Cost Friendly Wedding Decor Ideas

Location, Location, Location

The best way to save on wedding decorations is to pick a fabulous location. After all, if the setting is gorgeous, you shouldn’t have to do a lot to enhance the space. However, if you are planning a wedding on a tight budget, it’s certainly not going to be feasible to rent a vineyard in Napa. Consider a bed and breakfast, a public park, or even an art gallery for a wedding and reception. Or go rustic! If you can get outside of the city, you may can save thousands. Country settings and small town locations are usually much less expensive than big city venues.

He Loves Me Not… He Loves Me!

Flowers dress up any occasion, and they don’t have to be expensive. Or forgo greenery and save even more – cut branches with twinkling lights or baby’s breath can be a fabulous substitution for expensive flowers.

Lighting the Way

Twinkling lights or the glow of candles can add instant (and cheap!) charm to a sunset or nighttime wedding or reception. But don’t discount the allure of lighting during the daytime hours, especially if your venue is indoors or shady.
Stress-less Ideas for the Table The wedding tables can cause a lot of stress. Not only do decorations and rental costs cause budget dilemmas, but seating can be a nightmare. However, many couples forgo traditional seating and opt instead for several food tables amongst scattered seating.

2009_07_04-285300dpiIt’s Canning Season

Glass mason or canning jars take the cake – literally. You can use them as flower vases or to serve punch, or even bake in them. And they look lovely, too! Hang them from a ribbon and place a votive inside, or layer them with candy for a fun, edible centerpiece. And they are super cheap! To save even more money, save tin soup cans and refashion into luminaries, vintage-style flower vases and much, much more.

Ribbons & Fabrics & Embellishments, Oh My!

Forgo pricey fabric backdrops and table linens. It’s way too easy to craft your own. To find good deals on fabric, head toward the clearance bin or remnant section. And don’t neglect to check the high-end fabric stores. Many times these are the best places to find deals. Ribbon can be cheap cheap – most are not more than a dollar per roll – and can be used from everything to wine glass markers to napkin rings.

Decorations You Can Devour

The great thing about using food to decorate is that there is less waste, less cleanup and no need to store the party decor after your done with it. Simply hit the candy and baking aisles at your local supermarket. Another plus of food decor? Kids love it! (And so do adults!)