We have put together a list of tips and tricks that might be able to assist you in planning the perfect wedding from a visual standpoint, even if you don’t want to ruin your finances for life for the purpose.
The right venue
Organizing your reception at a restaurant is probably the most boring (and most used) ideas in the world. However, in the past several decades, buffet weddings have become more and more popular. What that means is that you can rent a fascinating venue such as a gallery, a museum, a historical site, or an aquarium (or zoo) and keep your costs minimal.
Do consider one of these options depending on your professions and hobbies as a couple. The next thing you can do is to consider renting a small private estate or a vacation home. Who hasn’t ever dreamed of a beach wedding in Hawaii? Well, it doesn’t necessarily have to be in Hawaii, but you could at least get the location right, and it might end up on the beach.
Cocktail reception vs. buffet table
We’ve already talked about how we don’t necessarily recommend the classic restaurant reception where everyone sits at the table and enjoys their meal without having the opportunity to interact with the other guests. A buffet is another choice, but the fact is that having a cocktail reception is a lot more elegant by comparison. In fact, the idea of waiters strolling around with deliciously looking hors-d’oeuvres is way more appealing to most guests nowadays. Of course, there shouldn’t be anything stopping you from having the best of the two. You can install a chocolate fountain on a table and allow people to serve themselves and the rest of the food can be served by waiters passing by.
The right lighting can make all the difference
You don’t have to spend a fortune on lights, but the fact is that some are really unique and can be used to accentuate a focal point or change the entire feel of a room. You could also rent several lights, in which case you’ll spend about twelve to thirty-five dollars per each.
Things like light projectors and other such devices might be too expensive to invest in, especially as you will likely have no use for the product after you’ve organized your wedding.
An upscale appeal that’s earthy
There are several other ideas you could consider, especially if you love nature or care for the environment. You could put together a 2- to 3-ft vase with a base of river rocks, or add some natural or artificial branches at key points throughout the room. One thing we do have to note, though, and that is that these arrangements should be placed at the entrance of the venue. And what do you know, branches cost little to nothing if you go hiking on the weekends!
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