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A Quick Guide to Planning Better Weddings

Wedding Preparation in Auckland Beautiful weddings are not always about the fancy cake and the elaborate venue décor. The most memorable ones focus on bringing the family together. Of course, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the wedding of your dreams — at a price you can afford.

If you’re looking for ways to control costs on your wedding day, take a simpler approach. Here’s a quick guide.

Use a public park for the event

Permit fees apply for weddings in parks, so check with your local council. While you may have to deal with restrictions on music and alcohol consumption, a park is still comparatively cheaper than wedding venues.

Getting temporary fencing hire will help to contain your nuptials within its designated area. Temporary fencing provides access control, preventing uninvited people from walking into your wedding. It will also protect valuable belongings and equipment from theft.

Consider recycling the flowers

Maximise your flowers. Use the same ones at the ceremony and reception. Instead of going for the expensive kinds, consider seasonal, local pieces.

Try renting wedding gowns and suits

Unless you plan to wear the outfits again, renting your wedding gown and suit can reduce the cost of the event. You may even rent a designer collection. You’ll still look amazing, but for a fraction of the price. Alternatively, you can update your mum’s wedding outfit to suit the theme or style of the wedding.

Think about a small wedding

A small wedding will not only control the cost. It will also ensure you invite only relevant people to the occasion. You can keep the number of guests to a minimum, just family and close friends. A smaller wedding also means manageable catering. You can even ask a relative or friend, who loves to cook for many people, to prepare the food.

Get creative with entertainment — use technology

A live band is not a bad idea, but it will add to your budget. A decent sound system with Bluetooth capability and a well-curated music list from your iPod will keep the party going for your special day.

Memorable weddings don’t have to be expensive. Make smart choices. Control the costs. And make your nuptials blissful, at a price you can afford.

Wedding Planning Hacks You Should be Doing

Wedding Planning in SingaporePlanning for your wedding can be a hassle, but if you know a couple of tips and tricks, you’ll find the whole process fun.

So finalize your guest list, get your barcode scanners for your wedding registry ready, and make working with your partner for your big day more awesome than ever. Here are some hassle-free and cheap wedding planning hacks you should try:

Invite few guests

This will save you from so much hassle. For one, if you include only you and your partner’s family and closest friends in the guest list, expect that things will be much easier to organize. For instance, you won’t trouble yourself with the seating arrangement—who will sit in which table—since the fewer guests you have, the easier it will be for you to assign their seats.

Another advantage of having few guests in your wedding? Less expenses on food, obviously.

Keep kids busy

When it comes to your guests, you have to consider those bringing their kids along. If you have children in your guest list, do think of activities for them during the ceremony. That way, they won’t get bored in an adult’s event.

One way of keeping them entertained is to provide print outs of coloring pads on tables. Don’t forget to leave tubs of crayons as well!

The simpler the dress, the better

For the brides-to-be, selecting your dress is a major factor in wedding planning. Most of you may already have a dress in mind—but if you need to stay within your budget, you might want to consider other options.

One thing you could do is to browse dresses online or in RTW retail stores, and then have them altered to your liking by a seamstress. Doing so is much cheaper than getting a gown customized by a designer.

Think outside the box and be creative when planning. The sky’s the limit to organizing such an important event in your life, after all.