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Wedding Budgeting Tips - Getting the Most Out of Your Time & Budget
by Francesca from ByFrancescaXO.

Weddings can get expensive! With all the amazing decor, vendors and food options out there it's tough to decide where to cut. Here are a few ideas on where you can cut back a bit to see some great money and time savings without hurting the overall quality and look of your wedding day. Happy planning (and saving!).
Budget
- Decide on your Budget and stick to it.
- Decide your 3 Must HAVES.

Venue
- Choose a Venue with great bones - the less you have to decorate, the more money you save.

Guest Count
- Set your Guest Count and don't go over!


Flowers

- Flower Budget needs to be realistic.
- Choose Flowers in Season.

Choosing Your Date
- Make sure when you choose a Month and Date for your wedding you know what's in season (ie. food, flowers, alcohol).
- Fridays, Sundays and Mid-Week are less expensive.


Bridal Party
- Bridal Party vs. No Bridal Party (cost savings if you just choose Maif of Honour and Best Man).


Ceremony
- The longer the ceremony and more details you add the more it will cost your budget.
- Choose a Later Ceremony to skip Cocktail Hour.

Alcohol
- For Cocktail hour ~ Choose Mocktails as studies show the most alcohol consumed is during cocktail hour.
- Serve Wines on the Table (1 white/1 red). Mixed Drinks and Shots cost more in the Bevies Budget.

Photography
- Do your pictures beforehand to save on guests waiting around and omit the cocktail hour.
- Make a list for your Photographer of MUST HAVE photo's to save time and waiting around.
- Let your guests know who is a part of what photo's and make sure they are waiting around to get those done ~ no need to chase them.
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Francesca Schettini brings her sense of visual style and passion for all things beautiful to every design she creates. She has the ability to visualize any room and transform it into her clients dream wedding and or event.

At her boutique, they specialize in making every client feel like family. Certified in Wedding Planning, Event and Hospitality Management, Francesca’s designer background sets her apart from the rest. She is fluent in French and is diversified in traditions and cultures. If she looks familiar it’s because you have seen her on daytime Durham, Topic Lifestyle and even co-produced, designed and hosted her own show on Rogers TV called “Design My Party”.

Website: https://byfrancescaxoweddings.com
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