wedding budget

Planning Your Morning-After Breakfast on a Budget

Monday, June 8th, 2015 | Filed under: Morning After Breakfast | author: By BLG,    

Planning Your Morning After Breakfast on a BudgetIt’s become a new wedding Must to plan a breakfast or brunch for the morning after the wedding, treating guests to another delectable meal and a wonderful start to their travel-home day. In many cases, the family of the bride hosts this get-together, with the groom’s family hosting the rehearsal dinner – and in today’s free and personalized wedding trends, we’re also seeing both families plan this morning-after breakfast together.

While some families welcome the out-of-town wedding guests and the bridal party to their home for a morning-after breakfast, a self-hosted breakfast is not always the most budget-friendly plan. With a larger guest list, you will likely have a list of things to rent, plus the cost of food and drinks, and any décor you wish to arrange. When you choose for your morning-after breakfast to take place at a restaurant or at the guests’ hotel, you simply plan and show up to enjoy the celebration while the venue’s staff provides all necessary items and does all the work. And the cost of a well-planned breakfast or brunch at a dining establishment may not be much more than if you hosted (and worked!) at home.

Here are some ways to plan your morning-after breakfast on a budget: Read more…

How to Plan your Wedding Favors on a Budget

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Budget, Wedding Favors, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    

How to Plan your Wedding Favors on a BudgetGiving great wedding favors is a big wedding trend in 2015, as more wedding couples love the look of pretty little gifts offered as treats to their wedding guests, and as in-the-moment gratitude gifts for attending their big day. We’re a global society, with more wedding guests traveling from afar to attend a wedding in northern NJ, so there’s a ‘thank you for traveling all this way to be with us’ element of wedding favors now.

Plus, the wedding favors shown on Pinterest and on top wedding blogs are just so lovely! Wedding couples are putting more thought into what their wedding favors will be, and while favors are one of the lowest wedding costs, you’ll still want to make the most of your wedding budget by choosing stylish and trendy wedding favors that look more expensive than they are: Read more…

How to Plan Your Wedding Videography on a Budget

Monday, May 18th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Invitations, Wedding Videography | author: By BLG,    

How to Plan Your Wedding Videography on a BudgetIn years past, wedding budget experts advised having a friend videotape your wedding, but we now know that is a big Wedding Don’t. Yes, anyone can own a good video camera, but it takes the trained eye of a professional videographer to capture the most beautiful and most special moments of a wedding, and then expertly edit wedding footage into your final wedding video creation that you’ll want to watch year after year. Expert videographers have the best video equipment, backups of both cameras and batteries, and the best video editing equipment money can buy. And since the video they shoot is so valuable, wedding videography packages will often be quite pricy.

Here are some ways to plan your wedding videography on a budget, so that you can have a professional shoot your wedding video without costing a fortune: Read more…

How to Plan Your Wedding Day Transportation on a Budget

Monday, May 11th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Budget, wedding ceremony, Wedding Day Transportation | author: By BLG,    

How to Plan Your Wedding Day Transportation on a BudgetGliding up to your wedding venue in a spectacular stretch limousine, and getting those Just Married kiss shots in the back of a Rolls Royce can be part of your wedding dream, and you can arrange wedding day transportation on a budget to make that dream come true:

  • If you’ll have your wedding ceremony and wedding reception take place at the same wedding venue, a top wedding site in NJ that offers both beautiful wedding gardens and an elegant wedding ballroom, you won’t need to hire a limo or classic car to transport you between two locations on your wedding day. You might, then, just hire a car to whisk you both away from your reception at the end of the night, cutting your wedding transportation costs lower. Read more…

How to Plan Your Wedding Décor on a Budget

Monday, May 4th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Décor, wedding flowers | author: By BLG,    

How to Plan Your Wedding De¦ücor on a BudgetEvery wedding couple wants their wedding ceremony site and wedding reception venue to be breathtakingly beautiful, and – inspired by wedding décor images on Pinterest, celebrity wedding planners and reality show weddings – they dream of gorgeous, ornately-designed, luxury wedding décor ideas. You may have your own vision of wedding gardens bursting with blooms, and an illuminated, stunning wedding ballroom that takes your breath away.

If you’re wedding planning on a budget, you’re likely looking for ways to plan wedding décor for less, and we have some top tips for budget-friendly wedding decorations: Read more…

Wedding Budget Tips: Wedding Photography

Monday, April 27th, 2015 | Filed under: dream wedding, Wedding Budget, wedding photography | author: By BLG,    

Wedding Budget Tips Wedding PhotographyWedding photography is one of the most important aspects of your wedding plans, since you’ll want top-notch photos from your wedding day. This is not an area to skimp on, so hiring the cheapest wedding photographer in NJ is not in your best interest. Yes, quality wedding photography is expensive, but it’s well worth the investment to have a skilled and experienced wedding photographer capturing those golden moments of your big day in perfect lighting, and delivering expertly-edited wedding photos to you in a timely manner.watch movie T2 Trainspotting now

That said, there are ways to get wedding discounts on your photography, even from those top-tier wedding photographers in New Jersey: Read more…

How to Plan Your Wedding Entertainment on a Budget

Monday, April 20th, 2015 | Filed under: Party Planning, Wedding Budget, Wedding Entertainment | author: By BLG,    

How to Plan Your Wedding Entertainment on a BudgetFabulous wedding entertainers in New Jersey bring the house down with music choices that keep the dance floor packed for those romantic, swaying slow songs and high-energy dancing hours, spotlight dances and surprise musical performances that make a wedding unforgettable and may even go viral when guests post that amazing song rendition or your choreographed dance to social media.

High-quality wedding entertainment is worth the investment, so while there are ways to plan wedding entertainment on a budget, it’s never advisable to book the cheapest wedding entertainers you find online, nor to ask a friend to be your deejay (unless he’s one of the best deejays in the tri-state area as a profession.) Cutting corners on your wedding entertainment is one of those mistakes we don’t want you to make, since cheap wedding entertainment almost always results in wedding nightmares, wedding regrets, and an empty dance floor.

Here are some of the top ways to plan wedding entertainment on a budget: Read more…

Wedding Budget Tips: Your Wedding Invitations

Sunday, April 5th, 2015 | Filed under: Party Planning, Style Alert, Wedding Invitations | author: By BLG,    

Your Wedding InvitationsWhen guests receive your wedding invitations in the mail, they get their first glimpse of the elegance and style of your wedding to come, as well as an indication of the formality of your event. So much information is conveyed through the design and wording of your invitation, but what is most strongly received by your guests is excitement to join you at your wedding ceremony and reception, especially when they learn that you’ll be married at one of the best wedding venues in New Jersey, a grand wedding ballroom or lovely wedding garden setting that they have heard so much about or seen in top wedding blogs. Now, thanks to you, it’s their turn to experience an elegant wedding at one of the premiere wedding locations in the state. Read more…

Wedding Budget Tips: Your Wedding Flowers

Monday, March 30th, 2015 | Filed under: Cost Saving Ideas, Party Planning, wedding floral designers, wedding flowers | author: By BLG,    

Your Wedding FlowersBeautiful wedding flowers are likely part of your dream wedding vision, with tall, glorious floral centerpieces on every guest table in your wedding ballroom, your wedding bouquet bursting with color and texture, and lovely seasonal flowers decorating your wedding ceremony and reception locations. Read more…

Wedding Budget Tips: Your Wedding Drinks

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 | Filed under: Cost Savings Ideas, Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Drinks | author: By BLG,    

Your Wedding DrinksThankfully, we’re long past the days of questionable if not completely unrealistic wedding budget tips for drinks. In years past, wedding couples were told to offer just two or three types of cocktails, close their bar an hour before the end of the reception, and even offer ‘drink tickets’ that wedding guests would hand to the bartender to get each of their two allotted drinks. Read more…

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