Hilary’s Tips: 10 Ways I Made My Wedding Easier
Unconventional things I did that made my wedding a lot less stressful, more fun, and way more memorable.
7. Have an afternoon wedding.
This saves a lot of planning, expense and time. Having an afternoon wedding not only lends itself to better photos (no blurry, flash or underexposed night shots!), but gets rid of lighting costs and dramatically decreases the number of waiters needed. It further saves cost by limiting the amount of wasted food (if you go buffet-style), the type of food (nobody expects filet mignon at lunch) and booze (alcohol is super pricey) consumed.
We had unassigned seating, a buffet-style brunch with a live band, and hors d’oeuvres passed around. Nobody got drunk and people loved that they could sit anywhere – or not sit at all. The best part? Because people didn’t drink much, we had enough champagne and wine left over to last for years!
8. Get a ring with lots of sparkle.
My engagement ring has more sparkle than any solitaire, and is more unique, but cost a fraction of the price. Lots of smaller diamonds = more sparkle for less $$. Or better yet, buck tradition completely and opt for another type of stone.