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Making Your Wedding Receptions Budget Friendly

Nov 1, 2007
Wedding receptions are normally the single biggest expense when putting together a marriage. But, with careful planning, anyone with a tight budget can find ways to make the wedding reception spectacular without needing to go into debt or causing a financial crisis for the couple or the parents.

Experts in planning wedding receptions say that the real secret to a budget friendly and beautiful reception is making sure to combine personal taste, creativity and even good old-fashioned ingenuity. Choosing a marriage theme can establish the personality of the reception and can actually make the arrangements flow more easily and less expensively.

With a good wedding theme in hand, the planning of wedding receptions can often take a turn for greater ease and money savings. Shopping at some of the big discount stores with your theme in mind can help you find some real bargains for your wedding party favors or for some of the wedding decorations. Anything you can save in those areas can be redirected to other areas of the marriage budget.

Creating beautiful environments for wedding receptions on a budget can be quite simple, according to marriage and reception planning experts. As you strive to give each element of the wedding reception, from centerpieces to personalized marriage favors, a thoughtful personal touch, you can actually save money while creating memorable aspects that will be cherished through the years. Following are a few tips from experts that can help you save money and make the event spectacular.

For either indoor or outdoor ones, flowers are an important part of creating a magical and romantic tone. One way to economize, but still enjoy the effect of flowers, is to choose from the many beautiful, realistic silk flowers that are abundantly available. One clever trick is to add silk flowers into arrangements of fresh flowers, helping to keep the floral costs down while still beautifying the reception venue. Plus, the newlyweds can use the silk flowers in their new home as a beautiful reminder of their special day.

For something unique and fun, you can create a dramatic entrance to a marriage reception by simply lining the entrance pathway with sweet-smelling rose petals. Your guests will immediately be in a jovial mood if you rent a bubble machine which will add extra fun and magic to the ambiance of the event.

Renting a reception tent is a good way to economize for marriage receptions and you can easily increase the romance factor by getting some nice sheer fabric and quality wide ribbon which you can use to drape around the perimeter of the canopy. You can also incorporate small white lights and wrap the tent supports or make a swag for the entryway that will add to the romantic feel.

Creating handmade keepsakes to give at wedding receptions is a growing trend because it helps keep costs down while having a very personal memento to share. For your bridesmaids, you can use the marriage theme colors to embellish plain white note cards. Such handmade cards with a sincere note will most likely be something your attendants will keep and treasure for years.
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