5 Surprising Ways to Cut Costs On Your Wedding Decor

Getting married is one of the biggest things that can ever happen in our lives, but it’s also one of the most expensive. Consider the cost per plate for guests, the decor, the photography, the dress and everything else that adds up to a lot of money spent over one day. No wonder so many people get stressed out about wedding budgeting! So naturally, people want to cut costs, but the fear is doing a wedding on a budget and ending up with something cheap. So where can we actually spend less on our wedding, and still end up with an effect our guests will never forget? Decor! Wedding decor is actually an area you can actually make cheaper choices and still have an amazing visual effect. Nowadays there are so many ways to access interesting items or even DIY them. Also, you don’t have to be a super talented artist to do it. If you apply a little creativity to your big day, you can not only cut costs, but you can actually create a unique style for your big day, and maybe even end up with items you can use in your new home with your partner! So if you’re wondering how you can pay a fraction of the price for wedding decor. Here are some ideas.


Mirrors when used correctly, can actually make a huge difference to how an event looks. For example, you can buy a few small mirrors and stick them to a large MDF board for a window page effect. Then you can actually dress the board with some fake greenery and then use white chalk paint to write out the seating arrangement. It’s simple, and once you’re done with it, you can use it in your home. Check out how DIY Youtubers, The Sorry Girls did it.

Flower Wall

Flowers walls are all the rage right now and you can buy affordable ones on Aliexpress. You can use them as a great backdrop behind the altar or even a fun photography area for your guests to have fun with. It’s an easy way to bring some romance into your space without breaking the bank. 

String Lights

String lights are the hero of so many frugal weddings because they are so cost effective, ands also extremely effective when it comes to creating a warm, inviting and intimate vibe on the big day. You can buy ones with big bulbs and dress them up with flowers, or you can buy the variation that is artificial flowers that have lights in them. You can string them above the dancefloor, use small ones to light up the tables, and even use them as a beautiful backdrop for a nighttime outdoor wedding. If you’re having a rustic-themed wedding, string lights work perfectly. According to Silver Sycamore, a venue that specializes in barn weddings in Houston, “you can get an old-time, classic charm at rustic weddings. These elegant weddings are themed to match that style, from the decor and setting down to the photography and other elements.” String lights are the icing on the cake for an event like this.

Photo Wall

Photos of you and your partner are one way to easily put a more personal stamp on your big day, and you can actually make it an eye-catching decor piece pretty easily. For example you can use tiny pegs clipped onto a thin string light and light them up for a beautiful focal point that gives guests a look into your journey as a couple.

Neon Signs

Neon signs don’t have to just be for restaurant signs, nowadays they can be made to look really beautiful and funky, so if you and your partner want to bring a little edge to your event, it’s a great idea. It’s especially beautiful if you get a pink colored one and back it up with a fake plant wall. It’s a pop of color that will bring a ton of personality to your big day.

The truth about weddings is that you want them to reflect who you and your spouse are, your unique quirks and the things you love. DIY gives you an opportunity to put your unique stamp on the day and what’s even better is you can cut costs in the process. Imagine not breaking the bank, and still having an event that makes your guests gasp as soon as they walk in. Remember, you don’t have to spend a small fortune to make your wedding beautiful, classy and memorable. It’s as simple as getting creative, and thanks to Pinterest, you don’t have to come up with ideas, you can just get inspired and make it happen.

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