Wedding plans – What is the difference between a summer bride a woman who weds in autumn, spring, or winter? Not much, besides the price. When considering a wedding, one must come to agree that the most successful wedding is the one that balances the price and the elegance. If overspend, sure, you will have a great wedding, but won’t have any money left for the future.
If we take into account the financial aspect, then weddings can differ greatly regardless of whether the sun shines. Wedding plans will nearly always consist of traditional items like the wedding gown, wedding cake; wedding flowers, flower girls etc. Wedding necessities as such leave no room for originality because most future brides will have a list like this too.
Summer brides will forever blossom as long their wedding plans cater for sweat stains appearing under the arms or the fringe sticking to the forehead. Not all summer brides are fortunate enough to have the sun beaming down on the day, hence the importance of planning for this. Weddings incur major expense because every woman wants it to be special but special comes at a price. Special weddings come with a difference; if you decide to ignore tradition then your summer wedding will be remembered not only by everyone attending.
Let us look at some options to help reduce cost
1 The bridal cosmetic content will have to be prioritized in the wedding plans. Sun protection is important. Photo shoots in the midday sun is a major health risk if the skin is not protected. Running mascara and melting lip gloss will not have the bride looking her best. Check for beauty products that can withstand climate changes. Some women tend to overlook the seriousness (not intentionally) of the suns harmful UV rays due to being busy with other matters.
2 Its quick its cheap its easy to send wedding invites via email, invitations can be prettied up with font change, colors and clip art. You have more chance of receiving a reply using this method. Fancy invitations can cost as much as a thousand dollars.
3 A sit down meal is more expensive than a running buffet. Your guest likes to have the option to eat when he/she feels like in contrast to that of being prompted to eat at a specific time. Open garden parties at this time of year are very popular. Save money on the DJ by asking around, most people know a friend or two that can DJ at a low price. Don’t spend more than 300 dollars on music.
4 Does the wedding gown have to include layer after layer of satin? You can save money with less material. Encrustation of pearls/ sequins can up the price. Buy your own pearl necklace/ earrings, this will save a considerable amount of cash and you can always wear them for other occasions. However if the dress of your dreams consist of gems then you can remove them at a later date and make use of them in many ways.
5 Save more money by wearing a plain off the shoulder figure hugging dress, ankle or knee length. A lace, fur (imitation) shoulder wrap/ shawl will set the dress off as well as give you protection from the sun or the rain if the weather goes against you. If you carry a little weight then have the dress not so tight.
6 Wedding flowers do not come cheap so why not grow from seed your own summer flowers for button holes and wedding bouquet. This is unique and will give you something to talk about or pass onto your kids when they marry. If your choice of wedding gown is short then a small hand held posy is ideal, if longer then carry long stemmed fresh blooms, after use place in a vase on the reception table. Have your flowers dried out and treated, add to wedding memorabilia scrapbook. Consider carrying a clutch bag. Bags and shoes can be decorated with finery to match whatever accessories you have hanging around your neck or on your head. Pearls can be worn long short to suit the style of dress.
7. Ask around for a good banquet hall at a reasonable price. If there isn’t anything available, some public areas can be used at a very fair price for such events. Check your local Yellow pages and community newspaper.
The money saved by you and your spouse during your wedding can be invested for new furniture, a down payment on a house, or a safety cushion. You can also use it for a better honeymoon. A few thousand dollars is a great thing to have, especially with so much uncertainty with jobs.
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