When people think low-budget wedding receptions, they may think a buffet with bland food and a DJ that only has experience playing music in his basement on the weekends. But thankfully, that’s not the case. With the right elements, you can transform your reception into an elegant affair without the elegant price. At a reception, it’s all about the details. Consider buying some ribbon and tying it around the backs of the chairs in large bows for a chic and classy look.
What if I told you that you could have a gorgeous wedding cake at your reception, but have nobody know that it was actually fake? In fact, Pre-OwnedWeddingDresses.com says that most of the fancy cakes you see in magazines are almost always dummy cakes! It sure fooled me. And when you go to cut the cake with your groom, you won’t be cutting into cardboard. In faux cakes, the bottom tier is often real. This way, you’ll have more money in your budget for other wedding necessities…like the drinks! If those were cardboard, more than a few people would notice (we hope).
The Huffington Post suggested buying a gently used version of your dream wedding dress. Much like the cake, nobody will notice! In fact, they’ll be impressed that you managed to create a luxury wedding without declaring bankruptcy. There are websites out there that allow brides to post their wedding gowns, so start your internet sleuthing.
Many brides also opt to wear a gown that has been passed down. The vintage look is always in style. However, if the last person who wore it got married in 1902, you may want to make a few changes on it to make it known that you were born in this era. If you’re renting (or borrowing this from a loved one), make sure you check with the original owner before sprucing it up.
Do you have any ideas on how to create an elegant wedding on a budget? We would love to hear your thoughts! And don’t forget to create your dream wedding Pinterest board, and enter our Pin It to Win It contest to win custom-designed invitations for your ultimate dream wedding! You can find all the contest rules here.