Planning a wedding is always a daunting job, but planning a wedding on a tight budget can seem almost impossible. The good news… many South Florida wedding planners agree you can still have that lavish & fabulous wedding even on a tight budget.
The most popular way South Florida Brides are staying within budget is by cutting the guest list or getting married on a weekday or Sunday. Also a top on the list is the expanding DIY projects especially when it comes to flowers and décor. One thing brides and wedding planners advise, never skim on the food!
“I’ve never had a bride cut costs on the food or alcohol,” says Miami wedding planner Ana Cintron. She adds, “South Florida brides may cut costs by doing some things themselves like printing menu cards, putting together favors and centerpieces, but they will never cut out the caterer or alcohol.”
Setting the Mood of Your Wedding
South Florida weddings are all about ambiance and mood. “These days most South Florida Brides want a more casual lounge-like feel for their reception”, says Cintron. “It’s not just about centerpieces on a standard banquet table.” And many rental companies are being more flexible with their pricing to accommodate the trend. With prices accommodating budgets even the most coveted locations like the Four Seasons & Ritz Carlton brands are now within reach.
Adding Some Bling & Color to your Wedding
A hot trend, which brings a touch of class to any wedding, is the use of crystals and sparkle. “Brides are using a lot of crystals and shiny elements,” Cintron told Eventus Weddings. Crystals and glass elements in wedding flowers and centerpieces, hanging chandeliers over the tables and creating glass tier flower arrangements. Glass cases are even being used to separate When asked about the recent Khloe Kardashian wedding, Cintron commented, ”Jewel tones like the ones used in her sash and bridesmaid dresses are very much in right now, including deep blues and purples. We are finally out of the black and white phase.” South Florida brides are also accessorizing with jewel tones in their shoes, jewelry, wedding cake and flowers. Speaking of wedding cakes, many South Florida brides are also opting for playful colors and patterns in their wedding cake, departing dramatically from the more traditional white or cream-colored simple cakes. As for flavor, it has finally taken the lead over aesthetics replacing the über popular fondant with the more delicious butter cream and red forest chocolate cake.
The Future is Shiny and Bright
As 2010 begins, many of the current bridal trends in South Florida weddings will remain. Budget or no budget, Miami brides always know how to put a seasonal twist on their special day. In 2010, brides may hold their wedding reception in the comfort of their own homes, giving birth to new trends such as the birdcage veil for a simpler yet ultra-sexy look. And some may even opt for the more unusual barbeque-style wedding complete with diamond-studded cowboy boots. Either way, regardless of the times, every bride can still pull off their dream wedding.