SMART WAYS TO SAVE

Lit­tle gems for spend­ing less, with­out com­pro­mis­ing on style.

New Zealand Weddings - - CONTENTS -

Be bud­get savvy with these four money sav­ing ideas that will make the most of your out­go­ings

1. THE FLOW­ERS

Stick to two or three in-sea­son flow­ers you adore, and bulk up your bou­quets with plenty of lush green­ery for abun­dant ar­range­ments, mi­nus the hefty price tag. Red Cre­ative, POA.

2. THE TA­BLE STA­TIONERY

Make ev­ery­day ob­jects do dou­ble duty as place cards and favours: choose some­thing that fits into your colour theme – think a home-grown lemon – and dec­o­rate it with a pretty tag and some rib­bon or twine.

3. THE MU­SIC

Look­ing for live mu­sic to help set the mood for your cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion? Con­sider hir­ing grad­u­ate mu­si­cians. They’ll be thrilled for the money, and your guests won’t no­tice the dif­fer­ence.

4. THE MENU

Slash print­ing costs by writ­ing your menu on a big chalk board or a grand mir­ror at the front of the room (or only print­ing two or three menus per ta­ble) in­stead of print­ing one for each guest.

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