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Cheap Wedding Decoration Ideas

A couple’s wedding day can be one of the most special days in their lives, but they don’t want the debt that comes with their wedding day to follow them most of their lives too. A fantastic way to save money is to make your wedding venue decorations. Saving money on your wedding and decorations does not mean you also cut down on the quality of them.

To get started, decide if you want a wedding theme and choose a theme whether it be a beach wedding or winter wedding. Make yourself a list of the decorations you’ll be wanting to incorporate into your theme. With a list of your decoration ideas in hand, you can look for the clearance sales and pick them up for next year. There are times when the wedding decorations are included, you just need to check with your wedding organizer.

To stick to a budget, try to make as many decorations as you can whether it be spray painting candles or making confetti. Instead of using a florist, maybe you are talented enough at growing flowers, or you know someone who is and can grow the flowers for both the ceremony and the reception. Renting some of your decorations is also an option, providing you’ll be able to return them in original condition.

Making wedding reception centerpieces are a great way to add a personal touch and save money. All that is needed is a little creativity and patience. There are many ideas for centerpieces, you could use candles in your wedding colors and decorate them with mirrors or flowers.

Yet another choice for decorating the tables is to include wedding favors that match your theme. You can purchase them on the web, and they come in styles that will match practically every type or theme of wedding. They are also a great way to thank guests for attending.

More and more people are placing disposable cameras on the tables during the wedding reception. Setting a camera on each table for your guests to use will produce many wonderful candid shots throughout the reception.

Using what is around you will bring your theme together. For a beach wedding, collect and distribute seashells all around. Or collect pieces of driftwood and arrange them though the site. By using a little patience and creativity, you will be able to come up with sensible wedding decorations to fit your theme, and you’ll also create the mood that you desire and make your wedding day one that will be remembered for a long time.

Fun and Wedding Decorating Ideas

You have set the date for your wedding and now it is time to start thinking about your wedding decorating ideas and just how much you can spend to make it your “day of days”.

The hardest thing to do, after you have set the amount you can spend on decorating, is to stay within that budget.

Let’s see if I can help you with that, while still allowing you to have a beautiful celebration.

The first thing to remember is that as special as you want this to day to be, the decorations are to be used only once.

When planning the decorations, focus on the special places they will be most noticed; this would be the ceremony altar and the reception tables.

You can move the ceremony flower arrangements to the reception entrance and save a several hundred dollars and it gives you a fast and easy start to decorating the reception entrance.

Small white twinkle lights are often on sale after the holidays and they can be used to decorate pillars, reception door entrances, and the wedding party table which usually has seating on one side facing the guests.

Use them wherever you think it would make the area more festive.

Most places will cover the tables with plain white tablecloths. You can enhance the entire look and mood simply by adding runners or lace overlays in the wedding theme colors.

Make the wedding cake and it’s table a centerpiece at the reception by placing it where everyone can see and enjoy it. Drape tulle around the table for a softer more romantic look.

Also, if you order a square tiered cake you can get more pieces out of it so you can get a smaller, less expensive wedding cake and, as a nice side benefit, since it’s not the usual round cake it can become a striking and unique decoration all by itself.

Beautiful but inexpensive candles can be used as wedding reception centerpieces and at other key places around the room and they always set a wonderful mood.

Table favors for each guest can also become decorations and a nice memento to boot.

Place a votive candle at each place setting and stick a small paper umbrella with the guest’s name on it into the candle so they can take it home when the day is over.

Have a disposable camera at each table and ask guests to take interesting pictures and send them to you for your album. They will love doing it and it is saving you additional wedding photographer fees.

Table centerpieces need not be an expensive thing. Use candles, seasonal flowers, even dried flowers and just let your creativity take over.

Depending on how you wish to decorate, you will find that craft stores, online merchants, and discount retailers are helpful and great sources of ideas and savings.

Ask your family and friends to pitch in and help you. It will be fun for all and make them feel a very special part of your wedding day.

There are many inexpensive wedding decorating ideas that you can use to make your wedding day gorgeous. The money you save will make the time and creativity you put into it well worth it and bring smiles to the faces of guests as they appreciate the beauty of your “day of days”.

Natural Winter Wedding Decorations

The winter season has some of the most beautiful natural decorations of any time of the year. Going well beyond flowers, these seasonal accents can be the perfect choice to decorate a wedding ceremony or reception. Learn more about how to use pinecones, cranberries, greenery, and much more to create a naturally beautiful winter wedding.

There are many beautiful things you can use to decorate your winter wedding. A great place to start is with seasonal greenery, such as boxwood, pine boughs, and holly. These can be used in numerous ways to beautify your wedding. Create a crisp and clean look with tidy square boxwood wreaths adorning the church doors. Hang them with wide silver ribbon for an elegant touch. Boxwood also works wonderfully to create a custom set of the bride and groom’s first initials to decorate the doors to the venue, hang on their dinner chairs, or on a wall in the reception site. Pine boughs with long needles would be lovely around the bases of vases or hurricane lanterns, down staircase banisters, or as runners down the centers of long dinner tables. Twine holly around candelabras or on the backs of gold chiavari chairs.

Pinecones are a festive and inexpensive winter wedding decoration. They can be used in countless ways, and are great for the diy bride. Create a pinecone wreath to hang behind the head table at the wedding reception using a basic wire wreath frame, pinecones gathered from outdoors, wire, and ribbons. Wire in tiny round ornaments or faux berries to add some color and dimension to the pinecone wreath. Pinecones also make a wonderful addition to a winter bouquet. Dip the edges in glitter for a bit of sparkle, and wire the pinecones in among red and white winter blossoms. A small bouquet can even be created entirely out of pinecones for a unique wintery detail. It would be lovely for a bride who is wearing a silk dupioni gown with handmade wedding jewelry getting married in a woodsy setting. Other great uses for pinecones include using them to fill clear vases, hanging them on trees (paint them gold first), or tying around napkins with a red tartan ribbon for a charming addition to the table settings.

Fragrant oranges are another versatile natural material to use to decorate a winter wedding. They add a nice pop of color to winter decor. Arrange an assortment of oranges, pinecones, cinnamon sticks, and greenery in a low footed bowl for a quick yet festive way to dress up the guest book table, escort card table, or bar at the cocktail hour. To add a rich holiday fragrance to a winter wedding, create old-fashioned orange pomanders by studding oranges with cloves and hanging from ribbons. An orange pomander and a spray of pine greenery would make a marvelous pew decoration for the wedding ceremony.

Another colorful winter decoration is cranberries. Their bright red hue is a great contrast to the subdued colors of the season. Use fresh red cranberries as a filler for clear vases topped with white flowers as centerpieces. Garnish drinks with cranberries on cocktail picks for the cocktail hour. If you are trying to create a cozy winter wedding with red and white details in everything from the wedding cake to the handmade wedding jewelry, cranberries will really help to you pull it off. String fresh cranberries (or save yourself a lot of time and buy wooden strings of faux cranberries) to drape on chandeliers, intertwine with greenery around doorways, or to hang in groups for a modern take on a classic holiday decoration. By this point, your guests are going to be in a cranberry frame of mind, so treat them to cranberry-pear tartlets and cranberry martinis on the menu.

Natural decorations are such a wonderful way to celebrate the season, while also making your wedding festive and beautiful. Dress them up with crystals for a more formal winter wedding, or give them a homespun flair with lots of rustic accents. The colors, fragrances, and style of the natural elements are sure to make your wedding warm and inviting.

Outdoor Gazebo Wedding

An outdoor gazebo can be a beautiful complement to an outdoor wedding. A gazebo can quickly transform any setting into a more elegant setting fit for a wedding. Consider using an outdoor gazebo to complement a wedding help in a backyard, at the beach, in a field, or in a garden. A gazebo will not only provide a powerful focal point which will direct guest attention to the ceremony, it will also help to cover and disguise flaws that may be present at your wedding location. Even a simple gazebo can be transformed into a magical and beautiful structure by decorating the gazebo and tying it in with the overall wedding theme.

Flowers are one of the more common methods for gazebo decoration. Flowers will help to unite the gazebo with the wedding theme and colors. They will also lend an air of outdoor elegance to an otherwise plain structure. Consider having the florist construct elegant garlands of flowers which will easily attach to the outdoor gazebo in a variety of decorating combinations.

One may also want to consider creating decorations from other common decorating items such as: tulle, ribbon, fabric, or leaves. A fresh coat of paint before the ceremony can also bring a fresh new life to an older, faded outdoor gazebo.

Some brides will choose to integrate lighting into their gazebo decorations. This can be especially stunning when the ceremony will be held in the evening. Twinkle lights are one of the easiest and most affordable lighting options to consider for gazebo decoration.

If the site that is being considered for the wedding does not already have a gazebo, it is possible to bring one in for the event. Many companies offer rental of gazebos. Other options include purchasing or constructing an outdoor gazebo for the event specifically or borrowing a gazebo from a friend or family member. If having a gazebo is a priority, it will be possible to locate or acquire one for the ceremony.

When creating a decorating plan, consider testing ideas before the ceremony. A trial decoration of the gazebo can be completed before the event to troubleshoot potential problems and create solutions.

An outdoor gazebo can be a beautiful addition to an outdoor wedding. Decorating this structure to complement a wedding theme can be both entertaining and affordable. All beautiful decorations require are creativity and preplanning. Even an old gazebo can be made beautiful for a wedding ceremony.