If you have a limited wedding budget like say $1000, the best way to save is by combining your wedding ceremony and reception into one place. Often times, it can be the reception hall of your church, which is super easy way to cut costs. You can also get help from friends and family when it comes to catering and even making the wedding cake. Buy your gown during an off-season and you can probably get a good deal. As for the honeymoon, travel during off-months such as September or October.
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The average wedding cake can run up into at least $800 nowadays. To cut your costs by more than half, it is not uncommon for brides to opt for alternatives such as cupcakes, cheesecakes, brownies, and donuts as a wedding cake idea. For cupcakes, you can get the help of your closest friends and relatives and have a cupcake-baking marathon. You can choose the flavor you want and then have the cupcakes decorated with your initials or just simply sprinkled with some sugar confetti, or topped with a simple sugar flower. When displaying them at the wedding, you can rent a cake stand or just simply lay them out in a pretty fashion interspersed with flowers or petals.
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When looking to buy toss petals or rose petals, buying them at retail is often too expensive. Check out places such as overstock and ebay for some very reasonable prices on bulk purchases of petals, which include lavender buds and rice. Here is an example from overstock.com of 1200 rose petals at $73.00.
What’s fast and easy to do? Doesn’t require much fuss and entirely practical? I found that fabric circles also known as favor wraps, circles, or rounds are suitable for wrapping wedding candy of all sorts. If you can think, you can basically wrap it. When finding these on the web, you should start by looking these wraps in fabrics such as tulle or organza. Check these two sites out for some examples:
Organza Favor Wraps
Using Tulle as a Wrap
This year, St. Patrick’s Day will be falling on March 17. To get inspired with this theme, you don’t have to go all out and look like a leprechaun for your bridesmaids’ dresses. Choose a light shade of emerald or pistachio and contrast this with a color such as a pink or orange. As for your groomsmen, if they are wearing tuxedos then each one can have a nice emerald bowtie.