Every bride wants to plan a wedding day to impress her guests. From the dress to the décor – everything needs to be sensational. Sometimes, finding wedding ideas that are innovative and impressive can be difficult – especially if you are on a budget. With this in mind, we’re sharing some of the best wedding ideas with options to suit all themes, tastes and budgets.
1. Puppy love
Pets are part of the family – so why not give your canine a starring role in your wedding? Don’t forget to make sure he or she is dressed for the occasion – it’s their outfit that will really impress your guests!
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2. Sugary sweet
Imagine guests’ faces as they walk into your reception space to find a doughnut wall, covered in pretty and delicious creations. We can’t think of a better way to kick-start a party, plus it’s inexpensive too!
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3. Rosy posy
Wow friends and family with an alternative backdrop – one you stand behind rather than in front of. This gorgeous rose backdrop frames you and your guests perfectly and has to be one of the prettiest props we’ve seen.
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4. Champagne kisses
If you’re looking to host the perfect party, a stunning champagne tower is a must. The creation will not only wow guests, it also offers an opportunity for an amazing newlywed shot.
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5. Floral drama
Flowers are ideal for helping you create jaw-dropping wedding designs – especially if you’ve got a big budget. We love this enchanted ceremony space styled with the most incredible floral design.
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6. The unicorn of cakes
For some it’s all about the dress, for others, it’s all about the décor, but for many, the wedding cake is a major element of the day. And if you’re looking for a fun, pastel-themed design guaranteed to get guests talking, you can’t go wrong with this Anges De Sucre ‘Horn of the Unicorn’ design.
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7. Hippy shake
When guests wait to see you arrive in your stylish wedding car, wow them with a car adorned with a hippy-inspired floral design.
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8. Crafty calligraphy
Sometimes, it’s the little details that really impress your guests – like this beautiful calligraphy menu. Although simple, it’s sure to have a lasting impact.
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9. Bubbles, bubbles everywhere
Excite guests with an alternative to confetti – bubbles! Adults will love it, kids will love it and so will you. Plus, it will look amazing in all your wedding photos!
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10. Let it sparkle
If you can’t afford a firework finale, don’t fret. A sparkler send-off is just as likely to impress your guests. It’s also super affordable too and widely accepted at most venues.
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11. Confetti showers
Watch your guest gasp as the two of you are showered with confetti or glitter during your first dance.
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12. Wedding piñata
Add a fun touch to your celebrations with a wedding piñata, guaranteed to get everyone in the party mood. You could also have separate piñatas for kids to keep them occupied.
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13. Milky bar kids
Watch your littlest guests’ jaws drop as they’re presented with their own milk and cookies display. An alternative to cocktails and canapés, this kid-friendly feast is sure to win their hearts.
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14. Inspired by nature
Create an impressive wedding reception space with details that are simple and extravagant at the same time. We think these wedding table trees are beyond amazing!
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15. Blooming beautiful
If, like most brides, you’re looking for a jaw-dropping dress, why not opt for a beautiful floral embellished gown?
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16. Stairway of love
Set the scene for a truly stunning wedding with a stylishly decorated stairway. Of course, going OTT is a must in creating this wedding idea!
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17. First bounce
All the cameras will come out when you ditch the first dance in favour of a first bounce. Of course, a bouncy castle is sure to wow even if you do decide on a traditional first dance.
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18. Retro romance
Opt for a unique reception activity with your very own retro tattoo station. Don’t forget to show off your new ink in your retro photobooth!
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19. All things bright and beautiful
You needn’t splash out to create an eye-catching wedding display. Combining gorgeous bright colour is a great way to design a setting sure to impress your guests.
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20. Season’s harvest
One of our favourite wedding ideas is the use of fruit and vegetables to create a season’s harvest-inspired display. Pretty and unusual, it’s bound to get guests talking.
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21. Chic chandeliers
For a truly glamorous setting, style your day with sparkling chandeliers. For wow-factor style, make sure you don’t stop at one!
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22. Wedding freakshakes
Whet guest’s appetites with a sugary sweet treat that’s both Instagram-worthy and super tasty. They won’t believe what they’re being served.
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23. Storybook romance
Enjoy a fairy-tale-inspired day with a storybook backdrop, bound to add a swoon-worthy touch to your wedding. Don’t forget the tiara and the fairy-tale gown too!
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24. The icing on the cake
If your budget allows, go all out with a five, six or seven tier wedding cake. If anything says celebrity style, it’s a multi-tier decadent cake.
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25. Twinkle lights
Twinkle lights add magic and charm to a wedding and look super effective. Best of all, they’re affordable too and a great way to add an amazing touch to your setting.
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