Do it Right the First Time

Trying to do everything on the cheap for your wedding can backfire sometimes. Well, you are contradicting yourself, you say. Not really. Think about it. For example, A car that is $500 is cheap, but may not be able to run. The same goes for planning a wedding. Hire people who know what they are doing and it will save you cash in the long run. You will do yourself a great disservice if you just go out for the lowest bidder. Sometimes the lowest bidder will cut costs in order to offer lower price service. You get what you pay for. If it sounds to good to be true then….you fill in the blank!
Examples of what may be too good to be true..

  • A $250 wedding photographer
  • A $100 staircase with fountains wedding cake
  • A $50 reception hall

Now if you have a friend or family member who is a wedding photographer, cake decorator or is over a reception hall, you just might be able to get a deal like that. If you don’t have that, then you might just want to start running…away..in the other direction.
You should chose whoever is going to give you the most for what you pay for, still keeping it within your budget. I’d rather pay an extra $300 for a wedding photographer who is going to do a bang up job than to be cheap and come out with Friday the 13th looking wedding photographs.

So you still want to be super cheap? I’ve tried to warn you. Don’t come crying to me when its all over. :)

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Filed under: Inexpensive Weddings — vicky at 11:20 am on Monday, February 13, 2006

Trim the Wedding Guest List

Wedding guests in large quantities add up quickly in dollars spent. You want everyone to come. You want everyone that you love and cherish to experience your most precious day with you, but you have to be realistic. Having a smaller guest list does not mean that you won’t have a beautiful wedding. It still can be small yet elegant.
The most obvious area having a small guest list will cut costs down on would be the reception. If you are having the recption catered, you can save up to $30 per head. Even if you are having your family cater the wedding, you could still save on silverware and food.

Another “benefit of triming the guest list would be that you could rent a smaller building for the reception which could save you a few hundred dollars. Think about it. If your budget is tight, most people will understand. And if they don’t, ask them to help pay for your wedding! Just kidding.

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Filed under: Receptions — vicky at 11:58 am on Friday, February 3, 2006
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