Wedding decorations – Do you hold the common conception that every wedding bash is a splurging spree? Well, everyone wants to throw a memorable celebration with an impressive wedding decoration, but not many know that it’s totally possible to pull off any wedding theme without spending a fortune.
With creativity and imagination, even the most luxurious wedding decorations offer plenty of rooms for frugality and tons of DIY.
Speaking of which, we love wedding DIYs! It’s so much easier on the budget, with the opportunity to add a personal touch to details.
Scroll through, because we are here to inspire you with some of our favorite ideas to cut the cost of your wedding decorations without spoiling the day!
1. Wedding Decorations Ideas
First up, wedding decoration is one of the most important parts of wedding planning that often sets the overall theme of the wedding. Wedding decorations should give a hint to the guests of what they can expect throughout the day, and it should reflect the couple’s style and personal taste.
On average, couples spend 15% of their wedding budget for their dream decoration. No matter what your budget, consider these key points to build your decor scheme:
- Overall theme. Maybe romantic rustic with burlaps and mason jar details or refreshing beach wedding with exotic elements such as exotic orchid bouquet and dinner reception under the palm tree?
- Color scheme. Pick a color scheme that would amplify your wedding theme that you can alternate between décor details. White, navy blue and gold are the perfect combo for a nautical wedding but not for the country theme, so choose your color scheme wisely.
- Decoration details. Each décor detail should complement another to build a whole theme.
Budget-friendly idea: You can do as much of it yourself as you possibly can, of course with the help of family and friends.
2. Wedding Aisle Decorations
A beautifully decorated and romantic wedding ceremony will remain in everyone’s memory for a lifetime. There are different ways to decorate your ceremony aisle, and obviously, nothing is off-limit if you have a free-flowing budget.
You can still spruce up your wedding aisle décor without doing damage to your budget by keeping the decorative elements simple without leaving style.
Budget-friendly idea: For a more affordable and festive wedding aisle decoration, replace flowers with balloons in your wedding color scheme.
3. Wedding Decorations Lights
Seeing how the string lights layer a simple wedding tent and turn it into a stunning spectacle reminiscent of starry nights, prove that lightings are fabulous to set the tone and emphasize your wedding decoration.
From romantic string lights on tree branches for an evening garden wedding to lighted arches for a glamorous wedding, lightings are a simple way to beautifully illuminate and transform every wedding venue.
Budget-friendly idea: An outdoor wedding venue requires little to no lighting – from morning to afternoon. So this is your chance to scratch off lighting from your budget list.
4. Wedding Decorations Table
The sound of laughter and champagne glasses clanking in between the most intimate and lively conversations happen at this very spot, which is why your wedding table decoration should give the guests a closer feel to your overall wedding theme.
This is the space that gives you plenty of opportunities to give a hint of personal touch to the details and cut costs without cutting down on beauty or style.
Budget-friendly idea: Almost everything in this setting is DIY-able. From a vintage handwritten table number on a yellowing paper to the cute succulent centerpiece for a rustic wedding. Everything is possible.
5. Wedding Reception Decorations
Now that you’re pronounced husband and wife, let the merriment begin.
With the right decoration, turn your wedding reception into once-in-a-lifetime soiree that reflects your personality. Balance is the key to cut the cost for a wedding reception decoration without deviating from the overall theme.
Budget-friendly idea: If you go extra on a major decorative item, like draped curtains for indoor reception, balance with simpler table settings.
6. Cheap Wedding Decorations
Bring in the balloons, because merriment is about to begin!
An inexpensive wedding reception decoration sends the message that you care more about sharing your most important moment with the dearest people in your life. The most important decorative elements in any wedding reception are the contagious laughter and lively conversations, so focus on what makes your guests comfortable.
Budget-friendly idea: Make the table to focus of your reception decoration. For example, use a crisp white table runner with blue tinted glass for accent. And strategically place blue and white balloons on every table. Cheap, clever, and so much fun!
7. Simple Wedding Decorations
For many people, going simply for reception is unthinkable. That is because what’s a reception without all the beautiful flowers and pretty details?
The truth is, simple wedding decor is the best! Everyone get the chance to fully experience and spread the love in a relaxed ambiance, without spending a fortune.
Budget-friendly idea: Think monochrome color with contrasting accent, like this all-white wedding reception with bright pink napkins for a sweet pop of color. Replace the usually pompous centerpiece with a bottle of wine and candy bowl.
8. Unique Wedding Decorations
Whether you’re inspired by The Great Gatsby or dreaming of something extraordinary for your reception, a unique decoration remains in everyone’s memory long after the celebration is over.
Never let the size of your budget limit your imagination, with balance and creativity, any dream wedding reception decoration can come true.
Budget-friendly idea: Find a decorative highlight and balance with simpler details. For example, the 1920s inspired wedding reception, you can use a spectacular decorative highlight like an extravagant feather lamp. That means your wedding reception table should be simpler and you can scratch flower and unnecessary details of the list.
9. Elegant Wedding Decorations
The finest crystals and silverwares are set on the table, with a stunning flower centerpiece, all on a soft pastel table cover – elegant indeed, but what if you’re a little tight on the budget?
Remember that there’s elegance in simplicity, so you can still improvise with a minimalist layout and elegant decorative details.
Budget-friendly idea: Instead of splurging on fresh flower bouquets, you can have the same look with a fake flower that won’t wilt and re-sell after the wedding event is over. Look into other decorative details that you can replace with used ones – in mint condition, of course.
10. Luxury Wedding Decorations
If you think affordable and luxurious don’t belong in the same sentence, you might want to reconsider.
Because with a little tweaking you can totally pull off a luxurious wedding reception decoration. The simplest trick is to limit the number of guests so you will be able to afford a more elegant venue without
Budget-friendly idea: For a more frugal alternative, use details with the metallic sheen of gold or rose gold for a luxurious feel. From golden organza chair cover, rose gold flower vase, to the golden rim plate.