Your wedding day will be one of the best days of your life. But for most people, budget restrictions keep them from having what they want. You can still have an expensive-looking wedding without spending a fortune.
Now you might be wondering, how can I make an inexpensive wedding look expensive? And, how can I get cheap wedding decoration?
You have come to the right place. In this article, we discuss ways to have a cost-effective wedding without breaking the bank, and how to get cheap wedding decoration that look expensive.
Making an inexpensive wedding look expensive
A gorgeous location is key if you want a lavish look for your wedding. You will not have to do a lot of decorating, hence saving on a few bucks. Places to consider are a botanical garden, an art gallery, or an aquarium. Also, consider taking your wedding to a small town. They are usually cheaper than venues in big cities.
Make it metallic
Incorporating a metallic accent in your wedding décor can add a touch of elegance. But buying gold, silver, or other metallic items for your décor can be expensive. But you can still get what you want by investing in spray paint to upcycle your tin cans, wine bottles, or mason jars.
Use food as a table setting
Using food to decorate the tables is becoming popular by the day. Think of bread baskets, champagne bottles, a bowl full of sweets or fruits. These can serve as very beautiful and affordable centerpieces, something for your guests to indulge in at the ceremony.
Brighten up the venue
Brighten up a dimly lit venue with candle lanterns. Not only they make the place look chic and elegant, but they also give the place a romantic atmosphere. You can choose to have them as centerpieces or place them along the windows to add that beautiful glow to the venue.
Bring nature inside
Greenery can serve as a beautiful backdrop at your wedding reception. If you have flowers growing outside, use them to make a bouquet, or put them in vases to serve as centerpieces. Pick a few evergreen branches and use them to form beautiful arches and doorways.
Picture frames are a great addition to your wedding décor. Stunning frames read class and elegance, yet they are relatively inexpensive. You can use frames for a DIY photo booth, making signs and table numbers, and maybe a few family photos. If you come across a frame that you like but does not match your colors, fix it with spray paint.
White wedding palette
If you want your wedding to look and feel luxe but still have a budget-friendly décor, you cannot go wrong with the color white. Mix it up with metallic accents, and your guests will be talking about your wedding for a long time.
But how do you do it without going overboard with your finances? Scour your house for anything that can be used as a décor piece, tin cans, wine bottles, saucers, etc. And then paint them white. You can even have waiters at your reception wear white gloves.
How to get cheap wedding decoration
Online stores like Amazon and Etsy are the best places to get stylish and affordable decorations. There is a wide variety to choose from, and you can have them delivered to your doorstep.
DIY wedding decorations are a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding, pick up projects that you can tackle easily.
Buy second-hand wedding décor. You can get these at your local thrift store, or shop online. Make sure you buy from a legitimate site to avoid scammers.
Rent wedding flowers
You can get amazingly designed wedding flowers at just a fraction of the cost simply by renting. You can rent anything from garlands to corsages and flower crowns.
Borrowed wedding items
Borrow wedding items from friends and family. It can be anything from chairs and tables to cake stands and flower vases. Anything that can help you save on cost.
Upcycled wedding décor
Upcycling means reusing items to give them a higher value than their original. This includes wine bottles, coffee cans, and glass jars. For example, you can spray paint wine bottles and use them as flower vases.
Your wedding does not have to leave you broke. There are so many cost-effective options for having the wedding of your dreams. Just get creative and take advantage of your surroundings. If you do not have a lot of time to do things by yourself, get help from your friends, bridesmaids, and family members.