A wedding is often a once in a lifetime event but it doesn’t make sense to go in debt for years just to splurge on one day. Going into debt is no way to start married life. A simple wedding is the best way to start your new life together on a solid financial foundation. This article can help you to have a wedding that fulfills your wedding dreams without emptying out your bank account.
If you are planning an outdoor wedding you will need to consider the possibility of bad weather. If you do not have a backup plan, this could ruin your wedding and inconvenience all of your guests who are attending. Always prepare for the worst on important occasions.
You will need to make a choice about how much alcohol you want to pay for, and which type of serving will be most cost efficient. An open bar is very costly and can become extremely expensive if open for long periods of time. With only a quick question, your venue should be able to provide you with their alcohol serving options.
On the morning of your wedding, you will have to give yourself extra time to get dressed since you will want everything to look perfect. Plan to start getting ready at least an hour before you usually would to avoid rushing to get to your wedding. This will allow you to look your best.
If you are having a reception at a venue that doesn’t supply the decor, you’ll have to pick up the napkins and tablecloths yourself. I wouldn’t recommend going with plastic, so instead pick up inexpensive fabric and hem the edges to make it look like a professionally finished product. Do the same for napkins in a matching color.
If you have to buy linens for your reception, make sure that they fit your table at home. Another option is to ask family and friends to bring theirs from home so you can just return them, after being professionally cleaned, when you’re done. If you have to mix and match you can adjust your color scheme to make it look intentional!
For your first song as a couple, use something that is not only popular but has a lot of meaning for you and the person that you love. Play the first song that you ever danced to or a song that reminds you of that person to make the best of this moment.
Consider creating a gift registry at your favorite store when you are getting married. Many time, guests will buy the couple gifts that they never or rarely use. By creating a gift registry, your guests can get you and your spouse gifts that you personally want and will actually get use out of.
Don’t rent a reception venue that has little room for dancing. Nothing is worse than everyone being crammed together during a dance, so move things out of the way to help create extra space.
When working the room at your wedding reception, you should stick to your new spouse. The two of you together should be mingling with all your guests, showing the unity that will keep you going through your long relationship together. Introduce your partner to anyone he doesn’t know, and he should return the favor.
As revealed above, a lavish wedding can lead to years of debt for the newly married couple. Being newly married is stressful enough without saddling yourselves with debt. A much wiser approach is a simple wedding. By adopting the strategies in this article, you can have the best of both worlds with a beautiful wedding and a financially stable beginning.