Budget Friendly Wedding Decor Tips

“Budget friendly doesn’t have to be ugly. We do budget friendly beautifully” – Helen G Events. Many brides today are on a budget and want to get the most for their wedding decor budget. I love going to weddings that have been beautifully decorated and that leaves wedding guests with a lasting impression. A pretty wedding luckily does not have to cost a lot.

Over the years we have done quite a few budget friendly weddings and wedding decor and I have shared quite a few tips on this blog. I would like to share a few of our budget friendly wedding decor pieces as well as a few budget friendly wedding decor tips:

Have you ever heard the saying less is more? When it comes to wedding decorating, less tends to be more. Additionally you can save money by being creative and keeping it simple. You don’t have to use a ton of flowers to make an impact and create a beautiful piece. Sometimes a single bloom says it all and guess what its cost effective too.



For these pieces for this brides wedding decor I used no flowers at all. We used the sand which was free around us a few candles, shells, gems, water pearls and had the sand box made which was also cost effective. All the materials combined was very low cost and budget friendly.

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Purple Haze is what I call this piece. Sometimes using cheaper blooms in bold colors can make a big impact. We added in just a few roses to make the piece look expensive.


Again less is more. We did this small wedding decor piece with just a few flowers but added petals and decorated the container for impact. This wedding centerpiece was done in less than 15 minutes.


Using great containers can make a world of difference with just a few blooms, candles and mirrors for this wedding decor is just simply beautiful

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For this wedding decor piece below I mixed artificial with real for a real budget friendly but expensive looking centerpieces



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Who says you have to spend a ton of money on head tables pieces. By reusing bridal party flowers and adding a few candles your head table can be budget friendly, beautiful and picture worthy too.



We used these glasses found at a local store with just a few blooms for a high impact but budget friendly wedding centerpiece

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For wedding decor on a budget just keep it simple and use lots of candles and bright bold colors.


Our Top Wedding Budget Tips


Do not spend another dollar of your wedding money until you read this. Wedding budgets and sticking to a budge is serious business. It can ruin your entire wedding experience as possibly damage the relationship between you and your future husband as well as the relationship between both families. Below are some wedding budget tips we have found can be useful that can assist you in managing your wedding budget:

Wedding Budget Tip #1 – Create a wedding budget and stick to it

Wedding Budget Tip # 2 – Cut the guest list

Wedding Budget Tip # 3 – Choose a wedding date during off peak seasons

Wedding Budget Tip # 4 – Use Fresh Flowers Sparingly. Check out our 8 Ways to Save on Wedding Flowers

Wedding Budget Tip # 5 –  DIY Projects can save money. Check out our DIY Wedding Projects

Wedding Budget Tip # 6 – Find a venue that will let you bring your own food and bar

Wedding Budget Tip # 7 – Choose a simple cake design

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Wedding Budget Tip # 8 – Do what feel right for you and not just what people expects

Wedding Budget Tip # 9 – Choose a naturally beautiful location


Wedding Budget Tip #10 – Consider getting food from a local restaurant instead of from a caterer

Wedding Budget Tip #11 – Prioritize. Make a list of what’s important to you about your day

Wedding Budget Tip # 12 – Recruit talented family members and friends to help

Wedding Budget Tip #13 – Beg, borrow but don’t steal

Wedding Budget Tip # 14 – Hunt for affordable décor items

Wedding Budget Tip #15 – Upgrade things you have around your house to use as wedding decor. For example if you have nice small blooming plants at home these can be repotted in nice containers and used as centerpieces.

We will be adding more wedding budget tips to this list each week so come back and read this post each week.