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3 Things to Splurge on for Your Wedding

Every­one always talks about how to save mon­ey on your wed­ding, but they shy away on the things you should invest in to make sure your and your guests’ expe­ri­ences are as amaz­ing as they can be.

Here are three things that you can splurge on to put your wed­ding over the top:

1. Photographer/Videographer

Pho­tographs and videos are the best way to pre­serve the mem­o­ry of your wed­ding day. Your actu­al mem­o­ries are like­ly to get jum­bled with how crazy the sched­ule for the day is. Invest­ing in a photographer/videographer that you admire, trust, and feel com­fort­able with will lead to beau­ti­ful pho­tos that you can cher­ish for years to come. Not sure if you want a video­g­ra­ph­er? It’s total­ly your call, but I have heard from so many peo­ple that they either a) loooove their wed­ding video or b) wish they’d got­ten one made.

dog with bride's wedding dress train

2. Food

Oth­er than how beau­ti­ful the bride is and how sweet the cer­e­mo­ny was (those are just a giv­en), one of the biggest things your guests will remem­ber is the food. Cater­ing is usu­al­ly the biggest cost of a wed­ding, tak­ing up to 30% of the bud­get (between food, drinks, and desserts), but it is well worth it to make sure your food is amaz­ing. It’s some­thing your guests will men­tion to you for years to come. I still think about the pop­py seed chick­en casse­role from a friend’s wed­ding three years ago. No mat­ter how hard I try, I can­not repli­cate it.

3. DJ

While your guests may or may not remem­ber if your DJ or oth­er musi­cians were amaz­ing, they will remem­ber if they were ter­ri­ble. The same wed­ding that had the great casse­role, also had a ter­ri­ble DJ. He was creepy, played weird music, and total­ly messed up the bridal par­ty intro­duc­tions. To avoid a sit­u­a­tion like this, take rec­om­men­da­tions from oth­ers (ask your venue or wed­ding plan­ner for sug­ges­tions; they’re in the biz, after all) and try to see your DJ/band per­form live before you book. A great DJ will have every­one danc­ing and hav­ing an all-around fun time.

bride dancing with father at wedding reception

No mat­ter what your bud­get is, food, pho­tog­ra­phers, and music are three of the big­ger expens­es that come along with plan­ning a wed­ding. They are also three things that will decide one way or anoth­er whether your wed­ding is a blast or a dud. Of course, every ele­ment is crazy impor­tant, more than you ever actu­al­ly know, but splurg­ing on these three things will make for great mem­o­ries for all.

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