A wedding is a big and costly event, no matter how many guests you decide to have. Sometimes it’s tempting to skimp on a few things to save money. That’s absolutely fine. After all, you don’t want to start your married life in debt. However, there are a few wedding must haves that you should never try to cut corners with. It’s a special day and you want to remember it that way instead of looking back and having regrets. So, what wedding essentials should you splash the cash on?
If you ask anyone that skimped on hiring a photographer for their wedding and got their guests to take pictures instead, they’ll tell you they regret it. Most wedding pictures will take pride of place in a couple’s home, so it’s important to get some good shots. These are memories that will be preserved for a life time so you need to have them done professionally. By all means, let your guests take pictures too, but don’t rely on them for all of your pictures.
A wedding can be a long and tiring day, and you and your guests will be hungry. Don’t plan a wedding without planning how and when to feed people. It’s also not a good idea to try and feed people by making the food yourself. You’ll have enough on your plate on your wedding day, without trying to prepare a buffet for all of your guests. You also run the risk of not preparing enough food. Leave it to the professionals so the burden is off your shoulders.
Hair and Make-up
You’ll probably be a bag of nerves on the morning of the wedding, so the last thing you’ll need is the extra stress of getting your hair and make-up right. Hiring a make-up artist and hairdresser means that you and your bridal party can relax, maybe have a glass of champagne to calm the nerves. If you really need to save money and hiring a beauty team just isn’t in the budget, make sure you practice your look a few times before the day. Here are the latest hair and beauty trends.
The venue you choose will say something about what type of couple you are. Would you like a country retreat, a beach wedding, a destination wedding or will it be in a church in your local town? Wherever you choose to get married, there has to be meaning behind it. Don’t choose a venue based on price alone. Find somewhere you can return to on your anniversaries and enjoy spending time with each other.
Your Little Quirks
It’s often the little details that make a wedding unique. They don’t have to cost a lot but they have to tell your guests who you are. You could walk into the most extravagant wedding of the century and still know nothing about the bride and groom. Splash your passions and interests all over your wedding and it’s sure to be one your guests will remember.