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- April 12, 2013
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Hi Girls – some budget wedding tips from Fara Couture Wedding Dresses Perth
I just wanted to point out there ARE some ways we can keep to a budget for your wedding and not let it go overboard.
Please do not start the budget cut on your dress .I know you expect me to say that but Your gown makes you feel good about your self, makes you feel confident, brings a smile toyour face and gives you good energy to pass it on to your husband and beloved friends. Although mostly BEING YOU, YOU ARE THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION and you need the confidence for the big day. However the cost of a wedding is very high these days and I would like to give you some pointers which could be good ideas to assist in cutting the cost.
So….to avoid postmarital bankruptcy, check out the following list of suggestions for keeping costs down. Decide what’s crucial, what’s tempting, and what’s extraneous.
Find a good printer. The invitation is one of the first things guests see that’s connected to your wedding, so it should look nice, but this isn’t the place to go overboard. People will remember the event, not the invitation.
Do it yourself. DIY invites are becoming more and more popular among brides, and sometimes the most creative projects actually cost the least to make.
Think fun and memorable, not fancy. Your wedding guests will be honoured to have the chance to party with you and help you celebrate your marriage. Bombonieres are meant to be a parting gifts; they don’t have to be extravagant purchases. Some edible favours are yummy and affordable, and charitable favours can save a life and a little room in your budget. What beats that?
Consider skipping favours? This issue is a hot topic for brides. Some love the idea of showering their guests with gifts while others appreciate the amount of money forgoing this tradition will save.
Consider being flexible with the time or day. Saturday night is the most sought-after time to wed. If you can swing the reception for a Friday night, Saturday morning/afternoon, or Sunday, you’ll not only save money, you may also have more choices for dates.
Don’t overlook the obvious. If you’re up for having a less traditional reception (and your guest list isn’t too long), think about places that are familiar to you. Is your cousin’s backyard perfect for a BBQ style reception? Does a friend own a small restaurant where you and your guests could be VIPs for the night? I Perth we have beautiful places outside including the beach and Kings Park.
Borrow a friend’s ride. Wedding transportation is always a good place to save. Leased Bentleys and horse-drawn carriages are kind of corny anyway (unless you’re a debutante or Cinderella, of course). Instead, call up a friend who can loan you a nice car for your getaway.
Shop for your own fresh flowers. Go with a florist for your bouquet inspiration, but if there’s time, have a trusted friend get your flowers at the local flower market on the morning of the wedding, and then set them up at the ceremony/reception sites.
Consider dinner alternatives. Along with the menu, discuss the cost of service (and tipping), alcohol, the wedding cake, overtime, and insurance when you meet with prospective suppliers. Also, a brunch, luncheon, or hors d’oeuvres reception will probably cost less than a dinner.
Serve dinner buffet or family style. Both options, in many cases, will save you money and could allow you the chance to showcase great recipes of some family members (preferably those that don’t have other responsibilities in the wedding).
DJs tend to be less expensive than live bands. If you really want to save money in this area and you’re having a more intimate reception, rent speakers to plug into a high quality stereo; then have fun switching back and forth between his and her playlists.
Photo & Video:
Just record the ceremony. Don’t skimp on photographs or you’ll regret it forever. Your wedding video is another important keepsake you won’t want to pass up; however, taping only the ceremony will save you some cash.
Any other thoughts?
Love Fara – Fara Couture Wedding Dresses Perth