Last night my fiance uttered the words, “Maybe we’re just not thinking BIG enough for the wedding!” What tipped him to my dark side? Well, this week I bought the new copy of my favorite wedding magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style. I showed him some photos of really big, plush weddings and he loved it! While we definitely have a low budget (we don’t know what it is yet, because our parents haven’t decided whether or not to help us out with the cost), we also want to avoid the expected and the banquet-y. Some of the photos that piqued our interest:
The most impressive head table setup EVER. Done all in red, with a carpet of rose petals, a square table draped with red accessories sits underneath a sumptuous red canopy. Happily, Target has a similar canopy on clearance right now for $140. After the wedding we could use it as a garden gazebo, but if we throw some red fabric remnants over the top and it’ll look exactly like the pricey magazine spread. There are always plenty of faux rose petals and red linens on sale on eBay, so I see the whole thing coming together for under $200.
Some gorgeous handmade bridesmaids handbags from E.J. Stern. These retail for around $750, but my guess is that I can create something similar with a trip to Hobby Lobby’s silk floral department. Totally personalized, these handbags can replace bouquets AND be a gift from the bride to her ‘maids.
A recipe to mix equal parts blue Hpnotiq liquor and Champagne to create a bubbly bridal blue wedding toast. It looks fabulous and expensive, but a bottle retails for around $14. We’re guessing our guests won’t have seen this before!
After showing Him how we could replicate the looks for cheap, He got really into it. We both love the deep colors, multiple layers and varied focal points in the magazine. Now we just have to make it happen!