Saving Money When Planning A Wedding

Don’t blow your money off on pros.

wedding photographer edinburghIf you must insist on hiring a pro for the wedding, go with a professional planner and a professional wedding photographer Edinburgh. The rest of the other services and vendors are actually things that you can compromise on a little. For example, if you are planning to hire out a professional quartet at some point or so, you might want to look into the possibility of booking a school orchestra or an equally more cost efficient choice while you are at it. Entertainment is great and all that and you should certainly try to see if you can get talented people on board but more often than not, most brides are usually too busy trying to book the next big thing that they completely forget that they have talented friends and family who can do it for them for free and who will only be more than happy to go ahead and extend their talents as some sort of favour because they value you enough to contribute to one of the most important days of your life. Keep this in mind before you swipe out that card or that checkbook when you are looking for professionals to man your wedding day.

Pay a la carte for your alcohol.

Even if the thought of an open bar sounds glamorous and inviting, the thing is, not all of your guests drink. If they do, they probably don’t drink as much as you would probably hope them to in order for you to at least get the most value out of the money that you are paying out for unlimited drinks. Go for a bar with at least 3 selections and keep it at a quota of 2-3 drinks or so per guest. If they want to drink more, you can be rest assured that they will be more than willing to pay for it themselves. Or, as you may have it, you can go completely a la carte granted that you put a cap to it. Once the limit has been reached for your budget, then they can have the guests start buying their own drinks. This is something practical to do but it won’t deny your guests the pleasure of still being able to get drinks while they are enjoying your wedding reception party. Get your wedding photographer Edinburgh to take photos of the bar as well as they can make for great material for the wedding photos.

Go small on the cakes.

Although it looks nice and pretty, the thing is, you don’t have to go down the road of overly expensive cakes. You don’t have to get cakes as tall as a house when you are getting married. For as long as there is something to slice up for the cake slicing part of the wedding reception, then you should be good. Keep in mind that the wedding is for you to share with your friends and family and you don’t have to show off with big cakes.

Don’t go for a pricey dessert.

Keep it simple but delectable. Elegance doesn’t have a price tag to it. If you do it right or if you pick the right choices, you don’t have to worry too much about whether you should be going down the expensive route or not.