When it comes to shoe shopping, I have always been one of those people that goes crazy in the stores. I absolutely love finding a great shoe that will work for my style, and when the price is right, I just have to invest. About three months ago or so, I realized that there were some issues with my current shoe selection, and it really paid off. I started looking for higher quality shoes, and before I knew it, I had a few pairs of great shoes that I really loved having. This blog is all about choosing higher quality shoes and being able to wear them for as long as possible.
Planning a wedding is fun and exciting, but it is easy to get sticker shock when you start getting price quotes for venues, caterers, bakers, and photographers. Luckily, you don't have to have a huge budget in order to have a gorgeous wedding ceremony and reception. Use the following tips to plan a beautiful, budget-friendly wedding that you will always remember:
Seek Out Affordable Wedding Locations
Having a wedding and a reception at a country club, hotel, or event venue can be quite expensive. You can still have a beautiful wedding on a budget by seeking out local locations such as a park, public garden, beach, or even the backyard of your home or a family member's home. The money you save on venue fees can be used to fund other aspects of your wedding.
Make Wise Food Decisions
Food is served at most weddings, but you don't have to blow your budget by paying a caterer to provide a full meal. One popular option is to have a cocktail reception with heavy appetizers. In most cases, appetizers are a lot more affordable than a full meal, and you can stretch your dollars by providing a wide assortment that will fill your guests up and allow them to enjoy different flavors. Another option is to have family and friends help you prepare the food for your wedding. You can serve a chicken dinner with bread, salad, and two side dishes for a very affordable price if you purchase and prepare the food yourself.
Purchase Your Own Alcohol
Many people enjoy having a cocktail when celebrating a wedding, but drinks can be expensive. Buying alcohol at a warehouse club can save you a lot of money, and your guests will be able to enjoy themselves without you having to worry about the cost of each drink being charged by a venue.
Work with a Party Rental Company
A party rental company can provide almost everything that you need for your wedding at an affordable rate. You can easily rent tables, chairs, and a tent for your reception, and many party rental companies also offer linens, silverware and glassware. Working with a party rental company will allow you to put on an elegant wedding reception without spending a ton of money.
Negotiate Your Photography Package
You're sure to want every moment of your big day captured, but wedding photography can be expensive. Your best bet is to work with a photographer who will agree to give you a CD of all pictures taken instead of paying for individual prints. Don't forget to get a signed copyright release so you can have your photos printed where ever you would like.Share
21 January 2015