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Affordable Elegance

Brian Dunning - Monday, March 18, 2019


You can afford the wedding of your dreams by making some smart choices:

-Avoid guest list "bloat". Invite only the people that are truly special to you. Cousins and relatives that you barely know, or work acquaintances, do not need to be on your list. People truly do understand that your are keeping to a budget. Independence Harbor offers some dates with guest minimums as low as 100.

-Go minimal with flowers and centerpieces. "IH" offers glass hurricanes with ivory tapered candles. Add a ribbon with bow to coordinate with your wedding colors and you have a budget friendly centerpiece. You can still add the "wow" factor in your wedding party bouquets and boutonniere's.

-Why not consider buying your dress "off the rack". Nearly all fine stores carry wedding dress options OR choose a dress that you love and make your own statement. No Rules, choose any color and style, be a trendsetter. Choose a dress color and length for the girls and let them select a dress that is flattering and can be worn again. Consider having the groomsmen buy a suit in your selected color. You can gift the ties and socks to style your wedding "look", and the guys will have a suit that they can wear later.

-Choose a Date other than a Saturday Night: Why not consider a Thursday Night? On Thursday Nights,"IH" offers Free Rental, reduced guest minimums (100) Winter Menu pricing (our lowest pricing structure) the option for a complimentary photo hour with your photographer prior to the ceremony, and state of the art uplighting programmed to your color scheme. Give your guests advance notice and they can anticipate your wedding and enjoy a long weekend. We also have some "Last Minute Savings Dates" offering significant savings...Same Great Food, Same Beautiful Property, and just a Fraction of the Cost!!!

-Our All Inclusive Package Menu. Our "All Inclusive Wedding Package Menu" includes Stationary and Passed Hors D'oeuvres, Entree (Full Service or Buffet), Champagne Toast and Dessert Station or Full Service Dessert along with our "Thirst Quencher Bar". "HAVE IT ALL" without the cost of pricey add ons.

-Plan, Plan, Plan. Planning ahead allows you to stick with your budget and not make impulse decisions. Stay on track and Enjoy the Process. You are planning your special day with the person that you love. This is supposed to be Fun.

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