Have Your Big Day, Without The Big Pay

   

Bella Breakdown

Saying ‘I Do’ is not just committing to a life partner, but a commitment to a large price tag. Here is some tips to have fairy-tale wedding without breaking the bank.

Invitations
Invite people in groups to avoid unwanted guests within your social circle and having a private social media page for the event. This is good for considering co-workers and friends that are not from the same social circle.

If you’re having an issue with too many guests and wanting to invite everyone, an option is to print the invitations with two separate times. Creating one invitation with two times can give the opportunity to invite more people for the reception portion of the wedding, without the cost of added plates for the dinner portion.

Catering Options
If you want to feature your favorite recipe, look for one that will take custom menu requests. Another budget-wise option is to look under the Facebook Marketplace for caterers that work out of their home. They may have limited quantities with their facilities but can accommodate for large orders, not to mention supporting small-business owners.

The bar can also be one of the bigger expenses of a wedding, limiting the menu can help to be more budget conscious. Alternative options to an open-bar include beer, wine, or a signature cocktail.

The Dress
The dress being one of the biggest details is often over-looked for online options. Brides look to buying their dress online for a better price range, but often need to tailor the dress or buy another one. The recommendation is to buy a dress in-store for style and size assurance.

The Venue
Many wedding parties are over-capacity, but to avoid this problem confirm that the maximum guest count can fit on the dance floor. A popular option for a bigger venue is to do outdoor tenting, for most tenting companies are for corporate events and can handle bigger capacities. Booking a venue on a Friday or Sunday offers lower rates than on a traditional Saturday, this also includes times during the off season.

The Cake
Many are looking to the alternative of having a decorative faux cake with sheet cake for serving. This is a less-expensive alternative and is easier to serve guests quickly. Some faux cakes have a small section for real cake, to give the illusion of the couple cutting a real cake.

All Of The Above
For the best deal on everything needed for a wedding the bridal shows offers bridal vendors with discounts and open availability. The bridal shows also give a chance to meet with the vendors that would often take weeks to meet with through appointments. For a DIY wedding tip ask friends and family if you could borrow things needed for your wedding day.

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