Wedding Reception Decorations

Wedding Reception Decorations

Wedding Reception Decorations

Wedding reception decorations don’t have to break the budget. My best friend was getting married and her budget was a major issue. A couple of us bridesmaids decided to get together and as our gift to her and her groom we offered to take care of any and all wedding reception decorations. We volunteered to purchase them and get the actual decorating done. We wanted her to relax and enjoy her wedding and it was proving difficult for her with all of the monetary concerns. She had managed to get a hall for the reception at a very low cost but it was going to need a lot of decorating. We started shopping for all possible wedding reception decorations on the market. With three of us on the job, we were sure we could get the most for our money.

Since none of us are independently wealthy we decided to look into some wedding reception decorations that we could make ourselves. The bride wanted candles on every table so we ordered personalized wraps to go around plain glass containers to hold the candles. They were reasonable and made great personalized wedding reception decorations once assembled. We bought the glass holders and candles at a discount store and they were gorgeous once the wraps were applied.

In order to save a little more money without looking cheap we found a company that rented a lot of different wedding reception decorations. We rented lush green palms to scatter around the room and chair covers to dress up the bride’s table. The caterer would be bringing tablecloths and all the tableware and the florist would provide a beautifully decorated arch for the bride and groom to walk through when they arrived. We decided to save some money on the wedding card holder by covering and decorating a cardboard box to sit on the gift table. The money saved would help offset the final wedding reception decorations that we needed.

We wanted the wedding reception decorations to create a fairy tale atmosphere for the dancing with pretty sparkling lights. I had seen some very expensive light strands with fancy lanterns at a bridal store that were way over budget. With a little creativity and a lot of looking around we managed to find reasonable strands of sparkling clear lights. The wedding colors were white and lavender so we ordered some very budget friendly paper lanterns in both white and lavender that would hang amongst the light strands. We added in a hundred pearly white and lavender helium balloons to float along the ceiling and help to create the perfect atmosphere.

The last task to conquer in our quest for wedding reception decorations was finding some able-bodied and reliable volunteers to actually implement our designs. As bridesmaids our time would be limited on the day of the ceremony but the men in our lives were happy to help. We made sure to enlist a professional wedding reception decorations diva to oversee the “workers” and our job was done. When the bride entered the hall for her reception, the look of joy on her face made all of our work worthwhile. We had created the perfect fairytale setting for the beginning of their life together.

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