Monday, May 16, 2011


I know I was a Weddingbee and have a penchant for crafting.

But I also know that I'm not the only one who thinks it's absurd to charge people $14 for 20 toothpicks topped with slivers of lotka paper (which even the outrageously priced Paper Source sells for $3.50 for a 20 x 30 sheet).

Ribbon tailed pennants

It is even more ridiculous to charge people $32 for 5 tissue poms.  You know, as I know, that all it takes to make these ubiquitous poms is 8 sheets of garden variety tissue paper, which goes for $1.  One dollar!

Paper pom set

And these paper dot garlands?  For the $18 you charge, I can buy a circle punch and enough paper to make you 20 garlands.

Polka dot garland

Don't even get me started on the pinwheels or the kraft paper pennant garland.

Between you and me, though, what I really want to know is the name and contact information of the silly people who WERE willing to shell out $$ for their faux-DIY wedding.  Because I've got quite a number of things I'd like to market to them . . . .

Thanks.  That's all.


Ms. Meticulous May 17, 2011 at 1:56 AM  

I don't know what's more scary - those prices, the fact that I've never shopped at Anthropologie/BHLDN, or the knowledge that my wedding contains hours-long DIY versions of many of those projects. Yikes...

lavenderpug May 17, 2011 at 9:14 AM  

you tell 'em hot cocoa! i don't do my own crafts, but even i wouldn't buy those at those prices.

Try Anything Once Terri May 17, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

Those things are probably for people like me who are "craft challenged", but yikes! Sadly, I think there is someone out there who thinks they MUST have something like this. That's too bad.

Nellie May 17, 2011 at 10:39 AM  

holy smokes.. that's redonks! Talk about taking advantage of people. Now think about how they use this same philosophy on the clothes. Makes me sad.

Tiffany May 20, 2011 at 4:19 PM  

Oh my gosh, you took the words right out of my mouth! Way, way over priced, and they items they're selling wouldn't even be *difficult* to DIY. So really, what are you paying for? Materials? Nope. Labor? Nope. The BHLDN name? Ding, ding, ding!

honey my heart May 26, 2011 at 1:26 AM  

great point! takes the diyness away from a diy wedding.

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