You have probably been dreaming about your wedding day for years. And that’s awesome! Anything special deserves a lot of time and preparation, but there is such a thing as too much planning.
Today we’re going to present you with 8 facts that can help you plan an amazing -and unique- wedding celebration without spending too much time on it. Read on:
1) Skip The Bridal Shower
A bridal shower has become the norm these days, and it’s kind of nice to get together with your friends and celebrate your upcoming big day, but this doesn’t mean you should go ahead and organize one if you don’t feel like it – or if you simply haven’t had the time (then again, if time isn’t an issue, then go ahead and have it).
We’re not saying that you shouldn’t have one at all, but if the only reason you are throwing one is to gift your fiance with something nice, there’s no need. After all, nothing is stopping him from organizing a bachelor party for you instead!
2) Don’t Splash Out On Your Wedding Dress
Today I learned that wedding dresses can cost up to $10k. Granted they are probably gorgeous beyond words and fit like a glove (and are made of purest ivory/silk/gold), but maybe that’s just me being sceptical about how special these outfits are.
So unless you’re positive that you’re going to love your dress and will not regret spending all that money on it, we suggest thinking twice. After all, there are plenty of other ways to look glamorous and feel like a queen on your special day without having to spend so much on a single outfit.
3) Don’t Pay For Your Wedding Venue If You Can Help It!
A lot of couples who try to plan their weddings find themselves struggling with the idea of where they should have it – because after all, what is the point in planning everything else if you don’t even know where you’d be able to celebrate those two magnificent days?!
So here’s what you can do: instead of paying for an already-decorated venue, why not save some cash and use your decorations? It’s cheaper and more personalized, what’s not to like about it?
4) Make Your Favors
If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to shower your guests with little gifts as a thank-you for coming to your wedding. But unless you have an unlimited budget, buying favours can be quite expensive.
A great way to save some cash is by making your favours! Not only will this be more affordable, but it will also be more personal and unique – something your guests are sure to appreciate.
5) Don’t Spend Ages On Wedding Invitations
This is probably one of the most dreaded tasks for any bride-to-be: designing the perfect invitations! It’s hard enough trying to come up with a design that represents you and your fiance, but then you also have to consider every little detail on the card.
The best advice we can give you is not to spend too much time on it. Make sure your invitation looks amazing, but don’t sweat about the hours you spent working on it – chances are that once the big day comes, most of your guests will be so excited they won’t even pay attention to what’s written inside!
6) Cut Your Guest List As Short As Possible
We’ve all heard about huge weddings with hundreds or thousands of guests – but why would you want that? Today I learned that at least 50 per cent of couples who invite more than 250 people end up cutting down their guest list because it just becomes too expensive.
So if you’re struggling to whittle down your list, remember this: the more people you invite, the more money you’ll have to spend on food, drinks and favours. And don’t forget about the cost of invites!
7) Limit Your Alcohol Intake
This is probably something that goes without saying, but it’s worth mentioning – especially if you’re having a destination wedding.
If you’re going to be spending a lot of money on your wedding, make sure you don’t blow it all on booze! Keep your alcohol consumption in check, and you’ll be able to save yourself a lot of cash.
8) Don’t Rush The Planning Process!
Lastly, one of the most important pieces of advice we can give you is to take your time while planning your wedding. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so you want to make sure everything is perfect!
Rushing the process will only lead to mistakes and last-minute changes, which is the last thing you’ll want on your big day. So relax and take it one step at a time – you’ll get there in the end!
We hope these tips have been helpful, and we wish you all the best while planning your special day! Thanks for reading!