Whether you are a bride or groom-to-be or you are helping a loved one plan their wedding, you know firsthand just how stressful it can be to plan such a big and important event. No matter what your budget is, it is really hard to make sure that you don’t go overboard with spending because as it turns out – weddings are really expensive!
From flowers to catering to gowns, suits, favors, and alcohol, there is a lot to consider. If you’re on a tight budget this may mean having to give up some of the things you want. Need some help? Here are 3 tips for keeping your wedding under budget.
Thinking about you wedding through a more practical sense is another good way to ensure that the total amount you spend ends up being under your original budget. For instance, you might have a vision of your wedding party coming in on a helicopter or hiking to a remote location in the mountains in order to get the most stunning photos. However, if you have family members who are of retirement age, it may not be plausible for them to be physically able to do this. If you opt-out due to practicality, you will also end up saving money – so think about that.
You may believe that you have found your dream wedding venue or the perfect catering company, but slow down on making big choices and you could end up saving yourself a lot of money. Compare rates from all the different options in your area before making a decision.
If the venue you like the most happens to be twice as expensive as other places, for example, you should probably go with your second choice. On the day of, you will be just as happy, and without any big financial regret.
DIY As Much As Possible
DIY-ing is quite popular these days when it comes to weddings. As a matter of fact, you may be able to do a lot more than you ever thought possible and the savings will be incredible. With a few simple YouTube tutorials and a little more research, you’ll be amazed at what you can create with your own two hands and will be pleased with the result.
You can DIY floral arrangements, decorations, party favors, and so much more. Enlist the help of your wedding party or other friends or family and you can have some extra fun doing it – or use it as a bonding activity with your fiancé leading up to the wedding.
Keeping your wedding under budget might feel stressful right now, but it doesn’t have to be! There is so much you can due to have the wedding of your dreams without going into debt. Hopefully these simple tips are just what you needed!