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Cheap Wedding Decorations Ideas

Updated on July 18, 2011

Cheap Wedding Decorations- Ice Sculptures!

A Few Considerations Before Deciding on Wedding Decorations Ideas

Need cheap wedding decorations ideas? There are so many different types of wedding decorations that it can be difficult to decide. You can start to narrow down ideas for wedding decorations by thinking of a few considerations first.

Is your wedding going to be formal or informal? Large or small? What season? Indoor or outdoor? Is it a church wedding? Are you limited by budget constraints?

These are all simple questions, but they can really help whittle down your ideas for cheap wedding decorations. After all, if you have a small budget, chances are the ice sculptures are out! (Turns out I was wrong about the wedding ice sculptures decorations- Check out these cheap DIY wedding decorations ice sculptures!)

Bridal Magazines for Wedding Decorations Ideas

Where to Get Free Ideas for Wedding Decorations

Next, look through bridal magazines and go to specialized shops for more cheap wedding decorations ideas. Even if you can't afford many of the wedding decorations or they're not quite right, it will still help to get your imagination going and help give you ideas for your own wedding decorations.

Don't forget the internet for ideas for wedding decorations. There are lots of wedding sites that will inspire you.

Don't be discouraged if you don't have a big budget for wedding decorations. There are many ways to decorate for your wedding that will look fantastic and not break your budget.

Here are some inexpensive ideas for wedding decorations that you may want to consider:

DIY Wedding Flowers Bouquets

Wedding Flowers Decorations Ideas

If bouquets are a bit too expensive for your wedding decorations ideas, limit wedding flowers to just a few carefully placed simple wedding centerpieces. Maybe just small wedding flower bouquets on the pews and a grand wedding reception flower centerpiece at the buffet or top table.

Choose beautiful wedding flowers for the bouquet, corsages, and boutonnieres for the wedding party.

Scatter flower petals and pretty ribbon on tables and surfaces instead of complete bouquet centerpieces for weddings.

DIY Wedding Flowers for Simple Wedding Centerpieces

Here is another idea for DIY wedding flowers decorations. Use small, inexpensive pots grouped together or as individual simple wedding centerpieces lined up on tables for your wedding. In each pot, plant a single flower or plant. Decorate the pots to match your wedding by using paint, ribbon, or foil. Add small votive candles to the centerpieces for a more romantic atmosphere.

Use larger pots of wedding flowers for the top table, in the wedding aisles, and other places where a bit of extra oomph is needed. These simple wedding centerpieces look nice and surprisingly sophisticated.

One of the Best Cheap Wedding Decorations Ideas

Or you can replace some of the flower centerpieces for weddings with arrangements of balloons. Balloons are very cheap wedding decorations, and they can really add a festive appeal to the wedding decorations or reception area.

If there are areas of your wedding ceremony or reception that aren't appealing, large balloon wedding decorations or entire balloon arches or other balloon architecture can effectively camouflage the unsightly areas.

Cheap Wedding Decorations Ideas for the Reception

Table runners are fashionable ideas for wedding decorations. Choose runners that match the wedding theme to add a put together look for your wedding decorations. If you can't afford or don't want to decorate all of the tables, just choose some special surfaces, such as the reception table or the cake table for these cheap wedding decorations.

Easy and Simple Wedding Centerpieces - Candles

Here is a great idea for wedding centerpieces- candles! They make elegant and simple wedding centerpieces, especially for evening weddings.

Use pretty glass bowls filled with water. Colored water using food coloring to match the wedding theme is really charming.

In each bowl, light a few floating candles. Place each of these bowls on top of mirrors.

Put these lighted wedding centerpieces all around. The effect from the combination of the candlelight, reflection from the mirror, and the glass bowls make impressive wedding centerpieces.

Candles decorated with baby's breath or ribbon and placed in various areas also adds to the effect.

Twinkle Lights as Ideas for Wedding Decorations

More DIY Easy and Cheap Wedding Decorations Ideas

Twinkle lights can add to the effect of the candlelight decorations, or they can be used alone for cheap wedding decorations ideas.

Some great places to add twinkle lights for wedding decorations are reception tables, the bridal table, cake table, et cetera.

Another inexpensive idea for wedding decorations is confetti. Not the confetti that you are probably thinking about used for most occasions. Today's confetti comes in many styles, themes, colors, and materials.

There are so many choices that it's easy to find confetti that will somehow coordinate with your wedding theme- be it a shape or color. Using confetti is a nice way to pull together all the elements of your wedding themed decorations together.

Scatter confetti sprinkles on tables, around wedding centerpieces, and focal points throughout the wedding and reception area to add a fun, lighthearted ambience to your wedding decorations.

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    • SamMurrayEvents profile image


      6 years ago from Suffolk, East Anglia

      great ideas!

    • favorcentral profile image


      6 years ago from Hayward, CA

      Great Blog! So many fresh ideas and so much thought put into this posting. Really wonderful!

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      7 years ago

      Nice Blog..... Thanks for sharing this nice information n and photos. Keep sharing more and more information...

    • breakingnews profile image


      8 years ago from Pakistan

      Dear i like this HUB as Cheap Wedding Decorations Ideas.

      As so many people need these type of ideas so you give really good information about this issue.

    • eventsyoudesign profile image


      8 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

      I like your article. I am new to hub pages. I hope you will read my articles.

      Thanks for sharing.


    • MsCookM profile image


      8 years ago

      I also prefer simple wedding centerpiece. Great work you have here.

    • PaperNotes profile image


      8 years ago

      Great hub and wonderful DIY ideas! It's very inspiring reading this and thinking about what can be done with so little. I love the twinkle light idea.

    • thevoice profile image


      8 years ago from carthage ill

      really smart well done


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