Every wedding celebrant wants a personalized wedding, especially with the wedding reception decorations. Sure, there are a lot of inspirations that come to mind now that you are ready to tie the knot.

The thing is, options are always overwhelming. Regardless if you want it the simplest or the fanciest, all weddings require a lot of thought and deliberate preparation.

Below are 6 beginner tips that may help you in decorating your wedding reception.

Create a budget

First thing first. Create a budget and identify how much you are willing to spend on your wedding reception decorations. Whether it’s your first wedding or your wedding anniversary, knowing your budget is very crucial. Creating a budget is the most important part of every wedding. Often, props will only be used once and will be discarded after the event, so renting is a great option.

It’s normal to feel very excited and overwhelmed about the many things you can do. It’s tempting to buy everything you like to achieve your dream wedding style. Tendencies are, you might overspend on things that are not important and put your money to waste. Well, money doesn’t grow on trees, so you might not want to start your married life with so much debt.

Set a motif

Deciding on how you want your wedding to look like is one of the hardest parts of the wedding planning phase. You might want a rustic style for your wedding with a vintage touch and a chic feeling. But, how are you going to mix up all styles? In the end, it will be difficult to choose just one, and that’s true.

Setting your motif is like setting your objective for your wedding reception venue. What would you like to achieve? How would you like your wedding reception to look like? If you have a clear goal set in mind, everything will fall perfectly in place, and every decision you’ll have to make will be a lot easier.

Consider draping

Draping is one of the most amazing things you can do for your reception venue regardless of your motif. It’s fascinating how it completely transforms your venue with just a few fabrics. Draping can be done not just for the ceiling but also for your backdrops. Be creative in combining several colors according to your motif.

Utilize venue features

Some venues have their existing features that you can make good use of. Not only will it help you decorate your reception a lot less, but will also help you in cutting down your expenses.

For example, some venues have ready-made arches and what you have to do is to simply fill it with picture frames, candles, flowers, or anything that suits your style.

Of course, it will be a lot easier to decorate your reception venue if it goes with your style. Some venues have restrictions so it might be difficult for your part. Let’s say you opted for a fab and chic wedding but the venue looks vintage with the several artworks hung in each wall. In the end, your style will not be achievable.

Get the most out of your wedding flowers

How can you imagine a wedding without flowers? Truth is, flowers are overly expensive. So you might want to think of the ways on how you can cut your budget. Regardless if you want large-headed flowers like roses and lilies or small-headed flowers like cornflower and lavender or having a unique hairstyle with flowers, the thing is, flowers are sold by stem.

The good thing about using large-headed flowers is that it will save you up some cost as these kinds of flowers take a large space than the small ones.

Another great way to get the most out of your wedding flowers is by repurposing them. Utilize the flowers you have used during the ceremony by transferring it to your reception venue. Some florists offer a free service for transferring them.

Aside from the fact that it will help you cut down the cost, it will help you minimize the effort of decorating your wedding reception venue.

Use things from your own home

I mentioned earlier that you don’t have to break the bank in terms of decorating your wedding reception venue. The thing is, you can reuse some of the materials you already have at home.

If you’re into rustic vibes, wooden crates, ladders, vintage suitcases, and books will make a great decoration for your wedding reception.

You can also decorate your Tiffany chairs from your dining table for your head table. Just a few touches of creativity and you’ll be on the go.

The very important thing about designing your wedding is what makes your wedding your own, being a reflection of you and your future spouse’s personalities.