Allocating the Budget


After your Prince or Princess Charming proposes to you, the excitement takes over. You get to spend the rest of your life with your best friend and person you love. It's a time when you realize that you have shared so many great memories together but still have many more to come.


However, after the thrill of the proposal comes the realization that you will soon have to begin the wedding planning. Whether big or small, planning goes into every event. Some brides love this, others dread it.   Personally, I loved it. I became obsessed over every detail and took a long engagement (two years!) to plan it. I wanted an event that was not only fun for my fiancé and me, but one that our guests would look back on with fun memories, after all, this event is about celebrating your big day with the people you love.  So our budget went towards the events and things people would enjoy, like good food and wine, a fun welcome event the day before the wedding, and nice party favors. While we believed flowers added to the ambiance, we thought our guests would be more grateful for the small tokens of appreciation that we showed them for coming to celebrate with us. So the point I'm trying to make is that while flowers are essential, why not share with another bride so you can put those savings to another aspect of the wedding. Your guests will walk away thanking you for a memorable event and for making them feel special on your special day.

Marie Spiller