Your wedding should be a memorable, but in attempting to make your ceremony the elaborate dream you aspire it to be, you will find yourself spending more than you can afford to. There are numerous steps that you can take for getting a handle on your wedding budget.
You can get a better rate on almost any venue by planning it during an “off season”. The traditional season traditionally begins in May to September. Wedding venues are usually more expensive during these months. If you want to book your wedding at those times, book as far in advance as possible for a great deal.
If you plan on doing the catering yourself, shop at wholesale stores. This will save quite a bit of money. You can also see if your friends can help with buying food.
Look at samples of any makeup artist you are considering for your wedding day. Is the style what you are looking for? Make sure that you love it. You don’t want to wait till the last minute only to find out that you are not pleased with the makeup artist.
If a wedding cake with a high price tag or high calorie count doesn’t appeal to you, consider a smaller bakery to create a smaller cake that will cost less and be more personal. Some bakeries can ship lower calorie cupcakes and also offer gluten-free options like no-calorie sweeteners, fruit-filling, like gluten-free options if you so desire.
Make sure to shop multiple photographers before picking the photographer you hire for your wedding is experienced. You don’t want a photographer who is unlikely to make you happy with.
If you want to add some sparkle and class to your bouquet, use crystals, rhinestones, or rhinestones. You can add some crystals that have been glued on, some costume jewelery, or perhaps a special piece of jewelry with some kind of adhesive. To ensure that it coordinates with the rest of your ensemble, be sure that the colors, color, and the size of any stones you use match or compliment each other.
If you are inviting your family members to your wedding at an exotic location, find out if they would like to stay for the honeymoon as well. This allows them a great vacation they’ll never forget as well!
Include gifts that are sure to be useful while on location at the wedding, like a tourist map, disposable camera, disposable cameras, a hat, and pamphlets from fun places to visit in the area. You could also want to include a guide for local restaurants.
If your wedding meal is long and involved, keep them entertained during the serving process by placing small dishes of appetizing sweets on each table. You can leave sugar roses, sugar roses or maybe some bite size crackers to tide them over.
If the couple like travel, display decorations that portray a sense of wanderlust. Invitations and save-the-date notices can be written in old script and boarding passes.
Your budget does not determine the quality of your wedding. These tips can help you save money, while still creating a romantic, dream wedding.