Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Save for Wedding Season with Help From Goodwill

One of the most exciting times of the year is here ““ wedding season! It’s common knowledge that weddings can be expensive, but did you know that the average U.S. couple spends more than $30,000 on their wedding? In addition, wedding guests spend more than $300 when paying for travel, gifts, attire, and lodging, according to bankrate.com. If you’re trying to stick to a budget this wedding season, Ohio Valley Goodwill is here to help! Here are some tips for finding last-minute wedding details that won’t break the bank.

Centerpiece decor

Table centerpieces are a traditional way to set the tone and style for a wedding reception. However, centerpiece arrangements can quickly become expensive, especially if you use fresh flowers. That’s why many brides are choosing affordable alternatives to floral centerpieces such as books, vases, lanterns, and candles. Shop at Goodwill to find one-of-a-kind centerpiece decor at some of the best prices around.


There are so many ways to incorporate frames into a wedding, whether you use them to display seating charts, table numbers, welcome signs, photos of the happy couple. You can always find interesting frames at Ohio Valley Goodwill in a variety of sizes and styles. With a fresh coat of spray paint, you can turn ordinary frames into tasteful decorations for your wedding day.

Unique glassware

Goodwill is the place to find unique glassware of any kind, from vintage bottles to mason jars. Use glassware to hold flowers or candles, for a unity sand ceremony, or to hold sweet treats for a trendy candy bar display. After your wedding day, you can donate your glassware items back to Ohio Valley Goodwill, where they’ll go on to help provide life-changing job training and vocational services for people in the Greater Cincinnati community.

Photo booth props

Photo booths are another popular wedding trend that you can easily create on a budget with help from Ohio Valley Goodwill! Shop at Goodwill for props for your photo booth such as sunglasses, oversized hats, or bowties and enjoy capturing the fun memories with your guests.

Card boxes

For a budget-friendly way to store cards from guests on your wedding day, look no further than Ohio Valley Goodwill! We frequently stock cardboard hat boxes in our stores that you can personalize for your special day, or think outside the box (literally) by using a vintage suitcase or wicker basket to collect cards from your generous guests.

Fashionable wedding guest attire

Are you attending a wedding this summer as a guest? Goodwill has everything you need to look your best at affordable prices, whether you’re looking for black tie, cocktail, or casual attire. Complete your look with stylish accessories from our large selection of jewelry, shoes, and clutches or handbags.


Ohio Valley Goodwill is the place to shop for everything you need to celebrate wedding season! Our retail stores and boutiques are updated with new merchandise every single day, meaning you can always find something unique and interesting every time you shop. Check out our sales calendars to find the best deals on clothing, household goods, accessories, and much more. To find the store location nearest you, click here.