Every couple wants their wedding to be as special as possible, but not every couple has the budget of a celebrity. In modern day society, we are constantly inundated with the lifestyles of the rich and famous everywhere we turn, so setting our expectations high on the most important day of our lives is only to be expected. However, what they often conveniently leave out when showing off the lavish weddings of America’s celebrities is that they can easily ring up tabs in the neighborhood of a million dollars or more. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend your life savings to have a beautiful wedding if you know how to maximize your money and spend it wisely.
The main reason that a celebrity wedding is so expensive is that they spare literally no expense; even if nobody in the room can tell the difference or even notice! Since most people don’t have an unlimited budget, the key to creating a special wedding feel without the price tag is to create the illusion that everything is more expensive than it actual was. Here are some ways to make your wedding seem like you spent a fortune without needing to take out a second mortgage on your home.
One of the most expensive parts of a wedding will be the venues, and this issue can quickly multiply if you have separate locations for both your ceremony and reception. To save money for other parts of your wedding, consider renting a venue that will work for both purposes. Not only will you save money on the rental price of your venues, but you’ll also eliminate hidden costs like transportation and the decoration expense that you’d have at both sites.
Crystals Instead of Diamonds
Everyone loves a beautiful tiara or necklace that shimmers and sparkles as the bride makes her way down the aisle, but a genuine diamond tiara can ring up a bill in the thousands of dollars. Instead, you’re money can be better spent on costume jewelry versions of your bridal accessories that look just as good as the real thing without the huge price tag. Trust me; nobody but your accountant will ever notice the difference unless you happen to come from a family of jewelers.
Rather than spending a ton of money on one or two facets of your reception, having a large variety of activities will make your guests feel like your wedding is much more of an event. Adding some glamour to these activities is also a very affordable notion as long as you know where to spend your money. For instance, you can have a grand exit at the end of your reception where everyone lines up to see you off to your honeymoon. Instead of the traditional birdseed or rice, you can make it more glamorous by using wedding sparklers you purchase online instead. Your guests will love this activity, and best of all it will only cost a few pennies per guest.
This is just a sample of the great ways you can spice up your wedding using inexpensive supplies and activities. Just take notes from your favorite celebrity wedding and figure out ways to recreate them using illusion rather than high priced items. With a little time and creativity, making your wedding special on a budget doesn’t need to be an exercise in futility.