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5 Wedding Tips for the Budget-Conscious Bride

Friday, June 6th, 2014

5 Wedding Tips for the Budget Conscious Bride

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and talking about a budget can be a touchy subject. Here are some tips to help navigate the sometimes rough waters of budgeting for a wedding.

  1. Set Your Budget and Stick to it! The average cost for a wedding in the United States is $25,000 although most couples spend less than $10,000 on their big day. It is important to set a budget early on in the planning process and to commit to that number throughout the planning period. Talk to your partner and make sure you both agree on what the budget should be. This will result in less stress and anxiety. Remember- you are planning a happy occasion! There shouldn’t be any added stress!
  2. Beware of Hidden Wedding Costs. There are so many things that can slip your mind when planning your wedding. Here are a few costs that can creep up on you and cut into your budget in a big way. Stamps– The cost to send out bulky, layered wedding invites can cost up to $2 per invite. Save by choosing flat invites and paying the regular postage rate of 49 cents per invite. Cake Cutting– Many reception venues and restaurants charge a fee to cut your wedding cake. This charge can run between $2 & $5 depending on the venue. Sometimes, you can negotiate a lower rate or choose a venue that does not charge a cutting fee.
  3. The Guest List- Choosing who to invite can be overwhelming. Sit down with your partner and discuss who you would like to invite. Decide on a number and, just like your budget, stick to that number! The more you add to the list, the higher your budget will go. Adding additional guests for your reception can cost upwards of $150 per person which can really add up!
  4. Save Money by Making Wedding Favors Yourself. Take the time to make homemade wedding favors for your guests. It will be fun and your guests will appreciate the effort you put into it! This is also a good way to spend time with your partner, mother, sisters, bridal party or whoever you decide to make the favors with. Take a look at our Pinterest board for ideas on homemade wedding favors that your guests will love.
  5. The Dress. A wedding dress can be one of the most pricey items you purchase for your wedding. Save money by shopping for a dress when stores are having sales. If you are not having a traditional wedding, you may be able to find a dress somewhere other than at a bridal store. Another point to remember is that alterations can add up quickly. When looking for your dress, keep this in mind. It can make a big difference in the end.

Remind Guests of Your Wedding at The King and Prince

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Having a destination wedding here on Saint Simons Island? Planning a Georgia Beach wedding? Surpise your guests with a unique wedding favor.  Here are six destination wedding favor ideas for your guests.

Destination Wedding Gift Ideas

(1) Leather Luggage Tags.  Remind guests of their trip to St. Simons Island every time they travel!

(2)  Local Delicacies.  Brewing a cup of St. Simons’ own Serenity House blends will remind them of your big day.

(3)  Local Postcards.  Bundle a stack of postcards with images of the island so guests can write home about how much fun they are having.

(4)  CD by a local musician.  Choose an iconic artist (Jimmy Buffett) or local cover band (Ziggy Mahoney).  Either will make remind your guests of the good times had on the dance floor.

(5)  Mini Photo Albums.  They will thank you later when they are filling their travel-friendly albums with photos from the trip.

(6) Personalized Canvas Totes.  Weddings can be stressful for your guests too.  The Royal Treatment Cottage at the King and Prince provides for personal items during massage treatments, but many guests choose they need to take one home as well.

(Photos by: Amy DeYoung, Visionari, Worthington Photography, Candice C. Cusic, The Knot)