Easy & Affordable Wedding Decorating Ideas

Decorating a wide open wedding reception hall can be overwhelming, and get expensive fast.  Instead of trying to fill the space with costly flower arrangements and wedding rental items, look for affordable, huge decorations that can be done for the cost of supplies & a little time.

Because decorating from scratch can be tricky, today I’m sharing two wonderful resources for decorating a large, empty wedding reception space.

We’re going to talk numbers, measurements, very detailed process for determining how much tulle and tissue you’re going to need to decorate your space.  Listen now!

Easy steps to decorating a large space:

Browse inspiration photos to get a solid pattern that you want to follow.

Measure out your space in detail (length x width x height).  This includes walls, columns, exactly what you’re trying to cover.

Do some simple math to determine how much material you need – remember to add at least 20% to allow for a draping effect.

Links to buy the materials we talked about today can be found below –

Wedding Reception Decorating + PaperMart.com

A package of 480 sheets of premium colored tissue starts at $24, and a bolt of 50 yards of 4′ wide tulle is just $16.  Both are available in dozens of custom colors, shipping is FAST, and the quality is amazing.

Of course there are a million other vendors for tulle and tissue, so feel free to shop around!

Buy Bulk Tulle from www.papermart.com

papermart tulle
Premium tulle, available in over 30 custom colors!

Paper Flowers on Pinterest

Moving to my second tip for decorating a large reception space, DIY-style tissue flowers, garlands, and backdrops.  Tissue paper flowers are a really fun, affordable, and easy way to cover huge, empty walls.

Remember, you must measure your space – no guessing!  Please do NOT skip this critical step in decorating your reception venue walls!

For lots of DIY tutorials and inspiration, visit our Paper Flower Board on Pinterest:

wedding reception decorating
Paper Flower DIY tutorials and inspiration on Pinterest


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