Planning and organizing a wedding reception at home can be both challenging and inspiring. Many believe that a wedding really starts only after the ceremony, at the reception. Everybody is more relaxed and they can completely enjoy talking with the young couple, dancing, tasting delicious food and drinking good quality wine.
Before you get to that part, you have to get through the planning of the reception. When you decide to have your wedding reception at home, you have to pay attention to a lot of details while you keep your financial expenses under control.
Here are a few ideas on how to bring in the best of at home wedding decorations while you stick to your budget.
How to spend less on wedding reception decorations
You know the Christmas lights you keep in those boxes in the closet? They are perfect if you want to decorate your porch in an elegant and simple manner. They look really chic to a wedding reception if you hung them around the tables, from the ceiling or even around the wedding cake. If you think your Christmas lights have an old fashioned look and you don’t want to use them, you can use instead lanterns.
You probably thought about renting elegant wedding seat covers. This option might be too expensive when you plan a wedding reception at home. Visit some shops and choose wide ribbons in the color that you like and tie them on the back of the chairs. You can always call your friends and family to help you cut and tie the ribbon to look pretty and chic.
Another inexpensive item that you can add to make your wedding reception more on your liking is a water fountain. It can be a small water fountain that you can place on a table. The sound of running water is always soothing and relaxing. It helps the guests to get into the wedding party mood.
A very chic way to decorate your home for the wedding reception is to use feathers. They are very used in wedding decor and they are really inexpensive. You can turn the feathers into a beautiful wreath or you can use some of them for the centerpieces of flowers for a sophisticated look.
Probably it didn’t cross your mind, but you can decorate with food as well. Choose an elegant manner to display the food on the tables. The candy jars and platters with macaroons are great to give a festive mood. For a more natural inspired wedding, you can use elegant trays with organic cheeses and organic rustic bread. Don’t worry, you can find good deals if you visit local farmers in the area where you live.
Make sure to use white candles. They give a festive look to a wedding and they are an important element if you want to give to the whole reception a more romantic tone.
Go to the craft stores in your neighborhood and buy beautiful fabrics to use them to cover the tables. You can add a luxurious touch by draping them from the ceiling. You can create a romantic and intimate atmosphere for your wedding reception in no time with sheer fabrics.
If you want to keep it simple and natural, you can do so by organizing a picnic. You can use colorful blankets and for each blanket provide a basket with delicious snacks and good quality wine. It is very cheap and it looks really classy!
Another way to get into the wedding atmosphere is by displaying photos of you and your future husband from your engagement. Your guests will love to see them and you add this way another element to your wedding decoration.
Flowers are the heart of a wedding reception. They give life to any table or space. The natural flower balls or those created with silk flowers are great to display on your porch or in your living room where you will invite your guests. You can order them from a special flower shop or, if you want to save some money, you can go to a craft store and buy everything you need and then put them together for amazing results.
When you choose your wedding reception theme you have to make sure that the colors, the arrangement and the concept itself it is a good match for you and your future husband.
Choosing the theme is not always easy, especially if you are really creative. You tend to get many ideas and end up not knowing which one to choose. By choosing a specific concept, it will be much easier to focus and plan your dream wedding reception at home. You will know this way what kind of flowers you need, what type of centerpieces go well with the theme you picked and how you can impress your guests.
A good idea when you choose your theme is to go for black and white. The bride and the groom can be the only ones wearing white, while the guests can wear black. It gives a sophisticated look and it is really inexpensive for you and for your guests as well.
Think about decorating according to the season. Main holidays like Easter, Christmas or Valentine’s Day are offering you a source of inspiration and the festive look can be achieved with little effort and money. If you planned your wedding in spring, you can use many colorful flowers with great scents. You can also think about giving mini potted plants as wedding favors. You can do similar things in summer, autumn and winter. This is the way to save money on the wedding flowers and to bring nature inside of your home to enhance the beauty of your wedding reception.
A memorable wedding reception will be one with a Zen wedding theme. You can get inspiration from many sources, especially Asian ones. Create the perfect relaxing environment by using water fountains, bonsai trees, and origami.
You can achieve the elegant look you want for your wedding reception if you follow these tips. And what is really important, you can enjoy the wedding you dreamed about since you were 4 in the comfort of your home!
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