(PHOTOS) How To: Decorate a Large Reception Space Without Going Broke

Photo by: Ben & Les Photography
You could replicate this look using anything from plain white sheets from a discount store to white vinyl party tablecloths. So cozy!

Great ideas on how to dress up ... more 
Photo by: Ben & Les Photography
You could replicate this look using anything from plain white sheets from a discount store to white vinyl party tablecloths. So cozy!

Great ideas on how to dress up your ceiling space


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Fri, Apr 19, 2013 11:06 AM EDT

By Mandy Chan, Lover.ly

Finding the perfect reception space is not as easy a task as it may seem. Some of the most common factors when finding the right venue are facility fees, location and overall look. If you're having a whimsical outdoor ceremony under a giant oak tree with glowing white lights, you're probably not going to find an outdated banquet hall attractive. Likewise, if you're planning a low key church wedding with family and close friends, then a giant ballroom in a fancy hotel is not going to suit your needs.

The balance of decor, price and location is somewhat of an artform for couples planning their big day. And sometimes with a guest list of over 200, choices in venue are somewhat limited. For brides on a budget, this proves to be the ultimate test of bargain shopping and crafting skills. We've got some great ideas in the slideshow for dressing up a large reception space and on a small budget, without sacrificing style.

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