It is your fairytale day, and expenses – cost of cake, venue, dress, jewelry and all the special touches will add up to your budget.
The wedding industry has expanded and now the weddings have become costlier than ever. But if you are planning your big day, then this shouldn’t scare you. There are numerous hosts of tips including cheap venue selection, affordable bridal gown or reception package – all at reasonable rates.
You can also choose many places like – a farm house, or backyard, or your church, and can save lots of money on the venue. Just be creative with the venue and you too can have a beautiful theme wedding.
So start your wedding planning by making some cost-effective decisions with the below-mentioned tips:
- The Engagement Ring
So, finally, you have decided to ask her to marry you and wondering where to find the perfect ring? Well, there are many stores near you, where you can get the perfect ring. Or you have an antique ring in the family and want to exchange it, then David Diamonds is the perfect solution, where you can either sell diamonds online or antique piece or get a modern and classic jewelry.
If you are low on budget, then you can even have a second-hand sparkle, either from a family member or online sites.
- Choose Home Or Outdoors For Ceremony
Renting a building or a function hall for the ceremony or reception can be expensive; instead, choose the backyard of your home or some friends’ house. You can also opt for the Public Park or national park with a beautiful view. You can also have your reception outdoors, creating a perfect picturesque that eliminates the cost of the wedding.
Always have a backup plan, as the bad weather can ruin your big day. You can rent a sturdy tent, in the case of rain forecast, or industrial fans, if the day is extremely hot.
- Estimate The Guest Count
You have planned a low-budget wedding and now need to make limited invitations. As the budget is a ballpark, then the guest count should be near to the ballpark. The wedding cost is pretty much based on the number of guests. It will also determine the size of the venue, and the amount of food and booze you’ll have to arrange.
So choose the guests wisely and involve only the important members of your friend circle and family. So be strategic about the people who invite and cut down the wedding costs.
- Ask Help From Friends
Instead of booking different people for the special touches, ask your friends and family to lend you help rather than getting you a wedding gift. A talented cook friend of yours can make a nice cake for you, or a good singer can sing for you or can even become a DJ for you. Your talented photographer friend can take pictures and also record the wedding. These personal touches will make the wedding special and memorable for you and even for them.
- Buy Outfits on Sale or Rent Them
If you want to save on bridesmaid dresses, then avoid ordering custom made dresses altogether. Instead, do a thorough research and head for the stores that have a cheap wedding gown or bridesmaid dresses. You can plan this ahead of time and choose the colors before you go for shopping, as it helps you not to distract. They can also wear the dress, they already own and you can create your own variations with it.
For the groom and his men, you can rent the tuxedos together to avoid the individual renting cost. The group rate is much cheaper. If you don’t want to wear a tuxedo, then go for a black suit.
- Stock Your Own Booze
Alcohol and wine are big expenses, and wedding involves a lot of it. Instead of opting for an open bar, you can save money by just offering beer or wine or cocktails. If you have booked a function hall, then ask them if you can bring your own alcohol. If they say yes, then you can save a lot of bucks. The venue people charge high money for booze and this way draws lot money from you.
- Don’t Take Stress
It’s your wedding, and you are nervous, but worry not as everything will go smoothly and nothing wrong will happen. After so much of planning, everything will be perfect, and somehow, if something happens or goes a little wrong, then laugh it off.
No one notices small issues, and they can be easily fixed by your family and friends easily.
The bottom line is…
When you start planning your wedding, start early as possible; and remember to do a thorough research. Weddings are a one-time affair, and everyone wants it to be perfect. The more time will allow you to efficiently plan it, and you can save a lot of money, not by cutting costs but by being creative about certain things.