The one big factor that puts most people off celebrating their marriage with a beautifully lavish wedding is the cost. If you could have the wedding of your dreams on a frugal – but not cheap – budget, would you still go for it or would you wait? The obvious answer here is that you’d go for it! A wedding is one day of your life that you want to feel like a million dollars, but it doesn’t mean you have to spend that much. There are plenty of ways you can cut the costs of your wedding day without cutting the quality of the experience both you and your guests have. So, if you are interested in frugal ideas that can keep your day looking beautiful at a fraction of the cost, you’ll love these!
Planning a wedding is notoriously stressful. If you have any kind of experience at all in planning anyone’s wedding day, you will know that there is always so much more to do than you initially believe. This is a common source of frustration, particularly for the bride and groom, but there are ways to alleviate the whole worry. One of the most sensible things you can do in the last few days in the run-up to the wedding is to carry out a last-minute check. There are a few essential items which should be double-checked at this last juncture.
However you are going to be arriving at your wedding, you absolutely need to make sure that it is definitely all arranged. If you are getting a taxi, then double-check with the taxi company that all is well. Similarly, if you are going for something more extravagant like a horse-and-carriage, be sure to specify the exact time that you need them to arrive. It might even be worth giving them a slightly early time. As the bride, you are welcome to be a little late on your wedding day – but you will probably find that you just want to get to the venue in good time anyway. Also be sure to check the transportation of other guests and the wedding party, if relevant to your day.
It goes without saying that you will want to document the day, so you should be sure to double-check that the photographer is definitely still on board. This is one of the most commonly overlooked parts of weddings, so you should make sure to do this early on in the last few days. It’s also worth shopping around a little earlier for a photographer who you feel you can genuinely trust. Having that trust will make a world of difference on the day, and it will be one less thing you need to be stressed about. Remember that you want the photographer to capture the whole day, so get them to arrive as early as possible.
If you still have money owed to any of the vendors or other professionals, then it might be worth paying ahead of time before the day itself. If you get the financial concerns out-of-the-way early, then you don’t have to spend time on the day itself worrying about money. Especially when that is the last thing you want to be thinking about as you get married! Pay upfront, and you can always seek a refund if someone doesn’t show or the service is not what you expected.
A great tip is to get your luggage taken in early so that you don’t even need to think about it on your big day. Doing this will save you a surprising amount of stress, and it will be luggage weight off your back in more ways than one. This is the ideal task to gift to a bridesmaid or close friend, so be sure to make use of them in that respect!
Our wedding days are unarguably the biggest and most special day in our lives, so it’s essential that we look and feel our best. Whilst the first thing we think about is the dress, the venue and the honeymoon, we also know that the perfect wedding is all in the detail. That is also true when it comes to the bride. With the pressure on to look our most wonderful selves, we can certainly feel the strain to look and feel perfect in every way. So with that in mind today we are sharing our top tips on all the little details that make brides feel like a million dollar on the big day.
Your wedding vehicle is super important because it’s the first thing your friends and family are going to see before you make your grand entrance. It can be quite a confusing and often overlooked part of the wedding plan so we’ve gathered 30 questions you might have about choosing your wedding vehicle.
Whether you are thinking about wedding helicopter travel – yep you heard us right – you could have a helicopter whisk you off to your honeymoon destination.
Or, you are considering a more traditional vintage car, these questions will help you consider more possibilities and choose the right wedding vehicle for you.
Every individual has his or her own versions of a “perfect wedding”. Due to many reasons, however; we may not be able to achieve it and can end up settling for less. But on such a occasion as that of your wedding, settling for less is an absolute NO! To help make that “perfect wedding” a reality, many choose to hire a wedding celebrant. A wedding celebrant is a professional who specializes in planning and executing a wedding.
Most wedding checklists are geared towards couples who are planning their big day. Undoubtedly, the focus is on the bride and groom, but there’s a lot to think about for wedding guests too. If you’re preparing to attend a wedding in the coming weeks or months, here’s an essential to-do list to make sure you get it right.
It seems that there are three types of people when it comes to planning a wedding. The first, are those that plan a wedding date years in advance, giving themselves at least three years to get everything sorted for it. Then there are the people that choose to have quite a last minute wedding. It might only be a few months away, for some, even weeks. But that is how they want it. The third and final group of people are those that fall somewhere in between. They want some time to get everything sorted, but around a year is good enough for them. But whatever kind of wedding planner you are, there will always be that last manic time, a couple of months to a month before, to get everything sorted. What are some of the last minute things to be checking for your wedding, though? Here is a checklist to go through. Good luck, it isn’t long now!
Sometimes, we like to tell ourselves that the aesthetic of the wedding isn’t important. If you boil it down to the key factors – a proclamation of love, a legal bind, friends and family – then you can see how that is somewhat true. But let’s face it; we love to be able to frame the memory of such an important day with dazzling features.
One of the ways we can make a wedding feel beautiful without detracting from the main factors is to be subtle. Subtlety in itself can help your wedding stand out amongst the overblown events people often see. People go to a lot of weddings in their lifetime, and the memories of them can often blur into one. Make sure yours stands out.
There is a weird myth about weddings. Apparently, they are one of the happiest days of our lives. Yet, as most married people will confirm, they are also one of the most stressful. From dealing with the multitude of expenses when planning, to trying to keep everyone happy on the day itself, a happy wedding is far from people’s minds.Thankfully, there are ways to cut out some of the stresses that you may face. Follow our handy guide for some helpful advice.
There’s a lot of organization involved in a wedding. Whilst some roles can be carried out by friends and family, other tasks may be best placed in the hands of professionals in order to ensure things run smoothly. Here are some of those professionals that may be worth hiring (although not all are necessary).
Apart from the birth of your first child (and seeing The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury from the side of the stage!), this is going to be the biggest day of your life. You know this already, though, That’s why you’ve been stressing out for the entire six-month wedding countdown and frantically reading wedding blogs to make sure have got everything in place. It can be overwhelming.