Weddings can take a chunk out of your pocketbook, but knowing where to buy affordable wedding decorations can help you to cut costs. Spring is the most popular time of year to get married, therefore there are many different decorations to choose from including wedding favors, tablecloths, flower bouquets, table centerpieces, and punch bowls.
One way to trim the costs of your wedding decorations is to buy a plastic punch bowl instead of spending extra dollars on a crystal one. Using a plastic punch bowl can be festive, especially if you are able to find one in a fun shape like a flower or fish. Often craft stores and dollar stores feature spring lines of plastic ware in fun spring colors.
For color on your wedding reception tables, make paper chains from construction paper or colored typing paper. Cut strips of the paper in various sizes, big and small, and connect them at the ends with a small amount of glue or adhesive scrap booking squares. For sentiment, write messages, phrases, or names of those attending your wedding. Place small flower vases in pastel colors on the tables for guests to take home as wedding favors.
For decorating your wedding cake, ask your caterer to use ribbon that you’ve chosen to wrap around each layer of the cake. It’s a very economical decoration and you have many choices. For instance, choose a sheer ribbon with a flower pattern, or very narrow ribbon to curl and cascade down your cake.
Show your guests your appreciation with spring wedding favors. Make the guest tables come to life with butterfly and dragonfly place card holders. Small tins filled with confetti, rice, or wedding sprinkles make great spring wedding decorations and allow your guests to take part in the ceremony because they can throw the contents of the tins at the newly wedded couple departing for their honeymoon.
Popular symbols in spring weddings are flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, cherry blossoms, hearts, and trees. All of which represent the rejuvenation of spring. Any of these shapes can be incorporated into your wedding favors. Some unusual wedding favor ideas for spring are chocolates, soaps, picture frames, seed bags, wedding invitation suites, bookmarks, pens, mugs, and magnets.