Where to Prioritize in Your Wedding Planning?
Most brides have a limited wedding budget, so you want to splash your cash in the right places. You need to know how to prioritize. This is a very important thing that you can do for your big day so that you will not lose any more of your budget. Here is where you are going to spend those and save some of the pennies:
Buy good quality produce for your menu. It’s a lot better to serve a delicious, simple menu than an over-adventurous attempt that looks better than it tastes. One area of your wedding breakfast that definitely shouldn’t be compromised is the quality of produce. Make sure your caterer uses top quality ingredients from considered suppliers. Ask what dishes are in season as this can be one way of reducing costs and ensuring you enjoy exquisite fresh produce.
Spend on beautiful decorations. Decorations don’t need to go over the top, but it does need to be good. Focus on areas where your guests will spend the most time and style these carefully, spending your money on just a few stunning floral arrangements or some pretty lighting. When it comes to table decorations, keep it simple, but make an exception with the top table. Your top table will be the focal point of the room during the dinner and speeches so dressing this can have a big impact. Investing in one hired linen, such as a sequin tablecloth or lace overlay creates a show-stopping centrepiece to the reception room without having to dress all your table in the same extravagant way.
Buy plenty of drinks – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Think of your wedding reception as the best party you’ve ever been to. The last thing you want to do is run out of wine, or out of soft drinks, especially with hot weather! If you’re bringing in your own alcohol, shop around and buy more than you need. Most companies will sell on a ‘sale or return’ basis meaning you can return any bottles that remain unopened. If your venue is providing the drinks, set an initial budget and ask them to let you know if or when you reach it. That way, you can decide whether or not to extend it throughout the course of the evening.
First night together
Treat yourselves to a romantic first night hotel. This doesn’t have to break the bank – you don’t need an enormous suite or a four-poster bed – but there is something lovely about spending your first night as ‘Mr and Mrs’ in a beautiful bedroom. Resist the urge to party until dawn, and leave the evening party slightly earlier than your guests to spend some time together. Breakfast in bed is a must before you jet off on your honeymoon!
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