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The best way to have the wedding of your dreams on a dime is to plan early and often. Clearly define your expectations and list every little thing you will need for your wedding ceremony decor.
Are you having any special decorations? Anything you know you don't want, like a traditional aisle runner? Look at your wedding space and determine how you want to make it look like the wedding of your dreams, even if you don't have thousands to blow.
How to Save Money on the Your Wedding Ceremony Decor
Save “Junk” – What you might be passing over that can be turned into wedding decor for any theme! Such as tins cans can be painted and holes poked in a design to be lit via a tea light candle for a romantic, rustic glow. Old mason jars can hold flowers or candles as well.
Save Decorations – Decor that can be saved and turned into wedding decor! Having a fall wedding? Fall decor from around the house can be used. Winter wedding? Take a look at your Christmas decor! Lights, garland and all make great double duty wedding decor.
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Skip the Wedding Section – Look for decorations that are normal home decor as mentioned above. Once you put the word wedding on something the price goes up.Skip the Wedding section to Save on #WeddingDecor! Get more ways to save in the article! #WeddingDecor #WeddingIdeas
Check Clearance First – I know it should go without saying but I will say it anyway. Always check clearance first!
Natural Elements – Using natural elements for decor, how to use them and what type of weddings they go perfectly with. If your location has a view, use it instead of stacking up the decorations!
Thrift Shop– You can find many things like tablecloths, chair covers, decor that can be repurposed and more!
Use Lighting – Use lighting in place of flowers it is much cheaper and looks just as beautiful!
Know Your Flowers – We share 12 Ways to Save Money on Wedding Flowers but ones big thing is to know what flower will be in season on your wedding day, making them cheaper to use.
DIY It Up – Always make what you can. Enlist your wedding party (guys included!) to help with DIYs and don't wait until the last minute make it in advance and store it until the big day so you aren't and stressed closer to the big event.
Double Duty – Use items you can use in both your ceremony and then move to your reception. Make them do double duty and get their full value out of them! To do this ask someone to move the items when you do pictures. Maybe have the groomsmen load them while the bridesmaids do pictures then the bridesmaid can decorate while the groomsmen do pictures.
Use Gift Cards – Make sure you are saving up free Amazon gift cards to use to lower your out of pocket cost! Als,o many of the sites will allow you cash out to Pay Pal too!
Get Cashback – Remember when you shop online for wedding items (and even in store!) use Ebates for cashback. They even have special wedding cashback offers!
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