Yes, Bridal Party + Budget-Friendly Can Coexist
Treat the bride-to-be without breaking the bank with these simple steps for the ultimate (and cheap!) backyard bridal party.
Turn your home into the ultimate party spot even on a tight budget. With these helpful tips, you’ll have the bride-to-be feeling like a queen and your guests feeling like royalty.
Bring Indoors Outdoors
Nothing says low budget like using cheap, plastic fold-out furniture. Instead, treat this party like the special occasion it is by bringing indoor furniture outside. Take advantage of the great outdoors by moving dining tables, chairs and a luxurious bar cart to the backyard. Be sure to select the most over-the-top seat in the house for the bride-to-be. Position her throne at the head of the table so she is the absolute center of attention.
Blow It Up
When choosing decor, consider balloons. They may just become your best party-throwing friend. Not only are they super affordable, but they can make a huge impact on any space with very little effort.
Make It Cozy
To make guest feel comfortable and improve the party atmosphere, up the cozy factor with items you already have. Throw pillows and blankets are a great way to bring the comfort of the living room to an outdoor space.
Mix and Match Decor
If you need some extra pizzazz, borrow coordinating decor from friends to make your party seem ultra-luxurious. Pitchers, vases, bowls and platters are beautiful when mixed and matched, so find out what you can borrow before wasting money on things you may only need once.
Forage Your Foliage
Stretch one bouquet by pairing with foraged greenery. You would be shocked by how far a few flowers can go when arranged with a little greenery that you can easily find around your home. Plus, even if you opt to buy greenery in the store, it's often much cheaper than flowers and makes a chic statement.
Skip the Plastics
Instead of disposable plates, give your meal the plate it deserves by using actual dishes. Save time on cleanup by using disposable utensils but opt for a more charming wood or bamboo option rather than plastic.
Be the Ultimate Host
Show your guests who the party-hosting master is by placing a beautiful name card and party favor on their plate. We chose a cute little potted succulent for each guest.
Keep Beverages Flowing
Be sure everyone is taken care of by supplying both boozy and alcohol-free beverage options. Big batches are the way to go so you don’t find yourself constantly refilling pitchers.