Planning a Wedding on a Budget
Weddings sure do cost something. However, you can still enjoy a special and memorable one without breaking the bank. A wedding doesn’t need to look cheap to be frugal. Here are some ways to make your wedding ceremony less expensive yet still special.
Limit the Guest List
While you might feel obligated to invite everyone you know in your wedding, you don’t necessarily have to. The more people you add to the guest list, the more expensive your wedding gets. Try lessening the people on the list to the significant ones such as family and close friends and see if you’ll be fine to celebrate your day with just a few guests.
Help Rather Than Gifts
Most wedding guests feel obligated to give wedding gifts to celebrate the newlyweds. However, you can ask them for their assistance in the wedding preparation as their gift. For example, if you have a friend or relative who has talent in music, decorating and cooking, you may ask them to play music, decorate the venue and cook food for the wedding ceremony. You’ll be surprised on how much you can save.
Choose Beautiful Yet Affordable Venues
Most couples choose buildings or function halls as their wedding venues which are really expensive. If you have lots of space at home, try holding the ceremony there to save on venue rental. You may also try outdoor venues that have scenic views. See website for great outdoor wedding ideas and beautiful venues for wedding photography.
Don’t Splurge on Flowers
Flowers are always present in every wedding but you don’t have to spend too much on things that would just wither the next day. Instead of ordering a load of flowers, go minimal by having a smaller bridal bouquet and one rose for each bridesmaid. You may even try fake flowers without even anyone noticing it.
There are so many blank invitations out there to choose from that you can make your own simple wedding invitation. Just be classic and simple with the invites. You guests will surely appreciate being invited to your wedding; they wouldn’t mind receiving a simple invitation card.
Use a Home Stereo Equipment
Rather than choosing a DJ to play the music all throughout your wedding celebration, why not use home stereo kit (or borrow from someone you know if you don’t have one). This surely cuts down your expenses while making your music selection more personalized. Just make a playlist of you and your partner’s favourite songs and let it play for the whole time.
Rent or Simply Wear Matching Clothes
For the bridesmaid and the groomsmen, their outfit is also an issue. To save on clothing expenses, rent dresses and tuxedos as a group to enjoy discounts. You can even save more by asking them to simply wear clothes with matching colours or prints so they look harmonious yet unique at the same time.
Don’t be stressed on your wedding day. Always remember that when something goes wrong, there will always be someone ready to lend a helping hand.