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May 6, 2009

Jubilee Events featured on Fox61: Tips to save on your wedding!

Yesterday, Fox61 news at 10 stopped by our studio to interview myself, Elisabeth of Blush Floral Studio, Eric Langlois of raw photo design, and Tom Morlock of Paradigm Digital Video, and get our opinions on how couples could save money while planning their wedding. I advised couples look into off season dates and nights other than Saturday — where the cost differential can be pretty considerable! Here are some other tips we talked about that didn’t make it on air:

Cut your guest list: About 40% of a couples budget is spent on the reception (food, drink, and the site itself). You can significantly impact your budget by cutting the guest list down!

Prioritize. Spend / splurge on what is important to YOU and seek out creative and cost effective ideas for aspects that are not as important. Every couple is different, and therefore, every couple will have different priorities. Once you identify areas that you want to invest in — do so!

Some other advice: If you have a hobby, skill, or something you are love to do — I definitely recommend infusing that into your wedding! But I caution couples: don’t bite off more than you can chew. It may seem like no big deal to do something yourself — and with enough time and preparation no task is insurmountable. Be sure to schedule enough time to get a project done and have a back up plan in case something doesn’t go as planned. Always consider, as well, if doing something yourself is actually saving you money.

  1. Robin Dini

    May 6th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    can i watch it online??

  2. saundra, event engineer

    May 7th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Candace- Congrats rock star !!! Would love to see the segment!

  3. Sarah Pease | Brilliant Event Planning

    May 8th, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Awesome!!! Yeah, where can we watch it?

  4. Amanda Herzberger (Orchard Cove)

    May 9th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    This was a great feature – kudooooooooz to you ;)

  5. Candice

    May 20th, 2009 at 7:55 am

    LOL Amanda. Kudos will NEVER be the same. You can check it out on my facebook for those who haven’t seen it yet.

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