By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2015, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe
One of the most expensive events in our lives can be a wedding. Couples have to be extra careful and prudent in these economic times, to cut back on spending and staying within their budget. Having a lavish wedding is not as important as staying out of debt and beginning your marriage debt free. If you stick to your plans and find creative means of getting want you want then you can have a dream wedding without breaking the bank.
First you will need to sit down with your partner. Identify areas of the wedding that you must have and that you are willing to spend on. Once you have done this, also identify things that you will cut back spending on, that are not so important. You can reduce your spending on areas that you can do for yourself or have family members and friends help with. This can be the invitations, cake, decorations, or transportation. The things you decide on will change depending on what is important to both the groom and the bride.
One area that can take a huge chunk of the wedding budget is the location or venue of the wedding reception; or both the ceremony and reception as many people often do. The aesthetics of the place and ambiance is very important to the occasion. It will be a setting where you can have beautiful pictures and fond memories for later. If that reception site specialises in weddings and has a coordinator, this takes off a lot of the stress from the bride and groom and frees you with more time for other projects on your list. A site like this will negate you having to consider smaller wedding budget expenditure on chairs, tables, decorations, and cake. This will really draw down on your expenditure at the end of the day. Make sure to make a down payment or the full cost, if you have made your final decision.
Another area where you may want to make wedding splurges is the photography and videography. This, to most, is the most important aspect. Capturing the excitement, dances, exchange of vows, speeches and happiness on your guest’s faces, is a necessary part of a wedding. Finding a good photographer ensures that you will beautiful and quality shots to cherish for later. If you also have a videographer, then this doubles your chances of getting those memories captured and in the eventuality that something happens you have a backup. Many video cameras today, also allows you to do snapshots.
The food and drink are another area you might consider to over spend on; it is generally among the wedding splurges. However, if you have friends or family in this business that can assist, call on them for their assistance. Wedding food doesn’t have to be bland and boring; it can be very tasteful and quite appealing to people’s appetite. The rings will also require you to spend outside what you planned, especially if the bride falls in love with a particular one. But if you decide to cut costs, you can use a family heirloom. Like a grandmothers or other important family members cherished wedding ring.