Guide to a Wedding That Won’t Leave You Broke
Money cannot buy style. Everybody knows is, but still, everybody thinks that spending enough money on something will mean that they are keeping it classy.
However, there is a thin line between rich and tacky. Today, people are finding new ways to be resourceful, so class does not have to be bought with money. If you know that and you know that frugal and cheap are not the same thing – your wedding can be absolutely elegant and lovely without pushing you into debt. Here is how.
Venue with Character
Renting out some space in a botanical garden for your wedding, or a similar place, may seem like a big expense. However, it does not have to be. What you spend on a venue, you will save on other things. You definitely do not need flowers in a botanical garden or a light show on a beach wedding. Put that on the paper and see what pays off. However, a nice venue shows class.
Tricks with Flowers
Do not spend tons of money on flowers. Especially not on the flowers that are about to die in a day or so. Buy some Styrofoam balls and make artificial flowers out of silk, lace and other interesting materials. Stick them in and make the arrangements yourself. They are effective and great, and your friends will be happy to help you making them.
Lights are Your Friends
Nothing makes the lively, dim, evening atmosphere as candles. That is definitely the least expensive way of lighting the wedding reception and it is definitely the most effective one. If the candles are not an option, do not be afraid to splurge on some light designing. Even if it means buying a couple of lamps, you can use them later, or even re-sell them.
Service Says It All
Did you know that a pair of white gloves for men costs less than a dollar? Now imagine your wedding with waiters in black suits, wearing white gloves. Would not that be something? It would definitely add class and it would not cost you that much. Also, paying professional waiters to make your wedding memorable is definitely where you should put your money. Choose them carefully and pick them out yourself.
What About a Picnic?
If you want to do something different and you want it to be inexpensive, think about having an outdoor wedding in a form of picnic. Pick out some old and new garden furniture, outdoor beanbags, decorated benches, palate tables and put several picnic baskets with wine, nice picnic food and other fun items by each of these. It will cost you less and it will definitely be effective.
Perfect Colors Mean Class
Flashy and overly bold colors will ruin your classy touch to your wedding. Choose a color pattern and make sure that you use those colors for everything. Think about burgundy colors, eggshell white, royal green and similar shades for extra class. Use them on your wedding invitations, fabric patterns, decorations and everything you can think of.
If you are not a big fan of saving money here and there for your wedding, you can have it all, but for a shorter period of time. In other words, schedule your wedding for the late afternoon and organize a cocktail afterwards. You can have all the posh things there, just rent them for a couple of hours, rather than for an entire day. The frugal trend is taking over the world. Therefore, at least you do not have to worry about looking cheap – it is how everything is done these days.