Now that wedding season is fast approaching, we thought we’d
dedicate this week’s blog to “Planning your Wedding on a Budget.” Did you know
that determining your wedding budget should be at the very, very top of your
wedding to-do list? Our wedding planners here in West Orange, NJ know how
tempting it can be to start thinking about color schemes, bridal gowns and
flowers, but before you start picking out your centerpieces it’s important to
get a clear budget, especially if others are paying for the wedding.
Remember: Your dream wedding doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Here are 5 quick tips for planning your wedding on a budget:
1.) Choose your wedding date wisely: Did you know that the date
and time of your wedding have a tremendous impact on how much things will cost?
It’s no surprise that the most expensive months are in the summer. Opting for a
winter or spring wedding can save you money. Another alternative is choosing to
celebrate on a Friday or Sunday, as Saturday nights usually have the most
2. ) Make your Guest List then Check it Twice: Although your
initial thought may be to have a grand wedding and invite everyone, try to
reach a nice compromise of who should really be there to celebrate your big
3.) Serve a Signature Drink: When planning your wedding on a
budget, don’t forget about the alcohol. Having an open bar may be a
non-negotiable for a bride and groom but it can be expensive! How about serving
a signature drink? It’s unique and it can be cost-effective.
4.) Cost-Effective Wedding Invitations: Wedding invitations can
still look pretty without costing a fortune. Take the time to browse the
Internet and Pinterest for inexpensive or do-it-yourself wedding invitations.
5.) Make sure you choose flowers that are in season!
Now that you’ve seen our list, take a second and think: Do
you really need the ice sculpture? As a bride-to-be, it’s very easy to get
carried away and veer off course when ideas of ice sculptures and photo booths
start popping into your head. Take a deep breath and make a list of what’s most
important for you and your fiancé.
If celebrating your wedding in NJ, take
a moment to visit our Weddings & Events page on our website. Our wedding experts would
be more than happy to help make your dream wedding a reality at our venue in West
Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ