You may have been dreaming your your wedding day all your life and the time is finally here to begin planning. This is the day you have been waiting for all your life. Perfect is easy to find, but it isn’t easy to pay for. How can your budget pay for what you desire? In this article, we will provide you with some valuable, cost-saving tips that can really help.
One of the things that you can do to show the support that you have for your church is to get your priest to do your wedding. This will make things feel personal on the day of your nuptial, especially if you are a devout Catholic and have a strong bond with the leader of your church.
If you are having a reception at a venue that doesn’t supply the decor, you’ll have to pick up the napkins and tablecloths yourself. I wouldn’t recommend going with plastic, so instead pick up inexpensive fabric and hem the edges to make it look like a professionally finished product. Do the same for napkins in a matching color.
You should avoid smoking or drinking beer from the bottle while at your own wedding reception. It’s just gauche and tacky to be seen doing something so pedestrian, so try to live up to the classy theme of your wedding. After the reception you can go home, light up a stogie and get wasted, if you so desire.
Avoid having guests wait while taking the photos. These photos should be taken in advance. Having as many photographs taken as possible beforehand will help the transition between the ceremony and the reception go much smoother.
Unless you are throwing a gala event, keep the guest list realistic and keep it small. Invite the most important people in your life first; family and close friends. Do not branch out much further than this and it will keep your wedding intimate and make sure that you have time to socialize with everyone you invite. Too many guests will keep your running trying to acknowledge them all.
If you conduct your wedding in a vacation spot, have a basketful of themed goodies delivered to each guest’s room. The basket should contain useful items such as a map, sunglasses, disposable cameras and a hat. Another nice gesture is to include a restaurant guide, since people do need to eat after all.
Call the hotels which are local to your wedding venue to see if they have group rates and bulk availability of rooms for out-of-town guests, and the bride if she so chooses, at least six months in advance. Calling this early can get you some excellent discounts, especially if you put some money down at the same time.
You do not want to spend more than you can afford just to have the perfect wedding. Perfection is your dream, but going bankrupt is your nightmare. This article was meant to give you several great tips for saving money during the wedding planning process. Apply them as needed, and have a great wedding.