Strength In Numbers: Up the Wow Factor of Your Wedding Décor in One Easy, Budget-Friendly Move

Budget, Planning Tips
Strength In Numbers

Photo: Travis Rathbone/Apostrophe

More is more when it comes to transforming small details into Instagram-ready showstoppers for your wedding reception or ceremony. So, our new favorite planning hack? Displaying one budget-friendly décor item by the hundreds, which yields maximum impact at minimal cost. These five ideas are a great place to start for your own celebration.

Take your dessert table to the next level by arranging super-cute miniature sweets in your new monogram or a cool pattern. Make it even smore sentimental by having both you and your groom pick a favorite flavor. The above display, for example, features 700 strawberry and chocolate mini Georgetown Cupcake confections — which all add up to one kick-ass dessert display.

Skip the centerpieces and line your dining tables with hundreds of tea lights and flickering hurricanes of different heights. Romantic and affordable.

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Fill colorful acrylic boxes with candy, then pile them into a pyramid. It will liven up your reception space and spotlight the gifts you spent all that time putting together.

Escort Cards
Have your stationer turn that grid of guest cards hanging on the wall at the reception entrance into an eye-catching ombré statement piece.

Instead of a floral chandelier, have your florist create a canopy over the dance floor using Queen Anne's lace or baby's breath. It's less pricey than the hanging chandelier, and still super pretty!

For even more of the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES August/September 2015 issue on newsstands now and available for download.

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