Steps to Slash your wedding budget, not your fun

  • Posted on September 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

These days, budgets are so important to stick with and at the same time you are trying to have a fun and stress free day.  You don’t want to worry about money when you should be enjoying one of the most important days of your lives.   So, if you haven’t bought the new September Issue to Brides Magazine, there is a nice article on pg 150 that I will give you a bit of and you can then go and read in more detail if you like.   Some ideas will not be for you and others may pop right out at you. 

 Always remember to start with your most important parts.  Securing your ceremony with whom ever will be marrying you for your big day.  It may be a beach destination wedding, a church wedding where you grew up or even a home wedding ceremony.  Your choices are endless.  

Your Reception selection  is next, which needs to go hand and hand with your ceremony for securing your date and times that work together.  You will need to have an idea of a approximate count when you go to discuss both Ceremony and Reception spots.  Then you can start building on from there with bridal party, speaking with florists, DJ’s, Photographer etc.   

I hope these tips can help you:

  • Avoid Peak Season
  • Shrink your List by a Table
  • Embrace All-inclusive Packages
  • Focus on deliciousness
  • Limit Booze offerings to wine, beer and a few specialty drinks
  • Have fewer VIP’s – large bridal party means hefty floral bills etc.
  • Locavorize buds – Stick to seasonal and local flowers
  • Knock a star off a 5 star menu
  • Welcome Turn Tables – DJ’s on an average cost five times less that a band 
  • Don’t gild the cake – Top with one X-large  edible flower instead of cascades
  • Give Photographer a curfew 



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