Arranging a Luxury Wedding on a Budget
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Style is a funny thing, and there’s often more to it than meets the eye. Luxurious, over-the-top, expensive looking weddings can actually cost just as much as a wedding that has none of the luxurious flair. Weddings are by themselves an expensive event, but you don’t have to completely blow your bank to make your special day look luxurious. Here are a few tips on how you can elevate your wedding without additional costs.
Pick the right venue
Sure, any venue can be made to look luxurious, but some simply grant that quality without any extra effort. For example, holding your wedding somewhere in the open can literally be for free, and with a few decorations it can look like a fairytale scene. For a small, intimate reception, renting out a villa or a luxurious lake house might be exactly what you are looking for. On the other hand, if someone from your family has a larger house or a back yard that can fit all your guests, then polishing the place and holding the wedding there can feel like being in a resort.
Keep it clean and simple
The biggest mistake that people make when planning their big day is thinking that more equals better. In reality, covering up your tablecloths with more decoration to conceal any spots or holes will just end up looking cheap. Instead, invest a bit into getting good quality details and furniture, and they will look luxurious enough on their own. The same can be said for the dress, the décor, the food, and the overall feel of the wedding. Keeping it clean and neat will always radiate luxury.
Choose a color palette and stick to it
You might think that having many colors will make everything seem more fun and cheerful, but what it will actually do is make your wedding look like a kid’s birthday party. Look online for a sophisticated color palette and devote to it completely. Try choosing an array of lighter colors, and one complementary dark color. For example, royal blue or deep purple will look both amazing and very luxurious. Incorporate this into everything from décor, flowers, and outfits right down to the wedding cake.
The details that count
There are so many small things that you can do to make your wedding look more luxurious. For example, ask the catering service to wear white gloves and bring the food on serving platters, not push it around on trolleys. As for the cake, having a simple, clean cake without too many decorations will scream “fancy” and your friends will not be able to get enough of it. As far as the atmosphere goes, try to ditch the fog machine and go for subtle fairy lights strung around the venue, since they will give a more polished look and they are much cheaper. Departing in style at the end of the party will seal the deal, so check out a chauffeur service in Sydney and choose a luxurious ride suited for royalty. Don’t forget to have name tags for all of your guests at their assigned seats so they know that you have thought about each of them. Also, consider having small and elegant party favors for your guests to take home with them.
Remember that it doesn’t matter how much money you spend on your wedding dress, cake or venue. What really counts is who will be present there, the vows you will exchange, the memories you will carry with you and the memories you will make together. Therefore, no matter whether you are going full out and booking a castle or keeping it quiet next to the sea, you determine your own luxury.