You want to add a special touch to your wedding ceremony or reception but don't have the budget to splurge on hiring a wedding planner or any expensive decorators. Here are some of the things you could do. Sometimes placing a tree with hanging pomanders like the one below is all you need. It is big enough to demand attention, it functions as decoration, wishing tree for your guests to leave their well wishes and a great backdrop for photography. How to make pomanders - DIY Instructions here.
|Huge tree with pomanders|
|Pomanders for outdoor wedding|
With enough planning, you can have both beauty and practicality at the same time. Desserts such as cup cakes, biscotti, fondue fountain, lollies, puffs can be an eye candy too. Try thinking about the theme color to make the dessert spread more presentable. Just remember to make sure that if the containers have covers, they are easy to open. Nicely wrapped or labelled wedding favors can be arranged creatively; in a wooden bowl/ boxes with dried flowers for a rustic feel, display like a gourmet stall, on trays of different heights etc.
|Desserts are practical form of decor. Wooden boxes give it a rustic feel. Prepare serving trays with different heights.|
|Chocolate fondue and arrangement of brown-color themed wedding favors|
|Both the lemonade and popcorn treat blend in perfectly|
|Yellow dessert table decorated with balloons|
Here are some photobooth backdrop ideas. Growing up in a multicultural community I am sure you have seen the pelamin (Malay weddings) or a mandap (for Indian weddings) where the bride and groom sit on a couch or chair during the wedding ceremony. Now how about using this concept for your photo-booth decor. A white couch embellished with drapes, paper wheels, flower garland, ribbon... it'll look stunning.
|Pelamin style photobooth|
|Start collecting antiques from your parents or grand parents for this vintage photobooth - bicycle, suit case, photo frame...|
|Get hold of any collectibles, old and rusty also can!|
Ref: bunchesdirect.org, leeforrestdesign.com, bajanwed.com, theknot.com, zsepa.org, projectwedding.com, weddingfavorpictures.blogspot.com, lifeworkmediablog.wordpress.com