Monday, 29 February 2016

How to Have a Champagne Wedding on a Lemonade Budget

A wedding is a great cause for celebration. The coming together of two people, so in love that they want to spend the rest of their lives together? That is a beautiful thing. If you’re in the process of trying to plan your wedding,it can be hard.  It can soon become apparent that there are lots of things you may not have factored into your budget. And boy, all these little costs can really add up. One minute you think you’re all on track with your budget and then the next you realise it’s being stretched further and further.
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If you are having trouble making all the costs for your wedding add up, then don’t despair. It is possible to still have everything you’ve ever dreamt off on your big day without blowing your entire budget. You just have to be a little flexible and think about things creatively.

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Invitations are one of the things that people often forget to factor into their wedding days costs. It sounds crazy, after all, how are you meant to get guests to your marriage if you don’t invite them. But amongst all the bigger thoughts like the venue or the dress, they are often neglected. If you’re wedding is still some way off you might want to think about Save the Date cards too.  A cost effective way to get beautiful personalized invitations that don’t cost the earth is to design your own online. Check out these affordable wedding invitation kits from Pure Invitation.

Blooming Bargains

Another area you can save money on when organizing your nuptials is your flowers. Bridal bouquets can cost an absolute fortune and be a serious blow to your budget. It’s not just the brides bunch of blooms; you’ve got the bridesmaids to consider too. Then there’s the buttonholes and the decorations. A smart way to save yourself some precious pennies is to use silk flowers and make your arrangements ahead of time. Saving yourself time on your big day, so you don’t have to think about collecting flowers is a big plus too. Look for tutorials on making your own wedding flowers on YouTube.

Where shall I wed?

Where and when you choose to get married can make a big difference to the cost. Prime wedding season is the hotter summer months. It stands to reason, and it’s a fact of life that wedding venues and suppliers tend to charge higher prices during this time. Weddings are massive money spinners for a multitude of types of businesses. Saturdays are also in prime demand for weddings. So if you choose a weekday in November to marry your betrothed, it can cost up to fifty percent less than a Saturday in July. Think about your ideal venue carefully, you can save wads of cash.

Getting married is one of the most special days of your life, and is meant to be a once in a lifetime experience. Just because you don’t have a huge budget doesn’t mean you can’t have the wedding of your dreams. Don’t settle for second best. It’s your big day and the start of a beautiful life together.


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