So it’s your wedding and you are worried as you don’t have an extravagant budget for the occasion. Well, you needn’t worry as there are now outdoor wedding ideas on a budget you can try out. Instead of holding your wedding in a hall or church, why not settle for something cheaper and more novel like a garden wedding
Even if you don’t’ have a yard large enough for your wedding, you can always book your city’s parks for much cheaper than a real wedding venue. Read on to learn how you can plan, save and still have a memorable garden wedding.
Gardens are naturally less expensive to decorate as they are naturally beautiful with their flowers and greenery. It takes just a simple arch to create a wedding atmosphere! Outdoor wedding ideas on a budget includes setting tables with mismatched China and using teapots as vases.
Teacups can double as place cards and personalized favors by writing your guests’ names on them using a gold pen. Decorate a gold birdcage with flowers and moss to hold programs on the guest table and make envelopes, cupcake liners, petal cones and much more using pretty and cheaper paper doilies.
Save money on food by hosting an afternoon tea party instead of a full dinner meal. Serve sandwiches, fruit, quiches and other similar tea party food and place pretty bowls of berries at every table.
No tea party is complete without desserts; so add in a plethora of pastries like mini tarts, French macaroons and petit fours to the spread. They are not only great in taste, but also beautiful. Don’t forget a beautifully decorated decadent cake topped with a vintage crown.
If you are not happy serving sandwiches for your wedding, order from a local Italian restaurant and hire wait staff. This is cheaper as prices are based on waiter hours and a set group rate and not on an individual basis. Regarding alcohol, you can save lots if you make your own homemade sangria or wine which your guests will enjoy instead of the usual alcohol you get elsewhere!
Instead of buying a new wedding dress, you can find dresses worn just once at incredible savings. Wear a big, white sunhat instead of a veil as it complements a tea party theme perfectly. Complete your bride look with lace gloves and shoes with rose details and for your bouquet, choose garden roses instead of peonies as they are similar to look and cost much less.
Save money and stress by letting your bridesmaids choose their own dress complementing their individual body types. Just make sure their colors, lengths and styles are cohesive! In case of the groom and groomsmen, forget tux rentals and instead, have them wear white shirts, suspenders, khakis and ties they own.
Use your network
Use your network of friends and acquaintance to find out if you have a baker amidst them or someone who knows a florist to save money ordering through them. Instead of hiring a DJ, sign up for a premium Spotify music-streaming account and customize a playlist by sharing one on Facebook for friends to request songs beforethe wedding. You can then play music through a laptop and perhaps have a friend DJ the lists!
With so many outdoor wedding ideas on a budget, you are sure to have a wedding you can afford, and which you will reminiscence for your lifetime!