Tips for having a stylish wedding on a budget – Blogpost 3
Here is the next five handy tips to have a stylish wedding on a budget.
11. FLOWERS – LESS CAN BE MORE
If you love the idea of having fresh flowers at your wedding, but would not like to spend a fortune, then make sure you use those pretty blooms where they will have the most impact. For example, have an arrangement next to where you will be standing during the ceremony, instead of having flowers in the foyer or in the aisle. Also using stunning individual flowers on the tables, can have a big impact, think one orchid plant per table, two tulips submerged in a cylindrical vase or single proteas.
The best way to transform any room, and to create a warm and festive ambience, is with lighting. Using lots of inexpensive candles, lanterns or fairylights will make for a stunning setting. Having candles or lanterns on the table will also leave less space for elaborate centrepieces, which means you can get away with using fewer flowers.
13. LET GUESTS HELP THEMSELVES
If you want a plated dinner, cocktail hour with canapés and drink service, you will need more waiters, who have to be paid by the hour. Instead set up a few food stations for guests to help themselves. Put the wine on the table for guests to pour themselves, and opt for a family-style dinner, where food is served per table and each guest dish up their own plate of food.
14. KEEP THE FOOD SIMPLE