Planning a wedding can be expensive. Between picking a venue that speaks to you, and choosing a photographer that will perfectly showcase your big day, you may need to stick to a strict budget for wedding decor. This being said, just because you are on a budget, doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice the wedding of your dreams.

In this blog, we will be listing some of our favorite budget-friendly wedding decor options!

1. DIY Wedding Arbor

When it comes to sticking to a budget, you need to focus on what decor elements will give you the best bang for your buck! One fool-proof way to make an affordable impact is to craft your own wedding arbor! Wedding arbors are highly customizable and are sure to be at the center of your guest’s attention.

Aside from being highly customizable, wedding arbors can be very simple to make! For only the cost of lumber, tools, and your time, you can have a statement piece that perfectly matches the dream wedding that you have always envisioned! We absolutely adore this mountain-themed arbor featured in a fun Montana elopement photographed by Ashley J Photo, and planned by Leather & Ivory!

Photography: Ashley J Photo, Venue: Homestead on McVey, Wedding Planning + Styling: Leather & Ivory – Cheers MT Vendor

2. Thrifted Glassware

If you are on the hunt for unique, vintage-inspired glassware, don’t neglect thrift and second-hand stores! Thrift stores are plum full of intricately detailed glassware that is sure to add a timeless feel to your big day.

If you are not having any luck finding beautiful pieces at your local thrift stores, and are searching for a set of perfectly curated vintage-inspired glassware, check out With Love, Vintage Rentals! This set of colored stemware will add a classic pop of color to your wedding decor arsenal!

Photography: Kristiann Photography, Rentals: With Love Vintage Rentals – Cheers MT Vendor

3. Dress Up Basic Chairs

One simple way to stick to your wedding budget is to dress up basic chairs. If you are trying to decide between a set of basic chairs and a set of detailed chairs, your savings from sticking to basic chairs may be worth it. Although basic chairs may not look as classy as higher-end chairs, you can easily dress them up to fit your vision. Add some beautiful florals, or even tulle, for a simple, beautiful touch.

Don’t be afraid to get crafty when it comes to embellishing your chairs, the possibilities are endless!

4. Personalized Cake Topper

Cake toppers can get expensive. However, just because you don’t want to spend the extra money on a fancy cake topper, doesn’t mean you can’t find an affordable option! We absolutely adore these beautiful personalized laser-cut cake toppers! Not only are these cake toppers inexpensive, ranging from $12-$25 on Etsy, but are also such a beautiful accent to any wedding cake!

No need to spend the extra money on an expensive cake topper when an affordable option looks this good!

Personalized Rustic Wedding Cake Topper

5. DIY Wedding Signs

Another way to add an impactful decorative element to your wedding day is with DIY wedding signs. There are so many ways to craft unique wedding signage that is both useful and stylish. We absolutely adore these beautiful welcome and seating signs perfectly photographed by Biddle Photography.

Get out your art supplies and create something magical!

Photography: Biddle Photography – Cheers MT Vendor