When it comes to your wedding day expenses, one key way you can cut costs is by doing some simple DIY projects to decorate your space. Décor is one area that can add up quickly if you’re hiring it out to a professional to execute your vision, so I encourage couples to seek out ways to recreate the look for less. Allow me to do some of the hard part for you: sourcing the materials and decorative items you’ll need to style your wedding without breaking the bank!
Check out these awesome sources for wedding décor:
Look no further than your neighborhood Walmart for savings on all sorts of decorative items for your big day. Candles, picture frames, vases, you name it! Find all sorts of decorations for your wedding day at Walmart.
If you’re looking for super savvy options, check out Dollar Tree or Dollar General and you’re likely to find tons of decorative pieces under $1! From tea lights, tiny bud vases, balloons, streamers and more – this is a great place to check for basic items and supplies to decorate your wedding.
Goodwill + Other Thrift Stores
Of course, Goodwill and other thrift stores are a treasure trove of items you could decorate your wedding with. From vintage milk glass, mason jars and various glass vessels for centerpieces, to old tablecloths and sheets you can repurpose into backdrops or other decorative accents, you’ll be shocked at how many amazing décor items you’ll find in a secondhand shop. And inventory is always changing, so I recommend stopping in regularly to snag some unique items for less.
Home Depot / Lowe’s
You’ll probably be surprised at the amount of items you’ll find to decorate your wedding at your local home improvement store. If you’re planning an outdoor / backyard wedding, you can get all sorts of potted plants to line your aisle or decorate your reception area. They also carry a variety of string lights to give your reception a magical glow!
Sam’s Club or Costco
Big box stores like Sam’s Club or Costco are another great source for wedding décor. You can order products online or purchase in-store for flexibility, and they carry everything from decorative items to fresh flower collections for you to DIY your wedding flowers!
Michael’s / Other Craft Stores
This one’s obvious, but craft stores have so many options for décor for your wedding – including premade options or the materials you need to get crafty and create something unique yourself! We’ve got tons of DIY project décor tutorials over on The Budget Savvy Bride, so stop by and check them out!
If you love the convenience of shopping online, you’ll want to check out these awesome resources for wedding décor:
I shop on Amazon for basically everything, but they have a really great assortment of bulk items you can snag for your wedding. Everything from sets of succulents to chalkboards to cake cutters to craft supplies and everything in between.
If you’re looking for wedding lighting, vases and other decorative accents then Luna Bazaar is the place for you. They have the most amazing assortment of paper lanterns in a variety of hues to match your color scheme, as well as tons of great items that are perfect for centerpieces and miscellaneous décor.
Save on Crafts
This online shop is filled to the brim with supplies and pre-made décor items that you are sure to flip over!! Whether your wedding style is rustic, vintage, boho or glam, Save on Crafts has pretty much everything you could possibly think of to use to decorate your wedding.
The craft marketplace Etsy is a great place to shop for personalized and custom items for your big day. If you’re not a huge crafter, you can browse the creations of millions of artisans who sell on Etsy to find the perfect look for your big day décor.
Though they are mostly known for super cheap party favors and kid’s stuff, Oriental Trading has a surprising amount of awesome stuff for weddings, too! From banners to doilies to balloons and streamers, to candles and of course, candy for the candy buffet. Best of all? Their prices are crazy cheap!!
Last, but certainly not least is Koyal Wholesale. I love this spot because they have the most amazing Glitter Sequin Tablecloths than make perfect photobooth backdrops or are an excellent way to add interest to your cake or sweetheart table. They’ve also got chair sashes, charger plates, paper fans and other serving ware to coordinate with your wedding theme.
I hope this list of resources helps you think outside the box for places to shop for your wedding décor. Happy shopping!