A wedding celebration is composed of many elements and at the stage of preparation is necessary to understand what can you afford and what you do not. Saving, of course, is necessary, but first you should determine the priorities. Budget wedding ideas, in this context, will be very helpful, especially if you want to create a dream wedding with a limited budget.
The wedding banquet
You should not save here because all the restaurants have the minimum cost for the banquet menu. Pricing restaurants in major cities can be divided into different categories, so you could definitely find something to match your needs. In order to save on the banquet, be ready to modify the format of the event. You could invite guests to a dinner party and not to a feast. Also focus on the atmosphere, rather than on food. In this case, it is appropriate to make invitations that reflect the specific focus of the celebration.
Wedding decor and flowers
This is one of the most expensive components of any wedding. But if you want to save, let us focus only on some elements. It is important to consider the point where the flowers should be placed to design a wedding look complete and without empty seats. Everything rests on your willingness to compromise and seek innovative solutions. If you are lucky and do not need saving, let decorators and florists to show imagination.
Here the word ‘save’ should definitely be forgotten. The average price of a good wedding photographer ranges from 700 to 1500 dollars. If you are offered lower than the price, be confident that it is either a novice photographer not entirely confident in his abilities, or he does not have a very high-quality equipment. Budget wedding ideas cannot find their place in this area. Your wedding album will last for life and you surely do not want to have unprofessional photos.
Here I mean not only a master of ceremonies, but also a set of other components: musical design, décor, programs. I am deeply convinced that the wedding ceremony is one of the main components of any wedding. Even if it will exit the ceremony and choose a light buffet, all guests will remember this touching moment. And why not? Since we want to find optimal solutions, we can take risks and do as we want and afford.
The most economical option is to hire a skilled DJ. But this is already quite an extreme measure. I strongly recommend having a band. If you want to save money, you can invite a novice team, which is happy to perform for a small fee. But in this case it is important to understand that the quality of performers in any case will be considerably less than that of professionals.
The destination wedding – here is the dilemma faced by most newlyweds. To arrange a luxurious wedding or to spend money on an unforgettable honeymoon? However, many do not even suspect the existence of another option – holding a wedding in another country!
What is particularly attractive and important of getting married abroad, it is not necessary to be an oligarch, because often you will be able to meet even a smaller budget than a wedding in your country. You must understand that the days when you were limited to some common wedding venues are long gone. Marriage abroad attracts young couples because their individual preferences are taken into account, which makes the event extraordinary and memorable. The abroad places to have wedding receptions are increasingly wanted by couples who want to create a dream wedding. Let us see what you have to do in this case.
Register your marriage abroad can be both real and symbolic. In the first case, your signature will be quite formal and a certificate issued by the official representatives. Basically, these weddings are conducted in formal organizations at the City Hall. However, a set of countries are very limited in what concerns the registration and they are divided into two groups, differing in the venue of the wedding ceremony. The first group includes the European countries: Italy, Greece, Austria, Iceland, United Kingdom (Scotland), Croatia, Greece, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Cyprus. The ceremonies take place here in the old palaces or castles where kings once married. A second group includes ‘sea’ countries such as Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Seychelles, Barbados, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Fiji and Goa. They will offer you a ceremony in the open air. But if you want to arrange a symbolic register, this will have absolutely no legal consequences. This ceremony can be quite varied and places to have wedding receptions can be quite incredible!
Enjoying nature in its original form would help refresh your marriage with new colors and feelings, fill your life with fresh impressions and unusual discoveries. You have a terrific opportunity to exchange vows of love and loyalty to your dear and beloved partner! Just imagine an unparalleled sunset, white beach, strewn with petals, and you – in traditional dress – leisurely walk on romantic music to a place decorated with tropical flowers. Then you will exchange love declarations and be sure to plant a coconut tree together (in Maldives this is a sign of eternal love).
Your holiday will be no less colorful and memorable if you spend it in Bali. At your request, organize a wedding in traditional style. In Bali, the meaning of the ceremony is to send each other various objects of sacred significance. For example, a narrow white half-meter rope, bound out of the twelve strands means the willingness of men and women to be bound by strong bonds of marriage.
Everyone knows that the wedding invitation sets the tone and mood of the upcoming wedding. Indeed, while guests do not know all the details of your celebration, they will judge them solely on the appearance of received cards and invitation text inside them. So, in preparation for your spring wedding, be sure to match your invitations to the season, theme, the overall style and design. The following wedding invitations ideas might be the starting point in your query.
So how do you make of the traditional invitation to truly look like a masterpiece of spring? You can consult with designers and choose one of the options they propose to you. Or you can develop a design on your own! Add the spring motives, floral details, vivid colors – and your invitations are ready!
Although roses are not quite spring flowers, this does not prevent you to insert them at almost every wedding. It is your wedding, so feel free to add roses to the invitation. The options are very diversified – from printed floral decorations to the applications of paper or fabric flowers. With other plants, everything is about the same. Photos of flowers or embossed floral paper can also be two good-looking ideas. You can give preference to spring flowers – peonies, daffodils, tulips, snowdrops or, according to the latest fashion trends to decorate invitations with orchids and calla lilies in a luxurious approach. Do not forget about the greens of spring – leaves and grass cannot be missing. Well, of course, a branch of cherry blossoms and apricots add tenderness, elegance and unique charm to your spring wedding invitations ideas!
Spring is not only a season of birds singing, but also suggests the awakening of insects. Therefore, the spring wedding invitation can be decorated with numerous colorful butterflies or a pair of beautiful birds, which, like newlyweds in love, sweet cooing on the above flowering branch. Also, you can decorate the invitations with cute rabbits and other animals, corresponding to the year of your wedding.
What could express the spring euphoria and unspeakable joy for the long-awaited sun better than rich and bright colors? Only fireworks of multicolored confetti! Use only the most fashionable colors and their combinations: purple, lilac. Purple looks wonderful with dark and light gray and the contrasting black and white, orange, terracotta and ‘Sicilian orange’ color are in a perfect harmony with the sky blue, turquoise and saturated spring green. Given the wedding season almost all the colors will be the heralds of spring: the yellow sun, juicy fuchsia and sweet lavender. Because this season is so full of charm and delicacy, why not use it for creating your dream wedding invitations? All it takes is to properly match the colors and that little piece of paper will indeed be a spring masterpiece.
We all know that wedding reception chairs decoration is a compulsory aspect of a wedding but often we fail to decide how to decorate, what color to use or what alternatives we have for the rest of the decorations to look good. Let us see what alternatives can offer you in this regard.
The option of a chair cover transparent and frilly is quite unusual. One can also opt for covers whose texture recalls wool. Taffeta fabric with feathers, frilly designs, sequins or sparkly embroidered fabrics are just some of the options you have. Do not forget the play of light; some fabrics are luscious, so in this case covering one half of the chair seems like a good idea!
The decorative hanging letters attached to the back of the chair are a good alternative. To customize the decor, the chair should be as chic as every detail of the decor. Letters and monograms are emerging as a pretty trend original and youthful. You can decorate the chairs with a cover embroidered with the initials of the newlyweds: handwritten letters embroidered on a white cover are very stylish. The wedding monograms can even be homemade: letters painted on cardboard, decorated, on which you can glue flowers, decorations or greenery. Many married choose the first letter of their first name or even the MRS. & MR. sign! If you do not like the concept of big letters, then choose a smaller card to customize.
Are you afraid to do too much with the chair cover? The ribbon is a simple decoration for wedding reception chairs that even today has its wonderful effect. More modern than the chair cover, the ribbon is a nice decoration because it hangs everywhere: on the back, the bars of the chair, or simply tied at the back of each chair. You choose your ribbon depending on the color of your wedding, of course! You also could choose a ribbon that brings color to the decor of room! One can choose a satin or tulle ribbon or cotton. The ribbon tied with a simple knot at the back of the chair is a simple and modern idea. The ribbon tied on only one side of the chair is much more likely to enliven the entire room (two ribbons are weaved together and interlocked through the bars of the chair). If you desire, the ribbon can hang at the base of each chair, which is an original decoration.
A wreath, cones, or a personalized label, a starfish and an orange ribbon, a feather, satin ribbon and flowers, braided locks: here are some ideas of objects than can hang in the back of chairs. Some will be useful only to decorate the chairs of newlyweds; others will decorate each guest chair according to a theme!
At a wedding, the first impression guests have about the overall décor is related to the table arrangements. They will spend most of the evening at those tables so you, as a bride, have to make them feel good in that environment. If you want to be rewarded with a lot of “WOWs” then look around for wedding table decorations. In order to make your job easier, allow me to start first.
The lantern centerpiece
Made of wrought iron, paper, wood or glass, the lantern is still a trendy object. Materials can be shaped in multiple original forms or according to a specific theme: nature, city, Asia, garden… each of them will be lovely decorations to a show! The rustic green lantern suits the theme of countryside. White wrought iron decorated with sequins or rhinestones is priceless for an oriental wedding. This item will blend beautifully in the landscape and you will be the creator of a fairyland. Anyway, how to form a unique table centerpiece? Quite simply: by adding a candle inside or flowers and enlightening each lantern.
Vintage or retro
For a retro deco wedding, the centerpiece is often created by the couples themselves! Old jam jars to serve as vases, old cans which will have removed the label and attached a custom vintage style label. You can also choose as a centerpiece the old glass vases: very transparent glass bottles, colored bottle which will host flowers. Briefly, the retro wedding table decorations will make you go back into the past with a little taste of nostalgia! The centerpiece can be a bouquet of flowers (or several small bunches) placed in transparent containers or retro vases originally customized!
Let it be light…
When night falls, the lighting should be discreet and the best way to achieve this is to enlighten table centrepices with a small LED that will make the difference, for example: a large clear vase in which you put water and a colored LED to give style to this unique piece. You can also decorate the bottom of a vase with gravel, shingle color, glass beads or water and put a colored light at the bottom of the vase. Then, you could play with the styles of long and high vases, cups, martini glasses: each of the vases centerpieces will be in the color of your wedding.
The tree of life
A beautiful tree can be a beautiful centerpiece! In any case, tree branches create stunning décors for tables, in order to give relief and style to the entire room. The tree can be composed of dried branches, painted white, to which were added small garlands of red flowers. More modern, the tree branches can be decorated with balls of flowers to add volume.