How to Make the Most Out Of Your Wedding
Finding the perfect wedding dress, finding a Wedding Photography in Maine, picking out a location for your reception, and deciding on what to serve at dinner all seem like easy tasks. But if you’re not careful, these seemingly small decisions can end up costing you more than you anticipated! How do you get it right?
Start by setting a budget and sticking to it. It’s easy to get carried away when planning your dream wedding, but remember that you’ll still have to pay for the honeymoon! Sit down with your fiancé and figure out how much you can afford to spend on the wedding itself, then start making decisions based on that number.
Next, choose a date and time that works for both of you. You don’t want to plan your wedding during peak season if you’re on a tight budget – the prices will be inflated and you may not be able to find a venue that meets your needs. Similarly, if one or both of you are busy professionals, make sure you pick a date that won’t require too many conflicts with work.
Once you have a date and time set, start looking for venues. If you’re having a smaller wedding, consider hosting it at your home or the home of a friend or family member. If you need more space, look for venues that offer catering and event planning services so you don’t have to worry about anything except showing up on the big day.
Now it’s time to choose your dress! This is often one of the most exciting – and expensive – parts of wedding planning. Do some research online and find retailers that carry dresses in your price range. Try on several dresses until you find “the one,” then buy it! You’ll probably want to have it tailored to fit perfectly, but this will be much cheaper than buying a second dress – and it’s less hassle, too!
Finally, work with your caterer to select the perfect menu. Keep in mind that you’ll want to offer several options for entrees (beef, pork and chicken are generally safe bets), but don’t overload them with too many sides or desserts. You may also wish to hire servers who can help serve drinks throughout the night; this will cut down on costs if done correctly. Remember: think about what YOU would like at your wedding before choosing items for everyone else! Your guests will appreciate knowing they’re getting something they enjoy and won’t be disappointed when there isn’t anything left over by dinner time :)