Shopping for Wedding Printables

Hello brides and grooms! Here at All Things Wedding Utah we try to help you in your journey of getting married. We know there are many things to stress about and do. Good news! We have added a Printables Shop!

This shop will include printables for anything and everything wedding related we can think of and more. We will add 1-2 new products a month and if you want anything specific added please let us know. Once you buy a printable you can print it as many times as you want from that download, so don't lose it! (We have done this before and have learned to have backups haha)

We want to be an all-purpose site to help you and your bride/groom. Side note we are now looking for and adding Destination Wedding / Honeymoon Travel agents Vendors!

Here are some examples of work we have added and as a bonus we have added a new Planner! So don't forget to check them out!

All the proceeds of the Printable sales go to gaining more content, advertising and website costs to keep us going and growing. 

Here is the Link to our Shop CLICK ME

 

How To Choose A Unique Venue For The Wedding Of Your Dreams

Stronger economy and higher salaries have contributed to the wedding industry in the United States as it has reached $72 billion in revenue in 2016. Considering the average wedding costs $32,329, brides are clearly looking to execute a more elevated experience than the traditional banquet hall package of yesteryear. Regardless if you’re on a budget or you want a no-holds barred affair, it takes careful planning to choose the correct unique venue for your big day.

 

Things To Consider Before Choosing A Venue

 

Before choosing the type of venue, there are numerous questions you need to ask yourself to ensure your choice doesn’t exceed budget, amount of guests, present transportation problems, etc.

 

●     How many guests will you invite? This could affect your choice in venue.

●     What’s your budget? It’s important to establish this right away and stick with it. Experts suggest not spending more than 50 percent of your budget on a venue or you may not be able to afford the rest of the wedding.

●     When is the big day? If you’re willing to be flexible and/or get married on a Friday or Sunday versus a Saturday, you could spend less money and also have a greater chance of scoring a high-demand unique venue.

●     What’s the theme? The style of the wedding is often shaped by the venue, so choose this before going into all the other decor details so everything makes sense.

●     Will you be requiring guests to travel? This may very well naturally lower your guest count, as not everyone will be able to spend money — or take the time — for a destination wedding.

 

Unique Venue Options

 

Keep in mind that while a unique venue can offer a lot in terms of pre-existing decor and charm, it’s likely that you’ll have to rent all of the tables, linens, dishware, glasses, cutlery separately — not to mention pay for the labor for the catering staff and bartenders. There are a lot more details to manage when you choose a raw space, so if your budget allows, consider hiring a wedding planner to ensure everything runs smoothly before and on your big day.

 

●     Historic castle or estate: The perfect backdrop for a fairytale wedding, a historic venue makes guests feel as though they’re at home. There’s plenty of room to mingle and the grounds are likely to be the perfect backdrop for photos.

 

●     A natural landscape: Fresh air, sunshine, and nature naturally put people in a good mood, so consider saying, “I do” at a beach, vineyard, farm or nature park.

 

●     A cultural institution: Consider a museum, zoo, historical society, library, or music venue if you and your spouse-to-be have a particular cultural interest or passion.

 

●     Home sweet home: Nothing says family like a charming backyard wedding. There’s room for saving money with DIY projects such as an arbor or pergola for the occasion. Most homeowners spend from $2,459 to $3,802 nationally to build an arbor, pergola or trellis.

 

●     Industrial: Though cool and modern, spaces like a warehouse, art gallery, or loft could require a bit more in the decor department as they are traditionally more raw and open. The good news is there’s usually a lot of room for creativity.

 

The venue is the central part of creating the atmosphere at your wedding. Providing you’re organized, choosing a one-of-a-kind place to tie the knot is worth all the extra planning and organization. Venues come in all sizes and rates, so just be sure to choose one that suits your budget — if it’s already unique, you can’t go wrong.

 


Erin Reynolds is the creator of DIYMama.net, which provides resources to help others with home improvement projects and repairs. Keep an eye out for the DIY or Not Calculator, which will help you determine whether or not to take on a project yourself!

 

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How to Save Money on Wedding Photos

You don't get a "do-over" when it comes to wedding photos. But, that doesn't mean you have to spend thousands of dollars to produce beautiful photos. Keep reading, to learn more about saving money on pictures for your big event.

Book the Photographer ASAP

Wedding photographers tend to keep busy schedules, especially during peak wedding seasons. Because of this, many of them offer discounts for booking your wedding well in advance.

Once you've set your date, it's ALWAYS best to book a photographer as soon as possible. Because your rate will be locked in, you'll avoid paying more in the event the individual tries to charge more to keep up with rising costs.

Hire the Photographer for a Shorter Period

Many wedding photographers charge by the hour. So, hiring one for a shorter period of time means you'll pay less. How do you manage this? Get all of the professional photography out of the way before you cut the cake. Then, ask a friend or family member (who takes great pictures) to take care of photos at the reception.

Skip the Expensive Album

There are all sorts of options available for displaying the photos taken at your wedding. Both albums and wall photo arrangements are two of the most popular methods to help you remember your special day.

Whichever you choose, purchasing these supplies (albums, frames, mats, etc.) directly from your wedding photographer can prove to be pricey. Instead, visit your local craft store and buy what you need to make a display similar to those your photographer offers at a fraction of the price.

Buy Disposable Cameras

Disposable cameras are generally available for bulk purchase at party supply stores and online. Buy enough of them to place a few on each table at your reception. This way, guests can have fun snapping whatever photos they like. Once you get the film developed, you should have scads of great pictures to commemorate the day.

Of course, these are the only ways to save money on wedding photos. These tips are meant to give you a good place to start. Chances are; the more thought you put into it, the less expensive it will turn out to be.

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