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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Savvy Shindigs: Making Wedding Services Affordable


Weddings are very expensive. Over the last few decades, this part of life has gone from being something most people can already afford, to being an event which they have to save for months to be able to pay for. Thanks to trends on social media and other websites, it’s hard to avoid this sort of cost, even if you go for something small. Of course, though, like with everything in life, you can usually take some clever steps to make it cheaper. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the priciest parts of your wedding, and how to make them more affordable.

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The Venue

The venue for your special day is often one of the most important parts of it all. You want somewhere which is important to both yourself and your partner, while also finding a place which is reasonably priced. In a lot of cases, the best way to achieve a goal like this will be by avoiding the typical venue options which people go for. Churches, for example, are often incredibly expensive for a day like this, and your local town hall could be a much better option.

The Photography

Hiring a professional photographer for a whole day will often be one of the more expensive things you have to pay for at a wedding. In reality, though, with the help of a wedding photography workshop, anyone should be perfectly capable of handling this job. Having someone you know do this work for you will add a personal touch which simply won’t be found if you pay someone who does the job all the time.

The Clothing

Thanks to their cost, most people will hire their wedding dress and suit for the big day, and will only have them for a couple of days. While this is a good way to save some money, it can take away from the physical memories you would have had if you bought them. To solve this, looking at secondhand options can be a good route to go down. People will only wear these items once, making it very easy to find them in good condition.

The Food

Finally, as the last area to consider, the food is also a critical element of any wedding. This is something which anyone can make, though, and this makes it silly to spend a small fortune on it. The best route to take with something like this will involve approaching a local company to do it for you, as they will be much cheaper than those dedicated to catering for weddings. Of course, though, you could also ask someone close to you if they are happy to help.

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While it’s nice to be able to create a grand event for something like marriage, the important part of a day like this is the people. It’s easy to lose focus doing this work, and a lot of people regret spending loads of money when they could have chosen a different route, making it worth working hard to focus on the right side of your big day.


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