Just because you’re on a tight budget doesn’t mean that you can’t have a wedding that is, er, very tight! You understand, so amazing that blogs are begging to feature it, your pictures become repinned on Pinterest thousands of times… that type of style. All it takes is a little imagination, cash management, and tips from wedding experts to attain a Pinterest-worthy wedding for the novels for $15,000 or not!
Pop in at your regional thrift shops regularly and keep your eyes open for unusual things, indicates planner Aviva Samuels of Heartland Celebrates. “Pinterest is all about sharing ideas, and also my very best inspiration comes in keeping my eyes wide open for items that may be repurposed and cost pennies on the dollar. I never know exactly what I’m looking for, but whenever I scavenge my local thrift shops, I always come out with a clever new use for a product that would traditionally have been used for an otherwise straightforward purpose.”
Choose a Naturally Beautiful Venue
The simplest way to save money on your wedding without skimping on the total appearance, according to Chancey Charm Dallas wedding planner Liz Ise, would be to decide on a naturally beautiful site. “Lush gardens, sprawling ranches sprinkled with big trees, or maybe a building with intricate architecture will require less decoration, especially expensive floral arrangements, but will give your wedding lots of interest.”
It can not hurt to ask, right? If somebody you know was lately married, she likely has some cool things she want to sell or give away, notes Samantha Gieseke, owner of Plan Our Day Houston. “Request fresh boxes of candles, vases, lanterns, and chalkboard signals”
Simply put, invite fewer individuals. Instead of having 150 guests, invite 30 to 50 of your closest friends and family, urges Krystel Tien, proprietor and founder of Elle Bridal Boutique, Couture Occasions, and Confetti Inc.”This way, you can really make the event spectacular without needing to sacrifice the look of the wedding for your budget.”
Use Plenty of Color
Monochrome and all-white weddings might have been something for a few decades, but when you cheat yourself from using color, you improve your costs for flowers, lighting, and decoration in general, points outside wedding planner Sandy Malone, owner of Weddings in Vieques. “Pops of color on simple things, such as ribbons tied round dinner napkins, fairly dining table runners, etc., make things interesting to look at and totally Pinterest-worthy.” We could not agree more.
Save with a Signature Cocktail
An open bar is very good, but also costly. Pack a visual punch and meet your guests’ taste buds with a crowd-pleasing signature cocktail served in a fun glass rather, offers Lloyd. “It speaks to you as a couple and saves on open-bar fees” So essentially it is a win-win!
Be Flexible with Your Date
This can save you a huge chunk of change! Rachel Jo Silver, the creator of Love Stories TV, says to simply call up the venue that you are in love together and determine what its rates are for a weeknight wedding. The prices could be significantly reduced for a Sunday too.
Simplify Guest Tables
Have a huge wedding celebration? Repurpose the bridesmaids’ bouquets as centerpieces by getting your bride simply provide vases, suggests wedding planner Marilisa Schachinger of Martel Occasions. “To create visual impact without the higher price of blossoms, consider groupings of candles in different heights. The ambiance will be unforgettable,” she states. “Not only is it a beautiful, personal touch, but everyone looks better in candlelight and guests may see across tables, that inspires conversation.”
Hit Up the Dress Sales
When shopping for the perfect wedding gown, decide on a budget and do not get overwhelmed with the”it’s 1 afternoon” and”once in a life” clichés, warns celebrity wedding planner Michael Russo of Michael Russo Occasions. “Many stores have end-of-year sales, unloading last season’s gowns. Also, consider renting your dress and accessories or buying them secondhand; there are so many great online websites out there today to select from.
As Stefany Allongo, founder and chief adviser of the Majestic Vision, points out, the best photographer can turn into a fantastic wedding into a fantastic wedding with the ideal angles and light.
Don’t be reluctant to use greens in your florals! Many brides believe that when they use greens rather than flowers for centerpieces, it is going to appear cheap. However, that is not the case if you are working with a talented floral designer, notes Jenny Orsini, owner and creative director of Jenny Orsini Occasions. “Use lots of pure elements which aren’t as expensive as flowers.” Voilà, cash saved!