What does a luxury wedding mean to you? Does it conjure up an opulent setting, lots of sparkle, fantastic menus or vintage Champagne? If you have very busy lives a wedding planner or co-ordinator might seem like a luxury, but it could be money well spent, saving you time and money as they source things for you and make use of their extensive contacts.
If you don’t like the vintage look or don’t want to be making things for the wedding perhaps you have something more luxurious in mind, but this style need not always come with a hefty price tag. White linens are cheaper than coloured linens with some companies and they always look smart, especially when teamed with sparkling white flatware and gleaming glassware. You can also add a touch of silver or gold as accents in napkin rings, place card holders, charger plates or candelabras to create a stunning scheme.
Make your wedding a day to really remember by choosing your suppliers carefully; high quality wedding professionals who are experts in their field can help you create something unique and give you peace of mind that everything will run smoothly on the day.
It takes time to save up for a wedding, whatever look you want to create, and what is a luxury to some couples may be seen as an essential to others so talk about your priorities with your partner so you can budget for the things that are the most important to you. It might be that creating bespoke wedding rings is at the top of your list as you will be wearing them every day of your lives, not just when you get married, or perhaps a once in a lifetime honeymoon is important because you hope to start a family soon and might not have the chance to travel far for a few years.
Be realistic with your budget and don’t be tempted to put all of your spare cash in to the wedding fund, you still want to be able to live and have the odd little treat or night out without worrying about whether you should have put that money away or getting stressed and having a row about it. Discuss the budget with your partner and work towards saving the total amount that you think you are going to need, including the stuff that you don’t directly benefit from such as transport or accommodation for guests or the all-important wedding insurance just for peace of mind.