How to Make Your Wedding Look Luxurious on a Budget

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How to Make Your Wedding Look Luxurious on a Budget

Published: 04 November 2021

While that special day is approaching, you're probably doing everything you can to make it magical. However, sometimes luxurious decorations can cost a small fortune even though you will only use them once. Luckily for you, there are plenty of other options for you to discover. If you want to make your wedding look luxurious on a budget, you've come to the right place. In the rest of this article, we will go over some of the tricks you can use to save money and still have your wedding look expensive.

Throwing A Luxury Wedding On A Small Budget - Is It Possible?

Many believe the more money you spend on the wedding - the more magical the day will be. This doesn't always have to be true. Sometimes, weddings that cost a lot of money end up looking cheap. It's all about finding the right balance and having a taste. By planning far enough ahead and choosing your decoration and other details wisely, you can throw the wedding of your dreams even if you have a limited budget.

Put Special Care Into Picking A Venue

Wedding planning starts with choosing a venue.The venue is often the most expensive aspect of any wedding day and usually takes up a significant portion of your money. So, be smart about it. Choose a place with a personality to save money on décor. Consider art galleries, vineyards, botanical gardens, and historic residences. Alternatively, think about throwing a destination wedding. This will help you trim your guest list to only the closest friends and family and those willing to pay for their travel. That way, you'll be able to spend more money on your venue, meals and other activities. Another interesting option to help you save money is to get married out of season. Furthermore, consider a midweek wedding. Traditionally, weddings were conducted on Saturdays, and demand has kept prices higher over the weekend.


Keep The Decor Simple

Choose simple, beautiful decor that exudes elegance instead of enormous quantities of complex decorations and lavish floral arrangements. Think traditional white candles with artfully arranged fresh flowers. Alternatively, floating flower heads in water vases or arranged leaves may create a stunning image. When done correctly, contemporary minimalist design will not only look luxurious and expensive; it's also very easy to pull off on a budget. Moreover, by not buying too many flower arrangements that would end up in the trash the next day, you would also be making your wedding much more sustainable and eco-friendly.

Know What You Can DIY

Even if you settle for minimalist decor, it can still cost a lot of money. For those on a tight budget, there are two options: DIY or thrift. If you already know what you want, it's easy to try and recreate it at home. For example, find jars or clear glasses around the house and add a coat of spray paint on them. Alternatively, check all your local thrift stores and flea markets. There you can find many great decorative pieces and glasses for cheap. Furthermore, if you need to DIY something more complicated, there are endless tutorials on YouTube and Pinterest. You can make almost anything yourself: from wedding invitations and room decorations to table centrepieces. And, if you can't do it alone, ask your friends and family for help. Make a day out of it!

Keep Your Decor Safe Until The Wedding Day

No matter if you decide to go the DIY route or buy all new decorations, you need to make sure they don't break or get ruined before your wedding day. Find a safe room or storage in your home and store all the wedding-related stuff there. Alternatively, if you have nowhere to put decorative pieces before the big day, self-storage is the ideal solution. Rent a storage unit to keep all that stuff safe before the wedding day. Then, after the wedding, you can either use it to store other stuff like wedding gifts or furniture.


Lighting Can Make A Big Difference

Elegant lighting can make all the difference and fill a room as you've never seen before. Up-lighting may give the space a sense of grandeur and completely change the feel. Just think of a vibe you want to achieve and communicate it to your venue. They might be able to change the lighting to meet your wishes with no extra costs.

Skip the Sit-Down Dinner

Food for weddings can be costly. Moreover, feeding all your wedding guests a three-course meal is not only super expensive, but it's also unnecessary. Instead, consider an expensive cocktail celebration with hors d'oeuvres served on serving trays by a small staff of waiters. You'll save on the expense of a complete catering team as well as the overall cost per guest. However, if this is not an option, consider a brunch menu. It can save you hundreds of dollars over dinner. Also, because the space would have been empty otherwise, you may be able to bargain the venue fee in the early hours.

Add Extra Touches

To make your wedding look luxurious on a budget, you may need to add a few extra touches of luxury. For example, add ribbons to your wedding menus, napkins or other favours. It looks much more elegant, and it’s very cost effective. Another thing you could do is place the flowers in front of mirrors in your reception area to maximize their appeal without increasing the cost. Moreover, you can also add slices of fruit to cocktails or fill up ice cubes with edible flowers. This will look fantastic and will attract the attention of all guests.