Getting invited to a wedding of a dear friend or family member is a true honor. But if you’re invited to several weddings in a year, the costs really add up, making it more of a burden than the enjoyable event it’s meant to be. Luckily, couples can try some simple ways to make the special day more affordable for their guests.
Expert Tips for Affordable Weddings
If you wish to make sure your guests don’t have to break the bank to attend your special day, try some of these tips. They’re brought to you by experienced wedding planner Alicia Fritz. Here are some easy ways to make weddings easier on the pocket for guests and everyone else.
Allocate the Budget Carefully
In today’s world, getting married at a distant location is more than normal. But it can be excruciatingly expensive for your guests. Some considerations are due if you want everyone you care about to be at the wedding. One of the easiest ways to ensure it is by taking care of guests’ flights and stay. Sure, it’s a lot to pay for, but you can make a group reservation for the flight and stay. Most air travel companies offer discounts when people travel in groups, and the same applies to hotel stays. Fritz also recommends seeking a travel agent because paying for groups and making group reservations can be tricky.
Consider Coordination Housing
Ideally, couples can make weddings more affordable for guests by taking care of their stay, especially if they’re traveling from a great distance. There’s no need to break the bank renting a whole hotel, either. Couples can really think out of the box here. For example, they can rent a camp that’ll fit their camp-themed wedding. Of course, you can always rent large homes that can accommodate several families.
Ride-Share or Car Service
If you’ve decided on a domestic wedding, you might want to consider arranging transportation for your guests. Getting a hotel and a present can be hard enough for some people, but costs definitely add up when people also have to get to and back from the venue. A car service can be exactly what you need to make your guests happy. Fritz has attended many weddings with shared rides and car services and recommends figuring out the logistics beforehand to figure out the fastest route.
Everything Everywhere All at Once was nominated for 11 Oscars this year and won seven of them. The breakout indie hit also has a large, affectionate fan following, so it was no wonder that A24, the independent studio that made the movie, auctioned its memorable set pieces, props, and costumes.
Props of Everything Everywhere All at Once for Sale
The film’s official Pet Rock merch has already sold out, and shoppers were even spending $35 for a rock with googly eyes on it. On top of that, fans of the film and its pet rocks could actually purchase the real deal after A24 announced it was selling the memorable props, among other memorabilia.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who are collectively known as “the Daniels,” were in charge of Everything Everywhere All at Once. The plot of the movie revolves around a Chinese immigrant named Evelyn, played by Michelle Yeoh, who discovers the ability to jump between different alternate universes. Each universe contains a different version of her life with her husband, Waymond, played by Ke Huy Quan, and her daughter, Joy, played by Stephanie Hsu.
Three Charities Were the Beneficiaries
According to Kwan, the film utilizes the concept of a multiverse to explore the sensation of being alive in the present moment. The experience of feeling inundated with numerous narratives simultaneously while also experiencing emotions such as laughter, tears, confusion, and fear, is examined in the movie.
The items that were available for purchase included Waymond’s chapstick, Evelyn’s hot dog costume, and Raccacoonie, among others. The auction was conducted until March 2nd, and it was divided into three segments. The money raised from the sale was distributed among three charitable organizations.
Everything Everywhere All at Once cannot be easily classified into one genre as it incorporates various elements of science fiction, romance, family drama, and more. The movie is a mix of emotions as it contains moments of humor, absurdity, and heartbreak. Its underlying themes include generational trauma, love, family, acceptance, immigrant experiences, and the commonplace aspects of modern life. Interestingly, a significant portion of the film is set in an IRS office.