The number of guests
A short list can make all the difference. It is true that it is not easy to determine and eliminate colleagues. We would like everyone to share this day with us. But if our budget is modest, we must be realistic and not to invite our relatives. It is important to discuss with your spouse and stick to the rules we have established together.
Alliances often take much of our budget. If you like gold, but you do not have the means to offer you, you can ask the help of your family or loved ones that could have in their drawer an old gem just waiting to have a new life! You could then melt it and make your taste by your jeweler. So you would have a new jewel is a former alloy. A good idea that was provided to us by Lois, a true surfer.
The choice of the date or time of celebration
You can choose to celebrate her marriage in "low season" in the fall or winter. And why not get married in the morning and a wedding lunch? The meal will cost less. And there is no reason to continue the party all day.
It appeals to our network
It's time to focus on individual talents: Our friend who has magic fingers, our buddy amateur photographer, our sister who cooks divinely. It pays them according to the service rendered. Relatives are often affected being asked to actively participate in this special day. In addition, their unique twist will give a truly intimate and personal tone to your wedding.
We can easily create your own our own invitations using the computer and paper quality. You can also seek the help of a friend who has a graphic artist. To further cut costs, we ask guests to confirm their attendance by email or phone.
The reception room
A large empty room is expensive to decorate: rent tables and chairs, tablecloths, centerpieces, flowers, etc.. Why not instead opt to celebrate the wedding in a cozy restaurant that requires a minimum of decoration?
For centerpieces, opt for originality and ignored floral arrangements that can drive up the bill. It sticks to the theme of our wedding tables and original way on counters with colorful tablecloths, bowls of fruit, candles.
With an MP3 player, a computer and a good stereo, it's easy to set the mood and to dance our guests on our favorite tunes. We put a friend in charge of everything. If the room is large, it is also believed to bring a microphone to make announcements.
Your dress does not have to be purchased from a specialty store where costs are very high. You may very well choose a nice evening dress without breaking the bank. It is also possible to rent her dress cost. And if you're lucky enough to have a seamstress in his entourage, he was asked to create a unique dress, which like us.
Full open bar can be very expensive. Can be limited to some free alcohol consumption (selected wines for the evening as well as the cocktail reception, for example). You can also give coupons for a certain number of free drinks. Some places also allow that brings our alcohol.
Again, our network of friends can help us. You ask a friend or acquaintance to be our official photographer. You can also leave blank CDs on tables or instruction to access a site for sharing photos and ask guests to share with us their best shots of the night. And comical memories, disposable cameras are allowed on the tables and our guests are allowed to surprise us with their impressions of the festival.
In some families, the tradition is a family member to do the wedding cake. Why not adopt the idea and ask a close to improvise pastry?
These are just a few ideas. With a little time and imagination, you can achieve significant cost savings.In addition to not go into debt, it creates a unique celebration, personal resembling us.