Rather than spending hundreds on tiered, 3D, lace lined wedding invitations, take a bold step into the 21st century and send your invites out digitally. We’re seeing more and more couples having bespoke mailers built which are just as gorgeous but cost a fraction of the price of traditional invitations. These also make for much more trustworthy RSVPs and concise logging of aspects such as menu choices.
Choosing seasonal blooms for your big day rather than ones which need to be sourced from overseas will leave you with beautiful, fresh bouquets at a price that doesn’t feel like a rose thorn to the thumb. Get in touch with your florist and let them know the time of year you’re getting married and colour theme of the big day – this way they will be able to advise on which flowers they’ll be able to locally source for you.
- Wedding Favours
The team here at Rise Hall are huge fans of wedding favours and we love nothing more than to see all of the unique takes on this tradition that land on our tables. However, where we’re admirers of these delicate additions, they don’t need to cost an arm and a leg. We’ve seen a party receive a wonderfully presented bag of plant seeds and five years later the couple were even given the plant back as an anniversary present!
The Great British Bake Off bought with it a new breed of passionate bakers. Rather than go to a professional for a five-tiered triumph, why not take a personalised approach and ask some of your nearest and dearest to put their skills to the test and create an assorted dessert table? What’s more, because of the delicious range that this take on your wedding cake brings with it, this can also double up as the dessert course of your wedding meal.
Over recent years wedding gifts have taken on fabulous new digital forms, from online gift lists on sites such as Prezola, to digital donations towards your dream honeymoon on the likes of HoneyFund. So if your wedding fund has been slightly more stretched than anticipated, why not adopt a modern take to your gifting and request contributions to the next phase of married life, whether it be donations to household items or money towards your honeymoon?
Aspects which deserve the full budget –
- Dress Alterations
The dress or dresses are the holy grail of your wedding. Ensure alterations are in the hands of the most highly recommended individual you can afford.
- The Food
Your wedding meal is an integral part of your day. It takes up a large chunk of time, and unfed guests are unhappy guests! Make sure not just that the food is exquisite but that your wedding venue or wedding caterer are up to the logistics of a wedding meal. Feeding 100 wedding guests at once is a job for the professionals.
- The Music
The evening’s vibe is resting massively on the music that’s consuming the room. Find a reputable DJ and brief him or her on the genre(s) you’re going for. Nothing spoils a party more than the vengaboys. That said, your wedding guests won’t enjoy the music if it’s very niche, so dial down your love of death metal and get some dance floor fillers on the turntable!
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