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Discount Wedding Planners West Des Moines IA

Discount wedding planners offer clients wedding ideas on a budget, including discount wedding supplies, wedding invitations, wedding dresses, wedding gifts, and much more. See below to find local discount wedding planners in West Des Moines as well as advice and content on wedding counseling.

Lasting Impressions Events Management & Consulting
(641) 799-1076
1800 Grand Ave. #56
West Des Moines, IA
 
Socialize Events
(515) 344-3364
1517 47th street
Des Moines, IA
 
Special Events
(515) 201-8070
1701 Pleasant View Dr.
Des Moines, IA
 
Make it Happen Events DSM
(515) 708-0629
7275 Eagle Pointe Drive
Johnston, IA
 
At Last Events
(515) 251-4785
7311 Hyperion Pt
Johnston, IA
 
Conference Event Management
(515) 254-0289
14101 Lake Pointe Dr.
Clive, IA
 
Rent-A-Marketeer
(515) 309-9073
801 Grand Ave. Ste. 3200
Des Moines, IA
 
Laurel Events
(515) 770-6013
160 S Dogwood Lane
Waukee, IA
 
Stellaluna Events
(515) 710-9603
12802 Timberline Drive
Urbandale, IA
 
Elegant Events
(515) 208-1645
401 2nd St NW #301
Altoona, IA
 

10 Tips for Saving on Your Wedding

Trying to plan a wedding on a budget? It’s not easy to have the wedding of your dreams on a shoestring, but you can cut corners and still have a memorable day.

Denise Vivaldo, author of Do It for Less! Parties, has a wealth of ideas in her book, Do It for Less! Weddings: How to Create Your Dream Wedding Without Breaking the Bank. And because food takes the lion’s share of a wedding budget, she’s lavished plenty of attention on budget-saving strategies for menu planning, catering, and even doing it yourself.

The founder of Food Fanatics, a full-service catering and media food-styling company, Vivaldo developed her celebration savvy in the trenches: She’s planned and catered more than 10,000 parties, both lavish and humble. Here, she shares her top 10 tips for keeping the costs down at your wedding.

1. Invite only those guests who are essential to you. Keeping your guest count down is the easiest way to ensure a reasonable budget.

2. Schedule your wedding after lunch and end the event before dinner. Your guests will not expect to be served a full meal. Your wedding invitation could read: Wedding ceremony at 2 pm and a reception to immediately follow. Then place a time limit on the reception.

3. Offer a limited menu and bar. Do you want to serve light appetizers with champagne or just cake with coffee? There’s nothing wrong with just serving cake and coffee. How about a fancy coffee bar complete with a barista?

4. Be your own wedding planner. Reserve three hours every Sunday for six months before the big day to place calls, return e-mails, and handle the details.  

5. Make your own wedding cake or enlist the help of the best baker you know. Having 100 guests? Baking your own cake can save you hundreds of dollars and take fewer than 10 hours.

6. Beg, borrow, and steal. Decide the adventure or thrill of your wedding is spending as little as possible. Ask your friends and family for help.

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IA Wedding Laws

595.10 Who May Solemnize. Marriages May Be Solemnized By: 1. A Judge Of The Supreme Court, Court Of Appeals, Or District Court, Including A District Associate Judge, Associate Juvenile Judge, Or A Judicial Magistrate, And Including A Senior Judge As Defined In Section 602.9202, Subsection 3. 2. A Person Ordained Or Designated As A Leader Of The Person'S Religious Faith. Same Sex Wedding Law: Allows Gay Marriage ( Supreme Court Ruling ) To Perform A Marriage In Iowa You Need To Be Ordained And May Be Required To Provide Proof Of Ordination Such As An Ordination Credential , Wallet Credential , Or A Letter Of Good Standing From The Church.