I bought a bag of shells and a tall apothecary jar with a lid. Fill the jar with said shells, and voila! A beautiful keepsake for you and some of your special guests. The best part? It cost $11.99! $5.99 for the jar and $6.00 for the shells. Please comment for online links of where to buy.
I never understand why brides choose silk flowers for wedding centerpieces. There are so many other options available that don't scream dollar store discount bin. I used to work for a flower shop and cringed every time a bride came in wanting "permanent" flowers for the reception tables. So, I did this super simple project to show everyone that there are other ways to have a lasting memory from your wedding day that don't look like a nursing home projects.