Sunday 31 May 2009

High-End Wedding Ideas

If you are planning a wedding, you probably enjoy reading the
bridal magazines and watching the wedding shows on television.
Most women love the look of the fabulous events highlighted on
the wedding shows, but cannot afford the price tag. There is one
thing that all high-end weddings have in common (besides the
cost), and that is great style. The good news is that it is
possible to use a lot of the same great ideas without paying the
same price.

The key to a high-end looking wedding is the details. Expensive
weddings incorporate a lot of special elements that set them
apart from the run of the mill weddings. Some of the concepts
are not all that costly, it's just that they had to hire a
coordinator to pull it all together. If you are creative, you
can achieve similar effects by doing them yourself for a lot
less money.

Expensive weddings usually have a unified theme that ties the
entire wedding together. A bride will choose a motif or a
monogram to have engraved or letter pressed onto all of the
stationary and other small details of the wedding. Instead of
shouldering the high cost of custom engraving, have a rubber
stamp made with your chosen design. Use metallic gold ink to
stamp the motif onto everything from invitations to thank you
notes to favor boxes. You can achieve a totally custom look for
next to no cost.

Elaborate and unique table displays help to convey a feeling of
luxury. Stealing this look is often just a matter of finding
unusual ways to arrange your flowers. One idea to steal from a
high-end wedding is to take clear glass cylinders and twist
ribbons around them. It should be done in a very neat and
tailored way; if the ribbons look messy, you will not achieve a
designer look.

Fabulous weddings often have very tall floral arrangements on
the tables, which can be quite expensive. You can re-create this
posh feeling by suspending floral vessels and little votive
holders from the ceiling over the tables. Scour flea markets for
unique flower containers; you could even use something like
vintage birdcages, stuffed with lots of moss and a modest number
of flowers. It will look like you paid someone a fortune to
create one of a kind centerpieces.

The brides in high-end weddings wear designer gowns with lots
of diamond jewelry. A great way to give your wedding ensemble
beautiful sparkle without breaking the bank is with crystal
bridal jewelry. Swarovksi crystals have an incredible fire, and
will make your look glamorous and sophisticated. Select crystal
bridal jewelry with a modern edge for a unique and elegant

Sometimes it is the finishing touches that make high-end
weddings feel really polished. Not all of them cost any more
than doing something less interesting, either. For example,
instead of numbering the tables 1 – 10, give them individual
names, such as the word for love in ten different languages.
Serving a signature drink is another stylish idea that you can
borrow. It gives your wedding a personal flair, but does not
necessarily add to the bar bill.

With a little creativity, and a lot of inspiration, you can
achieve the custom feeling of a high-end wedding within a
reasonable budget. The key is to highlight those special details
that will give your event a harmonious feeling from beginning to
end. Allow your own personality to shine through, and you will
surely be able to create the wedding of your dreams.

About The Author: Bridget writes about weddings,society,fashion
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