In this blog series, we’re tackling some of the misinformation and misconceptions out there about wedding planning. Today’s myth: “Want to save money/time/stress? Just ask the Web!”
Like a lot of brides, we loooooovvee looking at wedding blogs, viewing the latest in advice and planning strategies, and absorbing all the great information out there.
While the web can help with wedding planning, it doesn’t have all the answers. Each wedding is like a snowflake: No two are the same.
For example, Google ” save money on wedding” and you can find such dream-shattering advice as “Slash your guest list” or “have a cocktail reception instead of a sit down dinner.” Picture 30 guests at a bunch of cocktail tables – that’s a happy hour, not a wedding!
Other budget tips simply don’t add up to much savings: “Have a backyard wedding!” (cue the restroom rentals, kitchen equipment rentals, etc. – before you know it, you’re way over budget). “Use bigger tables to save on centerpieces” – that’s a nominal savings – maybe $150 or so per table.
You get the idea – there are good strategies out there, but interpreting them for your particular event is the challenge.
That said, the web CAN be helpful, Just read between the lines. While the Internet is a huge source of inspiration, the reality behind the façade can best be found on uber-honest forums for brides. Try to hone in on regional forums geared towards brides in you area for the most accurate information. Double check bids from vendors for accuracy and question any fees you do not understand.
We have knowledge that only comes from road-testing our expertise on over 100 events. Call or email us anytime for a consultation: 310-562-3306 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy planning!