Creating a chic and stylish wedding DOESN’T have to cost a ton of money. Let’s get something straight, it is nearly impossible to create a “chic” wedding on a budget of $5,000 or less; I don’t care what the bridal magazines say!
So, let’s talk about how to truly create a chic and stylish wedding on a reasonable budget!
First, things first; you and your fiance have to have an HONEST discussion about what you both want for your wedding. Having this discussion BEFORE you start planning keeps you both from flying blind into the fantastic world of wedding planning!
Next, think about hosting your wedding on a weekday or Friday or Sunday night. Venues tend to offer lower rental rates for “off days” and this will save you hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars.
Keep you guest list low. There is a trend growing of hosting smaller affairs with close family and friends, and by keeping your guest list around 100-150 people, not only will you be able to keep your catering and rental cost down, you will actually be able to spend time with all the people you send those pretty invitations to!
When it comes to decor, go for a monochromatic, minimalist design palette. Think lots of candles, low centerpieces, and luxurious linens that give your reception space a glow without being ornate and over the top.
Lastly, by not splurging on the top shelf, open bar reception and creating two signature drinks you not only reflect your individual personalities, but also save money on your bar tab !
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Until Next Time, XOXO