The Bride and Groom To Be have many decisions before them. Some of which include the choice of rings, invitations, service locations, bridesmaid and groomsman gifts, flowers, favors, many reception details, honeymoon destinations and the list goes on and on.
Be sure to think creatively and keep your wedding costs down. Some of the ways to do this are: setting a budget and sticking to it; picking your priorities; trimming the guest list; sticking to the guest list; and negotiating.
1. Set a Budget: Get a realistic idea of the amount of money you will need to have the kind of wedding you want. Once you have reached the "magic" number, start saving and saving regularly to achieve the goal. Try to figure in at least 10-15% more for unexpected expenses.
2. Pick Priorities: If something does not matter a lot to you - let it go. Cut it out of the budget. Perhaps you can add to something that you really, really want.
3. Trim the Guest List: This is the best way to save a significant amount of money. Once you have made your decision as to who to invite and who not to - STICK TO IT!
4. Negotiate: In this economy, don't be afaid to ask, "Is that the best price you can give us?"; Can we get a free wedding album if we take the photo package?", Can an extra vegetable be added to the menu at a minimum price?"
At Creative-Party-Source.com, you'll find many great sources for all of the above and a lot more! (We also tucked in a few gift giving ideas...) We hope to make your special wedding planning a lot easier and an occasion that you will remember fondly throughout your lifetime.