Be Yourself on a Budget

How do you plan a wedding if you’re not an event planner? What I have learned over the past 13 years coordinating weddings and banquets is couples who stay true to themselves end up having the best weddings. Don’t stop being yourself even on your wedding day.

A good way to shop for a wedding is looking for what you already enjoy in life. One of my most recent couples shared a love of cartoons and utilized that in their ceremony. The groom walked out to the Disney’s Toy Story theme and both he and the bride ended the ceremony dancing to the Peanuts Christmas song. It was a fantastic and fun scene!

Staying true to yourself also involves creating a budget that fits you and your fiancée the best. A good budget is like a good event planner, it will let you know if what you desire is obtainable or not. For example, if your budget is $10,000, then a $2,000 wedding dress is not feasible because it consumes 20% of the budget.

First, sit down with your fiancée and come up with a budget by considering all the services you want. Regardless of how much money you have in the bank, you still need to decide on how much you want to spend to get the wedding you desire. Your budget will determine not only what you can shop for but also where. For example, a tight budget will rule out certain venues that will devour too much of the budget.

If you’re on a tight budget, shop for venues that offer wedding packages because the services tend to be discounted in order for them to be grouped together and make them attractive to shoppers. A good wedding package will offer all the important services such as invitations, DJ, food and beverage, cake and decorations. Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center is an industry leader when it comes to offering wedding packages. Wedgewood offers different packages that meet different budgets and service needs. What’s even more amazing than the fact that you can save time and money is that the packages are customizable. If you see a service that does not meet your style or budget, simply take it out!

Shopping for a wedding will be a lot less stressful if you try to remember to stick to a budget and choose the services and themes that fit you the best.


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