The best way to save on wedding decorations is to pick a fabulous location with a beautiful scenic atmosphere. If the setting is gorgeous, you shouldn’t have to do a lot to enhance the space. If you are planning a wedding on a tight budget, there is plenty of stunning natural settings in Colorado where the breathtaking scenery will do all the work! Country barn settings and small-town locations are usually much less expensive than big city venues and could save you thousands. Lily Farm Fresh Event Center, for example, is set on 80-acres of dazzling Colorado farmland with spectacular mountain and prairie views. It’s the perfect location for any Colorado farm wedding.
Flowers dress up any occasion, and they don’t have to be expensive. See our Wedding Flower Guide blog. Or forgo greenery and save even more – cut branches with twinkling lights or baby’s breath can be a fabulous substitution for expensive flowers. There are many fun DIY floral decorations that would be perfect for a wedding or reception.
Twinkling lights or the glow of candles can add instant and inexpensive charm to a sunset or nighttime wedding or reception. Uplighting is also a great way to transform a banquet hall and can be easy to do on your own for an extremely low cost. It instantly changes the entire mood of the room and really gives the reception a “wow” factor. All you need to do is place the lights on the floor around the room. You can set the lights to any shade of any color. All it takes is a matter of minutes for setup – no experience required! If you select a reception space that already has beautiful lighting, you don’t have to do a thing. Lily Farm Fresh Event Center has stunning modern/rustic dimmable chandelier lighting to create an elegant look and atmosphere for no extra cost!
The wedding tables can cause a lot of stress. Following a decor theme and rental costs can cause budget dilemmas. If you need to dress seating for 150 tables, there are many low cost DIY options. Round wood slices, mason jars, eucalyptus garland, and lanterns are just a few ideas that could save you thousands and wonderful for any rustic budget barn wedding. You may not have a lot of time before your wedding to get crafty so enlist bridesmaids, friends and family members to lend a hand. If you like a handmade look but the wedding date is closing in fast, check Etsy and other online retailers for frugally priced items.