Need or no-need? 10 Things you probably won’t need for your wedding.
- Individual Menu Cards
- Huge Cake
- Mini Favors
- Over the top decor
- An actual band
- Gift Registry
- Full Wedding Planner
We wanted to start by saying that it is your wedding and only you can decide which things are important, especially those that mean a lot to you.
This list contains options that you can skip altogether to help you save time, effort, and money!
1. Individual Menu Cards
If you’d like to save money and paper, you can skip printing individual menu cards.
You can opt for a “table” menu card instead so your guests can still be informed of what is being served.
Printing 2 per table in a standard 8.5 x 11″ regular paper that you can frame should be enough for everyone on the table to share.
Literally an actual guestbook. If you are doing some activities like Instax, or even messages, then it will work.
For an actual guestbook for guests to literally sign their name, it might be something you want to consider not to be included.
This also eliminates the possibility of a lineup, as if guests are checking in at a meeting room, which is a “mood” we don’t want to set for a wedding.
3. Huge Cake
Depending on the number of your guests and how much you want to feed your guests, but this is something that you might want to skip altogether.
Another option, is if you are looking for that height, is to opt for fake tiers or do a cupcake/macaron tower instead.
4. Mini Favors
It is so tempting to give little trinkets, which is also super sweet! But if you are looking to save some money, you can consider skipping this altogether.
You can give something edible like macarons, cookies, tea, coffee, mints, chocolates, and the like.
Favors like everyday usable products like hand creams, lip balms (especially in the winter), will also be another option.
We love to talk and profess about how we adore each other, but this also can add up quickly and take so much time.
You can choose to do toasts that are about 30-40 seconds long each, to keep it simple and give special people a chance to speak out and show some love!
Especially during this time of everything Uber, you might want to consider pre-booking Uber XL or something similar.
This works great if you are only traveling from one venue to the other. If you are planning for multiple stops, a limo might still be a better bet for you.
7. Over the top decor
We love designer weddings, and this is something we have done time and again for our clients, and we love it.
However, when working with a limited budget, creatively developing a decor concept that still meets your vision and works well with your budget is a definite advantage.
This is where wedding consultants and designers will be of great help!
8. An actual band
Live entertainment gets the crowd going, for sure. But great money-saving tip if you are still looking for live entertainment, you can hire a “piano & vocals” duo.
Another option is a “piano, vocals and bass” group for that party vibe.
These options are definitely much affordable than hiring a “full” band.
9. Gift Registry
Unless, of course, this is something that you truly prefer, one of the 10 things that you might not need for your wedding is a gift registry.
You might consider monetary gifting, instead.
10. Full Wedding Planner
You might want to consider this if you are the “hands-on-deck” bride where you have to see every detail and process of the wedding.
Meaning, if you have your own way of doing things and want to control the process and how things “will” and “can” go, then you can definitely skip hiring a full wedding planner.
But you still might want to consider working with a consultant and/or a coordinator.
Consultants help you put your thoughts together and develop creative concepts that have stemmed from years of their expertise and experience (very valuable!)
A coordinator will also ensure that everything you have planned will be executed accordingly on the day of your wedding. They will also be able to solve problems behind-the-scenes, ensuring your wedding is a great success!
Of course, nothing in this world is perfect, but wedding professionals do their best and use their expertise and experience to your advantage.
There you are! 10 Things you probably won’t need for your wedding!