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Tips for a fabulous wedding on a budget

Posted on: August 12, 2009

plan wedding on budgetYour wedding is suppose to be one of the most memorable events in your life. However, in the current economic situation, you are probably cutting back on expenses for your special day.  But just because you’re making cutbacks doesn’t mean the event can’t be fabulous!

That’s why Minoo Hersini, Creative Director at Au Ciel Design Studio, has some vital tips on how to respect your budget while still having that fairy tale wedding you always dreamed of.  It may be simpler than you thought: 



  • Invite less guests. Limit attendees to your close family and friends.
  • Look into unusual spaces such as barns, galleries, studios, rooftops.  Also, consider the use of your home and your friends and families.
  • Choose a location that is in a close vicinity to your guests.
  • Create a more casual environment by sampling food dishes.
  • Create your own cocktail.  Find an original name to reflect your wedding.
  • Use the most creative people in order to give you the simple solutions for décor.
  • A great DJ is the way to go instead of live music.
  • Encourage your guests to donate to a specific charity of your choice.

Despite cutbacks, there is an upside to the recession according to industry research firm IBISWorld.  The average cost of a wedding dropped by more than 20 percent in 2008, and is expected to decline further by 8 percent this year. While some of this will be due to consumers cutting costs where possible, prices are expected to average lower than previous years.

“While some couples are putting off their ceremony until the financial time is right, those who can afford it should consider getting married in 2009,” said Toon van Beeck, senior analyst with IBISWorld. “They may get more bang for their wedding buck.”


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