As a bride, you probably want to create a memorable wedding day, and one that exudes personality. That said, who wants to spend a fortune on decorative details that might easily go unnoticed? There are several ways to design a dream wedding day without breaking your budget to do so. Here are some of our favorite affordable ways to add a lot of personality to your wedding celebration!
Pick Items that Serve Double Duty
One way to save money and still achieve a gorgeous day is by spending on items that can serve dual functions. For instance, that lavishly decorated archway you have your heart set on marrying under, can also serve as a unique backdrop for photos during the reception, or it can be used to add impact to your cake table. Gorgeous bridesmaids’ bouquets can be held at the ceremony, and then added to table centerpieces to save funds on floral arrangements. Even aisle runners can serve dual purpose. Canning jars or small buckets of flowers, for instance, can easily find a place at your reception after the “I do’s.”
Put Those Paper Products, Designs to Good Use
You likely spent a good deal of time choosing the perfect wedding invitation design to set the tone for your overall wedding. So why not put that design to good use at the wedding itself, by repeating patterns, monograms or other elements throughout the day?
For instance, cocktail napkins get personal with cheeky sayings or fancy monograms. Escort cards are another great place to repeat design elements. Wedding programs, paper fans for outdoor ceremonies, and even paper bags for a candy or popcorn bar, are other great places to use bits of your invitation design, whether that’s watercolor embellishments, a hand drawn portrait of the two of you, or simple typography.
Use Elements from Your Life
In recent years, more and more couples are foregoing super traditional wedding décor in favor of elements that mean something personal to them. One easy way to do this is by raiding your home for items that can serve as décor, while also helping to tell your love story.
For instance, fill your guest book table with framed photos of the two of you. Or, use snapshots from your travels, displayed along with souvenirs, to mark each guest table. This is perfect for the jetsetting type!
A little creativity can really help make your day unique, and it can potentially save you a lot of money, as well. Best of all, these items can go right back into use at your home, preventing waste.
Planning Your Wedding, Now?
A great wedding starts with a wonderful venue. Texas Old Town offers four unique and separate venues, perfect for brides looking to wed near Austin, Texas. Call Texas Old Town today for more information at 512.396.1800!