I’m going to be talking about the 2nd part of how to have a frugal Wedding. If you Missed Part 1 you can read it first then read Part 2.
There are so many items and products that go into your very special day. In Part 1 we discussed how to do it by getting sponsors. Now, if you want to do it on your own but still save there are some great ways to do it.
Cake ~ The cake is a very important part of the wedding believe it or not. This stays with your guests along with the food selections that you choose. Cakes can also be a costly part of the wedding. So to keep your cake costs down. Check with friends and family to find a person who makes them out of their home. You would be amazed at how many people do and charge a great deal less then a bakery.
I have a friend who does this out of her home and charges only $200 for the most amazing cakes that you would want to see. 3-4 layers and the flavors you would like with the most beautiful decorations that she hand makes. The same cake at a bakery could cost you $1000 or more. So check with your friends and family before going to the bakery. Do a tasting of the cakes before you decide to go with the person and see pictures of cakes that she/he has already made. You may just find your dream cake for many hundreds less!
Centerpieces ~ You would be amazed at what your centerpieces can run you. If your having a fall wedding and fall colors use what nature provides for some of your centerpiece. Beautiful fall leaves that are in color changes are just beautiful on the tables and they should be collected the morning of the wedding so that they do not dry out and crumb. Use Pumpkins and Gourds as well. The mini Pumpkins make a beautiful centerpiece with flowers surrounding them. Then leaves spread out in the center of the table.
Summer Wedding~ Use a clear Hurricane with a candle inside and fresh wild flowers or Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a mirror surrounding the hurricane lamp for your guests to eat. Then putting the wild flowers in the center of the table. Flowers that match your wedding colors bring out a great deal of beauty to any table.
Dresses For The Bridal Party ~ I highly suggest visiting your local Burlington Coat Factory, Jc Penny’s Outlet or other stores like these. You can get some beautiful dresses for everyone. Flower Girls Dresses can be picked up for $10 if you hit them at the right time. We did this for my daughter’s for my brother’s wedding. The Maid of Honor and Bridal Party can find dresses for $60 and you will have a beautiful wedding and it will keep the costs down for the wedding Party.