Are you a blushing bride-to-be? With weddings it’s always difficult to keep on top of everything that needs to be done or purchased, and with things seemingly to increase in cost consistently these days, weddings can quickly get out of hand. Struggling to remember what you need to buy? We’ve put together this handy list of must haves for every wedding to help you have the best day you possibly can without breaking the bank.
Flower Girl Dresses
If you’re having a flower girl, one of the things you will need to pick up are flower girl dresses. These dresses can often be as elegant and detailed as the bride’s dress, essentially being a miniature version of a wedding dress but they don’t have to be. They can be as simple or exquisite as you like. White flower girl dresses are traditional but more and more brides are using coloured flower girl dresses that often are in line with the colour scheme of the overall wedding. Whatever you choose to do, know that you and your flower girl will both look stunning!
One of the things that many women find that takes a huge portion of their wedding budget is the centrepieces for tables. While, of course, you want something in the centre that fits the theme or colours of your wedding, you don’t need grand bouquets of flowers worth hundreds of dollars and professionally done by a florist. Instead, consider something a bit more unique such as bird cages that can house notes to you and your new husband, or small lanterns with candles in them on shapes of glass surrounded with rose petals.
Instead Of Colours – Go With A Theme
Themes can often end up being far cheaper to pull off than colour schemes and for good reason. Allowing yourself the flexibility of a theme means you aren’t necessarily beholden to needing specific colours for items such as invitations, centrepieces, decor, flowers or clothes. Instead you can choose several colours to do with the theme and get coloured items from cheaper places than bridal stores, such as Amazon, Etsy or eBay. Themes to consider can include almost anything – such as a Midsummer Night Dream theme if you are getting married in the summer.
Don’t Mention Weddings
One of the best ways to avoid a huge bill is simply not to mention the word ‘wedding’, especially when you’re going to certain types of shops. Pricing on invoices suddenly doubles when the shop finds out the chair covers, table cloths, cutlery and more that you’re renting are for a wedding versus a… work function. Keep quiet on the ‘W’ word and see where you can save a couple quid just by doing so.
With weddings often a huge financial burden and more and more brides looking for cheaper alternatives to still have their big day without the big bill, it’s easy to see why being creative when it comes to your wedding is a great way to save a couple pounds here and there. There’s no one right way to do a wedding, so explore and experiment and see what works for you! Good luck!