Everybody dreams of a perfect wedding. You’re swept off your feet with lovely decor, lots of guests, and a tantalizing honeymoon. However, that’s not always the case. Because budgetary restraints may bar you from that picturesque wedding you ever dream of and see in the movies. Nevertheless, don’t be discouraged, you can still achieve a beautiful wedding on a budget by following these three simple tips, and you will live to cherish that memorable day.
- Strategic planning as the cornerstone of your wedding
A beautiful wedding needs lots of planning that’s even more true when you are on a budget. Everything from the photographer to the venue costs money so you’re going to want to do some comparison shopping. The further in advance you book the better deal you can negotiate. Planning lets you decide what you must have and to weed out what you can live without or what you can do yourself. Here are some tips on planning a wedding on a budget.
- Avoid unnecessary expenses
Well, don’t compromise too much on the basics of the wedding. However, avoid inviting loads of guests that you cannot manage to cater for and secure a venue. Seek advice from previous wedding hosts instead of hiring a wedding planner and look for affordable alternatives. There is no need to go exorbitant on the rings, dresses, and suits. Search for rental gowns and suits if you’re too stretched. Otherwise, you can purchase them off the rack. The secret is to keep to the budget is to keep extravagances at a minimum.
- Innovate and save money on what is essential to you
It’s an American tradition for the couple to receive gifts from friends and family. I would not discourage these, although, instead of tons of stuff you already have at your apartment. Why don’t they share the gifts in the form of capital to fund your simple honeymoon or to put in place for paying for other aspects of the wedding? Saving money on features that can be done by someone close to you would also be great. Such as performing the wedding on grounds you don’t have to rent and allowing catering to be done by a simple restaurant. The money saved from all these expenses might be used to pay for other parts of your wedding.
Consequently, after implementing all those tips, you realize that you have mastered the basic principles of establishing a budget, including saving, planning, and avoid unnecessary expenses. All these will ensure you plan a stress-free day for your better half.