So you’ve decided to get married near Christmas! That is a beautiful time of year to have a lovely wedding and create the magic of your dreams. While you may be trying to figure out how to get unique entertainment, wedding reception ideas, and keep on budget, you can use some of these great tips and ideas as you plan. You do not have to spend thousands of dollars to have the wedding of your dream. Here are some tricks to keep up your sleeve.
Choose Venue Wisely
Choose a venue that will host both the wedding and the reception. In most cases, this will allow you to cut costs down as you’re not having to spend on two separate locations. It also makes it easier for your guests to attend both the ceremony and the reception as they only have to go to one spot.
Consider talking with a photographer who is getting started in their own business. Typically they take great photos but will not cost as much as others might since they are just getting going. By working with a photographer that is just building their portfolio, you may get a much better deal on the price of photos.
Go Simple with Food
Consider leaving the alcohol for your personal party later on or just out altogether. This will help you to cut your budget around the holidays but still have a wonderful wedding. You can have items such as soup, salad and breadsticks to make sure that your guests are fed and that you have wonderful items at your reception. Also consider making a hot cocoa bar at the reception for something warm and delightful.
Use Decor Around You
If you happen to live in the areas where snow and beautiful fall/winter colors abound, use that to your advantage. Use the nature around you to be a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony, reception or your photos.
Keeping these tips in mind will help you have the winter wedding of your dreams!