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Lynnie
WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina

Splurge or Save: Decor?

Lynnie, on August 21, 2017 at 07:05

Posted in Wedding reception 84

It's all about the details... but those details can be expensive!! How are you budgeting for decor? Will you be splurging or saving? Splurge? Photo from Distinct Occasions Or Save? Photo by Steve Gerrard Photography >>Click here to go to the next question, Splurge or Save: Favours?...

It's all about the details... but those details can be expensive!! Smiley surprise

How are you budgeting for decor? Will you be splurging or saving?

Splurge?Splurge?

Photo from Distinct Occasions

Or Save?Or Save?

Photo by Steve Gerrard Photography

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84 Comments

  • Reona
    Frequent user March 2018 Ontario
    Reona ·
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    Splurge... LOL I thought I was saving a ton of money by making centerpieces on my own. WRONG. I was comparing my budget to a friend who had $100 per table put aside for centerpieces.. :/


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  • JENNIFER
    Frequent user December 2017 Ontario
    JENNIFER ·
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    Save. We're having a December wedding and the hall will be decorated for Christmas which leaves us with centrepieces which I'm making tissue paper flower bouquets in rose gold spray painted spaghetti jars instead of buying mason jars.
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  • Kelsey
    Frequent user February 2018 Ontario
    Kelsey ·
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    We're in the middle of the road for decor. We are renting but putting it all up ourselves.

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  • Shannon
    Devoted June 2020 British Columbia
    Shannon ·
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    Save. Doing diy for all of it! Already have the majority of my centerpieces so I just need to rent linens and chair bows
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  • M
    Newbie July 2018 Ontario
    Meghan ·
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    Picked a beautiful venue that doesnt need a ton of decor! But the things we are making are DIYed, or from antique shops. We're saving even more by buying supplies on sale (50% at Michaels coupons!!)
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  • Christina
    Newbie July 2018 Alberta
    Christina ·
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    Save, very little decor.

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  • Cherie
    Curious July 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador
    Cherie ·
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    I think this one might surprise me! I'm thinking I am going to be saving in the long run because I am going to be making my decor so I'm hoping it is going to save me money! BUT I thought by doing this for !y sons bday it would be cheaper too but in the end it turned out to be cheaper yes, but way too time consuming so I'm keeping my options opened! But I'm all about saving in this area!
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  • Novardensphere
    Beginner May 2019 Alberta
    Novardensphere ·
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    Save, hand made, local bought can look better than expensive

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  • Samtam
    VIP November 2016 British Columbia
    Samtam ·
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    Save. I didn't see the point in going all out on decorations for one night. We had a lot of trips to Michaels and the dollar store but were able to save a lot and still look great! We were lucky too that our reception space was already nicely decorated so we didn't feel the need to add too much extra.

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  • L
    Devoted September 2017 Saskatchewan
    Lyz ·
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    Saved. I did lots of DIY
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  • Jennifer
    Frequent user September 2018 British Columbia
    Jennifer ·
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    Save! Lots of DIY

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  • Andrea
    Frequent user September 2017 Manitoba
    Andrea ·
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    I am splurging a bit but am making a lot myself so am saving because of that!

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  • Cristina
    Frequent user September 2018 British Columbia
    Cristina ·
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    I will splurge for my decorations since I want my big day to be memorable but keep it simple and not make it to over the top.

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  • Lesley
    Newbie May 2018 Ontario
    Lesley ·
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    Save. I'm not picky. I will probably go with what's available at the venue
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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
    Rekramer ·
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    Midway. I've found great centrepieces that should cost us less than $500 to make, and we're going to do cute plate decorations and maybe simple chargers and linens for added color.

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  • Faith
    Devoted October 2017 Ontario
    Faith ·
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    So excited! Save $ but splurged details. A lady from my church has a ton of rustic stuff she used for her daughter's wedding and said I could borrow and bring back for absolutely nothing!!!
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Save! Our venue is nice enough we don't need a lot of decor. The bit we have I will be making.

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  • B
    Super August 2017 Alberta
    Bethany ·
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    Definitely saved. I bought my centrepieces from dollarama, and that was the only decorating I did
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  • Sydney
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Sydney ·
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    Save! We picked a venue that we found to be beautiful already, and doesn't need too much decor. A lot of the other stuff comes with the venue, so we're going to make up some centerpieces, and make a few DIY's and we should be good!

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  • Stephanie
    Curious August 2018 Nova Scotia
    Stephanie ·
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    Saving on decor as much as possible. We picked a venue that was already beautiful as is and will work with it!
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  • V
    Beginner June 2018 Quebec
    Vanessa ·
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    Save! The decor is included in our venue price but we might get a decorator for some little details.
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  • Kila
    Frequent user September 2018 Ontario
    Kila ·
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    Major save . Venue comes with most of the decor and the setting is gorgeous it doesn't need a lot. A few DIY pieces and we good to go !
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  • Jenn
    Frequent user September 2018 Ontario
    Jenn ·
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    Save. A lot of our decor is DIY items
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  • Alanah
    Frequent user July 2018 British Columbia
    Alanah ·
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    Save.. doing an outdoor wedding and plan on having minimal decor
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  • Barbara
    Devoted July 2018 Ontario
    Barbara ·
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    Save! Everything will be DIY, and my sister has purchased some of our decore.
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  • Carol
    Super March 2018 Ontario
    Carol ·
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    Save! Most decor is included in my venue package. All table linens, overlays, napkins, lighting, center pieces, head table backdrop, money box, etc... because of this we are able to do some extras and upgrades.
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  • Melissa
    Devoted November 2017 Ontario
    Melissa ·
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    Decor will be simple and many elements will be handcrafted. There is a great deal (all our linens) being provided by the venue!

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  • Arielle
    Devoted July 2020 British Columbia
    Arielle ·
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    Saving for sure. My mother has a business so she's going to make something to advertise. There won't be too much in the way of decoration cause we're trying to keep it simple.

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  • Shelby
    Frequent user October 2017 British Columbia
    Shelby ·
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    My florist is lending me all the decor she has for free. I will be buying a few extra things. Save!
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  • Laura
    Super September 2017 Alberta
    Laura ·
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    Save...big save. venue provides linens and my décor is my flowers and cranes my FH made. Smiley smile

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  • Shiyrah
    Curious September 2017 Manitoba
    Shiyrah ·
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    Save. Because our venue is very much our style, and the way it's already set up, we don't need a lot for decorations. And what we are using are used or made ourselves
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  • Donna
    Curious April 2018 Ontario
    Donna ·
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    The backdrop was a splurge, but my parents paid for that. We will add candles around the centrepieces and chargers but not much else to the hall. For the church, I made some signs and ribbon wands to be handed out. I'm also making the programs and menus myself.

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