After the big question has been asked and the champagne poured, it’ll eventually come time for the budget talk. In wedding budget breakdown I list out how to allocate your budget, and with about 15% going towards decor, you’ll want to find inexpensive wedding decor that makes a big impact. Whether the sky is the limit or you’ve got limited dollars to spare, we all want the most from our budgets. And with a lot of ground to cover from the ceremony, to cocktail hour and the reception, there is a lot to decorate. Luckily there are many ways you can decorate inexpensively, but still make your wedding beautiful. Here are inexpensive wedding decor ideas that make a serious impact.


From a directional sign, to the welcome table or cocktail hour, there are so many places to use oversized balloons. And with the incredible low price point, you can afford to get many! Plus they make great props for guests to achieve that super instagram-worthy photo. This fun trend is here to stay!


If oversized arrangements aren’t in the budget, use small clusters of cost-effective florals to dressy up your reception tables. If you are dreaming of large arrangements, in 10 wedding budget tips I suggest asking your florist if they can move your ceremony arrangements to the reception. That should cut the budget in half!


If you are branding your wedding, you’ll want to put your stamp everywhere. Put you logo on your website, wedding invitations and cocktail napkins! You’ll be amazed how fun little cocktail napkins can truly kick-off the party. Cheers to love!

wedding place setting with ribbon

Adding ribbon is a simple way to add color and texture to a boring place setting.


There are so many ways to incorporate candles into your special day. And it definitely ups the romance. Hang them from trees (or vines in this case), add tealights to the reception tables – you can’t go wrong with too many!

bridal shower dessert table with balloons and greenery

It’s amazing how a little greenery can make a serious impact. If your flower budget is tight, fear not, savvy brides and add greenery to your list.


Take your cocktail hour seating up a notch and incorporate pretty pillows that match your wedding colors. Plus you’ll get to save them for your home together.