We all know anyone can splash thousands of euros on their dream wedding, thousands on the dress alone in fact! But does it really matter if you have EUR10,000 or EUR100,000 to spend. Can you have just as beautiful ceremony and party ??
Remember the largest and most costly mistake people make when planning their wedding is going over budget. If you have worked out you have EUR15,000 to spend but you really want those Jimmy Choo's to finish off your outfit, think again. You will be just as married without the Jimmy Choo's and probably will sleep better the night before!
If you have bucks to spend on this take a trip to Vera Wang in Brown Thomas, or contact one of the many top designers around to design a dress for your big day. You can spend anywhere between EUR2000 – EUR10,000 on the dress and for many they will! But will it really make you happy. Ask your self this before you sign the slip of paper!
One way to save a significant amount of money is to find an off-the-shelf dress in a department store. Or if you have access to one, wear an heirloom dress of your mother or grandmother's. With a bit of alteration, this can be a memorable, sentimental wedding dress. It just takes a little more planning and some careful shopping and you can look just a stunning, make just as impressive an entrance and still glow like J-Lo!
You could also plan in advance and get your dress in the sales or on-line. Also, consider less expensive fabrics and generally the less ornate and beaded the less expensive. Although it would be nice to have those Jimmy Choo's, save up and buy a gorgeous pair after your honeymoon when you will be in need to some cheering up!
In most cases, your shoes will not be seen and even though us girls do it time and time again do not wear new shoes on your wedding day. What would be worse than being really uncomfortable or worse, have blisters!
The Groom's wear:
I know, I know, it's his one chance to sit on the thrown David Beckam style. But is it really what he wants? Many of us brides-to-be get so caught up in the plans we forget who our fiancé really is and that he may want to do it his way!
There is nothing wrong with simply wearing a dark suit you already own. The same goes for the groomsmen. There is no law that says you must rent a tux. Add a boutonniere and your outfit is complete. But if you want to go the tux route, some tips include sticking with the standard black rental tuxedo, which is inexpensive and classic looking.
The Bridal Party:
The smaller the bridal party, the less the cost! Bottom line! In addition, the more bridesmaids you have, the greater the stress and hassle you will have.
For every bridesmaid …