Wedding Decoration Shopping on a Budget


I’m holding my hands up VERY high right now, and admitting that I’m not the craftiest person. I can come up with creative ideas, but making things has never been one of my fortes.

Like most weddings, ours is being done on a budget. Nowadays with the help of talented friends or family members and some amazing places online and on the High Street, you can easily stick to your budget and still have a wedding full of gorgeous decorations, etc. 

The task of finding the absolute perfect pieces to create your special day can seem daunting – especially if you have a very specific theme or colour scheme. So today I thought I’d share a list of my favourite stores where I have bought DIY wedding supplies. Now, one tip I will give you is that some stores may sell the same or similar items but, part of being on a budget and a DIY bride is finding the best deal or the easiest way to get those items. 

Hopefully the list below will come in handy – these stores aren’t just for wedding decorations either – they stock some great bits and pieces for all types of parties!

Party Pieces
This website is the place for all things party! From balloons to straws, to paper plates and napkins these guys have thought of everything and every special occasion. Check them out here

Etsy
Did you know that Etsy is the largest marketplace devoted to handmade sellers of all kinds? The items sold on here actually have to be handmade, vintage or supplies for handmade. I love to help out independent companies all the time, and Etsy is the best place for that online. They have a whole load of items that are perfect for your special day and if you’re looking for something that’s super personalised, I’m sure you will find it on here. 

Ebay
Although I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Ebay, I have managed to save A LOT of money on our main wedding decorations by buying them from here.

Tiger
This store is still very new to the British High Street – we’re lucky to have two of them in Brighton! Their stock changes almost daily, so if you see something you like, chances are it won’t be there when you next pop in. I’ve bought a lot of wedding stuff from here, including a bag of goodies to keep the kids amused during the day! Their stores are all across the world now as well, so International readers, click here to see if they have one near you. 

Meri Meri
The prettiest party decorations ever! Meri Meri is perfect if you’re looking for the odd special decoration as it can get expensive. They also do some amazing pieces of stationary. Watch your bank balance guys, you won’t leave empty handed!

Talking Tables
Home to some of the most instagrammable party decorations, Talking Tables have some super stylish pieces to make your wedding / party extra special. They have a huge range of items from copper paper plates to party games. 

Little Cherry
Party friendly, planet friendly and even pocket friendly, Little Cherry offers a range of stylish eco-friendly party supplies. From Biodegradable balloons, to Fairtrade cotton bunting they have so much on offer and, you’re helping the environment! 

Amazon
Gone are the days when Amazon was the place to buy cheap DVD’s, books and music. Now they sell pretty much everything! We’ve got a fair few items from here. 


Pssst, tune in AFTER our wedding, where I will show you a glimpse of how all my DIY bride items came together.