my house, but we've added a few items that definitely steal the show when we have visitors.