5 Tricks to Making Your Rochester Budget Wedding Feel Expensive

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Despite the myth that inexpensive Rochester weddings innately appear substandard, elegant nuptials can be achieved on any budget. However, doing so with limited funds requires that you prioritize which elements of your Rochester wedding are most important to you and set out a plan for allocating funds accordingly. Our Rochester wedding experts offer their expertise on how to fashion a beautiful Rochester budget wedding that looks like a million-dollar affair.

5 Tricks to Making Your Rochester Budget Wedding Feel Expensive

1. When in Doubt, Opt for Simplicity
The enemy of elegance is clutter, so keep your Rochester wedding décor streamlined if you’re working with a strict budget. Keep the overall look simple instead of trying to execute a ton of DIY details that really should be done by professionals. White, ivory and all shades of grey are simple and elegant.

2. Plan Your Floral Décor Strategically
Flowers are essential, but a floral bill can quickly bust a budget if you’re not careful. The solution is adopting a strategic attitude about where you place your flowers and which varieties you select. Trying to keep your flower budget very very low by not having enough flowers on the tables is not going to make you happy. Be smart with your flower choices if on a very tight budget. Nix the peonies and the orchids, and get more lower priced flowers for less money.

Bonus Tip: If you’re working with a strict budget on floral design, design one large statement piece that guests see when they enter the space, like the card & gift table. Really impress the guests with the first thing that they see and make it feel luxurious.

3. Limit Your Guest List
Instead of attempting to throw a lavish Rochester wedding for 300 guests on a shoestring budget, think about cropping the guest list. Rather than spread a small budget over a large number of guests and have to cut corners in multiple areas; treat your nearest and dearest to an intimate and unforgettable experience.

4. Dabble In DIY
It’s advised against completely submerging a wedding in DIY décor, but there is an exception to the rule: paper items. Save money on your day with paper; ceremony programs, menus, and seating cards. Find creative ways to take on these particular projects yourself; maybe you have a friend that is a graphic artist. You can use the same fonts you used on your invite or you can flat print in color even at your neighborhood printer, etc. This route can be a worthwhile way to save money, provided that you get cracking on these items way in advance to be safe.

5. Make Your Entrances Grand
Your guests may not remember an inexpensive linen here or a lack of floral arrangements there, but they will recall their entrance into your wedding. Make your attendees’ entree into your nuptials or reception venue striking by positioning flowers, candles, and other elaborate decor at your location’s doors to set the tone for the occasion. Never forget the entrance and exit of each event space in order to make a lasting impression without breaking the bank!

October 20, 2015 |

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