The Worth-Your-Budget Reception Upgrades
Beyond the basics there are so many different ways to spend your wedding dollars — from custom postage stamps to monogrammed toilet paper. You can really make your wedding beautiful if you have extra budget for it. But one of the biggest mistakes you can make is blowing your budget on a detail that you end up regretting. That’s not going to happen to you, though. Here’s a few of the most get-noticed totally-worth-it wedding details that’ll add serious impact to your unique wedding day:
The right reception lighting can help camouflage sore spots like less-than-stellar windows or even shabby ballroom curtains, and highlight your favorite details. Have a lighting designer use colored lights to punch up a drab hallway and pick a different, complementary hue for the rest of the reception area. Decorative hanging lights, lamps with patterned shades or crystal chandeliers are also ways to transform a space from plain to standout exceptional. Order a custom-made gobo light of your monogram, or project a design from your invitation over the dance floor as an upgrade. You can make sure that your wedding will be more amazing than you ever know.
First impressions matter. A personalized ceremony space will make your guests feel at home immediately. If you’re having an outdoor summer wedding, hang orchid leis, colorful ribbon streamers or sun-catching glass ornaments on surrounding trees. For church nuptials, have your florist create arrangements for the pews as well as the door. Ask your florist to cover a canopy with lush flowers and hanging votive candles or blossom-bedecked lanterns to really create focal points. Your guests’ jaws will drop. And you will surely have a successful wedding event of your life.
Often overlooked by wedding planners, the entryway can be given a little attention to create an unexpected wow. It doesn’t take much, either; even the slightest bit of decor will personalize it. Hire your florist to create an impressive display for the escort card table. Right outside the reception hall entry, place a tall Manzanita tree decorated with hanging candles and flowers or a grouping of mix-and-match vases filled with rich flowers of various textures to match the rest of the space. Ask servers to greet guests with glasses of champagne or a signature cocktail so that they feel taken care of from the moment they stroll into the room. So have this amazing upgrade on your big day.
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