||The worst thing that can come out of a wedding is a huge debt. Don't overlook your budget when choosing items for your big day. If you are cash-strapped, look for savings like having your family cater the event or do all the photography. At worst you can ask for cash in lieu of gifts to help offset the costs.
When picking out your bridesmaids dresses for your wedding, let your bridesmaids have some say in the decision. You want to make sure that they are comfortable in what they wear on your big day! Plus, having them help to make the decision can take some of the pressure off of you.
Keep your toasts short and to the point. Long, rambling stories about that time you were in college and went on a long road trip together start out cute but end up in yawns when they take too long. If you have a funny story to share, make sure that it is less than three minutes long.
When borrowing money to pay for your wedding, make sure you get the lowest interest rate possible. Weddings can be expensive, but by borrowing money to pay for the event at the lowest interest rate around, you can avoid further expenses. Make sure you compare credit cards and personal loans to see which financial product offers you the best rate.
Only invite people to your wedding who matter to you. It isn't meant to be a show of wealth or reputation. It is a day for you to share with the person you plan on spending the rest of your life with. Keep your list limited to anyone who you would want to see in the photos you'll be looking at for the rest of your life.
Add some sentimental value to your wedding attire while saving money. Jewelry can be a very expensive addition to your wedding look. You might find some choice pieces that are hiding in a relative's or friend's jewelry box. These items can add unknown appeal and design effects to your dress that make you feel beautiful and instill warm feelings during your day.
For a unique spin on the traditional wedding guest book, use clothespins to affix blank heavyweight over-size gift tags to a floral garland, hemp rope, or line of pennants. Mount the line over a table near the entryway and provide a variety of pens and markers in bright colors. Guests can write messages of hope and blessings for the new couple, then pin them back on the rope.