It is that time to plan the best day of your life. You’ve probably dreamed of this moment since childhood, even down to the littlest detail. Dreaming up a perfect wedding is easy; however, carrying it out and paying for the wedding can be difficult. Can you really afford the wedding of your dreams? The following tips will get you what you want, at the price you want.
If you prefer to handle the refreshments and foods on your own, save money by shopping at wholesalers, such as Sam’s Club and Costco. This is no secret but buying your foods from the big club stores will save quite a bit of money over retail grocery chains and that is considering the membership charge. You may even ask for help with food costs from family or friends.
Have your wedding on the property of friends or family. If someone you know has a nice backyard or a large farm, this can save a lot of money. Saving money on the venue will allow you to hire people to set up and clean up.
Of course, your most important priority is to ensure that you love your prospective spouse and want to spend the rest of your life with him. There is not need to hurry this important choice. See your partner as she really is–the good and the bad. Think not only about the reasons you love her, but all her bad habits and quirks that might irritate you after months or years together.
Make sure to shop multiple photographers before picking the right one to shoot your wedding. Having your wedding ruined by bad pictures isn’t what you’re aiming for. There are online reviews readily available to you, and you can also ask people you know that might have planned a wedding recently.
Luxury-loving and fashionable brides could choose to make their bouquet sparkle; try adding rhinestones, Swarovski crystals or even some diamonds. You can create this look by using adhesive to affix crystals, a beloved heirloom or costume jewelry to the bouquet. To create a cohesive look, be sure that the colors, cut, and the size of any stones you use match or compliment each other.
A great gift for your guests at a destination wedding is a basket that you have delivered to their room full of vacation goodies. Some examples of items that you should put in the basket include: disposable cameras, sun hats, sun glasses and tourist maps and guides. You could also toss in a few suggestions for local eateries and cafes.
Make sure the lights at your reception venue have dimmer switches. Certain occasions throughout the evening will call for their own separate mood and lighting, such as a first dance or cutting of the cake. Before committing to a venue, you will want to ask about this option.
Make certain to send an online itinerary to your guests with the events, so they know how they should schedule their day and which part they are looking to attend. If you share your schedule with your guests, it helps them understand where they are expected to be and when they need to be there, so they can manage their travel time appropriately.
If your meal entails several different courses, make sure you add in little sweets between the plates. Sugar roses that blend with your wedding colors would be a nice touch.
If you and your spouse love a similar thing such as travel, incorporate it into your wedding theme and decorations. Save-the-date notices and invitations could be created to resemble tickets, boarding passes, or vintage postcards. Prop open a vintage suitcase and display photos, programs, or favors in it.
If you intend to hold your wedding outdoors, devise a contingency plan in case weather or other problems prevent the wedding from going smoothly. Set up a large canopy for shade or rain. A location with access to the indoors would also work well, just in case of bad weather. Many tent companies also offer planking or other flooring choices for their tents to keep guests feet clean and dry.
Get more out of your wedding planner with research done ahead of time. Start your project by using imagery, fabric swatches and other pieces of inspiration to make mood board and “look books” like the stylists and fashion designers use. You can even clip articles, photos, and song lyrics in order convey your vision to the wedding planner.
Do you have an upcoming wedding and wonder how you will pay for it? Perfection is your dream, but going bankrupt is your nightmare. This article has great tips to save you money and have a wedding within your budget. Apply them liberally, and have the best possible day.