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Five Ways to Make An Inexpensive Wedding Look Upscale

Maybe you were not born with a last name that would guarantee the wedding of your dreams. Odds are you are not a celebrity either. For the everyday bride with a limited budget, I am sure you ask yourself the question. “How can I make my wedding look upscale on a limited budget?”


Although there are many, here are five ideas:

1. Color – Consider a color palette that has at least two colors with a gold or silver accent color. Stay away from colors that do not compliment each other well. Keep in mind the venue and if there are elements that cannot be changed. Watch out for Pantone color trends for the time of your wedding.

2. Monogram – Take a monogram and put it on your menu cards and programs for instance.


3. Lighting – Take the monogram further and add a gobo monogram to your ceremony and/or reception for an added touch of upscale. Also, consider up-lights in areas, especially for venues in which you cannot add anything to the walls and besides, who has the money to shell out for drapes if you are on a budget?


4. Venue – Check out venues that have a background or setting that would need minimal decorating to save money.

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5. Place setting – Add a colored charger for under $2 a piece to add to reception tables.



At Event Loft, we can help you plan and design an inexpensive wedding and make it look upscale.  Give us a call and let’s get to work!


  • Color Palette – The Perfect Palette
  • Monogram – Signature By Sarah
  • Gobo – Rent My Wedding
  • Venue – Faith West Photography
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