No matter how much a wedding cost, there's one factor that doesn't change. The details are the most important factor.
Paying particular attention to the little things are what makes the big things look great. For instance, clear, inexpensive drinks dispensers cost approximately $20 each. However, look at value added when placed at the ceremony site before the wedding for guests to have a fruit infused water beverage on hot summer days.
Another example is the bridal bouquets. Doesn't matter what type of flowers a bride chooses, if the handle is wrapped with a tad bit more embellishment, it could make a huge difference.
Not all event venues provide ceiling draping and indeed, it can run more than $1,000. Drawing your guests attention to a beautiful ceiling treatment instead of poles and canvas tops will alleviate more expensive decorations that you'll buy to make your wedding stand out from the crown (even on a lower budget).
In this industry, we are constantly learning from our peers and inspired by top designers. The Bridal Library Design series give each participant ideas to use for a lifetime of planning beautiful weddings.
This wedding reception showcased a small seated dinner reception with dancing afterwards in a separate room. The lighting in the room was dimmed to create a magical romantic ambience. The Bridal Library loves candlelight. Who doesn't? However, candles alone were not enough for this setting.
For larger events, leave the lighting to the professionals who specialize in electrical logistics. However, for smaller wedding receptions, there are endless ways of creating the 'look' with little effort. It just takes a bit of imagination and tricks of the trade.
During Bridal Library Design Series workshops, you'll be put to the challenge to create your own reception setting, complete with lighting elements (supplies included). This is a fun hands-on workshop where you'll be placed in teams. Winners take home their creations.
When candles aren't enough, touches of additional lighting makes a huge difference.
Thanks to Richard Bell Photography for taking such fabulous photos of our events.
Most people think that when you plan beach weddings, its propping up a couple of tikki torches and that's it. While its true you could do that, it would be far more interesting to incorporate a little imagination into the theme. Photographer Stevie T Photography captured just some of the simple elements that went into this couple's beach wedding. Dendrobium orchids and tropical lush greenery, along with natural raffia and palms set the backdrop for this simple, inexpensive wedding on the beach. Incorporating seashells into the bouquets and accented touches here and there, tied it all together.
All weddings don't have to, nor should they, cost a fortune. A good wedding designer and planner will know how to imagine, create and plan according to all budgets.
In the Bridal Library design series, we cover a variety of ways to help you with design basics that will assist you with all your future events. Bring your ideas, your imagination and your passion. We'll show you how to put it together and plan beautiful, cost effective weddings.
Elyn Rahman has been designing beautiful weddings for two decades. In her design series, she gives insight, ideas and practical advice for those who wish to plan weddings as a career. In this blog, she shares just a few of her creations. She shares some of her personal favorites during her hands-on workshops in the design series.