The Internet and Budget Weddings

What would we do without the Internet today? This valuable resource helps us with all kinds of projects and purchases. For many brides and grooms, planning a wedding would probably not be possible without the use of the Internet. Many of us spend hours upon hours researching bridal gowns, photographers, florists, reception venues, and more through the Internet. We see samples of work, pricelists, and more information online. The web is definitely a true and tried resource when it comes to the planning stages. Imagine planning a destination wedding if you did not have visuals of the place. This can only be adequately provided to you via the Internet.

Doing your research online means saving money. Imagine having to go to a bunch of random florists, videographers, and other providers to get the feel of their work. You can call people on the phone, but this does not mean that you would see what their work product could be. The Net gives you access to pictures, client testimonials, videos, and more. There is nothing like seeing samples of work without leaving your home. Imagine how much gas money and time you save yourself by not having to visit every venue.

Further, the Internet gives you instant access to your friends. If you are up with the times, social networking is probably part of your everyday life. You can quickly get advice and opinions on a vast number of wedding-related issues from your friends. You can ask about tuxedo rental places, professional wedding coordinators, and more. This will save you time and money in the end. When it comes to your big day, you cannot do enough to make the planning flow smoothly.

The Internet is not only useful as a research tool; it is also quite valuable as a shopping hotspot. There are tons of deals online and shopping is very convenient and easy. Some online wedding shops offer great bargains (as well as amazing wedding-related information and tips). If you are planning the huge event, you already know about all the small purchases you need to make alongside the big ones like the dress and wedding favors. You need a flower girl basket, garter belt, ring pillow, guest book, and much more. You can find great bargains online. For all your needs, you can go to the discount online stores, as well as to auction sites like eBay and other sites like Craigslist. You can save yourself hundreds of dollars by locating a used wedding dress and accessories, or ones that have been unused because of a cancelled wedding. There are many different reasons why people try to sell their items online. You just might find great treasures via the Internet.

Another way to use the Internet to your budgeting advantage is to send out online wedding invitations rather than paper ones. Some couples do this. Imagine the dollar amount you can potentially save by skipping on the paper, printing, and postage charges. If emailing invitations is not for you, but you still want to reduce wedding costs, maybe you can send single page invitations that only require one stamp. Do not include a response card (which requires its own stamp) and have your guests RSVP by email or phone.

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Filed under: Inexpensive Weddings,Wedding Planning — vicky at 7:09 pm on Sunday, March 15, 2009