Perhaps the most idyllic and exciting time in a relationship is the engagement itself. Unfortunately, the process of planning a wedding can quickly make that romance fade and be replaced with stress and frustration. Here’s some tips to help you plan a wedding while enjoying the entire process.
For food, consider going to a store such as Costco. When you’re shopping wholesale, you will be able to purchase a lot more food for a lot less than if you were to shop elsewhere. See if your friends can chip in for food costs.
If you need to look great on your wedding day but money is a bit tight, then considering renting rather than buying any diamonds used in the wedding. By renting jewelry instead of buying, you can get the look that you dreamed of for your wedding day without having to spend thousands of dollars.
If you feel as though it is wasteful to pay hundreds of dollars for a cake that will have a lot left over, 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, and meringue toppings.
An overabundance of flowers on reception tables causes trouble. Oftentimes, those flowers are simply in the way for your wedding attendees. You also might want to take into consideration that some guests may be allergic to the pollen in the flowers. One classy alternative to flowers is unscented candles.
Let your DJ know what he absolutely should not play. It could be any song that you loved from the past. Tell the man you are marrying so that he is not surprised.
Try to plan your reception for the afternoon. During the day, you will see that people are less likely to drink, which can noticeably reduce your costs. What’s more, receptions that feature lunch rather than dinner generally cost less money, so you can funnel the savings into better food or some other part of the wedding.
Any couple that works together to put these tips into action will undoubtedly learn more about each other in the process, and find themselves even closer. Planning your wedding together is an excellent introduction to marriage. After all, you’ll have to make many decisions together throughout the course of your married life. Follow these pieces of advice to not only create a wonderful wedding experience for yourselves, but also to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of cooperation and mutual support.