Do you love all things elegant? Are you trying to have a wedding on a budget? You don’t need to skip beautiful touches on your ceremony and reception just because you’re watching your finances. Add some of these ideas to your wedding day to make it as beautiful as you’ve always dreamed it would be.
Do you remember being a child and loving the idea of a beautifully draped canopy bed? Add the relaxation and allure of canopies to your wedding by purchasing affordable, lightweight fabric at a local store. If you have only a bit of money, purchase a simple white and work your wedding colors around it. If you can spend a bit more, you may also consider purchasing dye to match the drapes to your wedding theme. Hand them over your wedding arch or over guest tables for added romance.
Chalkboards are a wedding trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Purchase small chalkboards or make your own with unique picture frames and some affordable chalkboard paint. Once you have your boards, ask someone with great handwriting to write out menus, a program, direction to certain areas of the venue or even a simple quote that means something to you and your partner.
You can often find cheap but cute lamps in thrift stores, vintage shops or even dollar stores. Look for battery-operated models to prevent too many cords in the way during your reception. Set the lamps on each table and watch as guests take in the unique display of mismatched lamps that add beautiful ambient light to your evening.
Calligraphy is one of the oldest wedding ideas in the book but it is also quite beautiful. Wedding Paper Divas offers a wide range of calligraphy wedding invitations to match any style. Choose from the chalkboard-inspired Committed Calligraphy design or use the more traditional Timeless Calligraphy.
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"We ordered this based on the main design - which was something we have been looking for. We were able to adjust fonts and since my first name is short, the designer was able to adjust the format of the text to the right for a more "even" appearance. We also centered the info on the bottom. We ordered this in the pearl in standard matte and the paper quality is amazing. The color is like a lighter ivory. I would have ordered in shimmer paper to allow for the polka dots to have a glittery appearance but it wasn't in the budget. It was definitely exciting for our invites to arrive and see them in real life! Thanks WPD!"
"Beautiful cards. I got them printed on the shimmer paper. So elegant and clean. Staff is AMAZING. Very kind and attentive, everytime I called them, they were very helpful and patient. My invitations arrived 1 week before scheduled delivery. Fast service! For canadian customers, please remember you will be charged the current exchange rate and duties via UPS (a few little surprises I forgot about when paying)!"
"Beautiful cards. I got them printed on the shimmer paper and put them into laser cut envelopes I got from another source. So elegant and clean. Staff is AMAZING. Very kind and attentive, everytime I called them, they were very helpful and patient. My invitations arrived 1 week before scheduled delivery. Fast service! For canadian customers, please remember you will be charged the current exchange rate and duties via UPS (a few little surprises I forgot about when paying)!"
"Great work, just what we wanted. Thanks for offering this beautiful invitation. We were proud to send to friends and family."