For example, they might know a vendor that would offer you a deal, or have something you could borrow for your special day. Many florists, bakeries, photographers, and musicians mark up their services — sometimes by a lot — just for weddings.
Formal gowns are often far more expensive in white. When shopping around, try and get straightforward quotes for the services you need — without mentioning the wedding part at first.
You need a tasteful cake for people. It could be a corporate event or retirement party. You need someone to photograph an outdoor event for about five hours. What would they charge to take photos of a high school track meet? List everything you can think of and walk through these items step by step.
For example, our pastor almost missed our rehearsal dinner, so we barely rehearsed. Just assume something little is going to go wrong and avoid the urge to throw money at the problem.
Most likely, no one will even notice the little issue, and quite often someone in your wedding party or someone helping out will come up with a pretty good solution to fix things. Family Frugality Home and Life. A reader writes in: Avoid guest list bloat. Ask for wedding help instead of wedding gifts.
Hold the ceremony at home, or outdoors. Do the catering yourself, or hire a family-owned restaurant. Go minimal with the flowers. Skip the groomsmen and bridesmaid gifts. Make your own invitations. How to Find Affordable Wedding Invitations 8. Borrow stereo equipment or use yours from home. Stock the bar yourself. Contact the local university. Plus, you get tips and pointers for negotiating with vendors and avoiding hidden expenses and add-ons. You don't have to settle for less on your wedding day.
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