Building a budget for your wedding day is guaranteed to be a daunting task. For some couples, the sky is the limit. Most, however, would prefer to accomplish everything without breaking the proverbial bank.
Following are a few, simple tips that will make it easier to curb your spending as you shop for caterers, secure your venue, and book your limo rental service.
Like most couples, you’ve probably long been dreaming about this day in your head. Take a minute to determine which aspects of your long-held wedding vision are most important to you.
Do you envision yourself stepping out of the car like a princess after a relaxing limousine ride? Does hosting a pre-reception cocktail hour seem frivolous to you?
When you know what your priorities are, you can allocate your funds accordingly. Taking the time to shop comparatively for the services you need in advance, will allow you to find the best limo service discounts and deals.
It is usually cheaper to secure limo rental services at an affordable cost if you book your reservations in advance. This is also true of wedding venues and many other essential wedding needs.
Most of these services are based upon demand. This means that as you get closer to your wedding date, demand will invariably increase and rates will go up.
As soon as you know your needs, start locking into current prices. You’ll pay infinitely less for your wedding day limousine ride if you schedule this service now, rather than waiting until just one to two weeks before your actual wedding date.
Even if you have a gourmet cook in the family who is willing to tackle meal planning and entire preparation for you, opting to forgo professional caterers may not be the best decision.
After all, you want all of your friends and family members to experience and enjoy this special day as much as you.
More importantly, professional catering companies have handled events like these before and this means that they can anticipate common challenges, ensure that there’s sufficient and adequate accommodations for everyone, and make sure that no important details are overlooked.
When you get down to the wire and are rushing to get ready for your actual event, you don’t want to worry about having a single, personal acquaintance become overwhelmed by the demands of catering duties.
You should also note that an established wedding catering service will have a number of serving amenities to complement any reception items that your venue has agreed to have on hand.
This will limit the need to work with third-party linen services or to secure special, flatware, serving utensils and dinnerware on your own.