Wedding Planning: Food Bars Instead of Sit Down Meals
It has become increasingly popular to go against tradition when it comes to wedding reception meals. Once upon a time, the sit down dinner was the only way to go, then there were buffet lines, but these days, brides and grooms are even more willing to switch it up. Food trucks at receptions have become very trendy, but for those who don’t have a big supply of local food truck vendors, there is the option to have food bars. What sort of bars would you choose to have? Consider the following options.
Wedding Planning 101: The Wedding Binder, Part III
With your wedding binder coming together very nicely, there are only a few more tabs to consider, but they are very essential, so be sure that you aren’t overlooking the importance of keeping this information close at hand.
Wedding Planning 101: The Wedding Binder, Part II
In the last blog post, we started talking about the wedding binder. We mentioned some of the supplies that you will need to create your own, and even started to break the binder down by sections. Here, we continue to do so, touching on the budget, guest list, seating arrangements, and bridal party information.
Wedding Planning 101: The Wedding Binder, Part I
If you are preparing for one of the biggest days of your life, then you are undoubtedly feeling a mixture of excitement and anxiety. There is a lot that goes into planning a wedding, and if you are going to do it without the help of a professional, then you must get yourself organized. Creating a wedding binder can help with that and reduce your anxiety.
So, You Want Him to Help Plan the Wedding…
While some men are eager to be involved in the details of the wedding day, many are not. They would rather stand back and let their future brides take care of hiring vendors and arranging the decorations. If you wish that he would take a more proactive stance during the planning phase, then consider your approach to asking. Simply suggesting that he should do more of the decision making isn’t going to get you very far. Be specific, offering tasks that he would excel at, and he might just be more willing to become involved.
Have You Asked the Cake Baker the Right Questions?
Buying the cake for the wedding is a big decision, but it can be a great experience as well. Cake tasting is certainly a perk of the wedding planning process. However, be sure that you are making a decision based on more than taste alone. There are several variables that should be considered and that means several questions that you should be asking while visiting with the cake maker.
Save Money on Your Floral Arrangements
Flowers are surprisingly expensive, and if you don’t believe that, then just ask your friends and family members who have planned a wedding. Floral arrangements are often a much bigger expense than brides and grooms plan for. However, there are ways to cut the costs associated with foliage, and much of that comes down to preparation.
The Basic Wedding Budget Breakdown
In the last blog post, we wrote a bit about what you can do to cut costs on your wedding day, but budgeting is about more than the total sum to be spent. You have to divvy up that total to pay for all of the different expenses that are necessary for throwing a successful wedding. This is not a definite wedding budget plan, but just a guide to help you as you start considering the individual budgets for each aspect of the big day.
More Money Saving Tricks for Your Wedding
If you are planning to get married this year, or next, you are likely getting a little worried about the budget. Many brides- and grooms-to-be are surprised to find that the average cost of a wedding has easily topped $20,000 now. It can be very expensive to throw such an event, but there are ways to reduce the costs associated with your big day. We have written on this topic before, but we have a few new ideas for you to consider as you plan your budget.
Are You Ready to Get Married?
In the past post, we wrote a bit about the pros and cons of being married young, but really the question should not be “how many birthdays have you celebrated?” Rather, the question should be, “are we prepared for this?” The truth of the matter is that people reach maturity at different times. Everyone is different. Everyone has to contend with different obstacles. Some people are truly ready for the commitment of marriage at 21 years old, while others may never be truly ready to make the necessary sacrifices. So, how do you know if you and your special someone are ready to take the leap?