Planning a Wedding Ceremony is one of the Best times of your life! ..and these are days that should be filled with excitement & happiness but we all know frustration & stress can turn this joyous event into a puddle of tears, arguments & hurt feelings. Many nightmare episodes can be prevented simply by being yourself & learning to shut out the well-meaning but provocative background 'noise' of others (and this happens with unbelievable frequency!).
Money - another leading cause of wedding bell blues! Nuptial costs have become outrageous & we often don't even realize the strain they're causing. Take, food. Many catering menus offer a chicken, veg, potato, dessert dish - with a price tag of over $40 per plate (for CHICKEN!), not including beverages! We haven't even seen the other choices yet - and you were planning to invite how many people?
That gown looks gorgeous - and for only $2,500 you can have it! Those centerpieces would look wonderful on guest tables but your budget might feel squeezed $50 to $60 per item. And this is just for starters! GOOD NEWS ahead! No matter the size or the season, weddings deserve time to plan. You'd be surprised at how much money you can save & put BACK into your pocketbook with just an ounce of creativity - and a few tablespoons of common sense!
"How To Have A Beautiful, Stressless Wedding and Save Money" provide ways to create the wedding of your dreams while keeping you, your family & your groom from being overwhelmed with financial anxiety (before and after). The last thing you need is to be straddled with a lot of debt that often follows months or even years after your Special Day! (Acquaintances of mine came home from their two-week Carribean cruise beautifully tanned, relaxed, happy as larks - and $13,000 in wedding expenses waiting to be paid!)
Many people plan their wedding following the expectations of others! Don't do it! I've witnessed too many problems arise: good friends breaking relationships, family members no longer talking & so on. It happens too often & can be avoided. Another thing I pass on is an appalling wedding expectation that should never enter your sense of entitlement! Mostly, I offer practical advice, such as:
* Suggestions for wedding showers and gifts that are overlooked but would be a blessing to the bride and groom - either before or after they've said "I do".
* A complete dinner menu with cooking instructions, purchasing suggestions, etc. that will save a ton of money! Lots of love went into creating & catering this delicious menu for two very good friends as my gift (they budgeted a certain amount of money for food; I spent less & returned money to them!).
* How to cut down on the price of beverages - whatever they are - at your reception!
* More affordable ways of getting your wedding cake, decorations, flowers, deejays!
What's wonderful about today's affairs is they can be planned according to your own personal style and preferences. We've now seen everything from flowing white gowns to bathing suits! Weddings have clearly come to illustrate the phrase 'different strokes for different folks', haven't they?
I am so pleased to offer "How to To Have A Beautiful, Stressless Wedding and Save Money" as a helpful guide to making your wedding planning days filled with MORE of the Joys of the Occasion! Only $5.99 & just 20 pages packed with information you'll enjoy & turn to over and over again keeping your spirits high & sanity intact!