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Scarlett Weddings’ Honeymoon Budget Tips

After months of tireless planning, the ring and the big day itself, a proper getaway is what all couples will be looking for. Unfortunately, not not everyone have unlimited budget for a luxury honeymoon vacation. To help you plan your well-deserved trip after your big day, we will give you the scoop on the best honeymoon tips that can save you a fortune!

Efter månader av outtröttlig planering, inklusive införskaffandet av ringen och själva stora dagen, är en riktig getaway vad alla par behöver. Tyvärr har inte alla obegränsad budget för en lyxig smekmånad. För att hjälpa dig att planera en välförtjänt resa efter din stora dag kommer vi att ge dig de senaste nyheterna om de bästa smekmånad-tipsen som kan spara dig en förmögenhet.

1.Think outside the season!
If you have your mind set on a specific honeymoon destination, be flexible either with your wedding day or your departure. Most of the tropical destination have warm weather year-round and this way, you can avoid crowds and assure budget friendly vocation.

1. Tänk utanför säsongen!
Drömmer du om en specifik destination för din smekmånad? Var då flexibel med din bröllopsdag eller tiden för avresa. Många av de tropiska destinationerna har varmt väder året runt, vilket kan hjälpa dig att undvika stora folksamlingar och försäkra en plånboksvänlig semester.

2. Ask for the professional help
Travel agency can help you find your dream honeymoon destination that suits your budget and preferences. You can have access to on-going sales and various last-minute deals.

2. Hitta professionell hjälp
Resebyråer kan hjälpa dig att hitta ditt drömsresmål som passar din budget och dina önskemål. Här får du tillgång till aktuella reor och olika sista minuten-erbjudanden.

3. Have a destination wedding
Destination weddings can be 2-in-1, unforgettable wedding day and experience of new place. Consult your wedding planning expert and get discount on wedding packages that reflect your personal style. Our in-house experts can help you choose the destination of your dreams, ensuring a great discount and unforgettable wedding. One of our latest offers is wedding package in La Mamounia, Marrakech’s palatial hotel surrounded by royal gardens dating form 1923. Poppy Delevingne and James Cook held their second wedding ceremony at La Mamounia.

3. Kombinera bröllop med resa
Bröllop tillsammans med resmål kan vara en 2-i-1-lösning: En Oförglömlig bröllopsdag och möjligheten att uppleva en ny plats. Tala med din bröllopsplanerare och få rabatt på bröllopspaket som går hand i hand med din personliga stil. Våra in-house experter kan hjälpa dig att välja din drömdestination, garantera rabatterade priser och ett oförglömligt bröllop. En av våra senaste erbjudanden är ett bröllopspaket i La Mamounia, Marrakech. Det här palatsliknande hotellet är omgivet med kungliga trädgårdar från 1923. Poppy Delevingne och James Cook höll sitt andra bröllop på La Mamounia i Marrakech.

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For more information about our special offers check Scarlett Weddings website and contact our team.

4.Plan early and do your research
The key to making the most out of your budget is to plan your honeymoon ahead. Once you have decided on wedding date keep your eyes open on vocation deals and special offers. Moreover, you will get the chance to book a perfect room in your dream hotel before they are sold out. Talk with your fiance about your priorities and than decide what you can live with our without.

4.Planera tidigt och gör efterforskning
Nyckeln till att göra det bästa av din budget är att planera din smekmånad långt innan. När du väl har bestämt dig datumet för bröllopsdagen är det bra att hålla ögonen öppna för specialerbjudanden. Vad mer är, det här kan ge dig chansen att boka en perfekt rum i din drömhotell innan det är slutsålt. Prata med din fästman om era prioriteringar och bestämm vad ni klara er med och vad ni kan vara utan.

5. Consider the alternatives
While all-inclusive resorts come with ‘mandatory fun’ their inclusive honeymoon packages afford you the luxury and a carefree experience. On the other side, a simple bed & breakfast hotels have significantly lower prices and you still get to spend your honeymoon at your dream destination. The most important thing is to weight your priorities and find out what is more important to you – luxury stay or dream destination.

5. Tänk på alternativen
Medan all-inclusive resorts kommer med “obligatorisk roliga aktiviteter” erbjuder deras inclusive smekmånads-paket lyxig och bekymmerslös upplevelse. Å andra sidan har ett enkel Bed & Breakfast hotell betydligt lägre priser och där är du ju fortfarande vara på din drömdestination. Det viktigaste är att väga dina olika prioriteringar och ta reda på vad som viktigtigast för dig – lyxhotell eller en drömdestination.

David & Rebecka’s wedding, designed by Scarlett Weddings

David & Rebecka’s wedding, designed by Scarlett Weddings

Have a question or need a wedding planning advice? Contact us at info@scarlettweddings.se

Har du en fråga eller behöver en råd för din bröllopsplanering? Kontakta oss på  info@scarlettweddings.se

Love,

SW team

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Planning your wedding.

Before reading this post make sure that you have read this one (Just engaged?).

You have been for a while getting inspiration from the biggest blogs and websites, you know your priorities and you have created a budget. Well, what’s next?

We recommend to use an estimated timeline of 12 months for the planning. This will help you through the whole amazing process. Take good note on your wedding notebook!

1 year to 9 months before the wedding:

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• Make a preliminary guest list and adjust it to your budget.

• Organize the engagement party.

• Hire a Wedding Planner. Meet her and her team in person and let her help you to smooth the wedding planner process.

• Choose the location and the date. Visit personally the venues you selected, choose your favorite and reserve it. Do it according to your budget and the guests you have on your list. This is pretty important. Depending on the season of the year and the reputation of the venue, they can take reservation up to one year in advance! Make sure you get the day you want by reserving early. Leave the menu open so you can try it later on.

• Reserve the date you wish to get married if you are getting married in a church. In Sweden, if you desire to get married in the same venue, a vigselförrättare can go there and officiate the ceremony. Your Wedding planner will give you more information about this.

9 to 6 months before the wedding:

planning 9-6• Create a website for the wedding with all the details your guests will need.

• Meet the vendors. Photographer, cake, flowers, music, stationery, hair and makeup artists and all the other services you wish to include. Keep their contacts in a file. Note that vendors will demand a certain amount in advance to be able to book their services so you might want to write checks or prepare cash.

• Actualize your budget accordingly the services you want to hire.

• Buy the rings.

• Start looking and purchase the wedding gown, shoes and jewelry.

• Start looking and purchase the groom’s tuxedo.

• Start looking and purchase for bridesmaids dresses.

• Finish the guest list.

• Send the Save the Date.

• Start designing the invitations. Especially if you are counting with a calligrapher!

• Start planning your honeymoon.

6 to 3 months before the wedding:

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• If your guests have to travel abroad send the invitations with 5 months so they have time enough to book tickets and hotel. If the wedding is in your country, you can send the invitations 3 months before the date.

• Book hotel rooms for out of town guests if necessary.

• Meet the Baker and purchase the cake.

• Meet the DJ, band or musicians and select the music.

• Meet the photographer and make sure you provide “must” pictures. We recommend to do a pre-wedding photoshoot in order to get used to the camera and feel comfortable with the photographer. These pictures are extraordinary beautiful in your wedding website!

• Meet the florist and book your wedding day, also, select the flowers for the centrepieces, bridesmaids’ bouquets, boutonnieres and your bouquet.

• Draw a preliminary schedule of your wedding day.

• If you are planning a rehearsal dinner, visit the place, check the menu and book it.

• Start looking and purchase your rehearsal dress.

3 to 2 months before the wedding:

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• Taste and choose the final wedding menu and design and print the stationery.

• Meet several make-up and hair artists and try their services before the wedding. Take pictures of yourself to compare and book the one you liked the most.

• Make all the honeymoon payments or get the Visa (if necessary).

• Organize a bachelorette party (if your maid of honor is not already doing it!).

• Finish the wedding day schedule and send it to all vendors.

• Buy favors, sitting cards, candles and other decoration if it’s necessary.

1 month before the wedding:

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• Confirm your guests and send the number to the venue.

• Practice the ceremony, the first dance and the wedding vows.

• Try your bride outfit with all the jewelry.

• Get a nice tan.

• Book a Spa and beauty treatments for you and relax.

The day is finally here…. Enjoy!

Scarlett Weddings team wish you the best on your wedding day!

Featured image source:  Swoozies

Just engaged?

Congratulations!

You are going to plan your wedding and you are not sure how to start. Keep calm. Married women all over the world have gone through it and had the same feelings, and they all triumphed! Here are some tips that can help you to start:

– Throw an engagement party! This is the best moment to do it! Make sure you include people who will be on your wedding list.

– Get inspired. Blogs, bridal websites, Pinterest and Instagram will help you to get the inspiration you may need for your big day. There is a big market full of ideas waiting for you. Sounds overwhelming… But it´s so much fun!

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– Go to Bridal Shows and Wedding Fairs. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of them if you have it. Bridal Shows are perfect to make new contacts and get a full perspective of vendors and prices in your area. Tip: in Stockholm, Bröllopsmässan in Grand Hôtel is our best recommendation! You can check the dates and prices here.

– Choose the theme that suits your personality as a couple. There are so many different styles shabby chic, vintage, rustic, modern, monochrome… You can always include some shades from your personality as a couple in your wedding. You will always remember it and it will make your wedding unique.

– Set priorities. Once you got all inspiration and you are ready to start the real planning, make a priority list of services. Start for those that are essential.

– Create a budget. Be honest with your mate and be realistic. It is pretty easy to desire every single thing the market offers (we know!) but you may want to create an honest budget before signing any contract. It could be the case that your budget does not allow the wedding of your dreams, in that case, you could prepare a saving-plan or postpone the wedding date to avoid visiting your bank.

– Search for help. It is a very common thought among brides to believe that they can do everything by themselves. Wrong idea. Whether you have a good friend that has some experience organizing events or you would rather count with a professional on your big day, our recommendation is: don’t try to do everything alone! And if it is possible, let your beloved ones enjoy every single aspect of the day with you rather than working on your wedding day.

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This simple steps will take you to the next level: planning your wedding – one of the most unforgettable processes in your life!

Featured picture: Jose Villa

Your 12-month-to-do wedding calendar

12 months to go:

  • it’s time to have a budget conversation with your fiancé!
  • Decide on a date and time fix it with a register or church.
  • Decide on a guest number.
  • Check the venues and book it as soon as you can.

11 months to go:

  • Chose your save the date cards and send it out.
  • Book the photographer.
  • Decided on Dj or Band and book it.
  • Start choosing your wedding dress.

10 months to go:

  • Pick your bridesmaids and best man.
  • Order or book your wedding dress.
  • You can already start planing your honeymoon.

9 months to go:

  • Find a florist and decide on a bouquet and flower arrangements.
  • Decide on your many and order it from catering company.
  • Order your bridesmaids outfits.

8 months to go:

  • Order invitations, envelopes, places cards and menu cards.

7 months to go:

  • Book transport to your wedding venue for you and your guests.
  • Decide on your wedding cake and order it on time.
  • Choose your wedding favours.

6 months to go:

  • Remind your fiancé to get his own outfit.
  • Pick your wedding rings.

5 months to go:

  • Think about honeymoon shopping. It’s good to catch the sale season!
  • Decide on your hairstyle and book hairdresser.
  • Make a trial appointment with your make-up artist.

4 months to go:

  • Get your visa for the honeymoon if needed.
  • Plan your trip to the details.

3 months to go:

  • Have a make-up trial.
  • Have a rehearsal and remind those who will need to be there.

2 months to go:

  • Send out invitations.
  • Keep updating list of attendees.
  • Try on your complete outfit.

1 month to go:

  • Confirm number of your guest and arrange a sitting plan.
  • Book a beauty treatments.
  • Have a final haircut and colour.
  • And, finally……It’s a party time ! ! !