Useful Wedding Decorations

Wedding Piggy BankDecorating your reception area can be one of the most fun parts of planning your wedding, but it is also important to make sure your decorations are useful for the guests. Most couples don’t have an endless supply of money, so every part of your wedding should both look good and offer some fun for the people in attendance; and the decorations are no exception to this rule.

Fortunately, many companies that offer decorations for weddings are aware of these budget constraints and cater specifically to budget savvy couples who are looking for useful wedding decorations. I have made a list below of some of my favorite decorations that are sure to prove useful beyond just making your party hall look stunning and romantic.


Confetti is a great way to “jazz up” your reception tables because they can add a barrage of colors that would be impossible to achieve by other means. Making your tables look “busy” can contrast from the normally mundane decoration colors found at weddings which will make the entire event more entertaining for your guests. Best of all, your guests can have a lot of fun throwing the confetti throughout the reception or during your entrance making it a very useful decoration as well.


Sparklers are becoming very popular at weddings because they are so much fun and make pictures even more spectacular. There are hundreds of great companies out there, and many of them claim to be offering the best sparklers you can buy. Regardless of where you buy your sparklers from, they are a great addition to any centerpiece design are obviously something all of your guests will enjoy using.

Piggy Banks

Piggy banks are a unique and cute idea that I thought was pretty useful for the newlywed couple. The piggy banks will obviously look very nice on the tables, but also serve as a fun way for wedding guests to give money gifts to the wedding couple anonymously. While it’s more useful for the lucky couple than the guests, it’s still a very fun idea.


Candy is a classic treat for guests to enjoy while they sit at their tables, but few realize how versatile the little sweeties are. Much like confetti, the proper mix of candy can add some much needed color to bland looking reception tables while also satisfying the sweet tooth of your guests. This combination of aesthetics and deliciousness puts candy on my list of the most useful wedding decorations.