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There is no way around it, weddings can and usually are quite an expense. When it comes to planning a budget, it may help to remember that honoring your guests and each other is most important and therefore where most of your budget should be allotted (food, venue, video and photos). Things such as décor, flowers, invitations and stationary, and favors can be done on a smaller budget and provide a simple yet elegant touch to your wedding day. Check out these ideas for some sweet and simple wedding inspiration:
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Go au natural and center your table décor around affordable plants and flowers. A cardstock name card with a single sprig of rosemary stacked atop a napkin on a dinner plate is a very simple touch yet elegant and fresh. Make or buy a long flower box and fill it with affordable succulents or flowers. If you leave the succulents in individual pots you pass them out at the end of the night as guest wedding favors. If a flower box is not for you, use branches of eucalyptus or other trees and shrubs for an affordable centerpiece. Add pillar candles of different heights or smaller candles inside of recycled glass bottles to complete the simple, understated look.
A VW fav for affordable flowers is Baby’s Breath. These small white flowers are often used as filler in bouquets but look gorgeous bunched in galvanized steel buckets along an aisle or arch. Other relatively inexpensive flowers are wild flowers and succulents. Flowers such as sunflowers, Zinnia, Black Eyed Susan, Purple Coneflowers, and ornamental grass like Indian Grass mixed in are lovely for bouquets.
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Stationary & Invitations
Simple stationary does the trick of informing or thanking guests so there is really no reason to splurge here. A simple one-sided sheet of cardstock should do the trick for invitations. Make it interesting by using a combination of fonts or different sizes, or simply playing with the layout. Look at some samples and type and print your own using a lightweight cardstock paper. Buy envelopes in bulk or check stationary stores for style/colors they are phasing out at discount prices. As for thank you notes (very important) create a post card- they are less expensive to mail, use less paper (more eco-friendly), and don’t have a lot of space for writing so they wont take forever to fill out!
Hope this helps inspire you (and saves you some money too!). Keep checking in for more great blog articles. Next Up: “Tips for Back Yard Weddings.”