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9 Wedding Splurges That Will Actually Get Noticed

Beyond the basics (dinner, dress, flowers) there are so many different ways to spend your wedding dollars -- from custom postage stamps to monogrammed toilet paper (seriously, it exists!). But one of the biggest mistakes you can make is blowing your budget on a detail that you end up regretting (when no one notices it). That's not going to happen to you, though. Here's a few of the most get-noticed totally-worth-it wedding details that'll add serious impact to your wedding day.

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Lighting

The right reception lighting can help camouflage sore spots like less-than-stellar windows or even shabby ballroom curtains, and highlight your favorite details (such as the incredible centerpieces or your cake table). Have a lighting designer use colored lights to punch up a drab hallway and pick a different, complementary hue for the rest of the reception area. Decorative hanging lights, lamps with patterned shades or crystal chandeliers are also ways to transform a space from plain to standout exceptional.

The Upgrade: Order a custom-made gobo light of your monogram, or project a design from your invitation over the dance floor.

Photo: Scott Drexler - PhotosOnMaui

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