Your wedding day will probably be one of the most important days of your life, but it can also easily become one of the most expensive days if you don’t keep a close eye on your budget. However, you can have an amazing wedding, even if you are short of money, by following a few simple tips so that your costs are not so high.
Steps to follow:
Determine what your wedding budget is before making any plans. This should include the wedding ceremony, reception, honeymoon, dresses, wedding rings, and any other additional expenses you think may occur.
Also choose which are those important details that cannot be missing from your wedding and assign a budget according to your possibilities. These details can be a special meal, an incredible string quartet at the reception, a certain place, or an exquisite wedding cake.
Consider having a very intimate wedding, inviting only close family members and close friends. This is a great way to have an elegant wedding without spending so much. Remember, the more people you invite, the higher the cost will be.
Be creative with the details of the wedding. For example, instead of using invitations in the traditional way, send them by email. This will save you the cost of purchasing the invitations. Another cost-cutting option would be to have a cocktail instead of a traditional dinner.
Plan your wedding during the off-season. Weddings held between November and April tend to be less expensive since the demand for services during these months is much lower than in the rest of the year. An additional advantage is that you will not have competition when it comes to choosing a wedding planner (if you do).
Look for the wedding dress on the Internet. You can save a great deal of money this way and can often find the same dresses you would find in a store. If you already have your heart set on a dress you found, still do an Internet search before making your purchase, just to make sure you make the best choice.
It might be a good idea to talk to recently married friends or family members if you have any questions about professional people or places to hire that day.