Fresno Weddings: Tips on Affordable Weddings
Fresno Weddings, Wedding Fresno; Affordable weddings are possible if you avoid the high season, which is generally considered to be from May to October.
Affordable weddings are possible if you avoid the high season, which is generally considered to be from May to October. If you tie the knot outside this time frame, just about everything will cost less, including renting a venue, photography, catering and limo hire. And you may find that the cost of your all important honeymoon is less too.
Try to cut down on miscellaneous expenses, such as favors, flowers and the wedding cake. Consider having a candlelit ceremony, instead of using flowers, or get married near to a major holiday, when churches and other venues are decorated anyway. If you have somebody in your family who is creative, you may be able to pay them a fraction of what a professional would charge and most family members or close friends are happy to help out. A lot of money can be saved by having somebody who is proficient with a camera take your pictures, rather than hiring a professional.
Professional wedding invitations can easily cost several thousand dollars and with the wide range of software that is available today, it is possible to create invitations yourself that look just as good. Instead of enclosing a pre-paid reply card, encourage your guests to reply by email or telephone; in this age of electronic communication, it is perfectly acceptable.
One of the most important things at any wedding is the bride's wedding dress and of course, every bride wants to look her best. However, it is possible to buy a perfectly adequate used wedding dress, either on line or from an outlet store. Most dresses are only worn once and it is not necessary to spend up to $1,000 on a dress.
Finally, although it is extremely difficult, you may have to trim your guest list. As a rule of thumb, do not invite anybody that you have not seen or spoken to in several years; you should also not encourage single guests to bring a date. You may also have to eliminate distant relatives or work colleagues; the tricky part of course, is not to hurt anybody's feelings. Affordable weddings are possible and your big day can still be memorable, without breaking the bank.
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