Couples tying the knots nowadays have a relatively free rein when it comes to the way they want the ceremony held; starting with a certain wedding favors, or concept, with which they can then tailor around the other details of the event right down to the tiniest details of the food served.
Choosing a concept is easy enough, and often restrained only by the budget available to the soon-to-be wed couples. Keeping a close eye of expenses however can work wonders in having a gala of a ceremony without breaking the bank. Penny pinching in any wedding reception is always an exercise of creativity, of seeking the simplest way of doing things so that the cost is kept down. Think of it of being able to spend money where it counts.
Weddings held at hotels are by far the easiest to manage but is also one of the more expensive option to choose. Holding the ceremony at a chapel or the neighborhood church would help trim down the cost, but it could be a wee bit too restrictive where weird and funky wedding favors are concerned.
There is also the luncheon or dinner to the guests to also be considered, as unless there is enough space to hold the reception outside the church’s grounds, you would have to lease another location which would mean having to take on problems regarding logistics. Or you could just make it a simple, close-relatives only ceremony. That should save a lot of headaches.
It is also quite common nowadays for the bride and bridegroom’s families to present some sort of door gifts to the guests. The beauty of having a concept is that the couple could tailor their wedding gifts around the concept. A great play of creativity could be exercised here.
Do go some window shopping weeks before the ceremony is scheduled. There are a whole lot of small gifts which can be mix and match to become unique wedding gifts which reminds the guests to you wedding exactly who it was from.
Consider having a two-generation kind of gifts – one item for the parents and another for the younger ones accompanying them. Do not assume there would be none as children adds life and cheeriness to the proceedings. Surely the couple’s kid brother and sister would want to join in the fun.
Have something made for them. It doesn’t need to be expensive. Perhaps a small paper bag filled with chocolate and sweets, for example. Save the unique and tailor-made gifts to the elders, though, as these are the very people whom you could expect to not go home without any lingering joyous thoughts.
Remind them of the happy occasion they had attended with elegant wedding gifts that say your wedding reception with one look. Photo frames might be cheap, but having your image etched in one corner of it would make a fantastic gift. Planned ahead so that you could estimate how much exactly you need to spend on such gifts.
Making the gifts uniquely yours means that you have to give it some thoughts as to how you want it to turn out. Make it so that the gifts are not the perishable type of items. Soap – carved into easily identifiable shapes related, for example, to the venue – is another idea, but do not be too particular about getting it 100 percent spot on, unless you are willing to stop at a gift for a single guest.