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!

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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.

Inspired by the Veuve Clicquot polo matches, this springtime engagement party hit it out of the park with the details. From the lavish florals, a fab floral backdrop and unlimited champagne, all that was missing was the horses and polo players. And who wouldn’t want a theme to celebrate with opulent flowers and champagne?! For an intimate venue this couple chose their home for the family affair. It was decorated with vibrant florals along the grand staircase and ivory candles. The theme continued outdoors to their backyard with an abundance of gorgeous florals. This springtime engagement party took place during the daytime for the best lighting and to achieve that garden feel. What do you love most about this springtime engagement party?

And can we please talk about this dress?! Not only does it fit perfectly with the theme, it is stunning with the high-low hemline and beautiful floral print. Her shoes complement the dress perfectly with the dress print. They didn’t want their guests to leave empty handed so they let their guests leave with flowers, candles and custom engagement party themed matches.

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PLANNER After 8 Productions | FLORALS Celio’s Design | PHOTOGRAPHER Sanaz Photography | BRIDE’S DRESS Les Habitude | BRIDE’S SHOES Aqazzurra | GROOM’S SHOES Hugo Boss | GROOM’S SHOES Antonio Maurizi

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If you are getting ready to plan your next wedding event you’ll want to check out this events page to get inspired for yours. Visit my Pinterest page for ideas in every price point, theme, colors and more!

If you are ready to create a hashtag for your wedding, there are a few things you’ll want to consider to ensure your guests can remember it, use it and that it’s not saturated with someone else’s wedding photos. Create it early on in your engagement so your guests can follow your journey to I Do with the planning process, all of your wedding related parties and of course, the wedding. Here’s are 5 tips to generate the best wedding hashtag.


Make it easy to remember! Generate the best wedding hashtag by using alliterations like #WinstonWedding, #MurphyMarriage or #HappilyEverHartley to document your nuptials (especially if you’re taking your fiance’s last name). Another benefit of using alliterations is that it makes to so much easier for your guests to remember.

Capitalize each word in you hashtag to help avoid any potential readability issues or misspelling errors. For example, you’d definitely want to consider printing #ChristineAndJakeTakeWedding on your save-the-date card over #christineandjaketakewedding. And obviously once your guests go to use your hashtag they won’t need to capitalize it if they don’t want to, as it will still work either way.

Keep your hashtag simple to ensure they’ll be able to remember it! If guests are left guessing if a hashtag is #DaniLovesMike or #MikeLovesDani, they may end up using the wrong hashtag which will make it harder to capture the shots they took throughout the night.

Ensure availability! Before you make your hashtag the one and add it to you wedding website, check to see if it’s available. If someone else already snagged your clever hashtag, you may need to play around with your names, nicknames, middle names or trying adding the year at the end. Play around with your initials or if your names rhyme with a wedding word like hitched, love, or I do, think about using something like #ChowAndChooSayIDo! A great wedding hashtag involves a good pun or play on an idiom. It keeps things fun—just like your wedding will be. If your last name is part of a a popular euphemism or common phrase, go with it.

Advertise it! The only way to make your hashtag a success is for your guests to use it. Showcase it everywhere starting with your wedding website, the save-the-date card and make signs for your bridal shower and several for your wedding day. Getting custom napkins for the wedding? Add it there. Getting a photo booth? Add it to the photo booth photos.

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I have featured Grace Loves Lace before in this collection, so I always get excited when a new collection comes out, as I only feature designers and brands I truly love. We all want to look gorgeous and unique on our wedding day, and the Elixir collection offers sophistication and a level of sexy that is oh so fun. With European laces, on trend necklines and creative silhouettes, this line is one you need to check out. This is truly wearable art with 12 new gowns, three veils and nine pieces of jewelry, designer Megan Ziems is so talented.

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