Glamorous weddings usually are out of reach of most brides. You don’t have to spend a million bucks to have your dream. Try these great tips to create your dream wedding on a budget.
- Simple is elegant
As a bride trying to put together a wonderful wedding on a budget, keep in mind that elegance and taste are both easily achieved through simplicity. Simplicity of design is an excellent ploy for having an expensive-looking, tasteful wedding without having to spend a lot of money. If your goal is to have an elegant wedding that is cheap, without looking cheap, simplicity is definitely the way to go.
To create a glamorous look on a budget, embrace the color white – simple, clean, naked white ISN’T boring, it’s GLAM! Carrying a simple color scheme of white with metallic accents is sure to give your wedding a luxe feel without spending a ton of money.
Budget Savvy Tip: Check your local thrift stores for milk glass or even clear glass on the cheap. You can create gorgeous decor using items you can find around your home like old spaghetti sauce jars, jelly jars, tin cans, etc – just add a simple coat of white spray paint!
- Avoiding Childish Decorations
While paper streamers and balloons are fine for kids’ birthday parties, they will definitely make your wedding look cheap. There are lots of great, tasteful, low-cost options for decorating; just take a look at Pinterest to get some elegant ideas and avoid the “birthday party” method of wedding decorating
- Use gold and metallic to add a bang to your wedding
Gold is the hottest wedding trend right now. It is very glam and can easily be in cooperated in your wedding décor. Gold adds a touch of elegance to your event, and can be used as accents to your simple color scheme to up the glam quotient.
Budget Savvy Tip: Again, using spray paint you can easily incorporate gold into your decor by upcycling mason jars, tin cans, etc. Even coffee beans can get a glam makeover and you can use them as vase filler for an upscale look. Check out sites like Save-on-crafts.com for some budget friendly items!
4.Use candles to create an elegant ambiance
Often, candlelight is used in lavish weddings to give a soft, ethereal ambiance. For a wedding on a budget, candlelight can be a real life-saver that infuses your ceremony with elegance and soft light. Candles can be purchased fairly cheaply and can be used in both your wedding ceremony, and your reception. In simple arrangements, candles can provide low-cost, beautiful decorations and lighting. Using Floating candles is a great way to do this, visit your local dollar store to find vase and other glass wear.
- Work with Mirrors
Adding small, shaped mirrors to your reception tables is an excellent way to add a touch of class to your wedding. On a budget, it can be tough to figure out which decorations give you the most bang for your buck, but you really can’t go wrong with mirrors. This is especially true if you have candlelight on your reception tables; mirrors add dimension and offer an outstanding medium for displaying your creativity at your reception.