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DIY Boho Wedding Decor and Simple Wedding Decorations Under $100

chic wedding decor on a budget
Design: theSkimm | Image: Etsy, Zazzle, Etsy
Apr 28, 2022

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Wedding expenses can really add up before you know it — we feel ya. So maybe you’re cutting costs by hosting a backyard ceremony or planning on some DIY decor at the venue. Whether you’re shopping for boho wedding decor or simple wedding decorations, we’ve rounded up a few of the best budget-friendly options, from invitations to table decor to handpicked bouquets. So you can go from ‘I do’ to the dance floor without emptying your wallet. 

A boho bouquet made from farm-picked flowers…  

It contains about 200 handpicked stems from 25+ different varieties of lavender from the Walla Walla Valley in Washington state. The stems are never sprayed or treated, and the bouquet is dried and packaged for protection during shipping. Customers say that the handling care is top-notch, and the lavender scent is strong and vibrant. Use them as part of table decor, for party favors, or even as a simple bridal bouquet. ($25, BlueMountainLavender via Etsy)

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Mason jar sleeves to zhuzh up your centerpiece decor… 

They’re made from burlap, twine, and lace, and are made to fit all Ball brand jars. You’ll get a dozen in each order, along with pre-measured and cut ivory twine. We rec stuffing your Mason jars with these copper string lights for an ethereal vibe. DIY has never looked so good. ($37.39/12 pack, VivasFlowerShop via Etsy)

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A low-budget wedding stage decoration that looks anything but…

Because a lil’ neon never hurt nobody. This custom name sign lets you choose from 12 different colors, 15 fonts, and 10 size options. All signs come on a clear acrylic background, which you can have cut to shape, or cut to rectangle. Accessorize it with some florals and you’ll be golden. Gorgeous photo ops, coming right up. ($30+, JustNeon via Etsy)

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A sign that’ll transform your backyard wedding reception… 

And will get your guests seated quickly too. It comes in two sizes, perfect for both small and large wedding parties. Customers love using the “sip and be seated” sign for their outdoor champagne walls, but it can be used indoors too — you can place it over a bar or a table with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for your guests to choose from. ($35+, TheCrazyBunnyLady via Etsy)

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Artificial eucalyptus garland that looks like the real thing… 

Because spending hundreds (or thousands) on flowers isn’t in everyone’s budget. Snag these fake eucalyptus vines perfect for decorating the newlyweds’ table or to use as bar or accent decor throughout. And if flowers are your thing, try this garland adorned with realistic-looking roses. Your guests won’t have a clue, and your wallet will thank you. ($23.99/5 pack, Amazon)

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A lucite wedding sign you’ll keep forever… 

Perfect for the party’s entryway or for hanging above the main table. It’s an acrylic sheet with hand-painted lettering — all fully customizable. Choose your wedding month, sheet size, and exactly what you’d like the sign to say. Psst…add this copper stand for a chic display option. ($42+, PepperandPineCo via Etsy)

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Copper lanterns that’ll spruce up your reception tables… 

Each set comes with two lanterns (one large and one small), 7 feet of fairy lights, and a eucalyptus garland — so all you have to do is place them on your tables. Buy a few sets for interspersed mood lighting throughout the room, or just one for your reception table. Either way, rustic vibes = unlocked. ($84.99/kit, Oriental Trading)

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And luminary bags for ambience…  

Sometimes the most simple wedding decorations pack the biggest visual punch. You’ll get 100 bags per box, and you can place ’em over tea light candles (or some electric ones if that’s more your speed) on the floor for mood lighting, or outdoors for a magical-looking light path. ($26.49/100 pack, Home Depot)

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Invitations that incorporate your boho wedding decor vibes… 

These come with pampas grass and orchid designs on them. They’re a standard postcard size and are available in a matte or semi-gloss finish. The design is 100% customizable — choose everything from the back details to the color, font, and line orientation of the text. Pro tip: Keep an eye out for Zazzle’s online discounts to save even more. They frequently offer them throughout the week, and also have a 20% off deal for first-time orders. ($1.70/each, Zazzle)

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A streamer backdrop for top-tier photo ops…  

These heavy pink and gold streamers create an easy elevated backdrop your guests will love posing for Insta in front of. Pair it with the same one in gold and white, or with some delicate paper flowers for a lil’ something extra. Say cheese. ($14.95, Paper Source)

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Or one made out of flowers… 

Artificial flowers, that is — so it won’t cost you nearly as much as the real thing. Choose from over 30 color arrangements and seven different panel sizes to create your perfect floral backdrop. Psst…the shop recommends giving the flowers a once-over with a blow-dryer after they ship to give them a fresh look. ($48.91+, RoseCustomFlower via Etsy)

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A script cake topper with the newlyweds’ last name… 

Forget those super-pricey wedding cake decorations and opt for this modern script topper instead. It comes in five neutral colors and can be completely customized. Affordable decor that looks great too? Piece of cake. ($13.99+, MintToBeUs via Etsy)

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