How To Spend Less On Wedding Decorations
You don’t have to spend thousands dressing up your wedding venue in order to make it look magical. If you’re on a tight budget, there are lots of tricks that you can employ in order to save money on decorations. Here are just a few ways to spend less on wedding décor.
Some venues are practically already dressed up for you – they may already have ornate lighting, elegant drapes and tables and chairs for you to use. Examples of these venues could include stately homes, hotels and converted barns used solely for weddings. Even if some of these venues are pricier to rent out, you could end up making up costs by choosing such a venue as you won’t have to splash out on as many decorations. While looking at venues, just make sure to check which decorations are included (some venues host open days in which the venue is dressed up for the occasion).
Choose the right venue
There are ways to decorate a venue minimally while still maintaining an enchanted look. Focus on using decorations to create eye-catching accents – a single well-placed custom printed balloon or banner may be all you need. Similarly, tables and chairs may not need to be dressed up with cloths and ribbons – sprigs of greenery and table runners could be an equally pretty alternative. A black and white colour scheme can also be very cheap, while ensuring a sophisticated look.
Florals are often the most expensive decorative item. Some couples go crazy with flowers, putting them on every table and surface available. However, sometimes a few strategically placed flower arrangements can have a bigger impact. This could include a single large bouquet on the top table or next to the cake. Alternatively, you could opt for a few small but colourful bouquets. It’s worth noting that specific types of flowers can be cheaper than others – it’s worth taking your time to compare various different types of flowers.
Use flowers sparingly
Craft some of your own decorations
If you enjoy a bit of DIY, you could consider making a few of your own decorations to save money. From paper bunting to chalkboard signs, there are lots of cheap and easy ways to make your own decorations. You may even be able to get a few friends or family members to help out, saving you time and energy.
The cake is another big decorative piece that couples tend to fork out too much money on. ‘Faux’ cakes and cakes with fake layers have become a popular option – these artificial cakes are generally much cheaper than real cakes and can be used to simulate large multi-tiered cakes. It could even allow you to afford a more detailed cake with flowers and ribbons. That isn’t to say you can’t still have a real cake to cut on the day – you could simply opt for a small real cake instead.