10 Frugal Wedding Decorations

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.

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Frugal Wedding Decorations: Pom Poms


These are the easiest, most 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 is 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.

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Photo copyright: Exclusively Weddings

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, votive’s 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.

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Photo copyright: Chloe Atnip photography

Frugal Wedding Decorations: Paper Rosettes


These are another simple and cute idea which makes pretty inexpensive decor, especially if you already have construction or scrap paper laying 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.

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Frugal Wedding Decorations: DIY Cakestand


You probably wouldn’t guess you could make this for $2 would you? That’ 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.

photo copyright: TonySouPhotography


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.


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Frugal Wedding Decorations: Bride & Groom Chair Sign


WeddingChicks have another great decor piece for the back of the bride and grooms 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!

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Frugal Wedding Decorations: Chalkboard Sign


Have an old frame lying around the house that you have no purpose for? Buy some chalk spray pant (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 friends/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.

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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 onto thicker paper. After that is all done, attach some sticks or foam board to them.


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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.

wedding favor
photo credit: Laurel McConell Photography, post by MyWedding


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! 🙂

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35 comments on “10 Frugal Wedding Decorations

  1. 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

  2. I love the center pieces. The flowers in the water with the candle on top is magnificent. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love your frugal wedding decor ideas. The cake topper is fun! My favorite is the lottery ticket idea. Thanks of reshaping.

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