Friday, March 11, 2011

Ten Ways to Save Big At Your Wedding

Are you planning a wedding and watching the numbers build? Fear not. There are many tips and corners you can cut to save money. Sometimes, just saving a little bit here and there can total major savings across the board. Here are ten great ways to to cut spending on your wedding ceremony and reception:

1. Watch Decoration Costs – Decorations can add up fast. Perhaps using candlelight might be a great option for you. Candles can be a delightful and romatic alternative to purchasing expensive centerpieces, costly flowers, and fancy decorations.

2. Which Day of The Week is Crutial to Savings – A catering hall or disc jockey "prime time slot" is usually considered to be Fridays, Saturdays, and even sometimes Sundays. The traditional wedding season tends to take place between somewhere in April through October. Booking outside these restraints and understanding these definitions of "wedding prime time" will really help you save.

3. Get Some Help! – Why spend a ton of loot on the photographer, musicians, officiant, or DJs, if some of your friends and family can make this happen for cheaper or even free. Who do you know?

4. Affordablity in the Wedding Dress Department – Havine a relative's wedding dress altered is nostalgic, time-honored and can additionally often often far cheaper than buying a new one, as well. Websites like eBay and Amazon even, thrift stores, can be a great way to save literally hundresds of dollars on the wedding dress.

5. Your Wedding Invitations – Online is totally acceptable now, so you can save a bundle on postage right there. If you do not want to go the e-invite route, at least shop your invitations online. Competition is fierce and you are bound to find a deal if you look enough.

6. Funding Flowers – Some vocational schools have Floral Classes as part of their curriculums. With the right connections, you can work with local schools to turn your wedding decoration into a classroom assignment and only pay cost of the flowers.Check with the hall to see who else is having a wedding there that weekend. You may be able to save on flowers by sharing.

7. Throw a “Wedding Prep” Party – Get all of your bridal party and friends together. Turn on the tunes and have them put together favors, flower arrangements and anything else that you have to pay more for when it comes completely assembled.

8. Think Food & Drink – Always provide your own caterer when you can. If your hall does not allow this, ask where money can be saved. See if they’ll let you provide your own liquor, or if serving only wine and beer will be cheaper than a full bar. Also consider only having open bar open during your cocktail hour, then serving an inexpensive wine with dinner.

9. Play on eBay – Anything you buy, always check eBay and Amazon first!

10. Cut Down The Guest List – When you look at many weddings at $50 or more a plate, you have to be selective. One rule of thumb is do not invite anyone you haven’t seen or even talked to in five years. Don’t encourage single people to bring a date. Avoid inviting work colleagues. And let your friends bring their children.

If you follow these guidelines, you will certainly have some money left over. That means a better home together and/or honeymoon you could have. For more was to save, check out Our site...

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