January 25, 2011

Weddology: low budget ideas

I've always believed that it's not necessary to spend a ridiculous amount of money to hold an unforgettable wedding party. People can tell when things have been done with love and that's what they appreciate the most. I know I've talked about this before, but I particularly pay attention to those little details that make things special; so, for that reason, here's another post with lovely low budget ideas :).

Food & food related
I suppose the catering is one of the most expensive items in a wedding, but isn't it a great idea to provide guests with pic-nic supplies? I love these cardboard bags; I'm totally for this! :)
A simple buffet lunch or dinner can work, too. It's not necessary to offer pricey food; as long as you display everything neatly and choose varied colors or have an original idea, your dishes will look just as appealing and tasty as any fancy dish ;).

I adore these cute (and custom made) table mats; and they're so easy to make!

Nowadays there are lots of inexpensive supplies to embellish glasses, cupcakes and sweets.
You can even find free downloadable stuff, such as these straw tags! Just click the link below.

Home made favors
In all the wedding blogs I usually link here, there are lots and lots of DIY favors; some of which are really cheap and nice.

Wild flowers
Well, tulips are my favorite flower, but I wouldn't mind having wild flowers only; they look great on the table, don't you think? In fact, I want my bouquet to be made with daisies because that was my mom's middle name ("Margarita" in Spanish).

Other lovely details
Here in Argentina, we normally throw rice on the newlyweds. I'd love to be thrown colorful pompoms instead.

Yay for silly strings! They're so much fun! ;)

Simple hairdo (or no hairdo at all!) and a simple and pretty headband.

Hope you've liked my last weddology post from Argentina! ;D Have a nice Wednesday!


Fin said...

I love that headband in the last picture - so elegant in it's simplicity.

The pom poms are a great idea and much less ouchie than a handful of rice being flung at your face.

Wonderful ideas miki, I love your style!

Oh, My Darling said...

Awww, the adorable hand-drawn tablemats are soooo cute!

Chrissy said...

Those table mats are really cute! Everything is beautiful - great finds!
Hugs xxx

little t said...

I love every single thing in this post- the wild flowers, the draw them yourselves placemats, the takeaway food cartons.

You are so right- people can see the love. Just like you can see the crumby mass produced wedding parties all the time too.

daisymay aka Chantele said...

What are those little buttons, they look so cute. Love the pom pom idea too.

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babalisme said...

OMG, I have not been here for a while and looking at your posts felt like an inspiration tsunami! I love the effortless table mat, although the first one is the most effortless, it's perfect for kid's party..

northwest is best said...

What cute ideas! I especially like the table places. One of my neighbours got married a couple of years ago on New Year's Eve... it was a huge wedding, cost of thousands of pounds. She's now getting divorced.

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