Planning any type of wedding can be a big financial undertaking, but if you want to incorporate any sort of popular theme for your big day, you might be afraid of how your big ideas will inflate your budget. There are many ways to have the theme wedding you would love while sticking to a budget you can afford. says Aloha Wedding coordinator at Oahu wedding
A garden theme wedding exudes charm and elegance, and harkens back to a romantic, Victorian time when weddings were done properly. This theme is the perfect choice for someone with a tight budget. Many local and city parks will allow you to host your event there for a minimal cost of a permit, or use your own backyard garden as a setting that will require virtually no budget for décor. Nature will provide you with the perfect backdrop, and you can use inexpensive, in season potted plants on each table. A meal for this type of wedding can consist of foods for an elegant tea, which is much less expensive than a sit down dinner, or you can opt for a brunch with simple breakfast foods and a baked ham.
Let the backyard be your inspiration for a Family Barbecue themed wedding. You can go as simple as burgers and hot dogs on the grill to barbecue ribs and chicken. Use heavy duty paper plates to save on china rentals, and keep the bar tab down by filling large coolers with cans of flavored sodas and beer. This is a party that will not require you to rent a reception location, and you and your guests can enjoy the family barbecue well into the night.
If family is the theme you would like your day to reflect, then you can enjoy a big family style dinner that won’t break the bank. Most communities have fire halls or other similar types of facilities that rent for a reasonable cost. Raid Grandma’s linen closet or check out vintage shops to find old fashioned style table cloths and napkins to use on the tables. Serve a simple, family style meal, such as big plates of fried chicken with home style mashed potatoes; or go Italian with large trays of spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread and a big green salad. Play family favorites on your CD player and dance the night away!
Back in the day, communities joined in to pull a wedding together, and if you want to theme your wedding the way they did it back in your Grandmother’s day, consider hosting a potluck! Look to community centers or church halls to host your reception, and invite the community to come out and share in your day. Have family friendly music playing, and provide drinks and a main dish, like baked ham or roast beef. Ask your guests to bring a covered side dish, and watch the wedding festivities unfold before your eyes. This is a great theme to involve a lot of people for a small budget, and it can bring a small town feel to a big city wedding.
Remember growing up when you invited your best friends to sleep over? It meant fun for everyone with laughing, dancing to the latest pop songs, and eating your favorite foods. Your wedding guests will have a blast at your pajama party themed reception, and your budget won’t soar out of control. Plan to start your reception around 7 or 8 in the evening, and invite guests to dress in their bedtime best. Fill big bowls with chips and popcorn, and offer several adult varieties of pizza and a salad. Have someone on hand to play pop hits and to teach the latest dance craze to your guests. End the night with a waffle bar, with freshly made Belgian waffles and assorted toppings.