I’m officiating a New Years Eve wedding and while talking to the Bride about budget conscious ideas for the couple, decided to post a blog with tips and tricks for others considering marrying on a holiday. 

 Keeping your theme simple will save you money.  Contacting your friends to borrow chargers, tablecloths and napkins while staying with a “simple” color coordinated theme will have your guests oohing and ahhhing over your creative and elegant affair. 

 Tying the cake into your theme is key to pulling everything together.  This July 4th affair was started with an idea of red, white and blue with friends of the couple scouring discount outlets for decorations. 

 Don’t forget the balloons!  Balloons are easy and inexpensive and add a fun twist for the guests as well as unique photos to document their memories.  Mixing balloons and tying them to chairs or trees gives your themed event character. 

 Banners and bouquets can be blended into your themed even and keep costs low too.  Simple accessories are a fun way to bring the bridesmaids in on helping achieving your Dream Event.  When I was planning the wedding of Lisa and Terry Williams who wanted a 50’s themed event- we limited the colors to red, white and black and I kept that theme when creating the bouquets and boutenniers while my crafty twin sister, Cindy Daniel created stunning hats for the flower girls.  I found discounted black and white tops that I blended with poodle skirts I purchased at a local craft mall. 

Makenna and Maryssa Mahaney aka The Little Pawners


Dream Event Of Lisa and Terry Williams Floral Designs By Wendy Wortham


Lisa and Terry Williams

Using black ribbons, I tied in the color scheme to keep everything within the theme.  To decorate the venue, I used inexpensive tablecloths of red and white check design from Walmart and then reworked my existing centerpieces with the colors of the event and matched the cake as well.  Being creative and budget conscious- you can come up with all kinds of thrifty options.  While Texas Twins Events/The Pawning Planners have a holiday fee, many couples prefer marrying on a holiday in order to have everyone together and also, to remember the anniversary date.  Have fun and get crafty with your ideas and don’t forget to stay with 2-3 colors to keep it simple.

Wendy M Wortham Wedding and Event Services With Wendy Wortham and the Texas Twins Events Team