Yes, your celebration should be extravagant and you should want to invest in such an important event of your life. However, realize that one event should not determine the success of your marriage and that the extravagant element of your wedding should have a higher focus on the celebration and not on the luxurious environment and tangible things of your celebration.
If you can afford to, by all means have that once in a lifetime luxurious wedding you've always wanted. However, if you are like most people and cannot, having a less expensive wedding is fine. You don't want to have the celebration of your life and not be able to pay your rent the next day. One of the most valuable things I've learned as a stylist is how to shop wisely. You can shop with expensive style without paying for it. It takes time to do this so the average person ends up spending more whether its shopping cheaply or paying for the brand instead of the value. So how is shopping cheaply expensive? If you purchase a dress for $50, you may think you got a great deal but that dress may only last a few wears, while spending $200 on a BCBG dress that is on sale is the smarter decision because you know you'll have that dress for years.
For those upcoming brides that don't have money to give away, I've created a fabulous bridal look just for you! This delicate lace Aidan Mattox dress that is subtly detailed with scattered beads creates the sultry sheer start to a rich silk gown enveloped by a floating chiffon layer around the sweeping skirt. I've paired this dress with Badgley Mischka Petal pumps, a Sondra Roberts pleated clutch and Dannijo Phillipa earrings. Get this look here!