Being a budget-conscious bride has never been cooler - there's nothing wrong with wanting a bit more party for your pound. One area you can save a tidy sum is table decorations. I asked Kaley Gardiner, founder of The Last Detail (www.thelastdetail.co.uk) a great one-stop web shop for affordable wedding decorations, favours, gifts and games for her top tips...
Rock on with table gems
Make your table glimmer like you struck gold with gorgeous table gems (£9.50 for 100g - enough for three to four tables). Cut impeccably to capture and reflect the light, they will create a stunning effect on your tables.
Add colour with freeze-dried rose petals. Fill glass bowls with water and scatter with freeze-dried rose petals (£25 for a 2-litre box) and gorgeous floating candles (you can pick up 24 for £2.99 at www.ikea.com/gb/en). Magical.
Light up your reception with mini sparklers. Add a little extra shimmer and radiance to your celebrations with Elegantly Entertaining sparklers (£4.25 for 15). Put in desserts and light them as they are brought to the table or give to each guest to light round the table.
Strike it lucky with a Lottery ticket
Wish your guests a little of that perfect-day magic by presenting them with a pretty 'Lucky in Love?' envelope (£4.49 for 10; available in silver and gold) with a Lottery ticket inside. It's a small addition to the day, but guests will feel like you've really thought about them.