Written By: Sarah - Marketing Coordinator
Budget Friendly | Wedding Planning
When planning a wedding, brides usually figure out quickly that weddings are expensive!! There comes a point where brides question how to stay within budget while still having their dream wedding. Pinterest is an excellent resource for DIY ideas but, can often create expectations that are unrealistic. Don't give up on your dream wedding yet!! We have compiled easy ways to stay on budget while having your decor Pinterest worthy!
Begin Collecting - Wine Bottles, Jars, Etc.
Don't go throwing out your wine bottles, and jars just yet! Collect these items and dress them up. You can even use cans and wood pieces to use as decor. You would be surprised at what spray paint, glitter, and ribbon can do! You are in control which ensures all your decor items maintain in your color scheme and theme. When collecting these everyday items, don't be afraid to ask others around you; "one persons trash is another persons treasure".
Take Advantage of Nature
Just like the previous suggestion, nature has some handy options!! Nature is beautiful, and has a variety of props. Depending on the season you are getting married during, there will be seasonal nature items that will be all around you. You can either keep the natural look or again dress them up! An example could be using leaves during fall time, as confetti for the exit or sticks with gold spray paint and glitter.
Dollar Store and Thrift Stores
Brides don't usually think about the Dollar Store and thrift stores for wedding decor. You would be surprised about the gems you may find!! There are a ton of options for wedding decor. Thrift stores will have several options for frames and jars. The Dollar Store has frames and jars as well, but also candles, vases, votives, pebbles, rocks, etc. Go in with an open mind, an imagination, and a vision. You will be surprised at how much you can save. Jars at the Dollar Store usually are $5-$8 other places.
Use Etsy as Inspiration - Create Own Signs/Decor
Etsy has so many cute signs and decor, but can be very pricey. Take the inspiration and create your own. Signs are easy to create, because usually you know someone who has beautiful hand righting. Plus having these handmade items creates uniqueness and a personal touch.
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Know What Your Venue Offers
Lastly, your venue may have a closet of decor you can barrow and use for your wedding!! Brides will leave behind signs and decor that the venue keeps for future brides. Your venue may also have a stunning view and elements throughout that are decorative. Always be sure to know what your venue package includes; table clothes, centerpieces, etc.
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