Make Your Own Wedding Reception Decorations

DIY Wedding reception decorations can save you a ton of money! Recruit your friends and family...not only will you save, but you'll create memories to last a lifetime!

Wedding Reception Decorations Ideas...

~Decorate potted plants/trees with strings of white lights. Take home or give away to guests after the wedding reception.

~Make a centerpiece with wedding favors! Eliminate the use of flowers, this will save you a ton!

~DIY Large tulle bows for your chairs. Embellish with ribbon and/or flowers.

~Make Paper Lanterns (pictured below) out of twine, yarn, lace, doilies, and more. Find tons of ideas and directions on our Pinterest page!

~Topiaries are a beautiful addition to any wedding! You will need...

  • Decorative pot or container
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Floral foam
  • Small tree limb or dowel
  • Silk flowers
  • Moss
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ribbon

Cut floral foam to fit snugly into pot, secure with hot glue. Place limb or dowel into floral foam and secure with glue. If using dowel, wrap in ribbon or material of choice. Place the Styrofoam ball onto limb or dowel with hot glue. Cut flowers to about 2 or 3 inches long. Insert the flowers and greenery evenly into the Styrofoam. Decorate with ribbon/ bows. 

~Make a centerpiece with candles and ornaments for wedding reception decorations. You will need...

  • Clear Christmas ornaments
  • Clear curtain rings
  • Platter or plate
  • Epsom salt 
  • Candles that fit into ornament openings

Remove hangers from ornaments. Arrange the curtain rings on the platter. Pour Epsom salt into each ornament, filling halfway to the top. Place the ornaments on top of the curtain rings. Place candles into the openings of the ornaments, pressing into the Epsom salt to secure. Arrange greenery or whatever you like around the candles. You may use colored sand if you like.

Making your own wedding reception decorations are a great way to save money, and to have fun with family and friends!


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