Unnecessary decor : where are you splurging and what are you skipping?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@LilySarah:  we are def. splurging on flowers to be the main decor for the night. I also got candles and holders (votive size) from amazon for majorily cheap as well as packs of mirror tiles super cheap. The only splurge non flower wise on decor was we bought our own arch off of amazon that we can keep after the wedding. (It will be decorated with flowers for the ceremony). It was about $100 on amazon. 

Post # 4
1681 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Splurge: Centerpeice lanterns $20 each. I hate flowers, so I wanted something substatial that wasn’t feathers or water with a candle.


Save: Uplighting and bouquets. I know uplighting is supposed to created suc a good look, but seriously, it was fine without it (gorgeous actually) and totally not worth an extra thousand dollars. The bouquets were handmade from thriftstore fabric by my MIL. They’re so different. I love them!!

Post # 6
3403 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We didn’t spurlge on a whole lot, because we were on a 6k budget. I did splurge on my beauty routine, and also the bouquets and boutonnieres. We didn’t end up having a formal wedding cake, a guest book, and didn’t buy any ceremony decor. I think it still looked lovely and nobody was the wiser 🙂

Here are some pics of what I mean:

Post # 7
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Were skipping flowers, were using the halls tablecloths for all the guest tables and going super cheap on the centerpieces (candle pillars probably) and splurging on incredible lighting. im talkng uplighting, lighted wallpaper, a lighted monogram, etc etc etc. im quite excited to see the outcome! Were also splurging a bit on the head table decor and the tablecloths for the cocktail tables/gift table/ cake table


Post # 8
2072 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We’re getting the ladies from the church to do our flower arrangements so hopefully we can buy the flowers from a wholesaler rather than a florist. We are splurging on bunting hire to decorate the marquee because it turns out that’s really expensive! We are also getting a star curtain (black curtain with LED lights) above the dance floor because I fell in love with them and refused to have our venue unless we had one, lol. Then we are trying to keep everything else to a minimum. We won’t be doing favours or lots of wedding signs. 

Post # 9
16 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

Splurge:I am having a chandelier and blush colored drapes hung up on our pergola.


We aren’t having an engagement party. So thats the skimp.


Post # 10
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We are splurging on the photographer and attire, and also paid a little more than we wanted to for a venue, but it requires almost no decor and we can bring all our own booze, so its actually saving us money.

We are skimping on centerpieces, flowers, and I am only buying things that can be reused/sold to help recoup the cost afterwards. 

Post # 11
8476 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We splurged on food, booze (3 events hosted), and photography.  My total budget for flowers, decor, menus, programs, etc., was $400.

Post # 12
1872 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014


The venue (which also includes food and drink) is the biggest splurge. It’s so unique and different and doesn’t even require much decor so we justified the price. Followed by photography. My dress. Videography. And then decor, followed by a great DJ. One of the things I’m most excited about is our guest book (see link below). I think it’ll be so nice to hang in our home after the wedding.




I’m skipping uplighting because my venue is so pretty the way it is that I think uplighting would be trying to “steal it’s thunder”. I’m not having programs. No favors. No chair covers or sashes -I love the white garden chairs provided by the venue. No dessert besides cake (if budget allows closer to wedding, we might do chocolate fountatin, which I really want, but as of now it’s out.) I’m gonna *attempt* to do some DIY menu cards as I am so not a DIY person. If I can’t, those are out. No fancy table name cards, just using the ones provided by venue.

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