7 Money Saving ideas for your wedding decor

23 May 2014

7 Money Saving ideas for your wedding decor

Wedding décor is an element of the wedding that can easily get out of hand with costs soon mounting up. However, your wedding can look equally as beautiful as those glossy magazines and websites images for a fraction of the cost.  Look into things that can be sourced without breaking the bank, be resourceful, quirky and creative. Here are a few ideas to get you inspired…



Here are a few ideas to get you inspired…

Photograph Table Plan

Create your own table plan using photographs of your guests. Whether it’s an embarrassing baby picture or an image which evokes a cherished memory, your guests will enjoy looking through them. It’s a great conversation starter and will save you money not paying for a designed and printed one. 

Dress up your drinks

Use jugs of tap water instead of buying in bottled, then freeze small flower heads from your garden in ice cubes and add for a pretty touch. 

Delightful Decorations

Glass jars of all shapes and sizes, polished up with tea lights in, make miss matched perfection as table decoration.  Add ribbon around the lip of the jars tying in with your colour scheme. Ask your friends and family to start keeping jars now so you have a good stock and variation of sizes and won’t need to buy any in especially. 


Fabulous Favours

DIY favours can save you a small fortune and the possibilities are endless. Keen cook? Create your own batch of jam, decant into jars, add some pretty fabric to the top of the jar with an elastic band around to keep it in place. Label with ‘spread the love’ or ‘made with love’ from the two of you. Same could be done for homemade chutney, hot sauce or even slow gin! 

Sitting Pretty

No need to hire chair covers, collect pearl style necklaces from charity shops and car boot sales and fix them from one side to the other on the backs of your venue chairs for an elegant look. 


Get making with your maids

Get your bridesmaids together for a fun evening of creating something for the wedding.  You could make bunting to decorate your venue for example. Fabric could be sourced from cutting up old clothes that would have otherwise been thrown away or visit charity shops. 

Affordable Flowers

Choose flowers that are in season as your florist will not need to outsource them, saving you money. 

This post was written Jenny Phipps of Jenny Wren Weddings and Events planning


Follow her on @JennyWrenEvents

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