A few of my brides had told me how overwhelmed they were with the planning process, and they were feeling frustrated with their options for decor because they didn’t have an unlimited wedding budget. Sure there is lots of inspiration out there, but where does a bride start?
With a little creativity you can have a magazine worthy wedding.
Wedding Décor with Impact
Weddings don’t have to be expensive, difficult, or over-the-top to have an impact. All it takes is a little bit of time and some creativity.
There are numerous websites out there with templates for name cards, table numbers, escort cards, invites, menus etc. There are also some fabulous local artists that can assist you. Personally I love creating a theme and pulling it all together with little details.
By taking the time to incorporate a bit of the two of you into your wedding day, you will create a truly unique experience. It’s the little details that add up to create an amazing event.
Take the desert buffet that is served, why not spice it up and speak to your venue about putting out desserts that reflect your tastes and theme? How about providing some beautiful serving dishes and decorate the table.
Take the time to shop around to find the little things to add to your wedding (Hobby Lobby, The dollar store, Pier 1 and Michael’s are my favourite).
Take these picture frames for example – $1.50 at Michael’s.
Satin table cloths are beautiful – don’t get me wrong. But ribbon is a fabulous way to add a pop of color for much less money.
Step out of the box, sure the wedding stores have nice wedding items but don’t limit yourself to those stores they do mark up items because they said
‘wedding’ on them, have you ever tried a scrapbook store? I personally prefer Treasured Memories (mainstreet scrapbook in Bowling Green). They have an incredible amount of paper (patterns, solid, and specialty), and it’s usually less expensive than Michaels.
Again we’ve all seen the napkins in the glasses, try something different. I’ve simply rolled the napkins and placed a fabric napkin ring on it -what an impact. You can do the same with paper.
How could you not love these cute place cards (escort cards/name tags)? As simple as printing out your guest list on paper, cutting it in strips and curling the edges – simple yet your guests will notice.
The center piece is my favorite. You don’t have to have flowers for centerpieces; try fabric or paper hand made flowers.
Finally, I must recommend, at the very least, you hire a wedding coordinator for your wedding day. You have invested so much time into your wedding; the least you should do is enjoy it. A wedding coordinator/planner will ensure that all the details are taken care of and that you and your groom and enjoy the day and not worry about a detail. Plus they have a good eye for detail and a good knowledge for saving money.
Photography by: Jen WIlliams