The excitement that comes with a yes when two people want to get married is second to only the birth of a first child for some couples. What both of these life occurrences have in common is that the stress can become overwhelming when preparing for this event. This should be a time of happiness and excitement for the future versus a stress filled stretch of months of sleepless nights and bickering about how to pay for the wedding. Let’s take a look at some practical suggestions for couples who have said yes to a life together on how to make that special wedding day affordable and memorable for all involved.
Weddings are one of the most expensive events that occur in our lifetime. There is no reason for you to stress over having the perfect wedding and shelling out the unnecessary extra thousands of dollars for the “perfect venue” or the “perfect caterer”. The venue is typically the first order of business after the commitment is made to wed each other, outside of course of the date. By having a wedding date of at least a year out you will enable yourself to take the proper amount of time to research your options thereby finding a beautiful venue at a reasonable expense. These places typically book up well in advance so don’t procrastinate as it will impact your wedding budget.
Once a venue has been chosen now you can begin to plan for many of the essentials including but not limited to; photographer, music, decorations and flowers. You will note that no mention was given of a caterer as we will take a look at this shortly. By browsing the web for a simple checklist and seeking the experience of those who have made good, and bad, wedding plans you can be certain that you are on the right track to not only fit your special day within your budget but also to reduce your stress.
Oh my, choosing your bridesmaids can be overwhelming. You want to make certain that you don’t hurt anyone’s feelings and yet have the right ladies up there with you. Once you have decided, eventually the time will come to pick out your attire. Compounding these decisions will be the budget that you are working with and you certainly don’t want your ladies to be straddled with unnecessary debt. Typically the bride gets with the bridesmaids and a collaborative effort is made to select the dresses. Be certain to shop for a trustworthy and affordable company for this special day, such as bridesmaids dresses by Azazie.
Well, with all your friends and loved ones gathered we will want to eat and drink to celebrate the occasion! It is commonplace for most couples to have a caterer come in for the wedding day and this can prove to be one of the biggest expenses you will incur. Have you considered enlisting the help of some family and friends for your food and beverages at your wedding? You can assure them that there are plenty of helpful resources online for wedding day recipes and we all know that there is at least one person in our family who loves to cook at the holidays! With an attitude of gratitude and asking well in advance you can save money and have a “home cooked” feel to your day.
Enlist the help of the resources available online as well as your family, friends, and coworkers to have an affordable wedding that will leave you and your guests with a lifetime of pleasurable memories.
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Wendy is a super-connector with OutreachMama and Youth Noise NJ who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition. You can contact her on Twitter.