Having trouble planning your dream wedding because of budget limitations? Looking for ways to trim down on costs? Don’t worry, there are many ways that you can cut down on costs starting with the wedding decorations. You can still have your dream wedding at a tight budget.
Having cheap wedding decorations doesn’t mean that you are sacrificing having a superb wedding. Your wedding decorations can still look lovely and grand in spite of being on a budget. The key is to think creatively and look for cheap alternatives to the normally expensive wedding decorations. Think outside the box and you will be amazed with the results. We have compiled some of the most creative inexpensive wedding decoration ideas for you to get ideas from to create your fabulous but inexpensive wedding decorations.
Wedding Reception Decorations on a Budget
Receptions are often the most expensive part in your wedding. You have to think about caterers and decorations. However, you can still create a beautiful setup for your reception by using inexpensive decorations such as balloons. You can use them as centerpieces and accents around the room. You just need an editing eye to pick out the best color combination for the balloons and how to arrange them to have the most striking effect.
You can mix the color of the balloons by having the darker color inside the lighter colored balloon. Add some strings to it and already it makes a festive and creative wedding decoration. The best part about it is that it is just perfect for your budget.
You can also make your own decorations to further cut down on costs. You can use papers from old music sheets and cut different sized hearts from it and hang them from the ceilings. The effect is rustic and romantic without being cheesy.
Wedding Table Decorations on a Budget
You don’t need fancy and expensive flowers to decorate your wedding table. Simple flowers and candles will actually do. You also don’t need lots and lots of flowers. By strategically placing the flowers and candles, you have managed to spread them so that they fill the entire table. The candles also make a beautiful soft glow around the table. Capping the whole look are balloons (again!) floating on top of the table. With only a few number of flowers, some candles and balloons, you have a beautifully decorated table perfect for wedding receptions.
Candles as your primary centerpiece also make beautiful and very inexpensive wedding decorations. To keep it from looking bland, add splotches of color to it with some flowers and twigs. To keep the focus on the candles, the glowers have to be low. You can take it out from its stem to be able to lay it flat on the table. The twigs could also serve as a runner for the table and providing the necessary contrast for the decorations.
You can also use flowers that you grow in your yard as table decorations. Mix them up and place them in beautified empty jars and bottles. Be sure to spread them around your table to keep them from looking anemic. Also add a simple runner to create contrast.
You can also use old cameras and making beautiful cases for them out of boards and stationaries. This way you don’t have to spend so much on flowers. All you need to do is channel your creative side and make cards and bookmarks that can serve as centerpieces. You can also add some vintage things like old cameras and telephones for a unique touch.
Outdoor Wedding Decorations on a Budget
Outdoor church weddings are already graphically beautiful. You don’t need to do so much with your decorations and let nature help you in decorating your wedding. Play around with the beauty of your surroundings by using what is available. See a ladder in your yard? Use it to create pillars around the area. Place some flowers and candles on the steps and you have one vital aspect in your wedding decorations covered. The flowers do not have to be the expensive and cultured flowers that you see in flower shops, they can be the ones that just grow wild. When lumped together, they can be very beautiful and look so natural.
If you are in a wide space with not much trees and shrubs around, you can add some makeshift poles to keep the place from looking too bare. You can use old wooden logs or discarded wood and wedge it deeply into the ground. Tie an empty bottle to the wood with a string to keep it in place. Because the opening of the bottle is narrow, you don’t have to add too many flowers, just enough to make the place look festive and alive.
For lights, you can use candles to illuminate the place. When there are trees around, you can hang candles from them and it will look like some country Christmas tree. Use empty jars and thin ropes to hang them from the tree. If the jars are too big for the candles, add some pebbles and small rocks to keep it in proportion.
Cheap Wedding Ceremony Decorations
When you have outdoor weddings, you don’t need to have those posh chairs that look like a fortune. You can have simple wooden benches and it can still look beautiful. Try to aim for a country look with it by adding some logs on the side to line the aisle. Finish off the look with some wildflowers and placing them in jars. Don’t make the flowers look like they were arranged professionally or they will look out of place.
You also don’t have to spend so much on your church decorations. You can tie some flowers on the base of the pew with a long ribbon. The flowers will not cost much. You can even pick some wild flowers to do the trick. All you need to buy is the ribbon and you can buy those in volume to save further.
Cheap Beach Wedding Decorations
With the beach as your beautiful backdrop and pristine white sand as your carpet, you already have all the good elements for your wedding decorations. You can use these to your advantage. You can create sandcastles and heart shaped altars out of the sand. It’s free and also really fun too. To add emphasis to your sand altar, scatter some petals on it preferably something that has a vivid color to create a sharp contrast.
For your table decorations, you can use twigs and stones as centerpieces. You can even add seashells on top of your table. Remember to add a pop of color though preferably in the shade of blue as a reflection of the sea and sky. This will make a whole lot of difference to the entire look. Without it, your table will look washed out.
To help light up your wedding reception, you can add a lot of candles around the beach. This will create a beautiful glow when dusk arrives.
Cheap Fall Wedding Decorations
Fall colors are among the most vibrant. And it helps that these colors can easily be found in plants, branches, fallen leaves that can be used to decorate your wedding. For your outdoor wedding, you can use simple wood benches to seat your guest and just add real plants to line up the aisle.
You can even use the fallen leaves to decorate your church wedding. Because the colors are already very vibrant, this can already suffice as the sole decoration of your wedding ceremony.
You can even fashion centerpieces from the fallen leaves. Use this to accent your candles so they will look like they have prints. In keeping the color palette of fall, you can also use corn kernels as a base for the candles.
Cheap Winter Wedding Decorations
Old Christmas tree decorations can be used as your centerpieces for your winter themed wedding. Silver and blue are among the best winter colors and they complement each other. Try pairing Christmas balls and snowflakes for your table decoration.
You can also have winter wedding decorations through the use of non-traditional winter materials. All you have to do is capture the essence of winter. The white flowers symbolize the purity of snow and the branches with candles hanging from them looks like some rustic Christmas tree.
There are many ways to create wedding decorations at hardly any cost at all. All you need to do is be creative and look around you. Who knows what idea could pop into your head. So put your thinking cap on and creative juices flowing and plan that wedding now!