Money can’t buy happiness - that’s right! But do you know how you can get more happiness without spending more money? With a lot of creativity and tips & tricks. Are you dreaming, since childhood, of this fabulous and elegant luxurious wedding, but now you find out that you have to face the reality of what that might cost? No worries, you have us.

What is a luxurious wedding? It is an eight-figure event that boasts a “glossy magazine worthy” wedding dress, food, decorations, and entertainment. Every aspect will drip with drama. The bridesmaid dresses will be custom-made by designers, the fairy lights, white draped curtains, and chandeliers are styled by your own wedding decoration designer and your favorite chef will personally cook your seven-course menu. Matter of course U2 will be present to entertain your guests with some amazing tunes.

Unfortunately, a luxury wedding may not be within every couple’s reach. However, even without breaking the bank you are able to create your dream wedding like this. Here you can find 5 tips that can help you do just that.

Make a plan within a realistic budget
We know you all have that dream plan on Pinterest and you can’t stop collecting pictures of stunning table centerpieces and priceless wedding dresses. But think about it, is this reality? No! So sit down with your fiancé and figure out a wedding plan within a realistic budget that is exactly right for your big day. Set priorities and frame your expectations. Now we can get started.

Choose a theme
To get a lavish look, choose the right colors, decoration and style. Use natural elements and go for a chic, elegant and fancy décor. Use the colors white, metallic and gold to create a rich setting and use napkin rings, chandeliers, window clings and flowers to design a romantic look. Don’t spend too much money on unseen details like candles with sparklers or engraved cutlery.
TIP: choose the right venue and you’ll see that decoration is superfluous. Think about something like a private estate, botanical garden, or a castle. 

Dress code
The attire of the guests can also contribute to a luxurious and elegant wedding. And the great thing is, it doesn’t cost you money at all. Ask your guests to dress appropriately and have a ‘Great Gatsby’ or ‘Oscar’ – ish evening.

Do It Your Self
Are you that creative girl? Or do you have those handy friends in your circle? Use them! Design your own invitations, and then make your own bouquets, wedding favors, centerpieces and reception decoration. Don’t know how? YouTube is your best friend. Also, buying some decoration stuff like vases, balloons or chair bows can be much cheaper than hiring to have it purchased and arranged. Keep in mind to leave some aspects to the pros, like transportation and the wedding cake, to be sure that your luxurious wedding follows through on a perfect note.

Create an experience
An event like a wedding is very impressionable, so create an unforgettable experience for your closest ones. Choose one unforgettable aspect and focus on this specific thing. Give your guests something they can look forward to like a champagne tower, fireworks show, or an amazing first dance. Also think about creating a (DIY) food station, making a welcoming bag, or implementing a wedding game like croquet, oversized board games, or the table game ‘I Spy’. 

With these tips you’ll have a really good beginning of planning your luxurious wedding. Do you still need help? Share your plans with us and leave your comments below.