Budget Friendly Wedding Day

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12 Tips for a Budget Friendly Wedding and Ways To Personalize Your Wedding Day

Make The Most of a Budget Friendly Wedding

Personalizing your wedding day does not need to add additional expense to your budget friendly wedding. Here are 8 ways to add your style without breaking the bank.

1. Share your travels. Have you and your fiance shared some special travels? Name your tables after places that you have been with photos from those locations. If you haven’t done much traveling yet, you can name them after places that are special to you, such as the place where you met, your first date, your college days, or where the proposal occurred. You can frame a few lines that tell the story.

2. Add your monogram. Simple items take on a higher level of sophistication as soon as you apply your monogram.

3. Write it out. Hand-written table cards with a note on the back to each guest is a great way to personalize their experience. Just be sure to give yourself plenty of time. DIY elements can be budget friendly, but labor intensive. Make the most of your budget friendly wedding!

4. Theme your menu. Having a tropical honeymoon? Consider adding a tropical fruit bar. Engaged over Italian dinner? Add pasta stations to your reception menu. You can add a note to your menu to explain the choice.

5. Guest favors. If you have a special talent and the time, making guest favors can be a fun way to thank guests for attending. If you are short on either, adding a photo or your names to the item can still make it personal.

6. Carry your friends with you. Ask attendees of your bridal shower to contribute a broach for your bouquet. Broach bouquets are very trendy for 2013 weddings. This is another way to the most of your budget friendly wedding.

7. Pay It Forward. Instead of purchasing guest favors, consider making a donation to a charity you support. Announce your intent in a frame at each table or offer your guests. Our wedding DJ’s will also make an announcement for you!

8. Personalize your cake. Sure you can have your favorite flavors, but you can also add some personality with your cake topper. Whether it matches your theme or actually includes your image, your cake has great potential for personalization.

9. Involve your guests. Memory trees, advice collections, ShutterBooth memory books and signature mattes are great ways to involve your guests in personalizing your wedding day.

10. Create a welcome table. Set the tone of your wedding reception and welcome guests by creating a welcome table of your joined families wedding day images.

11. Honor family history. Add a piece of your mother’s wedding dress to the under skirt of your wedding dress.

12. Give thanks. Whether through a toast (ask our wedding DJ’s for great toast ideas!) at your wedding reception or written word, thanking your guests for sharing the joy of your wedding day is always a great idea.


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