Cheap Wedding Decor
by Giorgina Devereaux
Cheap wedding decor provides you with the opportunity to have a lovely wedding on a shoestring budget.
Weddings are one of the most expensive and important events in a person’s life that calls for attention to every detail.
However, not everyone can afford their dream wedding, which requires finding ways to curb expenses.
Regardless of your budget, you can
have a beautiful and memorable wedding.
Whether your family is helping with some of the wedding expenses or you are on
your own, it is essential to create a budget for cheap wedding decor.
Once you have established a budget,
consider creating a spreadsheet where you can track all of the money coming in
Planning a wedding is stressful enough and with these simple tips, you will go a long way in making the most significant day of your life special and classy without the expensive price tag.
Cheap Wedding Decor
For the Church
Aisle Runner: If you cannot
afford to have an aisle runner custom made, consider purchasing an inexpensive
one made from vinyl.
One idea is to color coordinate the bride’s bouquet or wedding color theme with the color of the rose petals to give it a unified look. This will make a breathtaking statement as you make your grand entrance into the church and walk down the aisle.
If the church where your ceremony
will be held features a high ceiling and is lacking in decor, you may wish to
consider displaying a balloon arrangement to help fill the space and add
beauty to your cheap wedding decor. There are different balloon arrangements and colors to choose from. It
will make a unique touch to your cheap wedding decor.
Candles: Since the altar will
be the focal point of your ceremony, consider using candles. Candles provide a
gentle glow of light while creating a romantic atmosphere.
Flickering LED Lights: These lights are fabulous for illuminating a floral centerpiece. They are available in red, blue, green, and white tealight size LED lights.
You may also take a piece of tulle
and scrunch it around the unity candle that is on the candle stand. Conceal
several tealight size LED lights under the tulle and the glowing effect is
extraordinary. Flickering LED lights are an inexpensive component of cheap
wedding decor and there is no risk of
fire since they are battery operated.
Other floral arrangements for cheap
wedding decor include
pomander balls. Pomander balls make a fabulous and attractive accent for any
entry way, arch, or chandelier. You can have pomander balls made from an
assortment of fresh flowers or you can use silk flowers.
It’s this type of simplicity that goes a long way in adding incredible beauty to the altar.
Pew Decorations: Tulle
is a beautiful, creative, and economical element of cheap wedding decor to decorate the pews at the church. The
pews play an important role in the church since it is where family and friends
witness the exchange of vows.
Pew bows can be placed at each pew for added elegance. It also makes the setting more romantic while giving you the opportunity to put your own personal touches.
Decorating with tulle is a diverse,
flexible, unique way to draw attention to any room. It is manufactured from
fibers such as, silk, nylon, rayon, and sometimes, cotton. Tulle comes in a
vast array of colors, which will help you coordinate with your desired cheap
wedding decor theme.
To make a pew bow using only tulle,
it is recommended that you use 5-6 yards that is 12 inches wide.
For the Reception
Entry into the Reception Area
Wedding Guest Book with Pen: A wedding guest book set on top of a small round table is a nice way for cheap wedding decor to welcome family and guests into the reception area.
Here’s an example of how to decorate a welcome table that includes a wedding guest book:
Wedding Signature Mat: A
signature mat is another way to capture guests’ personal messages and wishes.
Wedding Signature Platter: An alternative to a signature mat frame is to have a wedding signature platter that family and guests can sign. It makes for a beautiful display at home that can be enjoyed for years to come.
Balloon Arch Sculpture: A balloon arch sculpture is a fantastic way to greet family and guests in style. An arch essentially is an arrangement of, for instance, a single row of helium latex balloons to form an attractive archway. It will definitely make a lovely statement. For added variety to your cheap wedding decor, you can have an assortment of colors arranged.
Balloons: There are creative ways to decorate your wedding reception area using balloons. In addition to an arch sculpture, you can arrange balloons in the following ways:
These elaborate arrangements will look fabulous at the reception. Consider alternating colors for added variety. An arch is versatile in that it can be used to decorate the area above the wedding party table, over the cake table, or to accent an area that you’d like to be the focal point of your wedding.
Ceiling Decor: Another way to
add an unusual, but delicate decorative accent is to drape a ceiling with tulle
and lights in your reception area.
Cake Table: Decorating a cake
table with tulle is a lovely way to add beauty and color to the table using
cheap wedding decor. You can
drape a piece of white nylon tulle over a white tablecloth and then add pink
nylon tulle (or the color of your choice) around the circumference of the
Above the Cake Table: Another
romantic way to accent your cake table with cheap wedding decor is to add tulle above the table by making
a canopy of tulle. Around the top of the canopy, you can add a wreath of
beautiful greenery along with fresh flowers. The entrance of the canopy can be
defined with a decorative ribbon tied around the left and right side. This
looks quite lovely and further enhances the beauty of the wedding cake.
Gift Table: Depending on how many guests you plan on having, you may wish
to consider a medium sized rectangular gift table.
If you are concerned about where to keep monetary gifts, consider displaying a money holder on top of the gift table. This is a convenient way to keep these gifts together and it also looks quite stylish.
This will look absolutely stunning.
Don’t forget to include a beautiful set of flutes to toast to the beginning of your new life together.
The bride and groom may even
personalize the sashes on their chairs to say, for instance, Mr. Smith (on one
sash) and Mrs. Smith (on the other sash). Your back would rest against the sash
and when you get up from the chair, guests can see the beautiful accent on the
You may have the lettering embroidered with a thread that matches the
color border and you can also select a block or italic script font.
Wedding Reception Guest Tables and Chairs:
In addition to decorating your wedding party table and chairs, the wedding reception guest tables and chairs deserve the same care and utmost attention to detail.
You may decorate guest tables and chairs using the following decorative materials/accessories:
You may decorate the guest tables by placing a linen tablecloth over the table
followed by an organza or brocade fabric overlay.
Chair covers are typically white in color. You may use an organza chair wrap, satin sash, or tulle for each chair.
Organza consists of a sheer fabric that provides a look and feel similar to silk. It is essentially a lightweight silk fabric comprised of a plain weave that is created using nylon, polyester, and silk, or a blend of any of the three. The loose weave of the filaments enable the production of organza to produce sections of cloth that are translucent in nature.
Party favors are available in the following:
Toasting Flutes: Toasting flutes are an exquisite way to toast to your happiness. There are various styles to choose from and you may opt to have it personalized.
Wedding Accessory Set: You
may wish to purchase a four piece wedding accessory set that consists of a guest
book with pen, flower girl basket, ring bearer pillow, garter and tossing
garter. It is made of white satin with beaded details.
This is a convenient way to have what you need in one set.
Wedding Cake Toppers: There is a variety of wedding cake toppers to choose from. You can choose from the traditional wedding cake topper that consists of the bride and groom or opt for a personalized one that is made from acrylic and shaped like a heart or square. The acrylic wedding cake topper can later be used as a paperweight for your office.
Wedding Cake Knife and Server
Set: A wedding cake knife and server set is a wonderful keepsake that will
bring joy as you remember the set that sliced your first piece of cake.
A wedding camera allows guests to partake in capturing
precious moments of your special day on camera. It’s a must have for a
wedding since it is physically impossible for the photographer to take pictures
of everything and you certainly don’t want to miss out on an important moment.
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