Cut Wedding Costs

Learn how to cut wedding costs and tips and ideas to cut wedding costs.

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Monday, May 08, 2006

Cheap Wedding Reception Tips, Continued

Stick to the schedule that you set beforehand for your ceremony and reception. Musicians will charge you a lot more if they are asked asked to perform beyond the time stated in their contract.

Have your ceremony and reception in the same location which will make things a great deal simpler.

Ask friends to lend their talents instead of buying a gift such as DJ’s, flowers, centerpieces etc.

Have your wedding on a non-weekend day. Choose a weekday evening for your wedding. Schedule the wedding to allow guests time to arrive at the ceremony after the work day has ended.

Many guests enjoy weekday weddings more because this frees up their weekends other things. Choose a date between November and April to avoid higher seasonal rates.

Tomorrow: Wedding Reception Tips, Continued

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Cheap Wedding and Reception Tips

If you are getting married and need to do so on a tight budget, there are many tips that you can follow to make sure that your wedding and reception don't break the bank. Here are some tips that will save you money when you are planning your wedding ceremony and reception.

Trim the guest list to include only friends and family that are close to you. This is difficult to do but sometimes it is necessary if the cost per guest is going to break your budget.

Think about it like this: you can simply cross off the names of guests who might feel obligated to come to the wedding if they are invited, but would not be upset in the least if they are not asked to attend.

Invite only the people who are important to you and your parents, rather than everyone you know.

Have your wedding ceremony and/or reception at a hotel area, and ask for discounts when your family and friends are staying at same hotel which they will likely give.

Reserve a block of rooms for your guests several months beforehand just to be sure that all goes smoothly on the day. Speak with the appropriate manager when asking for discounts and reserving rooms.

Tomorrow: Tips Continued

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wedding Themes Cut Costs

Wedding Themes Cut Costs

There’s nothing like a well thought out theme to make your wedding celebration unique and memorable for a fraction of the cost. A wedding theme should tell your guests something about the two of you as a couple and as individuals because that’s what makes it unique.

If you share a love for sports, maybe a sports themed wedding would be right for you. Or maybe you met on the beach, where you would likely want to choose a beach themed wedding.

Once you’ve decided on your wedding theme, you are going to want to make sure all elements of your wedding celebration reflect that singular theme, and that is including the wedding favors and gifts.

Wedding Themes

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Cut Wedding Costs Doesn't Mean Cheap Wedding

Cut Wedding Costs
Cheap weddings: It sounds like an oxymoron in so many ways doesn’t it? Well, get over it because that is the future of wedding planning. Spending your life savings on your big day is not just crazy it is insanely idiotic. You can have elegant, beautiful weddings and receptions without having to go broke in the process.

Today’s couple knows that weddings on a budget just make more sense than spending like crazy. That and the days when the bride’s parents pay for everything is just about over. Nowadays couples are often spending their own money on the wedding as many of them live together long before the wedding day.

Just because you cut wedding costs doesn’t mean that you have to give up on style or sentimentality. It means using your imagination, and using your own hands or the help of friends and family rather than paying through the roof for professionals.

You can save some money without skimping on any of the good stuff. Planning a cheap wedding is planning dream weddings but with much more cash left over. Wouldn’t you rather have money to put down on a house or to pay for your honeymoon?

You don’t have to do what everyone else is doing to make your big day special. There are so many ideas that can make your wedding a great deal cheaper in the long run. Some of these ideas include:

Buying your dress secondhand
Having friends and family make your food and cake for you in lieu of a wedding gift
Using an MP3 player instead of hiring a DJ
Having your reception at home with only close friends and family
Not inviting the entire universe to your wedding

There are just so many things that you can do to make your wedding days a bit cheaper that this article alone cannot cover them all. Brainstorm and use your imagination to find more ways to stay within your budget. When you need to throw a wedding on a budget, you can always make sure that you and your fiancé opt for a wedding that does not cost as much as the average wedding.

You can have your wedding outdoors, in your yard or that of a family member, have a theme based wedding that can be easy to create etc. Theme weddings always take a lot of the cost out of throwing a big and expensive wedding and they are always a lot of fun for everyone that is involved.

Cut Wedding Costs

Cut Wedding Costs Intro

Welcome to my blog on how to cut wedding costs. Here you will get tips, ideas and suggestions to cut wedding costs.