It is now time to start planning your wedding. This is the day you have been waiting for all your life. Perfection is easy to find, but not as easy to pay for. Is it possible to get what you desire on your budget? You’ll find that this article is packed with tips to help you make smart decisions about your wedding and reception.
Consider getting married outside of wedding season. Traditional wedding season is from May to September. Wedding venues are costly during these months. To help ensure you are able to book the perfect venue, plan well in advance.
If you are purchasing your wedding dress, you could save money by purchasing a “like new” wedding dress. There are many stores that will offer wedding dresses that have only been worn once. These dresses will be cheaper than purchasing a brand new dress and could look as great as a brand new dress.
When taking photos at a wedding things can get hectic. Have a family member help the photographer out by getting all the family together when it’s time to have group shots. It’s a lot easier to call people by name in the case that they’re not doing what they’re supposed to be.
When thinking of what to give your guests as a wedding favor gift, consider who you’re inviting. If half your family are recovering alcoholics, then a bottle of wine is probably not a good idea. If they’re diabetics, then candy won’t work, either. Choose something they’re likely to keep as a memento and not throw out when they get home.
To save money on your wedding, you may want to consider making a CD of your favorite songs instead of having a DJ. The price of a DJ can really hurt your pockets and picking out the songs that you and your spouse like can make your day more personal.
Consider getting married on a weekday. Most wedding venues are much cheaper to hire on weekdays than on weekends, and many venues offer couples specials deals on bar and catering costs if they book their wedding on a weekday. Just make sure that all your important wedding guests can get time off work to attend.
If you think that you are going to get cold feet before you wedding, seek counseling or see a psychologist. This can provide you an outlet to talk about all of your fears so that you are in the strongest position mentally before, during, and after the big day arrives.
Pick bridesmaids that can be buddies for the children in the ceremony. Give them a care package with healthy treats, water, books, paper and crayons. All this can be used as a distraction when traveling between venues, or while waiting for pictures to be taken. Doing this will keep the children occupied, while still having them accessible.
You’ve finally landed the soon-to-be spouse of your dreams, which begs the question of how you can create an equally perfect wedding. 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. This article has given you tips on how to have an affordable wedding. Take advantage of the wisdom here and have fun at your wedding!