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High-End Wedding Ideas

Jun 29, 2008
If you are planning a wedding, you probably enjoy reading the bridal magazines and watching the wedding shows on television. Most women love the look of the fabulous events highlighted on the wedding shows, but cannot afford the price tag. There is one thing that all high-end weddings have in common (besides the cost), and that is great style. The good news is that it is possible to use a lot of the same great ideas without paying the same price.

The key to a high-end looking wedding is the details. Expensive weddings incorporate a lot of special elements that set them apart from the run of the mill weddings. Some of the concepts are not all that costly, it's just that they had to hire a coordinator to pull it all together. If you are creative, you can achieve similar effects by doing them yourself for a lot less money.

Expensive weddings usually have a unified theme that ties the entire wedding together. A bride will choose a motif or a monogram to have engraved or letter pressed onto all of the stationary and other small details of the wedding. Instead of shouldering the high cost of custom engraving, have a rubber stamp made with your chosen design. Use metallic gold ink to stamp the motif onto everything from invitations to thank you notes to favor boxes. You can achieve a totally custom look for next to no cost.

Elaborate and unique table displays help to convey a feeling of luxury. Stealing this look is often just a matter of finding unusual ways to arrange your flowers. One idea to steal from a high-end wedding is to take clear glass cylinders and twist ribbons around them. It should be done in a very neat and tailored way; if the ribbons look messy, you will not achieve a designer look.

Fabulous weddings often have very tall floral arrangements on the tables, which can be quite expensive. You can re-create this posh feeling by suspending floral vessels and little votive holders from the ceiling over the tables. Scour flea markets for unique flower containers; you could even use something like vintage birdcages, stuffed with lots of moss and a modest number of flowers. It will look like you paid someone a fortune to create one of a kind centerpieces.

The brides in high-end weddings wear designer gowns with lots of diamond jewelry. A great way to give your wedding ensemble beautiful sparkle without breaking the bank is with crystal bridal jewelry. Swarovksi crystals have an incredible fire, and will make your look glamorous and sophisticated. Select crystal bridal jewelry with a modern edge for a unique and elegant appearance.

Sometimes it is the finishing touches that make high-end weddings feel really polished. Not all of them cost any more than doing something less interesting, either. For example, instead of numbering the tables 1 - 10, give them individual names, such as the word for love in ten different languages. Serving a signature drink is another stylish idea that you can borrow. It gives your wedding a personal flair, but does not necessarily add to the bar bill.

With a little creativity, and a lot of inspiration, you can achieve the custom feeling of a high-end wedding within a reasonable budget. The key is to highlight those special details that will give your event a harmonious feeling from beginning to end. Allow your own personality to shine through, and you will surely be able to create the wedding of your dreams.
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Bridget writes about weddings,society,fashion and jewelry for http://www.silverlandjewelry.com Select silver, pearl or crystal bridal jewelry sets as well as a wide choice of bridesmaid gifts .
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