Are you holding your wedding in July or January? What kind of flowers will adorn the tables and what kind of tables will they actually be adorning? All of these decisions begin to add up quickly and could become completely overwhelming before the big day even arrives. Whether you’re a bride or a bridesmaid, a groom or a groomsman, these tips will help you in planning the ideal wedding.
Set a date outside of the wedding season. That may means having a wedding in a less popular month or on a weekday, but the savings can be significant. Wedding venues are more expensive during these months. If it is imperative that your wedding be at this time, be sure to make your reservations far ahead of the date.
You can not serve everyone’s favorite top-shelf drink or you would quickly exceed the price of the dress, so consider what you like, and what will keep you within your budget. For example, an open bar can cost you an arm and a leg, especially if it’s open throughout your reception. The venue representative will be able to advise you of the various alcohol service options available.
Choosing your favorite gown online can be faster and cheaper, but do so well in advance to allot extra time for alterations. It is perfectly possible to purchase a gown for a few hundred dollars and have it altered for as little as $200. Make sure to include this added cost in your wedding budget.
After reading these tips, it’s safe to say that you probably weren’t aware of even half of these ideas. And that’s because no one ever realizes just how much goes into planning a wedding until they’re actually staring at it in the face. A wedding is perhaps the most detail-oriented celebration out there, so be sure that you’re using these tips to help you out.