When you are starting your wedding planning one of the important things you consider is the wedding decorations and color theme.
You are probably on a budget but still want beautiful and memorable decorations. Maybe some of these inexpensive wedding decoration ideas will help you do a great centerpiece and will keep you within your budget.
Wedding centerpieces can be done using flowers, candles, edibles and lovely lighting.
When choosing your flowers for the centerpieces if you buy locally you will save shipping fees and support your local growers.
Seasonal flowers are less costly and if you are having a casual wedding think about growing the blooms yourself or using native wild flowers.
For containers you have choices of baskets, mason jars, a mixed assortment of vases which lend an interesting charm to each table. Better yet use your creative ideas to come up with something that says “You.”
Some small bowls of candy and mints arranged on a reflective mirror with votive candles placed around the bowls is inexpensive, looks great and is a tasty treat for the guests.
A lovely arrangement of fruit that is non perishable and theme colored confetti sprinkled around the container make a great looking centerpiece.
Another idea is to get rich artisan breads from your local bread baker and arrange in various shapes of interesting baskets.
Make your wedding cake a decoration by having the cake table set in a prominent place. Decorate the table attractively and have the cake there from the very beginning of the reception for all to enjoy.
A fall wedding would look fantastic with the wonderful colors of fall vegetables such as squash arranged on fall colored leaves and greenery. Scatter some nuts in their shells to add to the seasonal look.
When tastefully done balloons can be really nice decorations and certainly help you stay within your budget.
You can create an arch at the entrance for all to walk through
Balloon centerpieces can be elevated so that they do not disrupt table conversation by being in the way. It is a wonderful way to use your theme colors.
The table centerpieces may become your wedding favors at the end of the evening.
You might place a grouping of votive candles with a personal name tag on each one.
Small terra cotta pots with live herbs, baby roses or small green plants makes a lasting remembrance of their day with you as you invite each guest to take one home at the end of the day.
The use of inexpensive fabric is another way to get a lovely look and still be cost effective.
Tulle draped at the reception entrance creates a soft and inviting look.
Use soft fabrics as a backdrop swagged behind the head table or draped around the cake table cloth or head table or both.
Another way to use fabric is to layer colored cloths on tables or use colored table runners with contrasting cloths.
6. Other Tips
Ask your venue if they have any decorations you might use as they may be part of your rental fee. If not it could be a minimal charge to use them.
Try to recycle flowers or other decorations from the ceremony to the reception venue and have them do double duty.
Let these ideas start you and your family and friends to use the creative talents you have to come up with even more great and memorable inexpensive wedding decorations just special for your wedding day.
Let me invite you to comment on any other ideas you might have that would be helpful to a couple on a budget.