Our colour scheme for our wedding was mint green.
The hessian 'Just Married' bunting you can see below was from The Range and was really cheap! The room we had our reception in was decorated by myself and my two sisters, the night before the wedding. We decided to put the bunting up behind the top table and it actually looked really lovely. The flower centre piece was used on the table during the ceremony and got moved into the reception room after - this not only saved money, but meant we didn't really have to decorate the table ourselves!
Chair covers were really important to me when thinking of the room's look. The chairs at our venue weren't that nice to look at without them, and would have ruined the whole room! We hired the covers and sashes for around £1 a chair which I think is very reasonable. The sashes looked lovely and they incorporated the colour scheme together really well. Obviously we couldn't cover the highchairs too haha, but as they were wooden they looked just as nice around the tables.
They were the only decoration we had planned for the tables until the last few weeks leading up to the big day. As the day got closer and I thought about the size of the tables, I realised we needed a few extra bits to make them complete. We knew a photobooth was out of the question for the day, so we instead decided upon photo props. These were SO cheap from eBay - about £2 for a pack of 31 props - although I didn't have to glue the pictures onto the sticks haha. We then got glass milk bottles (obviously from eBay haha) to put them in.
To go with these I got the 'If you Instagram...' signs, again from eBay. We had more younger guests so we knew these would be a hit, and that there would be pictures on social media. I still love looking back on our hashtag now and it's great to have all the pictures together, for everyone to look at.
We only got these for the adults as we personally wouldn't give sweets to Indiana. Instead we got every child a 'Wedding Activity Book'. There were little activities, colouring pages and every pack had crayons inside too. Obviously again, eBay provided these... there's clearly nothing you can't find on there!
The table numbers we displayed in white, vintage frames. We got these from Ikea for a few pounds each and they completed the tables perfectly. Even better is we now have 5 extra frames to display wedding pictures in - which will remind us of the day forever!
A hugely important part of the day was the cake! We were very lucky that a family friend agreed to make the cake for us. We had a meeting with her and we gave ideas of what we did and didn't want it to look like. I found a cake on Pintrest that I thought was absolutely perfect and used it as my inspiration. I couldn't believe how amazing it was when I saw it!
We went for a 3 tier cake, each with a different flavour. The bottom was classic victoria, the middle was lemon, and the top smaller tier was chocolate. I only ended up trying some of the left overs the day after, but it was very very yummy haha. The flowers on top were sugar so could technically be eaten, but I'm not planning on it... it's still sat on the side now!
The cake table was decorated with a 'Mr & Mrs' sign which was another eBay bargain at only £5! It's now decorating our house which I love - it's lovely to have mementos of the big day to look at. My sister also surprised me with little glass hearts with our names and wedding date on, which we scatted on the table. Unfortunately these got lost which I'm so gutted about!
Next to this we had our Guest Book. Again I found this beautiful book on eBay. There were so many to choose from, but this one I think fitted with everything else perfectly, as well as matching the colours. To be honest not many people filled it out, which I'm not surprised about! I did ask my sisters to take it round to get at least something written in it haha.
The table also had a basket of bubbles on, which we used instead of confetti. Who knew it was so expensive?! Bubbles were much cheaper and didn't require any cleaning up. They made equally as lovely photos too. The children loved them and the leftovers were being used late into the evening.
There is so much or little you can do when it comes to decorating your venue. I would 100% recommend eBay for these kind of things though, as you can grab some fabulous bargains - it's always good to save money where you can as weddings are pretty pricey!