What To Do With Your Wedding Decorations After the Wedding

You put months of thought into your wedding day details and it paid off. The centerpieces were flawless, the table runners were crisp, and the reception decorations stayed put throughout the party. Congratulations. You’re married! Now you’re looking at overstuffed boxes of tulle, mason jars, lanterns, table settings, and linens in your living room. What’s a newlywed to do? It’s time to gift, sell, DIY (again), donate, and store. Read on to get the details!

Gift Your Wedding Decorations

Look at your decorations and get creative. Which ones can you gift to friends and family? You can turn a mason jar, for example, into an instant gift by filling it with dry chocolate chip cookie mix, tying a ribbon around the top, and sticking a recipe on it. Freebie Finding Mom has 25 mason jar recipes that span all holidays. Or, use small vases or jars to hold cutlery, tea, or sugar in your kitchen.

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Cheap Wedding Ideas that Don’t Feel Cheap

Bridezilla, be gone—it’s the age of the budget bride. Rather than plan the most extravagant wedding day possible, budget brides crunch numbers and cut corners wherever they can. Fortunately, cut corners don’t have to show on the actual day of the wedding if you’re making smart snips to your big-day plans. Below, you’ll find 19 of the best ways to ensure that your wedding will be equally beautiful and budget-conscious.

1. Decorate on a Dime

When selecting flowers for bouquets, choose those that are in-season to cut costs. Then after the ceremony, place the bouquets on the guests’ dining tables as part of the centerpieces, which can get pricey. Of course, you can also cut flowers from your budget altogether and decorate instead with cheaper candles, luminary bags and paper lanterns, for example.

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How to Choose the Right Decorations for your Wedding

With the wedding being one of the most important days in many people’s lives, it’s no wonder so many brides question the choice of decorations. Each wedding is unique so you want your décor to show your personality and complement your dress and theme. Learning how to choose the right decorations for your wedding is an important step to ensuring your big day is one you’ll always cherish.

1 .Choose a style or theme for your wedding that will help you decide which decorations are appropriate. Use your wedding dress as a guide to the formality and style. For example, a large formal event you may need more wedding decorations than you would for a small party on the beach.

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18 Hot Wedding Decor Ideas

Romantic colors, a little shimmer, a lot of floral and plenty of personalization: Brides and grooms put their signature stamp on their wedding day, through decor that speaks to their past and celebrates their future.

Prime Palettes

Yesteryear’s Hues
While beloved purple and its sister colors—lilac, lavender, eggplant, et al—is still the wedding hue of choice for many brides, pink and orange in their softest forms are the new faves in town. Event designer David Rexroat of AJ’s Urban Petals notes that blush, pale mauve and muted coral are among the most popular wedding colors he’s seeing for late-2015 and 2016 weddings. And, of course, lots of ivory and white. “Brides really want that Old World, European look” that these vintage shades convey.

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Unique Bridal Shower and Wedding Party Favors

Preparing for a wedding is a time of celebration and memories. The tradition of giving guest favors or small gifts lives on as a way to thank them for sharing in your special day. Some favors are used as part of the wedding decorations and then taken home by the guests at the end of the reception.

Other favors are useful items that will give the guests something they will use over and over and with each use will remind them of your wedding. Some of the most popular favors are candy, usually packaged creatively. Choosing a favor can be difficult, but if you figure out what type of favor you would like it can make it easier.

Giving favors a double meaning by using them as part of the decorations saves money and space. Table toppers such as candles, flowers, and glasses will be incorporated into the table decorations. Items like these can be personalized with the couple’s names and wedding date to make them a treasured keepsake.

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