BHLDN for Less

If you’re anything like me, you don’t even think of shopping in stores like Anthropologie unless they’re having a sale. Yes, I adore A LOT of their clothes and home goods…but things are PRICE-AY.

BHLDN, the online wedding boutique which is part of the Anthropologie family, is no different. In addition to their bridal gowns, accessories, and bridesmaids dresses, they recently unveiled a party/wedding decor line that includes tabletop, favors, lighting, and other decorations. While they are all certainly super cute, a lot of their prices leave me a little dumbfounded. You want $300 for wha?

When it comes to wedding decor on a budget, buying full-priced items in bulk is just not an option. It’s one thing to justify spending $100 on a pitcher when it’s for your house and you only need one. But when you need 12 for all your reception tables? Not gonna happen.

While there are one or two items from BHLDN that are in my budget wheelhouse (they still have my terracotta vases for a steal!), as a whole I think they are overpriced. I decided to go through their new decor line and see if I couldn’t find similar items for less. Check out what I found, below.

BHLDN Top Hat Muslin Favor Bags

Set of 10





Key Muslin Drawstring Bags

Set of 10




BHLDN Le Petit Cupcake Stools

Set of 6





Modern Lola Sweet Stands

Set of 6



BHLDN Papered Poms

Set of 12




Martha Stewart Crafts Pom Poms

Set of 8




BHLDN Rosy Cheeked Coupes

Set of 2




Venetian champagne glasses

Set of 4




BHLDN Spiraled Shoppe Straws

Set of 25




Retro Barber Stripe Straws

Set of 144




Antoinette Treat Pedestal

For one tall pedestal…



SAME LOOK FOR LESS (this isn’t as vintage-y, but you can pull off the same look with the right table accessories)…


Save-On-Crafts Glass Dessert Pedestal with Lid

For one tall pedestal…


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  • Woman Getting Married says:

    Thanks! I’m so glad you like it, and YES…you just have to search for the stuff and be creative. I think it also helps to have a cost baseline so you can know when things are overpriced! 🙂

  • Kali says:

    Thanks for this creative post! (I saw it on The Broke-Ass Bride). I ogled the BHLDN stuff when it came out and even posted about my favorite items on my blog. But I love your ideas for getting a similar look for less! I’m definitely going to try to achieve similar looks without breaking my budget because thanks to your blog and others, I know it’s possible.

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