Planning A Wedding On A Budget
Every woman wants it; The White wedding. That one glorious day where it is all about you and all eyes pay heed. Walking down that magnificently appointed aisle to a string quartet. Looking at the huge and beautiful flower arrangement displays as you take in the classic architecture of The Plaza Hotel.
The reception is even more decedent. The finest of dining experiences made by a master chef and hand delivered to your guests by a cornucopia of classically trained waiters and waitresses to heed your every command. The alcohol flows free, and the dancing starts to a fine wedding band.
It is simply what all women have come to be trained to see as a successful wedding. Nothing less will do. Mass media has shoved the idea of the massive and perfect wedding down every ones throats for far too long. Not everyone comes from money. And not everyone is a millionaire.
Some of us have to plan a wedding on a budget. And what the world needs to start realizing is that is ok. You should not feel guilty cause you want to start your life together for a budget. There are plenty of ways to have a great and stylized wedding fitting your personality and your budget.
Here a few ways to put on budget weddings and still have an event to remember. First, a major expense is alcohol. It costs way too much and the markup is intense. But a dry wedding is a wedding remembered poorly. We say look to beer. Kegs come cheap and many microbreweries produce fine ales of all kinds, from fruit wheat’s to stout that will pair well with your food and be remembered fondly.
Look at discount stores for wines and Champagne. Places like outlet stores for groceries and Trader stores have a fine selection of wines under ten bucks a bottle, and they give further discounts for bulk purchases. It’s the way to go.
The next big costs are food and venue. People go to the trouble of seeking out a venue and then auditioning caterers. We say do both at the same time. Many caterers have fine part venues and will do the cooking as well. When you get both services from one vendor they bundle the costs and it’s a little cheaper than finding separate venues.
Wedding dresses always will be a cost, and should be a major one. Women love just looking at pictures of wedding dresses let alone trying one on. Yet try looking at last year’s styles or looking for clearance sales. You may find the dress of your dreams at the price of your dreams.
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Jason Kassel, PhD is owner and operator of Brie on a Budget a website that provides useful information for brides looking to hold fabulous budget weddings. Full of articles, the site provides well-researched and up-to-date knowledge on all types of budget wedding ideas. Read this to learn more about budget weddings.