Refurbishing a bedroom can cost quite a lot of money. In this economy it is hard to spend too much money on such things. However if you must do a refurbishment for a change, there are several things that you can do to make it less costly. It is important that you cut corners on things that are least needed. Here are few tips that would make the refurbishment cost effective.
Buy in advance
When you are planning a refurbishment of the bedroom, you need to buy things in advance. Things like pillows and beddings are cheaper during seasonal sales and daily deals on online shops. You can buy for half the price you would be buying them on a normal store. Also you get plenty of discounts and further reductions when you buy in bulk. So if you are planning on doing a refurbishment in June, you can start by buying things from December previous year. Because the Christmas sale and various other promotions are going on so you can get a better deal on these items. Buying in bulk will also help in cutting down some of the cost.
Buying things like furniture, bed sheets, and decorative pillows online saves a lot of money too. Most of the time you can buy from various shopping websites that allows the buyer to connect directly with the sellers and hence the middle man is avoided and the cost is also low. When you buy things from a regular shop the items has the shop owners margins and costs incurred in the price. But when you buy directly from a manufacturer or a supplier they price is lower because then it is only the profit of the sellers included. Although a shipping cost may include it is fairly small compared to the profits of the middle man.
Hire cheap yet experienced workers
When you are doing a refurbishment, you would need painters and carpenters. When you are hiring them, you need to consider the cost as well as the quality of the work done. So when you are hiring you need to go for the cheapest but at the same time you need to check their work quality and the experience. If you hire painters and carpenters for a cheap fee and they do not complete the work properly your cost may increase, because now you have to redo the work. But if you hire experienced people for a lower fee you can manage to save some money.
Flowers and décor are an important part of any wedding, and finding right kinds that match your dress and theme for the big day is essential. You can get very creative with your selections by talking with your planners and florists to get their ideas on how you can make little details reflect your personalities and styles. Online research will be very useful at this moment.
Personalizing the event
It is your wedding after all so make it yours! When it comes to the invitations, experiment with samples of colours, paper textures or even prints and paper cut outs. Invitations are how you will be reaching out to people after all. Do the same with table place cards and later on with the thank-you cards, if you will be sending any to your guests. Having monogrammed paper napkins at each table will also add a nice touch of expert designer.
Flowers and Centerpieces
The size, shape and colour of the bridal bouquet is usually coordinated with your dress, but it is not compulsory. Try to stick to your budget, but if flowers need to be the main attraction at the altar or archway be willing to spend a little more. Centrepieces as the wedding reception table decorations and settings set the social environment for your guests. Traditionally centerpieces are floral, but now some brides go for items like mason jars with candles, vases filled with glass stones or crystals even decorated wine bottles with just a few flowers.
A traditional white gown is timeless, but now coloured or ombre dresses are also becoming quite popular. You can even add come coloured detail to a plain white dress. Choose a dress that represents your fashion sense and personality that will also fit the venue you have chosen to make things much easier for you. The wedding reception decorations at the head table can be designed slightly differently from the others, for example having a different centerpiece that matches your dress. Choosing bridesmaid dresses are tricky. You can even try letting bridesmaids choose from different colours you have selected to create a variation.
Bringing Everything Together
Create file with magazine clippings, card and paper samples and colour swatches that you can carry around with you for your meetings, or use the popular site Pinterest to create a board for yourself. If you are going for something for cultural, you can use elements from both your heritages and traditions. It is all about blending your style in a timeless, elegant way for a very special day for both of you.
If your parent or grandparent if turning sixty, it is definitely a reason to throw them a big party. Turning sixty is a huge milestone in anyone’s life and it would be amazing to celebrate it in style. There are many things that you can do to celebrate your parents sixtieth birthday but what you do would depend completely on the kind of person that your parent is and their personality. If your parent is sixty but still young at heart, a person who loves to dance, loves great music and a great party then you will need to plan a very happening and exciting party. On the other hand if your parent is quiet and rather old fashioned, you could consider throwing an elegant dinner for only her closest friends at a beautiful location.
Make a list of everything you need to do
Planning a party for an adult is quite different to planning a party for a child. With an adult party, you have to remember that most of your party guests will be adults and therefore they will pay attention to detail unlike with a kids party where kids do not notice details. You will need to get your 60th birthday invitations printed well ahead of time in order to send them out early so people can clear their calendars. Unlike with a child’s birthday where most of your child’s friends are almost guaranteed to turn up, adults have work and busy schedules so you cannot guarantee their attendance unless you inform them well ahead of time. Before you send out the 60 birthday invitations, you might want to send out a few save the date cards, as you would a wedding just to be sure as this is a big occasion and your parent will want to have all her closest friends and family around her as she turns sixty.
Hire a professional party planner
If financially viable, it would be a great idea to hire a professional party planner who can plan the party for you. A professional planner will have the skill and the knowledge to plan a grand party of this nature and may also have some of the items needed for the party in hand saving you money in the process. You may even be able to hire the decorations from the party planner as opposed to buying them out right if you were planning the party on your own. You might even be surprised to find that you will be able to spend less money with a party planner on board as opposed to without one.