When it comes to your wedding, you can’t have it all. While we all wish we lived in a dream world where we could spend thousands of dollars on a dress, that’s not the way this life goes. We have to face the reality that we can choose only a few elements of our wedding to splurge on. Is it the food? Is it the dress? The flowers? How about the music? We totally get where you’re coming from. It’s so hard to choose one.
Splurge on wedding photographer and videographer packages. You will remember this day forever, but it is your photos and videos that will remind you how much fun it was. Find a photographer and videographer that suit the style you want for your wedding photos and videos. Make sure that you are comfortable with them. A typical package costs around $1,700 to $2,000, but you can spend more if you have the money.
You’ll only wear this once, and it’s not practical to splurge on it, is it? Who says weddings are practical? They are antiquated and outdated. But they are also a celebration of your love and commitment. If you have to splurge just one time on a dress, be it your wedding day. You can always sell your dress. That’s the practical part of it.
To complete your whole bridal look, you need a bouquet that fits the bill, too. Splurge on those peonies you love. It might not be practical for some, but peonies are a darling. You’ll feel better holding on to a bouquet you love as opposed to settling with a bunch of roses tied with a piece of string. You can save on your bridesmaids’ bouquets, though.
Your guests will remember your wedding based on the food you served. Long after the photos have been hidden in a kitchen drawer, what your guests will reminisce about are those crab cakes you served. A wedding may be about you and your groom. But you should at least compensate your guests with nice food. They made it a point to be there. The least you can do is to serve them something they’ll remember. That’s why it’s important to choose the best caterer you can afford.
The styling of the ceremony and the reception will set the mood for your wedding. If you can, hire an event stylist. Make sure that the stylist works within your budget. A truly good one knows how to source flowers, accessories, and accents without necessarily spending tens of thousands of dollars on them. You can also help create some of the elements of the displays. This way, your stylists will have an easier time sourcing the materials they need for the design.
Whether you splurge or save on these wedding elements, what truly matters is that your dream of getting married to your soulmate is coming true. As long as you’re surrounded by your family and friends, you shouldn’t worry about the trivial details of your wedding. Saying your “I dos” in a parking lot or a well-styled hotel ballroom will feel the same. But if you have money to splurge then, by all means, go for it.