Many couples today are planning multiples weddings as a means of satisfying cultural differences and religions beliefs, or to include sides of the family who live in different states or countries. For whatever reason you and your mate are planning to say “I Do” more than once, you can use these tips and tidbits on planning multiple weddings to save money, time, and stress.
Setting A Budget
There’s no doubt about it. Holding multiple ceremonies is going to cost that much more. Prepare yourself with a budget. Knowing how much money you have and where it’s going will help streamline the planning process and ensure your big day goes as planned.
After you have a general idea of how much everything costs, you can scour the web for deals, ask around for cheaper vendors, and have an idea of what a fair price really looks like.
Custom Wedding Stationery
Why waste time shopping around for stationery that fits your theme, when you can create it yourself online? Order your wedding stationery from WeddingPaperie.com.
We offer some of the best customization options on the web and thousands of beautiful save the date, invitation, and card templates.
Custom wedding stationery will work especially well for couples planning multiple weddings.
You can either create invites for each wedding, or they can include all the information on one invite, save the date, and RSVP — and leave the choice up to guests as to which wedding they will attend, or whether they will attend all of them.
Save Time With Mailing Service
Getting married once is stressful enough, so if you’re planning multiple weddings, keeping things simple will be key.
You’ll want to eliminate any tasks that you can. Some things you’ll need to do yourself, but others can be passed on to vendors or friends.
Take your wedding stationery for instance. Eliminate the task of sending your stationery out to guests by opting for mailing service, when purchasing your stationery online. Our sister site PurpleTrail offers this time-saving feature for a very reasonable price as well.
With mailing service, Wedding Paperie and PurpleTrail will print your stationery and the custom envelopes for it, then package and ship it directly to your guests.
This is a great way to save yourself time and hassle!
Weddings In Different States or Countries
If you’ll be holding your weddings in different states or countries, purchase your plane tickets well ahead of time. This will save you money and solidify your plans. Do this before you send out your save the dates, RSVPs, and invitations — in case you can’t get the tickets you want afterwards. The same goes for your venue, lodging, catering, and entertainment.
Give guests ample time to plan for your wedding and check in often to ensure they’ve purchased their tickets and can make your wedding — especially if it’s a long trip. It would be unfortunate if you reserve space, food, and favors for a bunch of people who can’t make the ceremony.
Also, consider getting married before taking your trip — you can keep it on the down low if you want your wedding to feel more authentic. Each country and state has different legalities regarding marriage, so tying the knot before hand will simplify things and avoid any last minute problems.
If you’re traveling to a touristy destination, you can save money by holding your wedding during the off-season. You can also save some cash by asking if the hotel offers deals for groups. Places in the area may also offer discounts or groupons on entertainment, food, and more.
The Bridal Party
If your bridesmaids and groomsmen can’t make it to all of your weddings, see if they can celebrate with you beforehand and maybe even help with planning.
Just because they won’t be there, doesn’t mean they can’t be by your side while planning for the weddings. After all, you will need all the help you can get planning for multiple weddings.
If your fiance’s groomsmen and your bridesmaids are in different areas, take this into consideration.
On your wedding day, will your fiance feel uncomfortable if you’re surrounded by all of your close friends while all of theirs are back home? Probably not.
If this is the case, consider opting for a private ceremony without bridesmaids and groomsmen. Have your close friends and family members either stay seated throughout the ceremony, or if it’s a small enough group, have everyone gather nearby as you exchange your vows.
Are You Planning Multiple Weddings?
Hopefully you found these wedding tips helpful! Good luck planning for each of your special occasions.
Please let us know if you’re planning for multiple weddings, or if you have in the past. Share your advice with us and our readers via the comment section below!