Your wedding day should be a wonderfully joyous occasion, shared with loved ones and family members. Throughout the meticulous planning stages, it can often feel that excitement is lost amongst all of the minor details and budgeting.
Planning the wedding of your dreams shouldn’t have to cost the earth. There are so many brilliant low budget wedding ideas that mean that you don’t have to compromise on quality or style either! Here are some of our favourite low budget wedding ideas to spark inspiration when planning a wedding.
Tips for planning a low budget wedding
It’s common for couples to decide on a theme and colour scheme when planning a wedding. This ensures that the decor balances out beautifully when it comes together on the big day.
When you’re planning a low budget wedding, it’s important to put time and consideration into the colour scheme. Once this has been decided, it becomes much easier to choose table and room decor, details and wedding invitations.
Create a mood board based on your desirables, including colours, textures and decorations. Once you have a clear idea of what you want, it becomes much easier to source low-budget alternatives.
Choosing DIY Wedding Invitations
Wedding invitations are a window into the wedding itself, giving your guests a taste of your theme and colour scheme. Once you know what these are, it becomes much easier to narrow down the endless choices.
If you’re planning a wedding on a budget, then DIY wedding invitations are a great option. You don’t need to have crafting experience to create professional-looking invitations that will impress your guests!
DIY Wedding Favours
Wedding favours are a charming token of appreciation for your guests. If you’re planning a low budget wedding, you’ll be pleased to know that it doesn’t have to break the bank to say thank you.
A hand-made wedding favour is just as impactful and lovely as a shop-bought one. From candles to edible goodies, all you require is the time, planning and know-how.
Wedding favours can be as simple as getting as filing small draw-string pouches with chocolates for your guests. Whatever you choose, be sure to add your own personal flair to really add a touch of sentiment to the gesture.
DIY Wedding Centerpieces
If you have the creative ability, wedding centerpieces can be as grand or as simple as you choose for a fraction of the cost. Flower arrangement centerpieces are often really costly, especially if you choose to get them made professionally.
If you make the wedding centerpieces yourself and opt for cheaper alternatives such as plastic vases and fake flowers, you can save a large portion of your wedding budget.
All this takes is time, planning and execution before your big day. It’s always a good idea to draft in family members and friends to help you to get everything ready too!
Planning a low budget wedding doesn’t have to mean that you compromise on style or quality. The main priority on your big day is marrying the person you love and everything else comes second.
Once all of the planning and your hard work comes to life, it will make for a much more special and uniquely-you day all round!
About the Author
Carol Vincent has been passionate about weddings ever since founding Pure Invitation in 2004. Having meticulously planned her own wedding and with more than 15 years of experience in the wedding industry, Carol knows the challenges of planning the wedding of your dreams!