Posted by Holly | Posted in Shopping, Spending smart, weddings | Posted on 24-04-2012
So you’re going to be a bride! Congratulations! I bet you’re giddy with excitement; the man of your dreams wants to be with you forever, all your friends are ecstatic for you and all the future in-laws are beaming with pride. If you are still so happy with life that you want to dance and sing all the time, my guess is that you haven’t entered the wedding planning stages yet. Once you set the date, the wedding planning starts – immediately.
If you are planning to have a large wedding you need to give yourself at least a year to pull everything together. Churches are usually booked for the next ten to eleven months; halls are booked twelve to eighteen months in advance. Then there are the ‘little’ things; getting the right wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, invitations, the cake, favors, colors and flowers. You will quickly find that your budget (no matter how much you have) is not sufficient, so you will need to either ‘scale down’ or get more money!
Flowers are one of the wedding items that can be very expensive. Even if you live in an agricultural community that has its focus on flowers, you will still have to pay quite a bit for wedding flowers. For instance, if you are planning a ‘winter wedding’, I doubt that you want to walk down the aisle with a poinsettia for your bouquet! This means that you will have to pay (dearly) for out of season flowers.
Another much less expensive option is to get silk wedding flowers. Silk flowers are rapidly becoming the number one choice for weddings. They look real, they won’t wilt or fade, they are beautiful and they will last forever! You can order silk wedding flowers well in advance of the wedding and store them until the big day. Getting silk wedding flowers will ‘expand’ your budget while removing one of the more stressful aspects of wedding planning.
One thing for you to remember; once you take that first step down the aisle, all of the stress, bickering and sleepless nights are forgotten. This is your day; it will remain in your heart and your mind forever.