FeelingA like you cant splurge and invest that small bit additional on your wedding dress?A Nicely, having a small creativity and also the assist of one's buddies & family dress for girls, you can!A A ConsiderA these tips & tricks for saving money on your wedding day and there just might be that small bit additional in your budget that will buy you the dress of one's dreams!!!!A
A coupleA great ways to save money on your wedding are making your own center pieces, doing your own flowers, making your own programs and by avoiding one of the biggest wedding reception money pits…..the bar!
Making your own center piecesA can beA so easy!A One idea is to get a small bowl, it can even be a fish bowl that might have a fun edge on it (you can find some great stuff at the dollar store like this!) and put some colored marbles or pieces of glass that match your wedding colors in the bottom.A Fill the bowl with water and either have just a couple flowers in it,A a floating candle, a single flower cut down or simply the petals of the flower floating in the water.
Doing your own flowers can also save so much money! A It is much more efficient to buy flowers in bulk than to just buy the arrangements separately.A What you really need to be sure of is that you have filler flowers as nicely as the main focal flowers.A After puttingA the arrangements together,A a nice way to finish it off is to wrap the stems with ribbonsA to give a clean, elegant look.
When making your own programs, something to think about is the time of year your wedding is taking place.A If the wedding is in the summer and outside, a really cute and creative idea is to make the programs at home, get them printed at an office store, maybe add some ribbon to the top andA useA one or all of one's wedding colors as the backing paper color.A Then after you have finished the program attach it to a Popsicle stick.A That wayA yourA programs will notA only guide your guests through theA ceremony, but will alsoA double as a handy fan when the temperatures heat up!
When it comes to weddings, one of the biggest expenses couples run into is the alcohol.A Having an "open bar"can cost thousands and can lead to some "interesting"behavior during the reception. nice way to offer your guests some complimentary cocktails, but to keep the budget (and behavior) under control isA to host a cocktail hour at the very beginning of the reception.A After the initial hour is over and also the guestsA sit down to dinner,A you canA switch to a completely nohost bar, or you can continue to offer complimentary beer & wine, but cutA out the hard alcohol which runs up your bill really quickly.A Also, ask your venue if they allow you to bring in your wineA and/or beer and see if this would beA a more cost effective way for you toA offer these items at your reception.
I hope some of these ideas sparkA your interest and are helpful in keeping your wedding budget under control!A Good luck withA your planning!!