In the last blog post we focused on the wedding trends of 2022. All were interesting and downright exciting to hear, because let's be real, we're all about those weddings! You know what we aren't all about? Breaking the bank. Weddings on average cost $18.3k in South Dakota. EIGHTEEN POINT THREE THOUSAND. I don't know about you all, but I ain't looking to have Ramen for every meal or take out a loan for my wedding. So we've cumulated a list of things you can do to help get those costs down to something much more do-able. Because we all want that beautiful wedding, but we don't want to live in a box afterwards.
First things first: what do you absolutely need at your wedding?
What is something that you cannot will not live without on your wedding day? And not just live without, but the things you are gonna fork out the big bucks for because they mean that much. Here are some things that we think you might want to spend the big bucks on:
We've talked about what we think are necessities, but how about things where you can actually cut your budget by doing something different? Here are ideas for how you can save:
So there ya have it. A couple ways for you to save some money and actually time! Are there any budget friendly ideas you have seen, used or are going to use now? I need to know 'em all!
Ever since the pandemic hit in early 2020, lots of weddings have been delayed... until now! We've made it to 2022 and these weddings are making a huge comeback and with the most fun, exciting and interesting trends. According to theknot.com, there will 2.6 million weddings this year. Think about that for a second...
Two whole years of pushing off weddings. That's a LOT of time for brides and grooms to brainstorm what they truly want for their wedding and save for it! So what are the "trends" for this coming year? Here's a few ideas, including some of the ones we LOVE aaaand some trends we think need to go.
Disclaimer: Overall, you do whatever you want for your wedding. These trends are meant to be inspiration, not rules to follow!
Wedding trends on the rise:
We also thought it would be fun for you to see what trends we love and the ones we think need to go.
All the trends we LOVE:
Bailey: When the first dance happens right after grand entrances!
Taylor: Instead of veils, let's bring in the capes, I'm alllll about them capes! Additionally, give me all the Friday weddings, I want the ENTIRE weekend to party, not just one day!
Shelby: Photo backdrop walls for photo ops!
Kelli: Destination weddings!
All the trends that need to go:
Bailey: The chicken dance or cha cha slide.
Taylor: I love all things weddings. But if I had to choose one it's the garter toss. Oh! Or wearing heels on your wedding day - give me tennis shoes or give me death.
Shelby: Bride and groom cake toppers
What are some trends you are digging and some you're ready to get rid of?