Brides are always looking for inexpensive wedding ideas, and one of the most unique is the bride to be decorations. With a little bit of creativity and the right accessories, you can save money on wedding costs while still having a memorable wedding. There are some wedding planning tips to follow that will make it easy to create a budget, purchase supplies, and find everything you need to decorate the wedding.
To start, it is important to determine who will be attending the wedding, or at least who will be attending the bridal shower. Will it be the bridesmaids, the mother of the bride, or both? Bridesmaids generally receive party favors in the form of candles, candy, or balloons. If the bride to be does not have bridesmaids, then there are many inexpensive wedding ideas for bridesmaids that are still very romantic. A great bouquet of flowers could be combined with candles, or the bride to be can even buy one or more balloons, fill them with candy, and have them trailing behind her during the wedding ceremony.
Once the budget is established, start gathering materials. One inexpensive idea for wedding toppers is to purchase a pack of cheap cardboard cutouts of bride to be figurines from any craft store. You can also purchase inexpensive vases or clear acrylic jars to hold the paper cups, or you can use old, used baby bottles. You can save money if you purchase a package of clear, silk wrapped wedding gown roses, which can be bought in bulk for $5 each. You will need a few dozen to cover the wedding invitations and save money buying a few more for your scrapbook as your bride to be keepsake.
Another inexpensive idea for your bridal shower decorations is to use flower seed pods, and set them in a bowl of water. The bridal shower decorations can be anything you like, such as little teddy bears, miniature pumpkins, hearts, or anything else that can be made into a centerpiece. You can even make your own heart and branches out of rice, eggs, or candy bars. The bridal shower decorations can be anything that the bride to be likes, whether it is a basket of yummy chocolates, or miniature flowers. This is a great theme for a wedding that will truly be unique, as all wedding parties should have some sort of wedding theme.
If your budget does not allow for buying expensive bridal shower decorations, then you can always create your own wedding toppers and place them on the tables, counter tops, walls, and ceiling. There are many crafty items that you can make or purchase at your local craft store. One very easy craft is to make a heart and branches arrangement out of small cards that have been printed with an image that is the same size as your bride’s heart. You can add ribbon, glitter, and other items to make your heart and branches decorations very pretty and eye catching.
For an elegant and sophisticated look, you can add a beautiful cake topper to the top of one of the tables. For example, you can make a heart and branches cake that is shaped like a heart and branches out the top with 8 x paper cups in the bottom. You can use a cute heart shaped vase as the base for the vase and fill it with greenery, berries, dried beans, sugar cubes, or any other craft item that looks pretty. You can add candles in the bottom and floral garlands at the top of the cake. Adding candles to the cake topper will make your heart decorations extra beautiful.
Another wonderful idea is to use heart decorations or love balloons to place at different location around the wedding venue. One idea is to use a pair of cut out hearts made from transparent material and place them on opposite sides of each table. You can also use a pair of large pink love balloons tied with a pair of pink and white ribbons to add to the elegant look. These ribbons and balloons will be perfect for adding a splash of color or just plain old splashes of colors to make everything look nice.
To create a simple yet elegant wedding favor for the bride to be, you can use a beautiful gift bag filled with either confetti or balloons. To complete the look of the gifts you can tie the bags with a colorful ribbon around the handle of the bag. One idea for a gift bag is to fill the bag with a box of chocolates, a bottle of perfume, some beautiful tea lights, and even some nice smelling soaps. The bride to be will certainly appreciate a gift like this that is full of her favorite things.