Wedding Decorations on a Shoestring Budget.Do you have pennies, but you want real wedding pizzazz? You’ve come to the right place because we know how to get creative and crafty with just a buck! Take a few simple, inexpensive items, mix in a little creativity, a big dollop of fabulous, maybe a dash of good, old-fashioned elbow grease, and VOILÁ! You’ll end up with gorgeous decorations and table décor to dress up your space and you won’t have blown your wedding budget. We told you we had some tricks up our sleeves.

Tulle Ribbon & Bow Chair Decorations

Want an easy way to add a little something special to your wedding space? Try decorating your chair backs — we simply wrapped some tulle ribbon around the chair several times and tied it into a knot, then attached the pull bow to the tulle. It’s so easy and really adds a touch of interest. You can either decorate every chair at your reception, or reserve this special touch for just the bridal party, or only the bride and groom.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • White Tulle Ribbon
  • White Pull Bows
  • Scissors

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ribbon-embellished candlesRibbon-Embellished Candles

Add a touch of elegance to your candles and create a soft, romantic glow at your wedding. These simple decorations are easy to customize to match your theme colors, and they provide a great finishing touch on your reception tables.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Mini Glass Apothecary Jar Candles
  • Ribbon in Various Colors/Widths
  • Scissors
  • Double-Sided Tape
  • Craft Glue
  • Rubbing Alcohol

Easy Step-By-Step Directions:

  1. Remove the labels from the jar candles. Apply rubbing alcohol to help dissolve
    the label’s glue and to clean smudges and sticky residue from the glass.
  2. Cut your ribbon into 81⁄2″-long pieces.
  3. If you are using two contrasting ribbon colors/widths, attach one ribbon on top
    of the other using a little craft glue at each end.
  4. Wrap a piece of ribbon around every jar and secure it discreetly in the back with
    double-sided tape.
  5. Use finished ribbon-embellished candles to decorate your reception tables, plus you
    can place them around your reception area for added ambiance.

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framed table numbersFramed Table Numbers or Place Cards

This is an idea that is so simple, yet is an elegant touch to any reception table. Simply print your table numbers or guest place cards on paper (the size should be 3×2″, 10 to a page), then cut them out and insert them into the frames. You could also use these frames at your buffet table or food stations to identify the different food offerings.

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