Your Flowers after the Wedding: What Can You Do?

Your Flowers after the Wedding: What Can You Do? Flowers are a significant part of any wedding, both intimate and grand. If you have just gotten married, it is likely that much thought have been placed in picking your wedding flowers. Chances are, you and your fiancé spent a handsome penny on them, too. But…

Your Flowers after the Wedding: What Can You Do?

Flowers are a significant part of any wedding, both intimate and grand. If you have just gotten married, it is likely that much thought have been placed in picking your wedding flowers. Chances are, you and your fiancé spent a handsome penny on them, too. But now that your wedding is over, what can you do with these blooms that you paid much for? Instead of simply just giving them away or, worse, throwing them away, you can repurpose your wedding flowers for different joy-filled reasons.

Spreading goodwill and cheer. Perhaps you can make a day of it… call on your closes girlfriends and spend the day re-bundling your wedding flowers into smaller bouquets. Tie them up with nice ribbons or laces, attach short notes, and give them to residents of elderly nursing homes, orphanages, or just to your community neighbors.

Read up on local government or private organizations whose purpose is to enrich members of its communities. Find out if there is any group that offers livelihood flower-arrangement training programs for its youth or indigent sectors. Donating your wedding flowers to causes or courses like these is a significant help to your community already.

Decorate your home with flowers. Repurpose your wedding flowers and add color to your home. You may put them in different vases or baskets and adorn different nooks of the house, or you may dry them out. Silica gel, pressing, and hanging them upside down are all popular methods of drying flowers. Freeze-drying them can be great, too, if you wish to hold on to them for far longer after your wedding. Freeze-drying the bridal bouquet is always a great post-wedding day gift for any bride.

You can also take your dried flowers, add essential oil, and any herbs, spices or other trinkets you want to include and DIY some sweet potpourri. Gather a bouquet and tie the stems together with some twine. Hang them upside down and give them a couple of weeks to fully dry out. Once your flowers are dry, put them in a container and add a few drops of essential oil.  It’s recommended that you close the container and allow the flowers to absorb the oil for a couple of weeks. Potpourri can be charming touches to any home, and you can make gifts of it, too. Have fun with it! 

The “language” of flowers has been a language spoken for many centuries. As far back as the Victorian era, flowers have been the most heartwarming way to express emotions when words and gestures are not entirely enough. Now that your wedding day is over and your Singapore wedding videographer has captured the significance of your flowers into your wedding cinematography video and in your wedding photography packages, you can spread the joy that your wedding flowers brought you even wider and much farther. 

WEDDING ON A BUDGET: HOW TO CUT COSTS IN THE WEDDING DRESS (Part 3 of 3)

If you are about to get married in Singapore, you should know that this can cost you anywhere around $30,000 to $50,000 and may even go up to as much as $100,000. The cost of the wedding largely depends on the type and scale of wedding you would like to have, as well as the number…

If you are about to get married in Singapore, you should know that this can cost you anywhere around $30,000 to $50,000 and may even go up to as much as $100,000. The cost of the wedding largely depends on the type and scale of wedding you would like to have, as well as the number of guests you are planning to invite. 

A first quick tip to save a little more in your wedding expenditures is by charging your wedding expenses to your credit card if what you have is one of those credit cards that offer % cashback. This is a smart and practical way of spending for your dream wedding, yet cutting costs at the same time.

The wedding venue is the first major area of expense in any wedding. This is closely followed by the wedding reception. The third, most cash-draining element of any wedding is the wedding dress. Below are a few hacks for how to possibly cut down on your wedding dress costs without sacrificing quality and style.

Overlook the Label. One of the best ways to save is to find a white dress that is not actually marketed as a wedding gown. If you still wish to have a traditional wedding ensemble, try looking at bridesmaid dress options that come in white.

Make Your Wedding Dress Your “Something Old”. Raid your mom’s or grandma’s closet/attic and have her wedding dress customized according to your style. Or check out your local vintage shops for gorgeous, valuable finds. You can always take an old dress to a seamstress and have her re-work the style to suit your taste and your wedding day’s theme.

Go for Casual and Modern. This is especially applicable to a beach or destination wedding where you do not need to go all out on a traditional and big wedding dress. Hit some clearance racks, ready-to-wear labels, or even consider donning a cocktail dress. Remember, any simple dress can be fancied up with a colorfully contrasting belt/sash/bow or by throwing on an elegant and stylish crocheted vest or shrug.

Ask About the Store Sample. You can get even bigger savings if you can find a discontinued dress. Shops need to dispose of these samples since they will be unable to order a dress after it is phased out. You could actually be doing the store a favor by taking it out of their hands without any profit loss on their part. Sample dresses have likely been tried on by several customers, but that should not stop you. With enough creativity, you can refurbish the sample dress to its original (or maybe even surpass it) glory.

From getting ready to the solemnization to the reception, one supplier will likely be with you all throughout. Wedding photography and videography suppliers can cost you anywhere between $2,500 to $5,000. But a documentation of all your wedding moments, emotions, and backdrops is truly priceless and this is why a lot of couples do not cut costs as much in this area. Go with a trusted Singapore Wedding Videographer who offers reasonably-priced wedding photography packages as well as wedding videography packages so you will only need to coordinate with one vendor.

Remember, planning your wedding budget in the beginning will help you significantly. It guides you into making better spending decisions and you avoid getting overwhelmed with all the options. At the end of the day, you want your wedding to be an expression of your love and celebration which you will cherish together everlastingly.

Honeymoons on a Budget

Planning a wedding comes with a price tag, we all know. If you are in the midst of preparing for yours, then you would know that budgeting for the whole affair is only half the spending battle. Most, if not all, soon-to-be-weds will want to look forward to a memorable honeymoon after the ceremonies. And,…

Planning a wedding comes with a price tag, we all know. If you are in the midst of preparing for yours, then you would know that budgeting for the whole affair is only half the spending battle. Most, if not all, soon-to-be-weds will want to look forward to a memorable honeymoon after the ceremonies. And, let’s face it – honeymoons don’t come cheap these days, either. The good news is there are still a lot of budget-friendly honeymoon destinations that have yet to be fully explored. They may not be as lavish or grand or prestigious as the “banner” honeymoon destinations of many, but they are just as attractive, enjoyable, and memorable.

Thailand. If you and your fiancé are yearning to escape to the beach for your honeymoon, the best time to visit Thailand is November through April. Phuket is perfect if you want to enjoy romantic sunset dinners. The secluded island of Koh Mook (or Pearl Island) promises an authentic cultural experience of the country, plus the chance to see Thailand’s natural wonder – the Morakot Cave.

Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is the perfect budget-friendly honeymoon destination if what you and your fiancé would enjoy are dazzling beaches, seaside forts, and a visit to Old San Juan. Breath-taking rainforests set a dramatic backdrop to the city streets lined with museums, cafés, restaurants, and numerous historical sites. If you’re looking for something a little more remote, fly or take the ferry from San Juan to Isla de Culebra, where you and your fiancé can go scuba diving or take in the underwater scenery.

St. Maarten. If you and your fiancé would like to go off to the Caribbean islands, St. Maarten will give you the feel of Havana but will not be as costly as the other Caribbean islands. Here, you can zip line, scuba-dive, soak in the tropical wildlife, and hike to Pic Paradis for the most stunning view on the island.

Cook Islands. Rarotonga in the Cook Islands has an enjoyable climate of high 70˚/low 80˚ temperatures all year round. Go on an adventure exploring the local shops, museums, and quaint cafés around town. There are also tons of underwater activities you can take part of like snorkeling the underwater caves, canyons, and sunken shipwrecks.

Jamaica. Negril, a large town in west Jamaica, can be your picture-perfect honeymoon getaway with its white sand beaches and cascading waterfalls. Hire a tour guide to explore the Mayfield Falls or float down the Negril River with a bamboo raft. If you and your fiancé walk the adventurous side, cliff jumping and live music at Rick’s Cafe could be the perfect end to an eventful day at the beach.

Philippines. The Philippine islands would be perfect for temperate climate-loving newlyweds. Nearly all its tourist destinations will offer affordable and convenient accommodations with plenty of adventurous activities to engage in. Just remember that the farther your chosen location is from Manila (its capital) the more transportation arrangements you will need to make (like connecting flights, ferries, etc.) Regardless of how long it might take you to get there, it is guaranteed that the views, people, and ambience will all be worth it.

Your honeymoon is like your much-needed breather after all the buzz and stress of planning and completing your wedding celebration. It is where you and your now-better-half can finally savor wedded bliss away from it all. You would surely want to remember it as much as you will always want to look back on your wedding day. Inquire with your Singapore wedding photographer if their wedding photography packages or wedding videography packages can include highlights from the honeymoon. Perhaps you can share photos and videos that you’ve captured during the honeymoon which they can integrate into your final wedding album. Safe travels!