4 Tips for Finding Your Dream Venue while Saving Money (2)

What if you could get married in the venue of your dreams and save money at the same time? Today’s guest post brought to us by Pixelicious (Montreal, QC) will show you how! Enjoy:

Many couples get engaged during the holidays, this is why wedding shows tend to occur in January. This also means that brides will be busy shopping for vendors and venues. The most expensive item on everyone’s list will most likely be the venue / reception. Clients get maximum ROI on their time and effort when negotiating with the venue. Here are some tips to help you find your dream venue despite being on a budget:

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Today’s awesome guest post comes to us from Kitty Ruskin of Entertainment Nation, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, England! Enjoy:

You’ve probably drifted into a daydream of the perfect wedding day more times than you can count, envisaging delighted guests and spectacular moments to cherish forever. To make this fantasy of a perfect day come true, you need some electrifying live entertainment. You need a band to capture the exact atmosphere you’re looking for – whether that’s the excitement of a rock ‘n’ roll gig, the sophisticated air of a string quartet performance, or the glamorous ambiance of a 1920s speakeasy. Unfortunately, nothing in life comes from free – wedding music included. Luckily, however, we’ve got a few tips here on how to make some major savings when booking entertainment for the big day!

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Today’s helpful guest post comes to us from Kimberli Lowe Photography in Fort Worth, Texas. Enjoy!

When planning your wedding, budget, compromise and prioritization is the key to staying on track. No matter what kind of wedding you are planning, chances are good you have to monitor finances. Finding ways to stretch that budget means being able to fit in all of your wedding day vision without taking on a 2nd job. High profile vendors provide the best budgeting opportunities.

Considering your funds, your 3 highest priced categories are generally venue, catering, photography. Economizing without sacrificing on these 3 categories is actually easier than you might think. Start by creating a list of your top 2-3 vendors in each category and then narrowing it down. Meet them in person, whenever possible. While a portfolio might be impressive, ensure there is a great vibe between you and the vendor. Working around personality conflicts is not something you want to do on your wedding day.

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Three Ways To Blow Your Wedding Budget (1)

Today’s guest post brought to us by Krista Olynyk of KJ and Co., is full of super practical wedding budget advice. Enjoy:

Each KJ and Co. client starts out with 4 tried and true worksheets. By far, the most important of these is their wedding budget spreadsheet. There’s a lot of research and experience behind the numbers I allot to each category, lest you think the complicated cell formulas do all the work. I take the time to consider each wedding’s budget, details, and wish list carefully before the spreadsheet heads off into cyber-space to my clients. Unfortunately not every couple has my help – or my help soon enough! Here are some of the biggest budget blunders couples are making on a regular basis:

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Rental Tips for Barn Weddings and Outdoor Weddings (4)

Today’s insightful guest post comes to us from Erin Black of On Site Companies! Enjoy:

It doesn’t matter if you’re newly engaged or coming up on the few months before your wedding, you’ll probably forget some minor details when planning your big day.  Wedding rentals are one thing that you won’t want to forget, since you usually have to rent in advance and companies may only have a finite number of the equipment you’re trying to rent. The list below will help you cover all of your bases for rentals so you won’t be scrambling at the last minute to get everything you need.

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Cut Here, Splurge There: Budgeting for the Best and Skipping the Rest (2)

Today’s awesome guest post, brought to us by Kate Storey of Weddeo, is full of fun and practical ideas to help you make the most of your wedding budget! Enjoy:

When it comes to budgeting for your wedding, everything can seem like a must-have. From invitations and engagement photos to ceremony decorations and favors, it can be difficult to see where you could possibly whittle down or even – gulp – eliminate altogether.

One of the best ways to manage this is to think about some of the things that are most important to you as a couple, or that really speak to your personality. Are you foodies? Hiring the best caterer in the area might be something you consider. Are one or both of you known for your fashion sense? Donning a fabulous designer gown (or shoes!) could be where you direct a large chunk of change.

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