SOURCE: Paradise Banquet Hall Toronto
TORONTO--(Marketwire - Jun 12, 2012) - MSN reports that the average cost of a wedding in today's society is $26,984. This figure does not include the honeymoon, the bridal shower, the engagement party, or the bachelor/bachelorette parties that often accompany a wedding. For this reason, many brides find themselves trying to cope with a strict budget that, oftentimes, does not cover what they need to create the wedding they have dreamed of. But many brides have successfully made their wedding days perfect by breaking traditions that do not hold sentimental value, MSN reports. Paradise Banquet Hall of Toronto, a popular wedding and reception venue, agrees that traditions that are not important to the bride and groom should be dropped to stretch the budget.
Donna Freedman, author of the previously cited article, uses the example of Kendal Perez to illustrate how wedding traditions can be altered -- or forgone completely -- in an effort to maximize a strict budget. Perez decided not to hold a bridal shower, she allowed her bridesmaids to choose their own dresses, and she did not give out wedding favors to make her budget stretch. Additionally, Perez opted to do her own makeup and drove with her fiancé in her car, rather than in an expensive limo.
"No guest approached me with complaints about missing out on monogrammed matchbooks or pouches of customized M&Ms," Perez remarked. "No complaints from guests hoping to shell out even more cash (on shower gifts) to attend my big day."
Paradise Banquet Hall of Toronto believes that Perez has taken a smart and frugal approach to wedding planning, and urges other brides to follow her example.
"Why waste money on traditions that are not important to you or your groom?" asked a representative of Paradise Banquet Hall of Toronto. "We encourage our brides to think about what is special to them on their wedding day. These are the details on which they should splurge. But the traditions that are not important should not take up space within a strict budget."
For example, brides may opt for simpler invitations, borrow jewelry from family members, or use credit card rewards to pay for the honeymoon.
Paradise Banquet Hall of Toronto, Canada, is a venue that hosts breathtaking personal and corporate events. A highly sought meeting place for weddings, reunions, corporate gatherings, and other special activities, Paradise Banquet Hall of Toronto is well known for its luxurious atmosphere and superior quality of service. For over four decades, Paradise Banquet Hall of Toronto has provided the highest degree of hospitality against a backdrop of 18th century extravagance. This venue has been voted number one in Product and Service by York Region and is recognized as one of the top facilities in Ontario.