A Bargain Minister in Denver has some helpful tips to share on how to decorate for a wedding on a budget.
Pay attention to decorating a couple of key areas instead of putting decorations everywhere or in places where guests will not spend a great deal of time. This will allow you to focus your efforts and pare down your expenses without sacrificing too much.
You don’t need handfuls of cash to create a romantic ambiance and a memorable look for your wedding venue. You just may need to be a little creative and think outside of the box.
Here are a few ideas to get you started on decorating your wedding venue on a budget.
- Flower Choices
Fresh flowers can be quite pricey. If you choose flowers that are in season, you may save yourself a bit of money. Additionally, you can seek out local flower growers to see if you can save on some of the shipping costs. If you prepare enough in advance, you might even be able to grow your own flowers.
- Use Candles
Candles can make a wedding look elegant without a huge price tag. Tea lights or votive candles safely placed on mirrors to create an additional level of elegance. Simple flower choices around the base can create an added tasteful touch.
- LED Lighting
Add small white twinkle lights around pillars or to drape around tables at your wedding venue. Intermingle small lights in your floral arrangements for additional soft lighting. You could also choose bulbs that match your wedding colors for a bit of flair. Add a sparkly disco ball or party lights for some dance floor fun.
- Use Your Cake
Place your cake so that it is a focal point and part of your decorations, instead of hiding it for a reveal before the cake cutting. Some additional decorations will invite your guests to view your elegant cake during the reception.
Balloons are not just for kids’ parties these days. Balloons can be tastefully done and can be an inexpensive way to make arches or centerpieces. They’re a practical option for decorating your wedding on a budget.
You could even have a fun balloon drop at the end of your special dance or the end of the night. Balloons can be both tasteful and fun, especially if you have little guests who might enjoy them as well.
- Use Your Favors
Turn your party favors into decorative additions to your wedding venue. Coordinate your favors and place them so that they are part of the decorations. Add them to each place setting for extra color and effect. You can also create centerpieces that double as favors.
- Use Fabric for Effect
Fabric swags can create a soft and lovely backdrop. You can use fabric to layer color over your table clothes or you can take advantage of tulle to create lovely effects and decorations. Add colored linens are an easy way to make your reception tables more eye-catching.
- Use Your Venue’s Resources
Some wedding venues or churches may have decorations that you can take advantage of for a minimal fee or even for free. Inquire to see if this is a possibility at your chosen location.
We here at A Bargain Minister, hope these tips help with decorating your wedding on a budget. If you need a venue or a minister for your special day, give us a call.