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Wedding Budget: 2 Big Money Savers

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Wedding Budget: 2 Big Money Savers


The whole purpose of your wedding planning budget is so that you don’t fall into the trap of overindulgence in the areas that are completely unnecessary. This is your big day, so of course you want it to be as special as possible, but the point of your budget is to spend on the important parts and cut back on those which you can do without (while still creating a beautiful wedding and reception).

There are two common expenses that often dig into the wedding budget much deeper than it had to. Those two things are wedding favors and the wedding cake.

Wedding Favors

When your guests arrive to witness your special day, they show up to celebrate your love with you and congratulate you. It’s ok if they don’t leave with high priced bottle of wine or some other type of gift that they actually don’t even want. While it’s a thoughtful gesture, it is really necessary and can take a big bite out of the wedding planning budget.

Wedding Cake

The size of the wedding cake is often the most costly when you think of it in terms of use versus price. Whenever you see a humongous cake at a wedding, there is almost always about half or more left over. Wedding cakes are expensive as it is, so be careful when choosing one. Bigger is not necessarily better. You can often get smaller wedding cakes that rival the bigger ones for a lot less money.

If you insist on having 3 or 4 tiers, then why not save money by having false centers or even filling it with flowers that match your wedding decor. It would still look beautiful, you wouldn’t waste food, and you still can fit a big cake into the budget.

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Wedding Gifts And Bridal Registry

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Wedding Gifts And Bridal Registry


Believe it or not, setting up a registry for wedding gifts is something that many couples forget to include in their wedding planning, but singing up for a bridal registry is a must.

For most people, buying a wedding gift is a daunting task unless you happen to know the bride and groom extremely well. If you have a wedding gift registry set up with ample choices, then you will make things much easier on your friends and family.

Basically how it works is, you go to a store and set up a bridal registry and as a couple you can decide on a range of items that you need and/or like to receive as gifts.¬† Then, you send your wedding guests to that store where they can view the list of items on the registry and once they buy a gift, it is automatically removed. This way, you are guaranteed that you will not receive¬† duplicate gifts and your guests will feel good about getting you a gift you will enjoy. It’s a win-win!

You can even register at a few different stores, since not everyone is going to like to shop at the same stores you happen to love, and this also gives them even more options. Just be sure to remember not to put the same gifts on two or more registries.

Ultimately, it’s a benefit for everyone to have at least one registry to choose from. Remember to choose a variety of gifts that cover a wide range of budgets that include everyone.¬† Although you may be starting out with your life and need a lot of big ticket items, you don’t want to exclude the guests who may not have a big budget available to them for wedding gifts.

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