How to Fete Not Fret a Busy Wedding Guest Season – Satsuma Designs

How to Fete Not Fret a Busy Wedding Guest Season

How to Fete Not Fret a Busy Wedding Guest Season

A wedding invitation is always a welcome gift, but let's be honest, if you're in the thick of a summer of love, it can also be overwhelming. I'm talking about the parties, gifts, clothing and travel that each wedding may require.

And if you're lucky enough to be invited into a wedding party, these wedding accoutrements double!

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Here are a few practical and polite ways to fete not fret a busy wedding season. I'm often asked about gift giving etiquette and when and how to give gifts. The most important set of rules to gift giving is to give from the heart and make sure you can afford it! 

Budget

If you're working with a small budget, consider a gift that gives of you. What do you excel at that would delight the bride and groom? Could you help them host a party? Paint a room? Cultivate a garden while they're away on their honeymoon? 

Find a way to give that celebrates the bride and grooms' interests that's also affordable and simply requires more elbow grease than greenbacks.

Time

When planning multiple gift giving events through a season, budget your timing as much as your cash flow.

Don't let expenses overwhelm you one month. Instead, pace your gift giving by scheduling purchasing and shipping dates. If you're buying from a registry, add a calendar reminder with link to shop and purchase a month in advance. That way the bride and groom receive their gift a couple of weeks before the big day.

Sartorial Swap

For a fun fashion idea that's easy on the budget, get a group of wedding goers together and plan a gown swap through the season. Host a fun evening where guests bring 3-5 cocktail dresses or separates to share for the next few months. 

Clothing is returned to their original owner at an autumn party when the best wedding stories win a prize!

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Be Your Best Self

Regardless of the costs, remember that the wedding celebration is about the couple. Don't complain about the expense incurred to get to the wedding, give a gift and buy a new gown. Instead, celebrate the joy that a wedding brings!

Say 'No' When You Need To

When expenses are adding up and you're feeling out of control, speak up. It's okay to let the bride or groom know that the financials are taking a toll.

This should be no news to the couple who is likely spending a lot on their big day. Talk it out and make sure the bride and groom know how much you care, but might not be able to spend as you'd hoped. 

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