Not that long ago, wedding planning website The Knot surveyed over 16,000 couples who were currently planning or had recently hosted a wedding. The survey discovered that price of weddings has climbed significantly in the last few years, reaching an average $31,213 in 2014.
That’s enough money for a down payment on a house or a brand new luxury SUV!
Most people just don’t have that much money to spend on a one-day event, so they either go into massive debt or they find creative ways to cut costs, like DIY decorating.
If you’re looking for ways to set up a fairy tale reception without completely blowing your budget, use our wedding string lights
instead of expensive uplighting or pattern projections.
Illusion Roof Lighting
Will your reception be an outdoor affair? Instead of lots of round tables, think about using a series of rectangular tables to create the feeling of one big long family dinner. Then, use our wedding string lights in a crisscrossed pattern about 10 feet in the air. It will create the feeling of a “roof” over your tables without blocking out the sky.
Tulle And Light Curtains
Want to cover the tacky wallpaper or outdated artwork that’s hanging in your budget reception hall? Grab some of our curtain lights and suspend them from ceiling line to floor. Install the lights only behind the head table for a backdrop effect, or cover all the walls for illumination that surrounds. Then cover the lights with a few dozen yards of tulle in white or a light color; it will mute the wedding string lights and makethem look like indoor stars.
Drop-Ceiling Wedding String Lights
Did you want to have your reception in a big outdoor tent but just couldn’t find room in your budget for the high-dollar rental? It’s easy to create the illusion of a tent with some cleverly suspended fabric accented with wedding string lights. Use a large quilting hoop to drape swaths of fabric in a circular pattern, then hang the ends at different points around the room to make a stunning focal point.
Shop for all these wedding string lights and more in our online store!