An Easter Wedding is a cost-effective solution in several arenas of wedding planning. A gorgeous time of year, spring lends itself to wedding ceremonies by offering beautiful weather, inexpensive decorations, and plenty of ways to carry the theme throughout your special day.
When planning an Easter wedding, it is often possible to be married in a church or other place that is already decorated for the holiday. Not unlike Christmas in this way, Easter is a great time of year to save money on decorating costs by taking advantage of the already-in-place potted Easter lilies in churches, or the more whimsical decorations in other popular venues.
If you are planning your ceremony to be outdoors or somewhere that is not already decorated, Eastertime offers plentiful inexpensive decorating options, available everywhere. You can use Easter eggs in lovely pastel colors, ribbons galore, woven baskets, streamers, or even tiny chicks and bunnies, to create a springtime wedding your guests will never forget.
Centerpiece options include using baskets with delicate eggs inside, tall, cylindrical glass vases filled with (inexpensive!) daffodils and the occasional tulip for contrast, white or pastel votive candles surrounded by flowers, or any number of other ideas. Just go with pastels and you really can’t go wrong.
For the bride, this is a chance to get away with not buying an expensive gown. Easter wedding gowns can be simpler, lighter, and even colored rather than plain white. You may be able to find one in a local store, at a savings of hundreds or even thousands of dollars. A simple bouquet of tulips tied together with white ribbon makes an excellent and inexpensive choice. Bridesmaids can carry smaller bouquets of matching flowers, or let them carry a single stem. Your flower girl might carry a white easter basket full of pastel rose petals, and wear a garland of flowers in her hair.
You might want to go so far as to have an actual easter egg hunt on your special day. No one will ever forget the entertainment of searching for cute little eggs with the bride and groom’s monogram, or filled with the birdseed to throw at the end!
For favors, tiny baskets with Jordan almonds as “eggs” make a cute treat. There are dozens of different kinds of figurines this time of year that are available in many “dollar shops”. Choose your favorite, then tie monogrammed ribbon around it or add a little tag thanking the guests for being with you.