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Weddings are very expensive. They can easily cost in the tens of thousands of dollars if you allow them to. Today’s couple rarely expect the parents of the bride to foot the bill. This is because most couples are marrying after living together and establishing their home and career. Times have changed. Even if the parents of the bride pay for part of the wedding, you can still expect to spend a few thousand dollars.
However, it does not have to be that way. There are many ways to cut the expenses of the wedding without sacrificing the charm and beauty of the day.
A needed expense
It is critical that you hire a wedding planner. They are worth every penny you will pay them, and a good wedding planner will find ways to cut your expenses.
You will not have time to interview, supervise, and coordinate the vendors. Your wedding planner will. Her job is to make sure you get what you pay for. Her job is to keep your wedding on track. It is almost impossible to pull off a seamless (and on budget) wedding without a wedding planner.
Your wedding gown is one expense you will not get around. However, pop to https://www.azazie.com/all/wedding-dresses. Here you will find high-quality, and stylish gowns that are reasonably priced.
Cutting corners painlessly
Little extras can blow a gaping hole in your budget. You must make two list. One is what you would like to have if you could. The second is what you really want to have even if you have to give up something else to get it.
Here is an example. If you want a DJ at the reception and his fee is over budget. You are serving prime rib. How important are these two things? If you served chicken or pasta instead of prime rib, there is enough money to have a wonderful catered meal and a DJ.
You want a hair stylist at the wedding. Do you have a friend or family member that will give you a discount for this? If not, try different stylist and ask for bids for the job This is a business. Make sure you are getting the best deal.
Is it really that important to you to go to a bar wearing a tee shirt that reads, “I’m the bride”? Would it just just as fun and less costly to have a party in a hotel with your girls? Find one with an indoor pool and take some wine and snacks with you have have a girls night out for half what a bar scene wil cost.
Honeyfund is the most popular honeymoon wedding registry site in the world. Honeyfund is free Crowdfunding site specifically for the couple. It is also free for the gift givers and they can do it from their computer or iPhone. When a couple creates a Honeyfund account, they create a way for their family and friends to give them wedding gifts that they really want. The couple sets up the fund and shows their guests what they are trying to accomplish.
The bride is happy and the guests are thrilled to gift something special. Other parts of the wedding, honeymoon, travel, and reception can be included in the Honeyfund.
The bride can let the gift giver feel even better about helping with the gown by listing her intentions for the gown after the wedding. She may explain that the dress will be kept and handed down through future generations. Or she may announce her plans to donate the dress to a bride who is less fortunate, or to a group that uses the beautiful fabric to make lovely gowns and bonnets for babies who became angels at birth.
In any event, the guest will know that they are part of making your dreams and others dreams come true and what greater joy is that?
Another special part of a wedding is the photography. When the wedding finally comes together and the couple knows their dream is about to be their reality, they want the best photographer. The professional photographer will have a website and portfolio to show potential customers and their guests the packages that will memorialize this special occasion. Guests simply gift the couple the funds they intended for the traditional gift, and together they build the funds to have these wonderful memories forever.
With a little planning and effort, you can afford the wedding of your dreams. Use your own creativity and you will be surprised at what you will accomplish.