We all want to get the most bang for our buck when it comes to planning our wedding. Why not put this concept to the test while shopping for the most important dress you will ever wear! Believe it or not, you don’t have to break the bank to get that amazing wedding day look. Continue reading
So, you have the date, the reception hall, a working budget… now it’s time to start planning for your big day! You might be asking yourself, what to do first? I advise couples to start with the largest portions of your wedding budget and go down the list from there. Knowing your reception is at least 45% of your total budget, you now need to figure out what percentage will go to décor. Realistically, wedding décor is usually thrown into the “flowers” category. If you’ve seen our first Savvy Bride article, Bridal Budget 101, then you know that flowers and décor require between 8-10% of your total budget. But exactly what can you do to keep within that pre-set price range? I’ve compiled information from the best in the business to help you keep on budget! Continue reading
What’s the biggest stress while planning your wedding? There is no use trying to skirt around the issue. You don’t have to be Einstein to figure it out, yep it’s your budget. Nothing can bring more stress and concern to a newly engaged couple than figuring out out how to pay for their wedding. In this ever changing economy, nothing is for certain anymore. Couples around the country struggle everyday to make ends meet. I want to share with you some of the information I have found to keep the spending under control and leave you and your fiance with minimal debt after you say “I do.” Continue reading
I found this interesting concept in the August 2009 edition of Modern Bride magazine. With the ever-flailing economy we’re experiencing, most of this years brides are forced to be budget conscious. When the numbers start to add up, where do you draw the line? How about killing like three to four birds with one stone. Save on centerpieces, flowers, and extra cake costs by incorporating individual cakes at each table. Decorate them with your color theme and design, or incorporate a floral theme and decorate around them with fresh loose flowers or tea lights.