A Wedding on a Budget can be yours if you understand how to be creative and think outside the box. It really won’t take a lot of extra effort to design and plan your wedding while saving some big bucks in the process. Do you really want to be deeply in debt before you begin your life as a newly married couple deeply in love?
That special day can be exactly as you imagine with all of the ‘bells and whistles that you desire. The only things that will be different are those wedding expenses. Instead of ‘busting the bank’ for an extravagant, ‘over the top’ ceremony and reception you can spend that money on your honeymoon; make a down payment on a home or just bank those dollars and let it be your financial cushion for the future.
Tips To Help You Keep Your Wedding On A Budget
1. There are lots of ways to plan your wedding without going bankrupt in the process. Invite your friends and family members to take part in all of the events, and watch your savings mount up quickly.
2. Do you know someone with a talent for baking or cooking? Then ask them to help you by making your wedding cake. Perhaps they will even agree to cater the event at a very affordable price to help you keep your wedding on a budget.
3. Simplicity is everything when it comes to a beautiful wedding, no matter how much (or how little) money you plan to spend. Why try to make things more complicated than they have to be?
4. Keep your wedding on a budget by using seasonal flowers instead of paying top dollar for those exotic plants, bouquets and flowers that will have to be shipped in from another country?
5. Invitations that every guest will treasure can be made by hand. Flowers can do double duty at the wedding and reception, and even that wedding cake can be purchased for pennies on the dollar if you know where to go and what questions to ask.
6. Friends will be happy to help you find wonderful vocalists and musicians for your wedding. Music students at local universities will also be thrilled to perform in public and they will not charge the exorbitant prices that many professionals demand.
7. Have a party and create inexpensive, but thoughtful wedding favors for your guests.
9. Use flowers from a garden instead of buying them at a store to keep your wedding on a budget.
10. Have a potluck meal at your reception.
11. Search through thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales and auctions for any wedding accessories, gowns or other items that you may have included on your wedding planning list.
12. Craig’s List is an online site that will usually offer a variety of bargains on wedding gowns, rings and wedding necessities. These are being sold by the original owners and many items have never been used. Wouldn’t you rather pay $100 bucks for that spectacular wedding gown than pay $1500 if you were to buy it at the store?
13. Sheets and other fabrics can be used as slipcovers for the chairs. Add some fantastic pops of wedding colors when you add the side and back bows. A bargain for the low amount of money you will be spending will add pizazz as you keep your wedding on a budget.
14. No one ever said that the dishes being used at a reception had to match perfectly. Choose a shabby chic motif and have an eclectic table setting instead of paying for fine china.
In today’s economy it makes sense to streamline expenses in every possible way. Think about it for a moment and commit to having a wedding day celebration that focuses on the joy and wonder of this romantic occasion instead of allowing ‘wedding bill blues’ to overwhelm you. With a bit of planning you can keep your wedding on a budget.
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