This is the time for planning your wedding. It’s the day of your dreams and you want everything to be absolutely perfect. It’s easy to want perfection, but it’s not easy to pay for it. How can you have what you desire and stay on budget? The following tips will get you what you want, at the price you want.
One thing to take into consideration is when you get married. The off seasons can save quite a bit of money that can be used elsewhere. Traditionally, weddings take place between May and September. Many venues cost more at this time. Your best bet is to book your venue as soon as possible to secure the best possible price.
Your wedding photographs will perhaps be the most important photographs that you ever own. Choose the best photographer you can, even if it costs you extra. You want to be sure that your wedding will be remembered fondly.
Have your wedding on the property of a family member or friend. You might know someone with farm or large piece of real estate, which will alleviate one major cost for the wedding. Tell this person you will pay for pre- and post-cleaning costs.
One key consideration when setting up seating for your wedding meal is to avoid having an odd number of guests at any table. If you put people of the same age together at tables they will have more to talk about.
Even if you’ve already chosen and bought your dress, it’s wise to leave it in the bridal store until the day of your wedding. Having it inside of a closet could cause stains or wrinkles. Having the bridal shop keep it will ensure that it’s pressed and fresh for your special day.
If you’re able to afford this kind of a wedding, take a cruise and have your closest relatives and friends come with you. If you do this, you can start your honeymoon immediately after the ceremony ends. Cruise companies often have special packages and rates regarding honeymoons and weddings on their ships.
Consider asking someone you know to become ordained and preside over your wedding. They can do so online. This makes your ceremony more personal, while saving you money on obtaining an officiant. Before committing to this plan, check your local ordinances to make sure that it is not against the law in your area.
Centerpieces can quickly cause your reception to be a dud financially and socially. Choose a simple, small and elegant centerpiece with pizazz. This has the added advantage of not making it difficult for guests to talk to each other due to a huge obstruction.
If you are going to give a speech at a wedding you should always practice. If you don’t prepare accordingly, you can lose all of your audience in mid-speech, and be forced to finish an awkward moment in front of a confused crowd.
Now you are ready to plan a wedding, but you wonder how to accomplish everything within your budget. We all want the perfect wedding; however, most average people do not have the massive budget to spend on it that is often required today. Hopefully you now feel better able to plan the wedding of your dreams on whatever budget you have. Take the savings and start planning that ultimate honeymoon to complete your lifelong memory.