Weddings don’t always have to be extravagant and opulent. Sometimes the most beautiful weddings are the ones that are kept basic and understated, because they are worked upon personally. Especially in today’s times where we are more conscious about our ecosystem and our finances having a long term impact on our lives, it only makes sense to adapt to a more humble lifestyle.
Here are some simple ideas that will keep your wedding low key at the same time help you achieve a chic and classy look.
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It all starts with the invite, right? Instead of giving out the plush high priced wedding cards, write down your invitations personally. Choose a premium handmade paper. Join calligraphy class in advance. Be creative in decorating the handwritten note. Or go digital. Get an e card designed as per your theme.
2. Venue Selection
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Go outdoorsy for your wedding instead of exorbitant banquets. Open spaces have their own charm and don’t need much decoration.
3. Fairy Lights
Don’t go for the massive floral decoration. Instead use colorful drapes and lovely lanterns. You can have a canopy of flowing fabric entwined with fairy lights. There is something magical about those tiny glittering bulbs.
4. Paper Lanterns
Avoid light pollution. Use paper lanterns instead of heavy lighting. Light up dozens of them, together you and your spouse to be, and let them float up in the sky. Now say your vows under your own starry sky. Enchanted?
5. Paper flowers and Balloons
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Have a hundred colorful paper floral balls hanging from the ceiling. These artificial flowers add a lot of color to your event. These can also be stored easily and are reusable. You can also experiment with helium balloons in metallic shades.
6. Minimalistic Mandap
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If you are having an outdoor wedding you can have a mandap alter style. This not only saves a lot of money but seriously ups the glam quotient in a simplistic way. Use colorful umbrellas upside down. Go with vibrant flowers and lots of ferns. Add abla or mirror hangings for the dazzle.
7. Creative Backdrops
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Wedding ceremonies call for selfie walls. Instead of having a flower wall which will cost you big bucks try making your own backdrops. You can try minimal flower grids. Decorate a swing with flowy ribbons and flowers. Use paper fans or paper flower. Options are endless. Just get your creative juices flowing. Don’t forget the handmade placards with funny quotes.
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If you are going to have a cake cutting ceremony the best choice to keep it simple is to go for a naked cake. Fondants and frosting are almost on their way out. The naked cake is the new thing. Have a tiered cake and decorate with exotic fruits. They look and taste amazing.
9. Table Décor
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You don’t have to go for the luxurious tablecloths and exaggerated centerpieces. Use wooden tables which are crude and unfinished .Have twigs and dry leaves for decoration. You can paint them gold and a bright orange. It gives a very charming rustic feel.
10. Eco friendly wedding
Lastly, just a humble piece of advice. Don’t splurge. Whatever you plan for your wedding make sure it’s reusable and can be passed on to friends colleagues and relatives. It’s not the extravaganza but the warmth that guests take back with them.
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