So, you’re engaged and you’re in the trenches of planning your dream wedding. You might be scouring Pinterest and are likely gravitating towards a specific style. Do you love the boho trend? Maybe you gravitate towards rustic or modern, or if you’re like me, you love the timeless look and feel of a wedding! If timeless weddings have stopped your scroll, you’re probably looking to find ways in which your wedding can look luxurious without spending a fortune.
Here are 3 ways in which you can make your wedding photos look luxurious, timeless and expensive, while on a budget.
DRESS YOUR GROOM IN A BLACK TUX
Easy enough, right?! The simple change from a colored suit to wearing black (whether a suit or a tux) can make all the difference in the final look of your images. Wearing a black tux is as timeless and classy as it gets. The website The Black Tux does an awesome job of modernizing a classic look.
INVEST IN YOUR BOUQUETS
Flowers for your wedding can get expensive. So it’s not unusual for me to see couples use a family friend or inexpensive florist to cut costs! Although this is a wonderful option, your wedding can look extra luxurious if you invest in at least your floral bouquets. Think about it, these are in almost every photo and really are the perfect accessory to your bridal look. I personally love the following local Minneapolis businesses for classy, luxurious floral arrangements.
Buds n’ Bloom (they did the floral arrangements in the photo above – however they’re located in Northeast Wisconsin)
CHOOSE A BUILDING WITH CHARACTER FOR YOUR PHOTO LOCATION
Majority of wedding photos take place in the parking lot of a church, or a simple park nearby. While I’m a firm believer in doing simple greenery for some of your photos (I just love this look – if you’re getting married in summer, that’s probably a big reason why!), but there’s just something about taking photos in front of a building with character that can make your wedding look high-end. Old cathedral-style churches, downtown charm, and light-wash historic buildings are those I seek out if my clients want this specific type of look. The best part? It’s free, of course!