Wedding plays a huge role in people’s lives. It is one of the very few events you get to see the people closest to you in a single setting. This makes a wedding experience more worthwhile. On top of that, it also becomes special thinking of the years saving and preparing for this special day. This makes it clear why so many people invest so much of their time, effort, and money into a single event.
From catering services to gown design, it can cost a lot to afford the good things at a wedding. For people on a budget, it can be quite a challenge to squeeze a lot of things to be paid. However, this should not always be the case. At the end of the day, what makes a good wedding is the quality of experience you will have on your special day.
It is true that the items and material things can definitely give your wedding experience a lift but the overall vibe of the event is what matters. Creating an event that is fun and memorable both for you and your guests is important.
Weddings are sacred and sentimental events. With this in mind, there is a need to treat them as moments centered on people and not the things that make them. This mindset will produce a better outcome for an event that is intimate and celebratory at the same time.
To make this possible for your wedding, all you need is innovativeness a little creativity to think outside the box. Even under a budget, you can achieve a fun wedding that will make a lasting impression on everyone.
Here are some ideas to make your wedding special on a budget:
Have A Backyard Wedding
The backyard of your home, your parents’ home, or a generous neighbor provides a wonderfully cheap reception venue. Borrow picnic tables from friends and neighbors for a rustic feel, or set up long folding tables and chairs with cheap linens to create a more elegant atmosphere.
A backyard can be cheap, but if you live in a climate where it rains often or inclement weather is forecast, you may need to rent a reception tent or canopy. Canopies, if the weather isn’t expected to be too severe, can save you significantly over a full tent. Also keep in mind logistics such as electrical hook-ups, guest restrooms, and food safety before choosing to host the reception in a backyard.
Go With Candles for Decor
When it comes to wedding décor, the centerpieces take the largest part of your budget. That’s mostly because gorgeous blooms come with very high prices. But luckily, long gone are the days when elegant weddings meant abundantly rich floral centerpieces.
These days, elegance comes in simpler designs, with a touch of nature and quite often, minimalism. If you’re on board with this approach, then ditch the pompous floral arrangements. Go for a gorgeous candle mix centerpiece. Use simple glass vases in different sizes, white candles, a solitary flower, and include a bit of greenery to add texture to your arrangement.
Not only will you get creative centerpieces for a fraction of the price, but you will also add magical lighting to your venue – and possibly save on lighting as well.
Take Advantage of Holidays
Many couples choose to get married in the spring or summer. If you have a tendency to like the cooler weather, consider having a holiday-themed wedding. Come the holidays, just about every store, hotel, home, church, and every other venue you can think of are already filled with decorations.
Instead of spending hours and money decorating, you can utilize the trees, poinsettias, and other Christmas decor. These are decor elements already part of your venue. All you have to do is incorporate it into your own. Furthermore, since you’re going for a holiday theme, you’ll save money on flowers. To do this, try opting to put seasonal greenery and plants into your bouquets and centerpieces.
Simplify Your Table and Chair Set-Up
Affordable chair decorations can be a challenge, mostly because you need very large amounts. The solution: opt for ribbon. A ribbon is not only affordable but chic and elegant, especially when you are opting for a curated color palette and natural fabrics. Purchase large quantities of ribbons then cut and tie them yourself or with the help of your friends. This will certainly drop the costs as well.
Subtly moving in the breeze or wind, these wedding chair decorations are ideal for an outdoor wedding – whether you’re getting married on the beach or in a backyard. Opt for natural wood chairs to go with your whimsical décor and forgo the plastic, ultra-polished pieces for that effortless earthy vibe.
It is only right to make your wedding one of the (if not THE) most special days of your life. It marks a lifelong partnership between you and your loved one. On top of that, it is also a day to gather your friends and family together. As simple as it sounds, it makes a single day monumental in anyone’s life. With this, it is normal to only want the best and nothing but the best for you and your loved ones.
Having the best day ever for your wedding does not mean that it is also going to be the most expensive. By spending your budget wisely, you can find different ways to cut costs without affecting the quality of the day of your dreams. All you need to do is be willing to compromise and have a little creativity.