A large number of couples today opt for more intimate celebrations rather than lavish ceremonies. Whether you’re opting for a smaller ceremony due to cost, schedule, or other factors, you can still make it as beautiful and memorable as a larger one by including the essentials. Read on to find out what those essentials are.
Even if you have a fantastic memory, your wedding day will fly by, and before you know it, you’ll be bidding your guests farewell and wondering where the time went. That’s why it’s so important to hire a professional wedding photographer.
If a couple wants to save money on their wedding, they may forgo hiring a professional photographer in favor of having their friends and relatives take pictures. There are problems with this, however. Firstly, if the people you’re relying on to take photos of your big day aren’t expert photographers, the results might not be that great. Plus, they’ll feel responsible and may not be able to enjoy their day as much as they otherwise would. A professional photographer can work within your means to capture precious moments in time just how you want them, so it’s always worth getting more information.
You don’t have to wear something with frills and lace for your big day, but you probably won’t want to wear your regular clothes either. If you think you’ll only wear a special outfit or wedding dress once, it might seem like a waste of money to buy it. But who says that has to be the case?
When you’re done wearing your dress, you can turn it into something else. This is called upcycling. Some brides decide to turn it into a stuffed toy for their child, a set of pillowcases, or something else useful that will remind them of their wedding day. Some people even choose a dress that they can wear again to other special events, which helps their money go a lot further. You can even hire a dress just for the day, which is good for the budget and the environment, as less will go to waste.
Every wedding needs a place to take place, or it can’t happen. Choosing where to have your wedding will come down to a mix of money, location, and facilities, and it’s worth taking your time to find the best place.
Will you, for example, choose a place that can hold both the wedding and the reception? Or will you not have a reception at all so you can spend more money on the wedding? Maybe you’ve been thinking about enhancing your wedding with your honeymoon in Thailand, and you want to save money for that. Do you need to think about guests who use wheelchairs? Should there be a train station nearby or a good place to park? Before you book something, think carefully about what you really need, as deposits are often non-refundable.
A simple wedding can be very beautiful, and if it’s planned well, it can be an event that everyone will remember for all the right reasons. One thing that guests will often remember is how good the food was or how bad it was. Feeding your guests is a way to thank them for coming and bringing gifts. Even at a simple wedding, there should be some kind of food available.
The ideal is a simple barbecue or a snack bar with finger foods, especially if you can get friends and family to help you set up.