17 Ways To Achieve The Perfect Cheap-Ass Fall Wedding
Weddings are splendid affairs — as long as you aren’t the ones shelling out thousands and thousands of dollars to convince everyone of your lifelong happiness together.
With the matrimonial season upon us, it’s high-time we all put to rest the notion that you must spend considerable amounts of money in order to host an elegant and attractive ceremony. It’s lies, I tell you! Total and complete bullshit! You can have a memorable autumnal wedding without breaking the bank — and without sacrificing any compliments.
Here are some clever ways to curb your fall wedding expenses and still make everyone think that you spent a million bucks:
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1. Who says centerpieces need to be fancy? Sometimes, all you need for a pretty autumnal decoration is a few painted pumpkins.
2. Grab some succulents from the grocery store and un-pot them for a unique perennial centerpiece.
3. For adorable and cost-effective wedding favors, give guests small, attractive vials of wild honey (they’ll definitely be more useful than a bag of Jordan almonds).
4. If you’re feeling a more confectionary favor, perhaps try some bags of deconstructed s’mores, for a memorable take-home gift.
5. Better yet, have guests make their own s’mores at the wedding reception, instead of shelling out money for an expensive cake.
6. Hang strands of twinkle lights and paper lanterns all over — combined with dry twigs, for a touch of autumnal rusticity.
7. Use gold spray paint on autumn leaves to create stunning (and cheap) hanging decorations.
8. Instead of an extravagant layer cake, opt for some tiny homemade pies instead. Not only are they cheaper and more in keeping with the fall theme, they’re also delicious.
9. Arrange dried grains or wheat into pretty and festive tabletop bouquets.
10. Wrap some cinnamon sticks around vanilla votives for an attractive wedding DIY which also smells delicious.
11. Some homemade burlap bunting is perfect for all you wedding signage needs.
12. For an added rustic element, find ways to add some antlers to you decor scheme.
13. Tiny mason jars filled with apple butter (and tied with a cinnamon stick) make great wedding favors for guests.
14. Pastel paint paired with old milk bottles makes for a surprisingly chic DIY tabletop vase.
15. Don’t want to spend money printing name placards? Just add some gold paint to autumn leaves.
16. Or, you can even cut a pine cone in half, and use that as your name card holder.
17. A great symbolic gift for your guests? Small saplings in mason jars. Simple, sentimental, and totally unique.
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