Once the man pops the question and woman says yes, they will both be swept into a whirlwind of wedding preparations. Among the heaviest decisions couples have to make are which relatives to invite, which kind of cake to order, and how much bead or lacework should go into the bride’s gown. Of course, they will have to answer these questions while solving the riddle of how not to overstretch their budget.
A March 18, 2014 article on the Daily Press provides advice on how couples will be able to pull off the most beautiful weddings and grandiose wedding receptions in Michigan while on a budget. Lynn Pamintuan provides a few tips.
First of all, it is important to consider the theme of the entire event, as this will help the couple make the proper decision on a host of other details:
“Let your theme be your guide. For example, if you’re going to have a spring wedding, it would be nice to have flowers and butterflies for your decorations. Choose a color and stick to that color so that it will be easier to plan the decors, centerpieces, accents and all.”
Second, it is important to set the guest list accordingly to make better choices about the reception menu. Having a smaller number of guests might enable a couple to splurge on finer, more expensive food, or ensure that there will be enough food for everybody. Moreover:
“Considering the cost of expenses for either lunch or dinner, a couple bent on having a wedding on a budget would be able to save more by having their ceremony in the morning or afternoon. Light snacks may be served and other additional food may be cooked and added separately like cakes, cupcakes, dessert, hors d’oeuvres, etc., which the couple may either shoulder or get someone to sponsor.”
Third, it is important to choose one of the best wedding reception venues in Michigan. Private and classy, venues like Crystal Gardens Banquet Center can provide an unforgettable experience for the couple and the people who will be present at the wedding reception.
Finally, even if having her own gown is a dream for most brides, the couple should not cross out the possibility of renting the wedding dress. It is important to explore every option during financially trying times.
These are only some things engaged couples have to consider when planning their wedding. For all their planning, though, they should also remember that the wedding and the reception only make up one day in the lifetime they are about to share.
(Source: Guest post: 10 ways to pull off a beautiful wedding on a budget, Daily Press, March 18, 2014)