(Closed) Let me see your low cost, big impact decorations!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@kcr526:  thanks! I bought the blue Pom garlands and added the red by stapling the folded paper to the string and fluffing them.  Easy!  You can make it from scratch with just some thin ribbon, tissue, a stapler, and scissors.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Following!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@joleegirl:  OMG!  That is so awesome!  I wouldn’t even know that was DIY if you didn’t say so.  Looks great!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  I love this! I just booked my (budget) venue and it’s at a state park under a giant gazebo with oak trees so I need to get really creative to make the space beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration! 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

Love this! Commenting to follow. 🙂

 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee

I’ll be doing the hanging string lanterns at my wedding. You make them with glue, string, and balloons. I’ll be getting perfectly round balloons though so they don’t look DIY.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Dayna_RA:  Thank you!  That’s exactly where we got married, at a state park by the Potomac River!

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Our venue already had hanging lanterns and mini lights, so I added some paper bunting behind our dessert bar and jenga, and on the podium and bar. 

I also made several little signs to put here and there (we ended up having to have the ceremony inside due to the weather, so the seating side was a little crammed at first!)

Like lots of other PP we did lots of DIY! I either made most everything myself, or got it from a thrift store and painted it.

We used a combo of old plates, platters, new plates and wooden crates on our dessert bar. (I made the cupcake stand). This was the main focal point in the room, so we didn’t add too much decor on that side.

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@bunnyharriet:  String lanterns?!?! Yes!! I love you all! Thank you! 

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

aisle decor: paper cones cost less than $1 each to make, the altar arrangements were decoupaged shoeboxes, around $6 each (flowers were arranged in solo cups and placed inside).

Centerpieces: these were made out of an LED light, some moss and repurposed trash items (cardstock pieces from making paper cones, empty pickle jar, disposable salad dressing cup) for less than $2 each.  Each table cost me less than $6 to decorate (7 tables, plus cake, memorial and gift table).

My total cost for my bouquets, aisle decor, and centerpieces was less than $400.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Chinese lanterns!! 🙂

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Christy42213:  You did a Lord of the Rings wedding? Do you have more pics somewhere? I love it! My Fiance looooves LotR (can correctly pronounce Elvish, etc…) and I’m a pretty big fan as well 🙂

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ooh, my favorite is probably my cake topper. I made it out of polymer clay, and even if it is cheesy, I love it because I made it and it is us personally as a couple

But I also love the lanterns I made to hang on our canopy. Unfortunately, the wind blew them backwards during the ceremony, but our photographer got one of the lanterns from the back of the ceremony

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My dad made loads of these vases for our table decorations.  They were made by cutting the tops off of glass bottles, then he dipped the tops in glue and some purple glitter.  Then my mum and I bought some shredded shiny packaging stuff and fake flowers from the £1 shop, put that in the vases, filled them with water and stuck a floating candle on the top.  There were a few on each of our 9 tables.  Altogether they cost around £5 and people loved them!  I was planning to throw them out, but quite a few guests wanted to take them home to use in the garden so I guess they were a hit Smile

Post # 31
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Helper bee

wow these are all so amazing! Commenting to follow this!

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