A lot of couples and brides-to-be are becoming increasingly skilled in the art of multi-tasking.
Handling problems, ideas and finding inspiration all jampacked in a few short months of preparation can make anyone resourceful and skilled in juggling more than one area of concern at a time.
Like the way you multi task, why not have some of the elements in your wedding double as something else too? That will save you the effort, time, and money.
This can be a bit tricky since there is no hard and fast rule on identifying items that can be used for more than one purpose.
This may vary depending on the elements you have in your wedding, as well as, the theme you have selected. Listed below are a couple of ideas that brides can incorporate and gather inspiration from when thinking of elements that can serve another purpose.
- Wedding Favors: Everyone loves some sort of keepsake from a wedding so why not make it more interesting by giving away something the guests can actually use and enjoy. Here are some ideas.
Candles: Make the reception more intimate by placing personalized candles as centrepieces. These can later be taken home by the guests.
Bubble Maker: See your guests become young again by placing a personalized bubble maker bottle for each guest. This will make the event more entertaining as the kids and the kids at heart are blowing bubbles and enjoying the fun atmosphere that bubbles create.
Placemats: Personalized placemats and even coasters can be used by the guests during reception and can then be taken home as keepsakes. They will easily remember your wedding when they see these memorabilias at home.
- Flowers for a Cause: Floral arrangements can surprisingly live for a few weeks when tended well. Make other people happy with your wedding’s floral arrangement by arranging these to be sent to certain facilities like homeless shelters, battered women facilities and home for the aged.
These are just some suggestions on how to use your wedding elements for different purposes in the Arab world. Be creative and resourceful, and you’ll find yourself making the most out of your wedding budget.
Sofia Angeli is a PR & communications consultant for companies in various industries. In particular, she brings her writing skills and passion for travel, culture, arts and lifestyle, including wedding planning and engagement rings, to the online world.