When most people search for luxury wedding ideas, they see extravagant floral arrangements and multi tiered wedding cakes. We believe luxury is more of a feeling. For example, when you go to a luxury hotel or restaurant, they’re great at what they do because they make each guest feel like their experience was warm and personalized. Who says this can’t be done at weddings? Check out 3 of our all time favorite luxury wedding ideas to incorporate on any budget!
1. Elevate the essentials
At every wedding, what are items all guests use? Or should we say all humans? Let’s take water or silverware, for example! An easy “upgrade” is to offer a tap and a sparkling water, or place a dish of garnishes at the table people can add to their water! Same thing with silverware. See if your venue will tie your silverware together if you supply the ribbon from your local Michael’s.
2. Lean on your lighting
As far as luxury wedding ideas go, lighting is often overlooked. Lighting is an absolute game changer and can make even the largest weddings feel more intimate and luxurious. Instead of splurging on florals to fill the room, consider lower cost upgrades like string lights, pin spot lights, and floating tea candles with lower arrangements to transform the space. There is something special and exciting about sitting in a dimmed room with candles glowing all around you. You can inquire about lighting through your DJ, a design company, Amazon, or even Facebook marketplace!
3. Swap handwriting for printing
Handwritten calligraphy for paper goods and signage is gorgeous, but it can also be expensive! Consider printing with a scripted font to achieve the elegant look on your paper goods and signs. You can have everything from your menus and invites printed on paper to using a Cricut for purchasing Etsy templates for your custom signage. One of our favorite places to print is a drugstore like Walgreens because they always have 50% off printing deals!
P.S. If you would love to brainstorm more luxury wedding ideas on a budget with one of our virtual wedding planners, click here!