Many times our couples look at things you can ‘go cheap on’ for your wedding. Whilst we love thinking outside the square, there are a couple of things you just should never go cheap on.
A brides shoes need to be comfortable. You are on your feet alot and the last thing I want to see is a bride walking around with no shoes. The last thing you want is to hobble about, putting band aids on your feet and unable to dance the night away.
It’s also a great idea to purchase shoes with thicker heels – especially if you will be walking on grass at all – and a thicker heel will help those women who are a little challenged in heel walking as well.
Be sure to try on your shoes and walk in them alot at home – I recommend you wear them around the house in the evenings – even if you are just sitting on the sofa – wear them!
Fact is, you don’t need expensive shoes for them to be comfortable. Personally, I bought some wedding shoes online in the UK. They are not the nicest looking shoes ever but I didn’t mind and I knew my dress would cover them. Also, I never wear white shoes, so I knew I wouldn’t wear them again – hence I went cheap. They were cheap enough that if they were very uncomfortable, I wouldn’t feel too bad about buying another pair.
My wedding shoes were the most comfortable shoes I’d ever worn and sit proudly in my wardrobe (never to be worn again). At 2am when my husband and I returned to our bridal suite following the wedding after party – the only thing that hurt was my face from all the smiling…my feet felt absolutely fine
Spending money on good shoes is definitely a must!
Food is one of those elements that can break or make a wedding. If it’s quality and fresh, your guests will know that. If there is not enough or it’s poor quality – your guests will be doing a McDonalds drive through on the way home (and will be hungry during your wedding reception).
Book your menu taste test as early as possible so that if you are not happy with the options you have, you have plenty of time to discuss alternatives with the chef. Food is definitely worth spending a bit of extra $$ on.
If you come from a family of eaters (I do!), it’s worth requesting either larger serves, more bread on tables, or antipasto platters (or an additional course) to ensure your guests have a full belly.
To off-set the cost of the catering, you may want to either:
a) have a small wedding cake (only for cutting and keep sake)
b) use your wedding cake as the desert. Alot of time couples have the reception/caterers serve desert and also have a large wedding cake to serve up. There is usually alot of waste.
Depending on your style of wedding, your budget etc there are many other things you can add to this list.
If you could turn back time, what would you do differently?