Staying on Budget

Is staying on a budget your biggest stress during your planning?  Here are a few tips that will end the sleepless nights, but still help you achieve the elegant day you are looking for.

  • Candles Candles Candles… Lighting can make or break your event.  Placing candles on every available surface bathes the room in an amber glow and casts your guests in a flattering light.

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  • Find a great DJ, but add in a live saxophone player or drummer.
  • Pick a less expensive flower like the rose and use large bundles of them throughout your space.
  • Pick a signature cocktail instead of having an open bar

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  • Hire an amazing photographer, but forego the album and create your own on shutterfly.
  • For your invites go to Zazzle.com… not only can you customize the invitations, but also the postage!
  • Personalized M&Ms make great favors

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  • For the dress, you can always find a gorgeous white dress in a department store.  Just don’t forget to have it altered at your local tailor.  A perfectly fitted gown will look stunning!

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