Month: April 2016

Jamaican Wedding: Finding wedding financing

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2010, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe

There are many things that are necessary to have a successful wedding. Some you can live without, some you cannot. First the bride’s most important concern is her dress. For an item that will only be worn on one day, it has the potential to start wars and break engagements. This item can cost thousands of dollars and may actually take up a large part of the budget. Not to mention other items to consider, like wedding cake, caterer, food, beverage, flowers, tuxedos, entertainment, and transportation. In planning this event, you must also consider the miscellaneous wedding costs that will be incurred while planning for a wedding.

You first have to create a wedding budget and stick to it; as best as possible. We understand that might be asking you to carry water in a basket, but it is possible. Capture all the different expenditures in your wedding and research what the cost will be, taking into consideration fluctuations until the time you pay your bills. Add a couple hundred or thousand dollars to that, just to have a little room, in case incidental things come up. When you have come up with a total, go back over your list and remove the things you can do without and can’t afford.

Most businesses may require that some down payment be made. Here you might have to consider getting a loan if you do not have the funds saved to pay for all the upcoming wedding expenses. Consider payment terms, time to repay, your new joint expenses, and other things like the interest and principal payments. When you have identified the best loan option, create a wedding account and pay all wedding expenses, only, from this account. Once everything is paid off, and the honeymoon is over, start repaying your loan promptly. Depending on the type of gifts, and your use for them, you can use those to assist in covering your wedding costs. Begin your newlywed life, debt free.

Jamaican Wedding: Beach wedding – planning tips

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2010, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe

The idea of having a wedding on the beach is extremely romantic. Both concepts alone are examples of romance and love; therefore to combine both things should make for a very memorable and special affair. Do you have a beautiful beach close to you? Then this can be an inexpensive location to host your ceremony. It will prove to very unforgettable for both you and your guests. For those who travel to Caribbean islands such as Jamaica, Aruba, Barbados, Cayman Islands, or St. Lucia; their wedding are typically set by the beach. Hotels and planners may work to decorate, provide seating, flowers and food that compliment the setting. This makes for an even more romantic occasion. You may choose to even use those beaches close to home where you will have the opportunity to visit on occasion.

If you live on the Spanish, Mediterranean, or Greek coastline; these are equally great wedding locations. You can choose to have a traditional, formal or casual affair. Having a beach wedding allows you the freedom of creating your own ambiance and feel. If you want a dance floor, jazz band, and formal attire; this can be easily set up with your coordinator. And the relevant decorations, tents and flowers can create that type of atmosphere. It you are trying to stick to your own traditional practices and ceremony that is easily arranged as well. Ensure you communicate these ideas with your planner, and continuously go over the details and preparations to ensure things will go as you expect them to. The beach setting already guarantees a level of casualness about it. You can make your dress simple, wearing bikini tops and floral skirts or even simple gowns. Men can choose to wear khaki or nice shorts with simple shirts. The bridal party and grooms men should follow suit.

Ensure to inform your guests of the chosen wedding location and the expected attire. This allows them o prepare adequately for the ceremony. You do not want people showing up in formal attire if everyone else will be in shorts and flora dresses. Also advise them on the right shows; especially if you will not be on a solid foundation. Walking in heels on the sand can be an accident waiting to happen, and you do not wish to have anyone hurt on your special day. If you will be outdoors put contingencies in place to deal with anything unexpected, like rain. Make sure you have tents if a building is not close to the venue. You may not want your wedding, guests, chairs, tables, and yourself to be drenched our blown away. There are many funny blooper videos of this happening to couples. So if you do not want a disaster on hand be ready.