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How to decorate your Wedding Reception Venue for less than $300 or £300 - approx 80 guests

Prepare your Pinterest Wedding board, because I'm about to reveal some amazing ways to spruce up your wedding reception venue without breaking the bank. And it won't be limited to only handcrafted, DIY, thrifted items. Our associate partners Amazon and Dollar Tree sell some truly incredible budget-priced wedding decorations that, with a bit of creativity, may become truly one-of-a-kind. Let's take a look at some of my favorite wedding reception trends.

Get this look for Less than $300 Prices correct at time of posting Oct 5 2022 - as part of the Amazon associate program, we may receive a payment for qualifying purchases made following links from this site at no cost to you.

Amazon Costs:

6    x  Garlands    $120 

24 x  Tea Lights     $15

12 x  Jars                 $23

125 Napkins          $16

600 Dinnerware   $83

100 Tablemats      $30

4 Birdcages            $12 

Total                       $299

The beautiful line of greenery leaves and flowers that trace the length of the dining tables can be achieved with artificial Eucalyptus leaf and floral garlands. 

Set out some mini-mason jars filled with led tea lights and set them at intervals on either side of the garland as it winds it's way down the table. Compliment with kraft, rattan, gold and white dinnerware.

Table Decorations 6 x 6ft Garlands, 12 x Jars and 24 x Tea Lights - $158

10 people can be seated at an 8ft rectangle table, so these decorations will accommodate 6 x 8ft tables and up to 80 seated guests. The garland is 6ft ensuring a foot clear each end to accommodate the dining space needed for a guest seated at either end of the 8ft table.

These artificial Eucalyptus garlands from Amazon are roughly 6 feet in length, and each vine features eight white Camellia blossoms. The wire vine can be shaped in a variety of ways by bending or cutting it to suit your needs. These greenery garlands are ideal for wedding backdrops, arches, stairs, and tables. The imitation flower vines garland is made to endure and is entirely handmade. You can sell on after use or repurpose around your home after the wedding. Add a few mason jars along the length to hold small LED Tea light candles and you have a beautiful set of table decorations. You can source your mason jars from thrift stores, jam jars around the home or buy them inexpensively from Amazon.

24 x Tea Lights $15

12 x Jars $23

SHOP $16 x 125 

pricing correct at time of posting

CUSINIUM [125-pack] Kraft Unbleached 2-Ply Dinner Napkins | Size: 15" x 17" (Unfolded), 7.5" x 4.25" (Folded)

SHOP $83 x 100 place settings

pricing correct at time of posting

600 Piece Gold Dinnerware Party Set (100 Guest), 100 Dinner Plastic Plates, 100 Salad Gold Plates, 100 Gold Plastic Silverware Set, 100 Gold Plastic Cups Disposable Party Pack Wedding

SHOP 2 x 50 (100) $30

pricing correct at time of posting

50 Disposable Burlap Printed Paper Place Mats 11”x 17” Rectangle Rustic Natural Brown Chargers Place mat for Vintage Country Farmhouse Tan Table Setting

SHOP $12 for 4 x $3 birdcage decorations 

pricing correct at time of posting

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