When you’re planning your wedding, you will embark upon making some of the most important purchases of your life. A lot of thought and advance planning will probably go into these decisions, but by knowing your options and making some decisions ahead of time you can avoid impulse purchases snowballing into an enormous bill as you plan your wedding.
One of the first purchases you make will be the rings. There are many types of rings to choose from, but some of the most popular lately are the tungsten carbide wedding bands. Tungsten carbide rings are extremely durable, and have a very unique and stylish look as well. Perhaps the most important factor is their price; they are a very affordable option when their high quality is compared with the low price.
Another big purchase will be the wedding dress. Rarely are women willing to compromise even slightly on this part of the wedding planning. However, it really does pay to shop around. If you find the dress you absolutely must have, write down the designer and serial number, and compare prices at several different bridal shops. Many beautiful and very stylish gowns are also available online, and most websites make it easy to search for the perfect dress by allowing search options by style and color (yes, not all wedding dresses are white anymore!)
Purchases like florists, caterers, the cake, and champagne can also vary a great deal in price, so you should definitely comparison shop between services. Some wedding venues such as country clubs offer all of these services in-house, so you may get a discount by having the wedding planner coordinate everything for you. The bottom line is to always shop around and compare at least three different florists, caterers, and so on, until you find the perfect match for both your aesthetic sense as well as your budget.