If you haven’t already gathered by the numerous wedding invitations you have received; summer is wedding season. We have 2 to go to and one happening this weekend, so it seemed fitting that I do a post on frugal wedding decorations, you know, for the slackers who wait til the last minute to get their wedding decor figured out.
Frugal Wedding Decorations: Pom Poms
These are the easiest, cheapest things you could make to decorate your wedding, depending on what color you need, how many you plan on making, and what size. You can get a packet of tissue paper at the Dollar Store which is as cheap as you’re going to get it, but unfortunately, there are limited color options. But white always goes with everything and it gives it a classic and elegant look. Head on over to the Exclusively Weddings Blog for a step-by-step tutorial.
Frugal Wedding Decorations: Submerged Flowers in Vases
We all know flowers aren’t cheap. You could potentially use fake flowers at any craft store or dollar tree and get it looking pretty darn close to the real thing. Look for the 40% off coupon at JoAnn’s for maximum savings or purchase your flowers at a local grocery store; usually, they will clearance them down after they’ve been sitting a little while. Buy the clear vases, votives, and beads at the Dollar Tree. You’ll have yourself a pretty, yet inexpensive table setting. Add food coloring to the water in your choice of color if you want to skip the flowers.
Frugal Wedding Decorations: Paper Rosettes
These are another simple and cute idea that makes pretty inexpensive decor, especially if you already have construction or scrap paper lying around that will go with the theme. Broke-Ass Bride provides an easy step-by-step tutorial over on her blog, go check it out.
Frugal Wedding Decorations: DIY Cakestand
You probably wouldn’t guess you could make this for $2, would you? That’s right, only $2! You’ll probably pay around $20+ for this at any department store. An Exercise in Frugality shows you how she created this by purchasing the 2 items at the dollar tree.
Frugal Wedding Decorations: DIY Cake Crown Topper & Paper Towel Garland
If you want to get super creative with paper towels and tissue paper again, head on over to Wedding Chicks and check out their tutorial. This would probably work best for those having an early 1900s themed wedding.
Frugal Wedding Decorations: Bride & Groom Chair Sign
WeddingChicks have another great decor piece for the back of the bride and groom’s chair, AND it is 100% free! You can even change the colors to match the ones similar to your color scheme. Download and print on to card stock or photo paper, your choice!
Frugal Wedding Decorations: Chalkboard Sign
Have an old frame laying around the house that you have no purpose for? Buy some chalk spray paint (around $4 a can) and spray the glass. You’ll have your very own unique entrance piece. Photo from TheSavannahWeddingPlanner.
Frugal Wedding Decorations: DIY Photo Backdrop Stand
You’ve probably seen these at your friend’s/families wedding at one point or another and thought it was a good idea. Well, how about I tell you that you can make this PVC pipe photo backdrop for only $10. Use a white sheet you have at home or any other inexpensive fabric and wa-la, your very own photography stand to take goofy photos in front of. You could probably find a decent amount of props at the Dollar Tree or even at Target in the 1 dollar bins. Go check it out over at Happiness is Homemade.
Frugal Wedding Decorations: Funny Comic Bubble Photo Props
These are on Etsy for $13.95 for a pack of 16 for the image files, which may or may not be worth it to you. But don’t worry, you can easily make these over at PicMonkey with your creativity, and print the images on 8×10 card stock paper or print them on regular paper and glue them onto thicker paper. After that is all done, attach some sticks or foam board to them.
Frugal Wedding Decorations: Wedding Favor: For Richer, For Poorer
How cute is this idea of having a card with a coin attached and a lottery ticket inserted? And it’s not too expensive depending upon however many guests you have.
And if you need creative templates or mockups that you can design and do yourself for decorations, check out pixelied.com.
Plus, you can even create a wedding quote, print it off, and stick it in a fancy frame and the couple will love it! I did that for quite a few weddings using the pixelied website.
There you have it guys, 10 Frugal Wedding Decorations to help make your day super special. I hope at least some of these ideas have helped steer you in the right direction or gave you some inspiration.
If you have any other ideas you’d like to recommend or share, leave us a comment below and if you liked this post, share the wealth. Thanks! 🙂
These are cool ideas.. I do not know anyone getting married.. yet!
Great ideas! I love the backdrop diy, simple and can be easily taken apart for easy storage and transport.
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I like the look of those flowers in the vases. There are lots of great ideas here.
So many great ideas and some of them could be used for almost any party. I especially like the photo background prop.,
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Love these ideas… especially the photo comment signs! Great stuff!
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These ideas are fabulous! I wish I had a reference like this when I got married
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Those are some great ideas. Love the chalkboard photo bubbles.
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They are all so cool, but I like the Funny Comic Bubble Photo Props
I found this very informative. I saved it in one of my mags in Flipboard. I know these will be useful to me in one of my future events.
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these are great ideas! no matter the budget, i think people way overspend. creative and pretty ideas
Love this. My brother is getting married this summer and they have a very limited budget. I will have to share this with them.
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I really love that you can have a nice wedding and yet have it be affordable and not break the bank. I’ll be pinning this for when I get married someday.
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I just love all those photo bubble captions. They’re super fun! The chalkboard is neat too!
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Even though I have zero desire to get married again, I want those submerged flowers for my home decor!
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Oh those are some very good ideas. I really loved the fake flowers submerged in water with the candles. I wouldn’t have known they weren’t real until you told me. Nice!
I love all these great ideas, so creative! My favorite are the Submerged Flowers in Vases! So beautiful and looks so classy!
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Wow! Great ideas! I will be in a wedding next May. I really love the flowers submerged in the vases with the candles! That is really pretty!
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Those submerged flowers with a candle on top are so gorgeous, I think they will work perfectly for a wedding and even when they are cheap it looks still luxurious
a lot of these ideas would transfer to a fun dressed up tea party, or a formal luncheon. thanks for sharing
Some of these would even be great for any party, not just a wedding! Great post thanks!!!
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I love this ideas!!! We tried the frugal party decors on my BFF’s party for her son. No one knew that she DIY’d most of her decor.
These are all great ideas and very pretty. I love the submerged flowers. They are just beautiful. And the comic bubbles are a great way to add some humor to the big day.
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I remember when planning my wedding we tried to cut down on costs wherever we could. These are some great ideas, and beautiful too!
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I’m a huge fan of those flowers in the water. Those are gorgeous! Great items to use for a wedding or any special event!
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These are all beautiful wedding decorations, I love the cake crown the most.
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Love so many of these. I’m after a cakestand so will definitely be trying out that one
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I love the center pieces. The flowers in the water with the candle on top is magnificent. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing this, usually I’m just a guest a wedding looking at decorations and enjoying the festivities. Very nice photos.
You have the best ideas! Love the tissue paper flowers and the paper rosettes. Luv the chalk board sign having guests sit with who they choose. Very nice!
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Love your frugal wedding decor ideas. The cake topper is fun! My favorite is the lottery ticket idea. Thanks of reshaping.
I love the Etsy photo bubble pops. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing. Love these.
Great tips. We did our wedding for 5k. I just don’t get how anyone can justify spending tens of thousands.
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love the ideas, I actually have submerged flowers as a bedroom decoration!
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It is a frugal life! Great ideas and tips for those who wants to get married soon.
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Nice ideas. As a wedding planner i this will prove a great help to me. Thanks
I have a little collection of wedding decoration hope you like it . Wedding decoration
My little sister just got engaged, and she wants to be married before the end of the year. I am trying to help her get decorations for her wedding ready quickly. I liked that you showed those centerpieces with the flowers encased in water and that they have floating candles. It seems like we should figure out if she wants to make or buy her own decorations.