Getting ready for the big day is fun and exciting but the costs can really add up and bring a lot of stress to the table. What you need is a few wedding planning ideas to cost less and be simple to arrange. And we at Ontario Bakery have learned a thing or two during our years in business and we want to share some tips to help you save money but not compromise on elegance or quality. So sit back, take notes and take a deep breath, knowing you’re in good hands!
Go simple but with style
Many times, the fancier rooms are far more expensive. But you can choose to rent a more plain room and decorate it yourself. Our two favorite ways to do that? Sheer fabric and white christmas lights. They can be hung from the ceiling, around tables, around the cake, or in potted plants. If you don’t want to use Christmas lights, consider lanterns instead. Then mount or hang the sheer fabric or curtains over the lights and you’ve got a sparkling night sky!
Make your own seat accents
Seat covers can be expensive to rent and a lot of work to make. Instead of using seat covers, get some beautiful wide ribbon to tie on the backs of the chairs to add some elegance and spruce things up. Ribbon is a cheap alternative compared to fancy seat covers. Enlist the help of friends to get the ribbons cut and tied for the big day.
Add small water fountains
A nice addition to the entrance of your reception would be a water fountain. It could even be a small one that you have in your home that sits on a table. The sound of a water fountain is so refreshing, and it would be nice for your guests to listen to as they can finally relax at the reception.
There’s nothing more romantic than a dim room lit only by the glow of hundreds of candles. And luckily, candles are inexpensive.
Bring your own music
Hiring a dj can be fun, but totally not necessary. Why not spend some time creating your own playlist with both fun, danceable songs and romantic slow songs too? This way you can literally just set it and forget it and just enjoy the night (or day) away.
This is your wedding, not your whole life. So don’t take on more stress than needed!
Ontario bakery wants the best for your celebration. We hope you have enjoyed these suggestions and that you'll come to us first for your custom wedding cake needs!