Getting married is something that many people want to do, but planning a wedding and finally tying the knot is certainly not a cheap experience. With weddings becoming more and more commercialised, many couples are trying to change the face of wedding traditions by opting for quieter, more close-knit ceremonies that cost a fraction of your traditional, show-stopping wedding day. If you’re planning a budget wedding, there’s no need for it to be completely plain and simple. Here are some inexpensive, cute ideas for small touches that will make your wedding even more special.
DIY Wedding Favours
Wedding favours can be expensive to buy, however, they can also be fun to make. If you or your fiancé have a creative and artistic side to you, this could be a really fun and romantic activity for you to take part in together. Wedding favours could include flowers, chocolate and candy, or even a hand-written thank you card or note from the bride and groom. None of these will cost you a lot of money, but they’re sure to make your guests happy.
Have a Wedding Guest Book
A wedding guest book can be a lovely way to collect well wishes from all of your family members and close friends as you tie the knot. Guest books for your wedding can be purchased inexpensively or you could even get creative and make one of your own to save even more. At your wedding reception, guests will be able to sign your book and write you a little note to wish you well, providing you with a lovely, personal gift that you’ll be able to keep for ever.
Using photographs at your wedding can be a lovely way to reminisce about happy memories on your special day and get your guests striking up conversations. Perhaps you could share some photographs of you both as children and teens for your families to look at, or even photographs of the two of you doing some of the amazing things that you have done together as a couple so far.
Along with giving your wedding guests old photographs to look at, disposable cameras can be a great table extra at your ceremony or reception as this will allow your guests to take their own photos and make sure that great memories of the day are kept in physical form. Today, disposable cameras can be obtained quite cheaply, or, if you’re really on a tight budget you could simply ask your guests to use their smartphones for photography and have them send the images to you online afterward.
Personalised items are a cute touch at weddings, and after all it is your wedding day, so why shouldn’t your names or initials be on display? Personalised wedding favours and table decorations can be expensive to buy, but, you could always have a go at making your own with a software program such as Abode Photoshop or even by hand!
There’s no need to spend all of your hard-earned cash with these budget wedding touches!