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Preparing for a wedding can be overwhelming. Believe me, I know. As a soon-to-wed groom, I have first-hand experience when it comes to all the dirty little details that you should cover while planning for a wedding. What people see during the actual ceremony is just the tip of the iceberg! All the smiles, the gowns, the flowers, and the applause are just the icing on a hardly-labored cake. And each inch of it comes with a cost! Especially these days, everything can cost an arm and a leg! It’s up to us to use our street-smarts and make it through like a pro and on a budget! Here’s some of my Life Hacks on how to slay that Wedding on a Budget.
One of the first questions that any couple planning a wedding must answer is “where?” The selection of the venue will preclude most considerations for a wedding. The theme, the dress, the food, the catering, all this will fall under what type of venue you choose. Is it a grand cathedral? A classy hotel? A rustic porch? Whatever your fancy, you actually DON’T have to fall prey to all the expensive event and venue places around. There are more discreet but classy places that you can find. Or you can even look for special places that fit your look and set up there! Just remember, the wedding is more important than the name of the place you got married in!
Food Must Be Good
If there is one thing that is non-negotiable for me at weddings is…food! People can look back and smile at that cute toddler who tripped on the aisle, they will laugh at how the cake fell during the cake-slicing ceremony, but they will ALWAYS curse the bad food that they had during the reception. So choosing your caterer and the food they serve comes as a top priority! At first glance, most caterers must seem expensive. But if you look deeper and realize that they all include table setups, flowers, dessert, drinks, and almost everything that you will need for the reception, it will be worth it. Choose carefully, attend 100 food tasting if you have to. And most of all, don’t be afraid to get your favorite tita to cook up your surefire favorite dishes and have that classic family-favorite meal at your wedding!
All the Small Things
But wait, there’s more! You still have invitations, giveaways, photo booths, pigeons, and everything else! All these little details can creep up and surprise you. But if you slowly eliminate these on your checklist, do them early, do it yourself, and opt for the simple and personalized styles, you’ll find yourself with a complete to-do-list and a wedding to be excited for!
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