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Wedding & Reception Ideas on a budget

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Decorating for a wedding and reception is one of the more important tasks for the couple's big day. When you have a budget to worry about, then it can seem like a challenge to get a magical look for the event. But the truth is that there are plenty of cheap wedding ideas you can use to create wedding decorations on a budget. Just because you have to use cheap wedding decorations for the event does not mean that everything cannot look spectacular.

Choosing A Great Location

A wedding needs to be more about commemorating the love of the couple and not so much about spending a ton of money. Did the groom propose to the bride in a local public park that has an amazing view of the sunset? Then why not hold the wedding there instead of renting a hall? How about having the wedding and reception at the home of one of the family members? It would give Aunt Edna a great excuse to finally show off her home, and her custom-made curtains.

The location of your wedding does not need to be elaborate; it just needs to be significant. The only thing you may want to invest in is a tent for an outdoor wedding, just in case the ceremony causes the clouds to well up with tears.

Make It Special

The great thing about making a wedding or reception memorable is that you do not have to spend a ton of money. How about sparklers to greet the new couple as they get whisked off to their honeymoon for great wedding decorations on a budget? Sparklers are cheap wedding ideas and a lot of fun, and they will create an image that the couple will never forget.

If the reception will be ending when it is still light out, then how about some colorful confetti instead of bland rice or salt? These cheap wedding decorations are extremely inexpensive, but they can add elements to a wedding that will be remembered forever.

Arts And Crafts For Favors

Brides tend to lose track of the cost of favors, but favors can get pretty expensive. When you are looking for wedding decorations on a budget, then trying to pay a few dollars each for a hundred or so favors is not going to cut it.

Try some simple arts and crafts cheap wedding ideas to create favors that will be memorable. Collect smooth rocks from down by a lake or river, paint them white, hand paint the couple's names and wedding date on them, wrap each stone in a colorful ribbon, and then use that as a favor.

Another idea that is great for decorations or as wedding party gifts is to take a beeswax candle, request your theme color & scent and wrap it with lace to match the bridal gown.

Until you actually try these cheap wedding decorations ideas, you will have no idea how effective they can be. Some paint, ribbon, and may some sparkles can create the most colorful and enjoyable wedding favors you have ever seen. The best part is that they were all very cheap and easy to make.

Break Out The Christmas Decorations

You can add light and color to the reception without spending a single penny on lighting. All you have to do is collect some Christmas lights from the wedding party and put them up at the reception and you will get an effect that will make the reception look like it was put on by a professional company.

Balloons Instead Of Flowers

Instead of spending hundreds, possibly thousands, of dollars on flowers for the ceremony and reception, use balloons instead. When you are trying to find wedding decorations on a budget, balloons make great, cheap wedding decorations. Put gold balloons at the reception head table and cover the ceremony hall with balloons that match the colors for the wedding. When it comes to coordinating the wedding decorations with the wedding colors, nothing is easier than balloons.

When you need cheap wedding ideas to get your ceremony and reception in under budget, then it is time to get creative. You will find that getting creative, and getting the whole wedding party involved in the creativity, saves you money and brings the wedding party just a little closer. In the end, going with wedding decorations on a budget makes the whole day seem a little bit brighter.

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