Weddings are expensive. They’re worth every penny but there’s no argument that they are ex-pen-sive. The question is how expensive and can you cut some of the costs.
Managing your wedding finances is a difficult budgeting exercise, your classic head vs. heart dilemma. There are a few common things that future brides try to sacrifice when it comes to keeping costs to a minimum. Choosing a supermarket cake and praying that it doesn’t topple before it’s time to cut it is a popular choice. Another is to recruit a mate to take the photographs and hope he or she can get most of them in focus. But coming in at number one is to scrap the wedding car.
Of course it’s easy to ditch the car if you’re having a civil ceremony held at the same venue as the reception, another way to avoid paying for the marital automobile is to host the wedding breakfast a short hop from the church. I do urge you to think about it carefully though. Despite being an easy way to cut out a large expense, you’ll be missing out on a really special part of the day. Bride and groom jumping into the back seat with glasses of champagne is a truly wonderful experience. Shortly after being pronounced husband and wife and having confetti flung in your direction you get a little bit of chill time to relax and reflect.Tschornow