Points to Remember When Planning a Wedding

When planning any kind of wedding, you will need to know what you want. There are all kinds of things that are going to go into the planning of a ceremony to start off your marriage. You may only want the actual ceremony to take place in a registry office. You may also want the entire ceremony planning out to the smallest detail. As a result, these things are going to take time. You will need to remember a couple of things as well which will help to make sure that your wedding day goes exactly the way you planned it.

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Custom Wedding Invitations

You want something that is personal and eye-catching. There are a lot of different styles you can choose when it comes to your invitations. The kind of styles that will be available to you will of course depend on your printing company. Make sure to scout around in order to find someone who can also do you a good deal. There may in fact be a couple of families who will be able to help you with this.

 The After Party

The party is obviously going to be there in order to entertain the guests. As a result, you want to make sure that you have organized everything properly. There will be a dinner following the wedding, and the party will come later.


Music is going to be an essential addition. This is going to mean taking a look at whether you want to have a DJ or a live band. Live bands can often help to make the place seem a little more intimate and can be a lot of fun. Having a DJ, however, will give you a large amount of diversity when it comes to the music. You can also put up a play list that they can go through. Make sure to take into consideration the tastes of everyone involved. You will have a diverse range of people here from every age group, so it is important to keep all of them in mind.

Get Help

Help is going to be important. Delegating certain tasks to certain people will ensure that you always have an easier time of things. Depending on who is in the wedding, this will also help to save a bit of money as well. Everything can be done in order to ensure that you enjoy a perfect day.

Marriage is one of those things that is designed to last a lifetime. The wedding is only the beginning. With the right amount of preparation, you can ensure that you have a wedding that will give you both something to remember. It will certainly be worth all of the hassle.  

This wedding article is provided by Maria Mazzone.

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How to Save on Attending a Wedding

We all know that throwing a wedding and being in a wedding can be incredibly expensive. However, even as a guest, you can end up spending hundreds of dollars on gifts, babysitters, transportation and accommodations! Here are some tips on how to keep the costs to a minimum.

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Go stag. If someone you are close to is getting married and you feel strongly about attending but your spouse doesn’t really have ties to that person (for example, a co-worker), think about going solo. You’ll save on a babysitter and since only one of you will be attending, you won’t have to spend as much on the gift.

Limit nights in a hotel. If you are traveling for a wedding and it is late enough on Saturday, consider leaving early Saturday morning so you don’t have to spend two nights on a hotel. Or, if you have friends in the area or somewhere along the way, see if you can crash for a night or two. You can kill two birds with one stone — save money and catch up with friends!

Get creative with your gifts. If you have a special talent like calligraphy or you work for a printer, offer to help out with invitations as your gift. Similarly, if you are good with crafts or cooking and can use your talents to contribute to the rehearsal dinner or reception, you shouldn’t feel obligated to spend as much on a gift as you otherwise might.

Borrow! If you’re worried you have nothing to wear, especially for a more formal event, ask around to see if you can borrow a dress or tux. There’s no need to buy something new for one night and most friends and family are happy to share something that they don’t get too much use out of anyway.

Anne Perkins is a freelance writer focused on how to live large on a little living. She writes financial savings tips for QuickQuid, an online short-term loan lender providing quick loans to those in need. At her blog, AnnieIdea.com, you can get tips on how to take any idea and make it easier or cheaper to complete.