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.

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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

Bride-To-Be's Throne With a Luxurious Velvet Pillow

A Wicker Chair Serves as a Bridal Shower Throne

Make the bride-to-be feel extra special at her bridal shower and elevate any table setting by using a large statement chair as a bridal throne. A velvet pillow takes this throne to another level of luxury.

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Jalynn Baker

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

Balloon Garland is the Perfect Budget-Friendly Decor

A DIY Balloon Garland Makes the Perfect Backyard Party Decor

Take your next backyard party to the next level by creating a budget-friendly balloon garland. Using balloons of different shapes, sizes and colors helps to bring life to an otherwise bland space.

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Jalynn Baker

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

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Jalynn Baker

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

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Jalynn Baker

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

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Jalynn Baker

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

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Jalynn Baker

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

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Jalynn Baker

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

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Jalynn Baker

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.

Elevate a Party With Glass Champagne Flutes

Glass Champagne Flutes Elevate a Party's Elegance

Instead of opting for plastic cups and plates at a backyard bridal shower, up the classiness of your party by using real plates and glass champagne flutes. Skipping the plastic and paper will make any setting feel luxurious.

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Jalynn Baker

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