Wedding Budget Advice
Feeling like the recession will never end is not fun when you are planning on getting married. The big dream wedding ideas are being pushed further into the future as there seems to be no end in sight. If you are growing impatient and have come to terms with not having a lavished wedding then this is just what you need. Here are five easy and inexpensive wedding ideas so you do not have to wait any longer.
An easy alternative to an extravagant wedding is to have the wedding in your home or the home of a close friend or family member. Then you just have to afford a Justice of the Peace or have a minister come over. This saves money on the venue and allows for an intimate setting with your closest family members present. Also if you are lucky the host and hostess can help prepare snacks and beverages for the guests.
In times of financial difficulty it is sometimes hard to really enjoy planning such an expensive event as a wedding. With rising costs of food, entertainment and travel one could argue that it is easier to put off the wedding until times change. However, many people have overcome the difficulty and gone ahead with their wedding plans. Here are some of the most popular recession time wedding trends and tips on how to make them work for you.
Shorter Guest List
This is one of the most popular wedding trends these days due to the fact that providing food and beverage for more people makes your wedding bill outrageous. Not to mention you have to use a larger venue. This means you have to work really hard on the bride and groom guest lists. We all know it is not so fun when it comes to cutting people out.
With a hopeful future most of us are hanging tight through the current economic situation. It is quite a bummer for those of you who are recently engaged and looking forward to planning a wedding. While some have chosen to push their weddings out a few years to ensure job stability, there are still those of you who want to have your wedding in 2009. With this in mind I’ve come up with a couple of important topics to think about when planning your wedding for 2009.
The most important aspect of planning your wedding is having a budget. This allows you to work within your means and not have to cut back on plans once you have decided on them. It gets very draining and frustrating when you get something done and then have to go back and change it because it doesn’t work financially. With that in mind here are some reasons to have your budget ready before you start planning your wedding.
It was a day you’ll never forget. He dropped to one knee, presented you with a stunning engagement ring and you gleefully accepted with a resounding, “Yes!” The rush of adrenaline is relived each time you announce, “We’re getting married!” The excitement, however, can quickly diminish when the reality of wedding expenses hits home.
According to CostOfWedding.com, U. S. couples spend approximately $30,000 on their weddings. To make matters worse, that figure doesn’t include the honeymoon, engagement ring, bridal consultants or wedding planner. Is it really possible to plan a memorable wedding without breaking the bank? Absolutely! These guidelines will help make your wedding day a success – from the wedding favors to the dress – without blowing your budget.
This site is written for the bride to be. The goal is to provide useful information to make your special day go more smoothly. Best wishes and read on.
Please read our Wedding Planning Checklist for great ideas on planning the perfect wedding. It was written from lessons learned from first hand experience.