Money Saving Wedding Tips for Brides

Money Saving Wedding Tips

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The average cost of a wedding range from 18 to 27 thousand dollars. Running low on money while planning your wedding can put a damper on things and a possible strain on your relationship. We believe you’ll love the information we provide to help with wedding costs.

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Ten Wedding Tips Every Bride Should Know.

Get the Basics Down. Determine how much you want to budget for your wedding. Choose your location and the season you want to have your wedding in; then choose the venue. Now it will be easier for you to identify you next step and the full scope of what you need to make your day what you dreamed it would be.

Organizing is crucial. The best way to keep everyone informed of your plans is to create a wedding day schedule. You should include the contact information and the names of all of your vendors and the role they will play in your wedding. Be very specific about the assignments and times for each vendor. This will keep everyone in sync and working together in a logical manner.

Be Prepared. Create an emergency or and essentials bag that contains items that you might need at any given time during your wedding day. That list might consist of safety plans for your guests, makeup, personal hygiene products, a small first aid kit, sewing kit, an additional pair of shoes and stick stain remover.

Check your list twice. Don’t forget to reconfirm all of your vendors as least two weeks before your wedding. If possible create a quick checklist that will easily identify unresolved issues so you can discuss them during your call. It’s really important to assume that the venue’s planner is responsible for this. Check them off the list as you go.

Get Seated. Create a clear seating plan that can be easily understood by the staff at your venue. Confirm the placement of guests based on the floor plans of the venue and where you want everyone to be. Be sure to point out the VIP tables and who will sit in the designated VIP chairs. If possible assign seating plan duty to an usher to free up your time.

Set the tone. Different colors make us feel different. Those that want romantic or a dreamy feel will gravitate toward different colors from someone who wants a more regal and sophisticated look. Use this opportunity to tell your story using colors. It’s important to maintain a sense of harmony in a room with analogous colors. Keep in mind that choosing a wedding venue and the locations of venues will play a very important role in your final color choices.

Get Practical. The small statements and details at the tables will truly create an impact on your guest’s experience. When making final decisions it’s not always the most expensive thing that stands out: it’s usually an unexpected detail that you took the time to think of and add. Incorporate unique candelabras, napkin rings that defuse color or sparkle. Votive candle holders, runners that bring intricate details that will never go unnoticed.

Have fun. Use the opportunity to go beyond paper if you can. Instead of going with traditional escort cards, leave small gifts in the seat of each guest or have a beverage with their table number on an umbrella, a flower of a fabulous place card holder. The escort card display is the first opportunities to “Wow” your guests so don’t be afraid to make a statement.

Customize. Customizing the boutonniere for your wedding can be a fun way for the groom to show his personality and create a new twist on the already expected. Play with colors, flowers, and different elements to add a extra character. You can also add a personal memento that has significance to you.

Let your Imagination be  your guide. If you decide on a do-it-yourself wedding favor try to choose something simple, unique and doesn’t require spending too much time making it yourself. Sometimes just adding a simple bag, or finding the perfect box, along with a fabulous ribbon may do the trick. Using your imagination and creativity is the key to a do-it-yourself wedding.

Bridal Bouquet | The Local Flower District?
Your bridal bouquet can be crafted from one single batch of flowers you get at a bulk rate. One Place you can go to find great wedding flower deals is the flower district in most city downtown areas. It’ll be worth the drive to see what might be available. Find out when fresh batches of flower come in and plan on getting your wedding flowers fresh. Don’t be afraid to negotiate with the flower vendor to get bridal bouquet savings. …………………………………………………………………… Read More

Wedding Registry Etiquette
It will be very tempting to ask for gifts you don’t need right away. As you start your new life together, list wedding gifts you need now so you won’t have extra things to buy later. It’s always a good idea to replace items you had from old relationships. You don’t want to bring conflict in to your marriage. Start fresh! ………………………………………….Read More

Comfortable Bridal Shoes
Always go for comfort when choosing bridal shoes. You will have your shoes on for hours, standing around and walking. You might even want to bring a second even more comfortable pair to the reception so you can really take the pressure off your feet. Take a look at Bellissima Bridal Shoes. …………………………………………………………. Read More

Gifts for Bridesmaids
This is a great time to show your appreciation to your bridesmaids. You could choose a bridesmaid gift that has a lot of meaning to the two of you. For example, we chose a mug and added a verse of scripture that we love. It was our way of saying thanks to close friends and family. Research the likes and dislikes of your bridesmaids and get them an engraved quote or saying. For engraved gifts, check the Bridal Hallmark store or Things Remembered for great prices. …………………………………..……………………………… Read More

Cake and Punch Reception | Timing is Everything
A cake and punch wedding reception should be held between the hours of 2:30 and 4:30pm if you do not want the expense of paying for dinner for everyone. If you have a cake and punch reception before lunch, your guest will expect lunch. If you have it after 4:30, they will expect dinner. It’s human nature. You can always make the reception extra classy and elegant with the extra money you save. …………………………………………………………………… Read More

Should the Father of the Bride Pay for the Wedding?
He would definitely foot the bill for the wedding in the past. Now days, both families contribute to bridal party expenses. It’s a good way to get the family started out on an equal basis. Sharing wedding expenses also takes the pressure off Dad to come up with all of the money……………………………………………………………Read More

Honeymoon Cheap and local | No Airfare?
Want to save money by not having an extravagant honeymoon? Try places in the continental United States for your honeymoon destination. We honeymooned in San Diego California; an absolutely beautiful city three hours south of Los Angles California. If you live close to other beautiful cities and you want to save on airfare, try honeymooning local………………………………………………………………Read More

Hotel Accommodations | Family Connections
Try to get discount hotel rooms for bridal party members coming in from out of town. Easier said than done, but check with all of your family members and friends to see if anyone knows of a good deal. You’ll be surprised who knows who. If your goal is to save don’t be afraid to ask. ………………………………………………………………….…Read More

Rent a Tuxedo or Buy a Tuxedo?
Most tuxedo shops will comp the groom’s tuxedo as an incentive to get the rest of the wedding party to get all of their tuxedos in the same shop. Be sure to check. Now days it’s simply good business for Tuxedo shops to cater to the groom by letting him have his tuxedo for free. Tuxedos are also cheaper than they were years ago. You can get your own tuxedo now for under hundred dollars. ………………………………Read More

Floral Wedding Cake Toppers | Savings Under Your Nose
Your wedding cake topper can be made with the same batch of flowers you use for the wedding. It’s a great alternative to the traditional cake topper and less expensive because you already have the flowers you hopefully got from your downtown flower district. Visit your local flower district for good deals. …………………………………………Read More

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