6 Ways to Make Your Wedding Look More Expensive Than It Really Was

We are always looking for the best deals and save where we can, especially when it comes to wedding planning. So here are some ways where you can make you wedding look more expensive than it really was:

Personalize It

When planning your wedding, adding small and personal details make it that much more meaningful. An example of this is a bride wearing her mother or grandmothers wedding dress. You can also modify it to help it fit your body and can alter it so it suits your personality more. Another example is using your grandmother’s fine china in the reception instead of buying or renting plates.

Your Venue

When choosing your venue, make sure you choose wisely because the majority of your budget will be going towards this. Looking for venues in the most unlikely of places can be a beautiful and cheap option. For example, a previous bride chose a State University’s chapel and it only cost her around $120! Not only was the location beautiful, but also saved her a huge amount in her budget. You can also have your wedding in a backyard if you or a family member has one big enough. Not only is it a cheap option, but the intimacy of the location makes for great memories.

DIY Projects

DIY projects can be a double-edged sword because the DIY makes it seem that it is personalized and cute. However, these projects can sometimes cost more than they are worth. Buying all the materials can cost more than simply buying it from somewhere, and if it doesn’t come out the way you wanted it, then it is wasted materials, time and money. Also if you have too many DIY projects, they don’t add much to your wedding and seem tacky.

Morning Wedding

Having a morning wedding can be one of the best options for you. You can have a brunch with pastries and mimosas. Some venues also offer discounts for morning or non-weekend weddings. If your wedding is early you can feature coffee and coffee cake during your reception. This helps to open up your budget for other things that you want and you can also splurge on your honeymoon if you have a larger budget.


Try to choose flowers that are in season, and are less expensive in general. There are tons of options, so depending on if you have a summer, fall, winter or spring wedding, choose the flowers that are in season. You can’t fake the elegance of real flowers, so they should be part of your top priority because they help make your wedding look more fancy. 

Bridal Party

By downsizing your bridal party, it makes for more room in your budget. Not only is it cheaper, but it is also easier to manage. Your wedding photos will also be classier if there is less people. It is hard to cut people, especially if you want all your friends and sibling to be in your bridal party, but it will be worth it in the end. The costs will be down, considerably, since you only have to worry about a select few shoes, jewelry, bouquets, lodging, food, hair, makeup , etc.