San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2013
According to a recent survey, the average wedding was more expensive in 2012 than the previous year. It seems that emerging trends such as custom bridal favors dispensed via vending stations have not brought down the cost of a wedding, at least as reflected by the 2012 statistics. Following a video interview on the Wall Street Journal Live’s ‘Lunch Break’, Do the Bride a Favor offers tips for cutting costs in upcoming 2013 weddings.
Do the Bride a Favor notes that according to MarketWatch’s Kelli Grant, couples are looking to cut wedding costs while still having a memorable celebration. One way to accomplish this is in the choice of location. DtBaF advises choosing an outdoor or remote location for the ceremony and/or reception – a special spot that reflects and accentuates the wedding theme, such as a barn, hayride or lakeside theme. An outdoor location is perfect, as well, for incorporating DIY catering, sugar free treats, and bringing one's own liquor to the festivities.
If opting for the rental of a traditional venue, think about booking a Sunday morning or weekday wedding as opposed to Friday or Saturday night. Vendors are likely to offer significant discounts for these bookings, knowing they're unlikely to fill these offbeat slots otherwise.
Finally, DtBaF advises negotiating a la carte services with wedding vendors, as opposed to the all-inconclusive package. One example of this mode of thinking is to pay the photographer or DJ by the hour, or to bring in a caterer to handle dessert only, while appetizers and pot luck dinner is arranged in a strictly DIY fashion.
Do the Bride a Favor is impressed by the many common sense steps a wedding planner can take to cut wedding costs while still having a unique and memorable celebration.
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Do the Bride a Favor offers cutting edge tips for wedding planners, guests, as well as brides and grooms to be. Do the Bride a Favor thinks outside the box when it comes to giving unique bridal favors or simply planning the wedding of a lifetime.