wedding decoration help!?

by DIY wedding planner on March 13, 2012

Ok I am on a very small budget so real flowers are a no go.. I thought about balloon decoration for the reception but I am having a hard time finding pictures and such for ideas! please help! and for the ceremony I ordered some pretty pew bows to put on the end of the benches but idk what to use to link them together, i dont want to use tulle, what else can i use that is inexpensive? what else do I need to decorate the church? most of our things are diy…

the colors are black, white, and deep red.

please help! any idea is appreciated!

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Luv2Answer March 13, 2012 at 4:44 am

Here are some ideas for balloons.


Augustbride2009 March 13, 2012 at 5:34 am

You can use candles for decorations, and buy them at the dollar store…Plus they will add some Elegance to your reception. Have you tried making your own flower arrangements..Find a craft store that sells silk flowers and see what you can make up yourself.
As for the church, find some pretty rope in deep red and link them together with that. It will probably be cheaper than tulle and still look pretty.


Connie T March 13, 2012 at 6:26 am

You don’t need to use anything to link them together. Less is more. Just put the bows on the end of the pews.

I did balloon decorations. Helium is not extremly cheap, especially since you will need quite a few balloons. They did look good though. I used the idea from 90210 Episode 1:10 – Games People Play…Annie’s 16th b-day. Not a great pic but:

Balloons do fill up a lot of space in a good way.

Good luck!


yourfourwalls March 13, 2012 at 6:33 am

check out the martha stewart weddings site.

She has a wedding (in other colors than yours) decorated with balloons, and several samples of tissue paper pomanders. A lot of her DIY stuff also comes with free downloadable templates.

Also check out for more diy ideas.

I found looking at pictures of other people’s weddings helped inspire my own wedding. I used flickr and used the key words “wedding” and my colors.


events n things March 13, 2012 at 7:31 am

Hi im a professional planner and please for the love of God dont use balloons at your wedding ceremony or reception.How much is your budget? People or should I say society tend to think weddings cost a fortune guess what they dont. Its just the people you deal with(vendors) costing you a fortune.
search flowers for a “birthday party” then google “wedding flowers” the price will triple for the exact same flower arrangements. Balloon bouquets cost about 12 to 15 dollars each I can decorate a hall or venue for the costs of two balloon bouquets and it would look flawless.when you dont have the budget you substitute money with time. Search thrift shops for wedding items like hurricane glasses and votive holders on the 50% off days. I bought(8) 36 inch trumpet vases for less than 10 bucks. Washed them out then decorated with floating candles. These vases I bought normaly costs $36 to $110 dollars depending on where you shop.


Tenny March 13, 2012 at 8:23 am

You can try candle arrangement for the decoration. This is an inexpensive wedding decoration, but it will surely brighten up the mood by setting the perfect ambiance. Furthermore, actually, not every real flowers are expensive. Some are not, although usually they come in a monotone (one color) theme. You can read more here: for more inexpensive wedding ideas.


Michelle H March 13, 2012 at 9:20 am

I’m not a big fan of balloons at a wedding. I’d check out this site for some quality wedding decorations and ideas. I would focus on getting quality personalized wedding decorations for the essential elements like unity candles, guestbooks, etc… and then, whatever you have left over in your budget try to make the smaller things work.

Good luck!


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