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Wedding Bliss on a Budget: 5 Things You Shouldn’t Cut Corners On

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March 25, 2014 · 597 Views

It’s no secret—weddings are expensive. There are a million expenses you’ll have to budget for as you plan your special day. Of course, there are some aspects of your wedding where getting a bargain will serve you well. However, to make your special day as blissful as possible, there are certain matrimonially elements where you shouldn’t cut corners. Find out what parts of your wedding you should allocate more of your budget towards.

Photography

It’s a cliche, but it’s 100 percent true: your wedding day will go by so fast you’ll hardly remember all the details. An experienced wedding photographer with excellent references will cost you, but it’s absolutely worth it. A professional wedding photographer will capture every moment so you and your significant other can look back and remember everything accurately and beautifully.

Styling

This doesn’t just apply to brides. On the day where you vow your eternal love to your soulmate, you want to bring your A game, which means taking extra special care of your grooming and appearance. Of course, for brides there is everything from manicures to makeup, but grooms should consider getting a no-polish pedicure or a traditional hot shave at a classic barber shop. Since you both will most likely spend the day apart until the ceremony, surprise the other by showing up looking your absolute best.

Rings

Besides pictures, your wedding rings will be something you take away from that special day and have with you forever. Spend some time with your significant other discussing what you both want for your wedding rings and then invest in high quality jewelry that you both feel represent your love while still being something you’re comfortable wearing every day.

Entertainment

Once vows are exchanged, it’s time to get the party started. After all, you just got married and you’re madly in love. That’s something worth celebrating! When it comes to your reception, you want it to be filled with positive, upbeat energy, and that means giving some serious thought to the entertainment. Do you want a DJ or a band? Besides music, do you want your guests to have something else fun to do at the reception, like a photo booth? Spending a little extra to up the fun quotient at your wedding to insure everyone enjoys themselves.

What Matters Most To You

Is it really important that you have an elaborate bouquet to accompany your gown? How about having an open bar the reception for your guests? What about the gifts you give to all of your guests? Determine if there is some part of your wedding that you find so crucial or meaningful that setting a skimpy budget would get in the way of your enjoyment of the day. It’s different for every couple, so think about and discuss it thoroughly so you can accurately budget for this one special thing. After all, it is your day!

As you plan your wedding, it’s most important to enjoy the time with your soon-to-be significant other as much as possible and look forward to your wedding. Best of luck assembling your special day.

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Alli Sands has been a published writer since the age of 11. Over the course of her career, she has covered topics ranging from local independent music to fashion. She is a currently a freelance writer and a social media professional.

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