Plan Your Wedding Budget

Wedding is expensive. Of course there are a lot of people who can afford a really luxury wedding. However, there are also people who need to work within a limited budget. It will be even more important to do so in such an economic down time.

However, the problem is that most items will become very expensive the the word wedding is added to them. So, a common question couples will asked is how to plan a wedding which is within the budget. As a matter of fact, it is not that difficult to do so. However, sometimes you may need to compromise. And you will need to make sure that you will not consider your preference before your budget.

Of course the first thing you need to consider is the budget itself. You will need to think about the total amount you would like to spend. Then you will try to divide the total budget into different parts. For example, you will divide 45% of your budget for the venue and catering of your wedding reception.

Now, let us talk about some ways to save money. There is no doubt that your reception will be the most expensive in your wedding. And the number of guests you are going to invite will directly affect the amount of money you need to spend. If you invite more guests, you will need to search for a larger reception hall. And of course the catering services will also cost you more money. As a result, it will be a good idea to keep your wedding small. If you can keep it small, you will also be able to spend less on your other items such as the invitations and favors.

If you can do the first step right, you will find that it is not difficult to work within your budget. So I will assume that you will only invite 20 to 30 guests to your wedding. You may probably know that the unit price can be very high if you are going to print 20 to 30 invitations only. However, since you only need a small amount of cards, it will not be difficult for you to print them yourself. This will certainly help you to save some money.

The above also applies to your wedding favor. You can try to create the wedding favor yourself and this will not cost your much money. However, if you do not have the time to do so, you may still consider to purchase some ready made wedding favors. You can try to take a look at the discount section in some online shops and you should be able to find some excellent discount items.

You should bring the liquor yourself in your reception. This will also help to save a lot of money. The liquor provided by your caterer can be a lot more expensive. And you should also make the decoration minimal. This does not mean that you do not decorate the venue. You should try to be creative and try to do the decoration part with minimum materials.

If you can do the above, you should be able to have a wedding which is within your budget.

By Jerry Leung

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Wedding Gifts For Your Best Friend

You will try to get a gift for your friends when they are going to get married. In fact, the wedding gift is very important in a way that it expresses your blessing to your friends. As a result, it will be important for you to choose an excellent piece of gift for your best friends.

Undoubtedly, it is not easy to choose a really good gift for your friends. One of the ways is of course to follow the gift registry. You will be able to give your friends something they really need if you do so. However, it will not make your gift unique. As a result, you may not want to just follow gift registry and purchase a gift for your friends.

In fact, one problem of following the gift registry is that the gift will not be a personal one. As a result, the first thing you need to consider when you are choosing the wedding gift is to make it personal. You should try to make it personal in a way that it is unique to the couple. This is very important. You will never be able to make your gift special if it is not personalized.

So the question here is how you can choose a personalized gift for your friends. One of the ways is to put the names of the couples on the gift. For example, you can purchase two really beautiful ball pens for your friends. And on the pens you will have the names of the brides and groom put on them. By doing this you will be able to make your gift more personal. In fact, any gift that can be engraved with the names of the couples will be a good idea.

If you think it is not enough to just put the names of the couple on the gift, you can try to think of it in another way. Since you are a good friend of the couple, you should know their hobbies very well. Do the bride and groom have some common hobbies? It will be perfect if the answer to this question is a YES. For example, if both the bride and the groom love fishing, you may purchase some tools for fishing as the wedding gift. The couple should be very happy when they receive the gift.

Of course the above is only an example. You should consider the issue according to the needs of your friends. You may ask what you should do if the bride and groom do not have any common hobby. If this is the case, you may need to create something for the wedding itself. For instance, a tailor made wedding album can be a good idea in this case.

The point here is that you have to consider what the couple loves before your purchase. If you can really do so, it will not be so difficult for you to choose a perfect gift for your friends.

By Jerry Leung


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