The expectations for your wedding can begin to become very, very expensive. You can take a few steps to rein in your spending and stick to a budget. Use these tips to keep your wedding within your budget, but to still have a memorable event.
Religion will play a big role not only in your wedding ceremony but in your marriage as a whole. Discuss all aspects of your religion with who you plan on marrying as well as their family too, just so they are comfortable with your beliefs.
When you’re getting plans together for your wedding, consider the types of alcoholic beverages you’re going to be serving. Also be aware of the cost. An open bar that is available all evening can quickly become a very costly endeavor. If holding the wedding at an outside venue, they may have alcohol serving options available that can control costs.
You should try to create a wedding that is extremely personal by having elements which encompass you, your fiance, and the relationship between you two. A theme should be selected that matches the time that you’ve had together.
You’re going to look at the pictures from your wedding for many years to come, so make sure that you get good quality photos taken. Have someone highly experienced help you with the pictures if you have the money to afford it. It will be important later in life.
Put some time and efforts into your vows to make sure your wife or husband will remember this day. Realize that both you and your spouse-to-be are about to make the strongest commitment you can and it will require sacrifices of both parties. Express your love for the person you will marry when writing your vows.
If a wedding cake with a high price tag or high calorie count doesn’t appeal to you, check around at local bakeries for beautiful individual portions. Many bakeries offer beautiful cupcakes with a variety of healthy fillings.
A relative or friend can serve as your assistant, as often the only requirement for the job is being able to haul your gear. They can help you to gather the family and get the perfect photo.
Be sure you place an an even numer of guests at each table at your reception. Tables should also be grouped based on their age. This will help increase the chances that guests will be able to talk and chat together.
Post a schedule of events on your wedding website or send an itinerary with your wedding invitations. This helps out-of-town guests make appropriate travel plans, especially guests who are going to participate in your wedding rehearsal or other events. Also, let your guests know what events they need to be present for, so they will be where they are supposed to be, when they’re supposed to be there.
You can turn one of your friends into a “mail-order minister” so that she can officiate the ceremony. Not only will this save you money by not needing to hire an officiant, it will add a nice personal touch to the ceremony. Make sure to check with the local officials first to see if it’s legal in the area.
You can use Craigslist to locate talent in your area. Be sure you meet up with them in person, safely, before you pay them any money.
Consider silk flowers for your wedding instead of spending a lot of money on luxurious floral arrangements. You can buy them months ahead of time, if you like, and it will save you the trouble of having to worry about your flowers for the big day.
If the couple enjoys traveling, use decorative elements which convey a sense of wanderlust when planning the wedding. Your invitations, notices, and R.S.V.P. cards can be designed to match the theme or your wedding. A classic leather suitcase may be kept open to show family photos, wedding programs or favors.
There is no reason why you cannot have a glorious wedding without cleaning out your bank account. By using the advice in this article, you will be well underway for the wedding you have always dreamed of, without emptying out the bank account.