ON A BUDGET : THE WEDDING
Picture : Photo Iris
Weddings’ season is almost over, but if you are getting married in 2015, you are probably going to start organising all of it soon. Not everyone can afford an expensive big day. Fortunately, we can now find great alternatives to get the princess’ wedding we all dream about. Read all my tips to give a beautiful reception, even if you are on a budget.
Doing your own wedding invitations is a good way to save money, but if you are going to receive a lot of people and don’t have much time, forget about it. The best for you would be to find someone ready to help you : the fiancé, a friend, your parents… Find some idea on the internet (Pinterest is full of treasures), practice a bit to realise a beautiful calligraphy, buy the items you need to make your cards (think about buying a little bit more to anticipate any failure), and let’s go ! Here are a few examples of pretty tutorials that I love.
If you are looking for something more attractive than an impersonal municipal hall to celebrate your big day, try to look for a public venue. It is often possible to rent a pretty public garden for a reasonable cost.
Think about the people around you : you might know someone who owns a big garden and who would agree to let you organise your reception in it ?
You can also try to find a pretty holiday house to rent for a week. You will therefore have all the time needed to put your decoration up before the big day.
There is one rule for a good reception : the food, the beverages and the venue must represent half of your budget. Don’t forget this : it is better to sacrifice some flowers and a sophisticated decoration over a beautiful location, a good buffet and a great champagne. Your guests will thank you !
When in doubt about the decoration, always go for the most simple things. If you are having an outdoor wedding, this will be easy : pretty tables decorated with flowers or candles (you can make your own candle-holders with jars), light garlands hanging between the trees…
If the wedding takes place indoor, think about a simple but chic decoration : flowers hanging from the ceiling, original lights that you can make yourself, paper decorations…
The wedding dress
The famous wedding dress ! It is hard to find the one, especially when you’re on a budget. Fortunately, there are now plenty of beautiful alternatives to luxury dresses. On the website 1robe.fr, you can find pretty bridal gowns for a really attractive price. Here is a selection of my favourites.
The bridesmaid dresses
If you are going to dress your bridesmaids, 1robe is also a great alternative. Depending on the theme of your wedding, you can find long or short dresses, with multiple choice of colors. Below, you can discover a selection of some bridesmaid dresses that I like.
If you are a guest
The budget can also be an issue if you’re invited to a wedding. You have to think about the gift, the eventual journey, where you will be staying during the night, and of course, the party dress. Here is a pretty selection that I made among the cocktail dresses that you can find on 1robe. With prices like that, you will have enough left to buy the shoes and the accessories that match !
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