- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
This is my first time posting, but I would love to hear from others who have planned or are in the process of planning their wedding. We have a huge guest list that we are trying to whittle down, but we aren’t having much luck. Moving forward I want to make sure I focus my remaning funds on my last few priorities: good food, flowers and alcohol. I don’t want to waste or spend too much on things that really aren’t that big of a deal.
Let me give a little background….These are the things we have already booked:
1. Ceremony and Reception venues (across the street from each other)
2. Ceremony musicians
3. Band for Reception
5. Event Rentals (tent, tables, chairs, table linens and lighting)
Major decisions to be made:
1. Caterer (I have a few options already…)
I know there will be so many small things that will add up along the way and we are prepared for that, but what are some smaller things you would suggest to skip or minimize going forward to help bring those costs down? I would love to be able to put forth savings toward food and flowers.
Our venue allows us to provide the alcohol, so we are planning to purchase it ourselves. We are planning to limit to beer and wine, but does anyone have some cost saving tips there (besides skipping it or limiting it for so many hours…)?
As far as flowers go, what have others done to keep this cost down without really skimping? My plan for centerpieces is to alternate using lanterns, wooden boxes with flowers, and low arrangements in vases. We have also purchased a ton of votives….a little candlelight makes everything better, right?!
Any advice or opinions would be appreciated!