Having a small wedding ceremony doesn't mean that you have to neglect wedding decorations. You can have a beautiful wedding without spending a lot of money if you know where to look. However, I don't just mean buying the cheapest decorations you can find. I also mean to use inexpensive yet high-quality items to decorate your wedding. After all, the goal of your wedding is not to flaunt wealth, but to celebrate your love for each other and the investment you made in your marriage.
No big wedding planner? No problem. Nowadays, there seems to be another notion that hiring a big wedding planner or elaborate day-of planner is basically committing matrimonial slander, but this couldn't be further from the truth, particularly given the massive variety of DIY wedding decorations available on the market today. By choosing to have a simple wedding decoration theme, you'll save a lot of money while having a great looking centerpiece for your reception and the front page of your wedding scrapbook (which you should keep after the wedding to share with your future generations).
One of the simplest wedding decorations, you can start with is placing a silk flower arrangement in a clear glass vase. Add votive candles and a tiny votive candle holder. Another option is to decorate your cupcakes with small butterfly and flower patterns, decorating them with chocolate wedding decorations. Fill the bottom of the cupcake wrappers with colorful fondant icing, and top with a cute heart shaped wrapper, which you can cut out from a square piece of cardboard.
One of the easiest yet most elegant wedding decorations you can do is to place a bunch of tulle across the top of your 'thank you' card. Attaching each guest's name tag to the tulle with tissue paper ribbons is another fun way to tie your wedding decorations together. Guests will love to take a snapshot of this 'card wedding favors.' For a more romantic touch, tie a ribbon around each petal and insert a crystal broach or bead into each petal. These ribbons and beads will look especially pretty during your spring or summer wedding showers, especially if you ask your guests to bring along an elegant plant.
The centerpiece stage backdrop is a wonderful place to incorporate unique wedding decorations. You can use an inexpensive wicker bird feeder or small round bird feeders that are filled with helium. Place your centerpiece on the table as you open your gifts. Cut out several thin strips of white paper, fold one over the feeder, staple and glue it down to the table edge. If you'd rather have your centerpiece glitter, attach a small row of crystals to each post of the bird feeder.
As the bride, you may be able to save money by cutting the wedding decorations yourself. This is a great way to reduce the stress of planning a wedding. If you are creative enough, you could craft your own centerpiece. To make the centerpieces smaller, you could cut or buy smaller size candles. Combine some white craft foam with some floral foam that is in season at your florist and craft your own small wedding budget centerpiece.
If you don't have the time to create your own wedding decorations, you'll want to purchase them from a wedding decoration expert. The online wedding decorations supply store is a great place to find a wedding planner who will assist you in finding just the right wedding decorations for your special day. They will show you exactly what is in style currently and what wedding decorations will look best with the theme you choose. After you select the items you like, the wedding planner will assist you in creating a wedding ceremony and reception decorating budget so that you do not go over budget.
One important thing to remember when purchasing wedding decorations is that the wedding reception and wedding ceremony decorations need to compliment each other. You want to have a coordinating wedding reception floral wedding decor and wedding ceremony decorations. If you have an oval table setting, for example, you don't want to have wedding reception centerpieces that are square or rectangular. Your wedding reception flower selection should be based on the shape of your table and the flow of the room. Once you've decided on the wedding colors, it will be easier to pick out the appropriate wedding decorations.