If there is one thing that makes a bride nervous is picking out flowers! They are so overwhelmed with details and family and budgets that they can't make up their mind on what type of flowers they want. Brides may spend hours looking at pictures, make a decision, and then, change their mind a day later. The best way I have handled this for brides to ask them to please give me their selection one month prior to wedding day. Then fourteen days prior to wedding day ask for a Final Decision, hoping we are not too far off from the previous choice. This works well, as the bride feels she has time to change her mind once more!
1. Choose a Venue that has lower pricing on weekdays or seasonal pricing that is lower. If you can manage a wedding during the week, this is a money saver. Also, have a early afternoon wedding, some venues also have lower pricing for daytime versus evening weddings.
2. No one wants to hear this if you are planning a large wedding with lots of family and friends, but one way to keep costs down is to lower your invite numbers. A wedding for 75 guests is going to be less expensive than a wedding for 100 guests, you can save that money for a honeymoon!
3. Hire a wedding planner that can work with your budget and has done the area research to know what is possible for your intended budget. Relax and let someone else take care of the details and save you money at the same time. Its a win-win situation.
Getting married is a big decision, and pulling everything together takes a lot of time and effort and planning. There are details that need to be addressed, family situations that play a role in your big day, and then there is the stressful situation of budgeting and finances. The graph below shows average costs in the Tampa Bay area for all components of your wedding. Because things can quickly get out of hand, hiring a wedding planner is priceless. Having someone who knows the ropes and is working on your behalf with all vendors is such a benefit to couples! Studies have shown that hiring a wedding planner actually will save couples a lot of money because of industry knowledge and experience. This is hopefully a once in a lifetime event, treat it with careful thought and consideration before undertaking everything yourself.
A beach wedding in Florida can be anything from a few special moments on the beach with an Officiant with only the backdrop of the sunset and surf as your companions when you declare your commitment to each other, or it can be a huge celebration with hundreds of guests sharing your wedding day. There are many typical beach wedding styles here in Florida, from the starfish decor to the tiki torches, but what really inspires us is to think outside the box, to create something different on the beach, to bring in elements from other styles of weddings and not be afraid to use them. For example below, a vintage themed wedding right on the beach can be so soft and romantic, so totally fitting and right at home on the soft pale sand. Here at Cherished Ceremonies can recreate this vintage altar decor right on the beach for you, and customize any details for you including aisle decor, rose petals, chairs, Officiant, music, and more!!!
Vintage Weddings are all the rage in the Tampa Bay area! Brides and Grooms are featuring vintage furniture on site at the ceremony and reception, doors on the beach, and wild flowers for unique elegance. Here at Cherished Ceremonies, we can make all your vintage wedding dreams come true. We LOVE everything vintage! The vintage theme is so fun and beautiful because each piece of decor is one of a kind. Contact us now to begin planning your perfect vintage wedding!