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Here is one of our very first blog posts from our old site. Read along to learn some fun tips and tricks on how to reduce wedding stress and save money with 5 budget friendly tips! We’ve added a few revisions from the original post. To see it’s original posting follow along at the Big Fake Wedding.
Incorporate personalized chalkboard signage to your wedding. These beautiful calligraphy signs can serve to display cute quotes, the bar menu, a ceremony program, welcome signs, & much more. This is definitely an awesome way to add a personal touch to your big day without spending big bucks! Do you lack creativity or time? Don’t worry! We can handle these items too!
A quick way to save money but still have lovely wedding favors is by making your own. Just like these stunning “Thank You For Helping Us Grow” tiny succulent gardens. Gifting awesome wedding favors is just one of the small details that can go a long way! You can also do favors in bulk! For example, buy a few pounds of candy from your local bulk grocery store and some cute cellophane bags. Pair it with a cute sign and call it a day. Guests love interactive stations and can take home a sweet treat at the same time.
Dessert & Sweets Bar
Playing off of our last note..Instead of a cake, make up a dessert bar offering your and your fiancé’s favorite sweets for all your guests to enjoy. Buying candy in bulk is less expensive and you can still make it special. You can even integrate your wedding colors, be creative, and follow your wedding theme. Just like a buffet line guests may assemble their own desert bag to enjoy.
Make sure to be up-front with your florist about how much you would like to spend on your floral arrangements. Some options to save on wedding flowers would be choose full blooms, buy in-season flowers, and use greenery. Be realistic with your wedding vision. Pinterest can be deceiving! So many photos on their are styled photoshoots that are realistic for most people. Prioritize which designs are most important you, spend money on those, and save in areas that may not need as much attention.
Hire A Wedding Planner
Touch of Whimsy focuses on creating unique and personalized designs to make your special day beautiful! From Final Touches, Partial, or Full Service Coordination and everything in between we will help your vision become a reality. Here are a couple of reasons to hire a planner: Someone to help you bring your vision to life, you get to enjoy your entire day (stress-free), and they customize a detailed day-of timeline to keep you on schedule.
If your budget is freaking you out, talk to someone! Sometimes you just need a new set of eyes to see where you could be overspending. Do you need a third-party, objective person to look over your spending plan? Email us today! We specialize in Budget Analysis and tracking. (Total economics nerd over here. Whoop!) Also check out our blog post Three Ways to Reduce Wedding Stress. We can’t wait to welcome you into our family and learn about your wedding vision.
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