OFF THE PAGE is our space for sharing ideas, advice and our favorite bridal trends and design. We thought there was no better way to truly help our favorite ladies than by starting a mini-series called “Pop the Question”, intended to answer any tough question you may have. We hope these Q&A sessions will answer any looming questions and ease your mind when it comes to your planning process! Let’s create a wonderful space that we can help one another plan the perfect wedding day.
QUESTION: We have a really small wedding budget and are concerned on how we should spend our money. Any tips?
ANSWER: Not every one has a large wedding budget so do not feel intimidated or stressed. We suggest hosting a small and intimate event so you can still maintain quality for your guests. We love the idea of a long, family-style table with a fantastic meal and music to celebrate your wedding vows. We understand it’s difficult to cut your guest list down but it’s so important to show the people you love that you care about their experience and comfort. When faced with wedding day questions from those left off your guest list, be honest. Mention that you are only able to host a small wedding and you wish that every one you loved was able to celebrate with you that day but you know they will be with you in spirit.
QUESTION: Is it frowned upon to send email invites for a wedding? We are trying to cut costs.
ANSWER: We always stick to the rules and will side with paper invites for your big day. It may seem like an additional cost but it is the only way of stressing the importance, formality and thoughtfulness that you want guests to feel about your wedding day. Be upfront about your paper goods budget when working with professionals and they may offer tips and tricks(like self assembly) to cut costs. Also, we suggest sticking with snail mail for your RSVP cards as well. All ages are able to fill out a small piece of paper to return in the mail, while some may struggle with the internet or online forms. To save some money, opt for a postcard style response card.
QUESTION: We love the idea of cupcakes for our wedding since we are a little non-traditional. However, our parents are concerned we will miss out on the traditional cake cutting. Any ideas?
ANSWER: Great question and great news–we have a simple solution for you! Ask your bakery to include a small cake, strictly for cake cutting photos. That way you can have your cake and eat it too, really!
We’ve loved hearing from you over the past few weeks and hopefully eased your mind when it comes to wedding planning. Our magazine offers excellent tips and advice and the blog is endless inspiration for your big day! Thank you for trusting us as your bridal guide, we truly love our local brides and love helping you in any way!