How to Have a Luxury Wedding on a Budget | Shopping

July 17, 2019 by Just Marry!

How to Have a Luxury Wedding on a Budget | Shopping

Are you wondering how you can have a luxury wedding on a non-luxury budget? Lucky for you, we’re here to help! No matter what your definition of “luxury wedding”, we want to help you bring that vision to life.

Today I’ll help walk you through some of the best ways to plan your wedding on a budget and capture the feel of an expensive wedding in an inexpensive way. Read on to learn the best kept secrets for planning a luxury wedding on a budget!

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As a planner, I’m always thinking, “How can I help my clients get the most out of their money?” or “What can this be substituted for so they aren’t breaking the bank on their wedding day?” The last thing we want is for you to have buyer’s remorse. So, thinking outside the box is where we come in!

Most couples would prefer to have a bright, cheerful, and welcoming wedding, so their hearts are set on an outdoor event in the bright sunshine. Sometimes, that just might not work for your budget or the season in which you hold your wedding. That doesn’t mean you can’t have that same luxury wedding feel, though! My suggestion? Invest in lighting!

One of best cost-effective ways to get the look and feel you envision for your wedding is with lighting. Whether it be market lighting or colorful up-lighting, this single design element changes the entire appearance of an event space, making it look far more luxurious than it might be otherwise. This is one wedding element that often goes overlooked, yet it has the most visual impact for a very reasonable cost!

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Another luxury wedding hack I love involves floral. If you’re a lover of peonies like me, you know there are about two to three months in a year you can actually get them, and (since they’re in high demand) they’re expensive! Lucky for you, there are roses that actually look very similar to peonies that can allow you to have the lush look and feel of that beautiful fluffy flower in your bouquet and arrangements for a fraction of the cost.

This idea of making substitutions to achieve your luxury wedding vision applies to all kinds of different wedding elements, such as chairs, linens, music, dresses, and so on. If you need help planning a wedding on a budget, let your planner know. We’d be happy to give you some options for less costly versions of what you envision. We want you to feel good about your wedding look and what you spent on it!

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One of the best ways to save money on your luxury wedding is to package elements. Photography and videography, chairs and charger plates, bouquets and ceremony arch. The less vendors you have to secure, the more money you’ll save in the delivery, installation and setup, and dismantle fees.

If you aren’t sure what one of your vendors provides, simply ask them! We as planners do this all the time for you, you just likely don’t realize it. If you have your chairs booked and organized through a vendor, then you’re looking at your Pinterest page and see an image of a table with beautiful gold charger plates with a silky ivory napkin wrapped around it, go ask that vendor with whom you booked the chairs if they have anything like it. Especially with rental vendors, it’s likely they have a pretty wide selection of items to choose from. However, if you aren’t sure and don’t feel comfortable asking them, ask us! We’ll either know the answer or will be more than happy to find out for you!

Sidebar: if you have images of things you’d like for your own wedding, share them with us and your vendors. The more visuals we have, the better job we can do to make that become your reality!

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We want you to have your dream wedding as affordably as possible. The last thing we want is for you to not enjoy your day because you’re stressing over cost. Let your Just Marry! family help you plan your luxury wedding within your budget!


Looking for more tips and tricks for planning a beautiful wedding on a budget? We’ve got you covered! Check out some of our previous posts on this and related topics:


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How to Have a Luxury Wedding on a Budget | Shopping

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