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High-End Luxury - On a Low, Low Budget!

Delightfully sophisticated and oh-so-luxurious... that’s the wedding you have in mind – and the wedding you’ve promised yourself that you WILL get (even if that means you have to eat cold Ramen for the first 10years of your life from an apartment that may or may not have doubled as a funeral parlor). Before you create new debt and risk jeopardizing your quality of life as newlyweds, read on to find out how you can get your Dreamwedding without breaking open a perfectly good piggy bank!

Go seasonal

Seasonal blooms are far less expensive than flowers that are out of season. This is because local farmers often cut florists a break on what they have in bulk. This not only saves you money but helps farmers ensure that they stay in business. Ask your florist if they have any farmers' local specials going on before you splurge on something exotic.

Think simple

Simple innovation is the thing that dream weddings are built on and one of the hottest trends in the bridal world right now is also one of the simplest. Burlap accents (yes – $3 burlap!) makes beautiful table runners for a rustic affair, votive wraps for a beachy soirée or the perfect country-esque touch to your save-the-date invites. If you don’t believe that burlap can be beautiful... check Pinterest! Prepare to be proven wrong, wrong, wrong.

Do it yourself

Budding monogram décor for a white-washed wall, candelabras dripping in crystals... taking matters into your own hands is a great way to save money - especially when you enlist the help of other crafty friends. Not only is it a fun way to bond pre-wedding but combining your creative efforts (and craft supplies!) is a priceless way to get more for less.

Think vertical

You’d be flabbergasted at what you can do with a small, plain space when you stop looking at your budget and lift your eyes to the skies. Think softly draped fabrics that cordon off delicate made-up rooms. Think mason jars filled with illuminating light strung up from tree to tree. Whatever you do... look up! 

Know when to splurge

Splurging just once will help you fill that need to spend while keeping your budget grounded. That one luxurious item can spawn the wheels of creativity and help you to find other items that are a lot less expensive to coincide beautifully with your once-in-a-lifetime best-day-ever.

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