While the trend of destination weddings and big fat Indian weddings is picking up there are of some of us who run a tight budget but still aspire to have the perfect wedding lavishly. The most important and expensive part of a lavish wedding is the decor. While you might want the venue to look the best, your focus on designer clothes and the trousseau is also very high. You want to spend more here and compromise on other things. But the beauty of the venue is really important for the guests attending if not you 😛 Thehappybride did a post previously on budget weddings here ,where you could find some insiders tip to getting you budget in order.
Fresh flowers , expensive lighting and larger than life decorations are all very tempting but remember you are on a tight budget so here is what you can do to get all these in you little budget. There are alternatives to everything. So here’s a guide to your budget wedding decor.
1. Replace fresh flowers by artificial flowers.
Remember I told you about a wedding I attended and they had artificial flowers all over the stage ? They cost way less and look almost the same. Alternatively do not forget to read my post on which wedding flowers work it. You might want to consider the alternative for these in artificial too. What’s the harm in trying artificial which cost lesser and look almost the same!
2. Try innovative hand-made center piece
I always love pretty centerpieces at weddings. For inspiration you may want to visit the blog here. For budget wedding decor you may want to light simple candle in glasses or above the glasses with an artificial paper or tissue flowers or artificats . They look extremely pretty and enhance the ambiance. You could also use scented candle if hosting a in-house small pre-wedding function like mehendi raat or ladies sangeet.
3. Personalize stuff.
Some people thing personalizing things can be cheesy or corny for the guests. But when running on a budget these things enhance your wedding decor and guests feel you have put in some thought to the wedding planning rather than just giving it in the hands of some decorator. You could also have guestbooks personalized, Some great suggestion here.
4. Use Old fabrics or sarees for the entrances and tents.
Using the satin and silk fabrics provided by the decor planners can be expensive for smaller functions like roka or sangeet or even mehndi raat. Using old sarees in different colors and tying them interestingly is a wonderful way to beautiful decor. You could have little lights wrapped around the saree to make it look sheek (yea yea the Diwali lighting’s.) Drape different colored duppatas around the chair for an interesting look.
Use these and you can save a heap on your wedding decor and use the money else where, probably invest in a good honeymoon 😀 For any queries do not forget to write to firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you have planned a wedding on a budget and want to get featured write to us quick. If we like what you have we will feature you and pamper you with gifts too 😀