5 affordable wedding decor ideas that won't break the bank

5 affordable wedding decor ideas that won't break the bank

Published 1st Feb 2016

The team from Wedding Mall share their picks for adding a stylish twist to your reception



You don't have to fork out an arm and a leg to create a memorable wedding day, with a few handy hints and tips you can say bye bye to expensive venue dressing costs and with a bit of imagination you can create the wedding of your dreams bang on budget with a little help from


Keep it simple


You don't have to have large elaborate displays to add colour and interest. You can choose simple and budget friendly solutions, a bunch of colourful balloons tied to a balloon weight can look modern and stylish.


If you choose pearlised balloons and add accessories such as balloon tassles and light garlands, your balloon bunches will be elevated above your ordinary partyware. Paper honeycombs are bang on trend and available is such a wide range of colours. Hang in odd bunches, staggering the height to create a chandelier effect. Mix and match contrasting colours, be bold trust us it will work.



Add ambience with candlelight


Tealight holders come in all shapes and sizes: starting from as little as 55p, when used with a candle you can add a beautifully warm glow to your venue. Pillar candles are great for the evening, choose good quality candles for your event, buying cheap candles with short burn times can be false economy.



Wedding Mall stock luxury pillar candles with burn times up to a whopping 61 hours for tall candles, so they are sure to last all evening(). Simply place in clusters on tables or around a venue and let them glow.


Personalise things yourself


There are so many options for making it personal without splashing out on bespoke items. Try using letter balloons to spell out a phrase or cinematic light boxes to write your names, a steal at just £29.99 and a great home accessory for after the event.



We all love fresh flowers...


...But if your budget can't quite stretch you can go for realistic silk and foam flowers. Another benefit being you can create your displays well in advance and if you are a keen DIYer you can easily whip up a wreath or garland with the help of your glue gun! Silks also look incredible in photos, so noone will know the difference once your photos are developed.




Attention to detail is key


Finishing touches make budget options polished and special. Making sure favours are well presented adds the last detail to your tables. An affordable option is well presented favour box with a couple of sweets, make them unique with pretty tags and ribbons.


Or for a completely simple set up, mini favour birdcages are so cute filled with dolly mix. Another finishing touch idea is super cute mini milk bottles, a steal at just 64p - accessorise with colourful paper straws and a tassle name card and fill with your favourite tipple.



Head over to to find everything from this article and much more and for more information about their products. Sit back, relax and enjoy yourself in the knowledge that you haven't broken the bank, with a bit of luck your guests will be none the wiser.


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