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Figuring out where to buy wedding decorations can often feel like searching for that needle in a haystack. Finding just the right pieces that look and feel cohesive within your wedding style—not to mention fit within your budget—can be quite a tall order, but rest assured we’re here to help.

Of course, working with reputable event rental companies is always a great idea, but for pieces you’re looking to purchase directly, we’re highlighting where to buy wedding decorations, both online and off.


It might come as a surprise, but your favorite Swedish furniture retailer also happens to be a great place to snag cute and affordable wedding decor. Think candles, lanterns, votive holders, tea lights, string lights, easels, and all of the decor staples you need to deck out your reception space. Find all the best deals in their downstairs market hall and you just might leave with a cart full of wedding supplies in tow.

Flea Markets

If words like vintage, industrial, or eclectic are in your wedding vocabulary, you’ll want to look a bit off the beaten path when it comes to where to buy wedding decorations. Check your local events for upcoming flea markets, estate sales, auctions, and the like. Not only can these outings feel like a fun scavenger hunt, but if you’ve caught a lucky day, you might find that one-of-a-kind piece your wedding decor was missing.

Craft Stores

Craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and JOANN Fabric and Craft Store (just to name a few) are guaranteed to become every DIY couple’s new best friend. Filled with everything under the sun for those do-it-yourself projects, you’ll be making frequent trips to load up on essentials that every crafter needs.  PRO TIP: always do a quick search online for coupons before hitting the store and have those QR codes ready to go at checkout.

Dollar Store

If you’re looking to save some serious cash on wedding decor, make swoops through the dollar store—or the beloved Target dollar section—a frequent occurrence. Must-have decor pieces like vases, tea light holders, and spools of tulle are just a few of the things you’ll find at unbeatable prices points. Of course, it’s also a great spot to search for goodies to pack in your guest welcome bags, or even find simple wedding favors. Basically, all the little extras that make your loved ones feel truly special.

Hardware Stores

Not only is the hardware store packed with unexpected wedding inspiration, but if you’re looking for where to buy wedding decorations, it’s a actually a great spot. Snag a stack of paint chips for endless DIY options (think a wall of ombre escort cards) or head over to the garden center for mini succulents to dress up your tables or use as favors. Plus, if you’re tackling any big projects like building your own backdrop or ceremony arbor, you’re definitely in the right place.


We couldn’t possibly put together this list without mentioning the mother of all online wedding decor hubs ... Etsy. With talented crafters selling their goods from around the world, you’ll find endless options for paper goods, signage, ribbon, arches, table runners, cake stands, and so much more. Keep in mind that many handmade products are made-to-order. Make sure to allow plenty of extra time for production and shipping to avoid any stress leading up to the big day.


If you’re looking to buy in bulk and have it shipped to your door, give decor goods from Amazon a try. Balloons, confetti, lights, and signage are just a few of the goodies you can easily add to cart and the overall convenience factor is hard to top. The best part? Amazon’s famous customer reviews section will help ensure you really know what you’re buying before it shows up at your door.

Decor Swaps

You might be surprised to find the number of ways to score amazing second-hand wedding decor. From using online platforms like Wedding Recycle or Tradesy to searching your local Craigslist ads, there’s no shortage of newlyweds ready to pass on their gently used pieces to other brides and grooms-to-be. Better yet, ask around in your own inner circle or do a virtual shout out on Facebook to any friends who may have decor that’s in line with your style.