We inevitably want to make hard things in life a bit easier. This is true of weddings too. Just the thought alone is enough to overwhelm you. Use the tips below, and make the planning of your wedding a little easier.
For a more affordable wedding, consider setting a date outside the traditional season for weddings. The wedding season traditionally begins in May lasting through September. During these months, venues become more expensive. Should you have to book during the season, do so well in advance to garner your best deal.
If you will be preparing the food for your wedding, shop at wholesale stores. When shopping wholesale, you can get large amounts of food for cheaper than you could if you did not wholesale shop. Also, ask friends and family members to help cover the cost of the food.
Have your wedding on the property of a family member or friend. If you’re friends with someone who owns a large backyard, you can have a cheaper wedding there. Saving money on the venue will allow you to hire people to set up and clean up.
Take your time when writing vows, and spend as much time as you need to write something meaningful. The institution of marriage is lifelong and marked by willingness to enter into a major commitment. Make your love for your spouse-to-be crystal clear in your vows.
Order small individual portions of cake from a local bakery if the thought of spending the equivalent of your honeymoon on your cake does not appeal to you. There are boutiques that will bake fresh cupcakes with very few calories specifically for your event, and deliver them. These boutiques also often have healthy options available such as gluten-free, fruit based fillings instead of frosting, and healthier alternative toppings.
While you definitely want to provide songs you like to your DJ, you also want to include songs you definitely don’t want to make the list. You may not like country music or metal, or you may have a certain song that is associated with an old flame. Regardless of the reason, let your DJ know to prevent you cringing at your reception.
Brides who love fashion will perhaps want to add a dash of sparkle to their bouquet; think rhinestones, Swarovski crystals or even some diamonds. This is easy to do at home; you can just use some heat-fixed crystals or adhesives, some costume jewelry or even attach a heirloom piece. Make sure that the stones of your choice coordinate well with your ensemble; have consistency in your arrangement of colors, size and cut.
Instead of an expensive wedding cake, get cupcakes or mini-tarts. Many people like these sorts of arrangements because they are convenient, versatile and affordable. Guests can simply pick up a cupcake or two as they leave, placing them in a takeout-inspired, embellished cardboard container.
It may feel as though wedding planning is inevitably complicated, but with some great advice, you will see otherwise. You have just gotten some great advice you need to follow. You can use this advice for planning out your big wedding day.