Your wedding is singularly the best day of your life, but it doesn’t mean you will have to throw all sense of practicality away. You could spend your money wisely and still have that beautiful and meaningful wedding of your dreams. It just takes a little imagination.
Read on to find some ideas that might work for you:
- Make it intimate
Invite only the people who are a big part of your lives and mean a lot to you. Don’t get pressured into “having to” invite.
- Ask for help
You might have family or friends who can provide decent wedding services like entertainment, photo and video coverage and the like. Even if you have to pay them, they will ask for a much lower price than professionals who only have business in mind.
- No place like home
Having the wedding and reception in your own home instead of renting some other venue will save you loads of money. Your own backyard can be made to look simply elegant with just the right touches. Look into wedding tents for sale or rent to make sure the moody weather can’t get one over you.
- Take care of the food
Hiring a caterer can increase your food budget big time. Cooking most of the items on the menu yourself or finding cooks who are good but would not charge as much is one of the most money-saving strategies you can do.
- Simply floral
Flowers that can take a big chunk of your wedding budget will inevitably be thrown away even before the day is over. And guests would rather have full stomachs than ogle at huge bouquets. Pick simple, inexpensive arrangements and spend the money on more important items.
- Personalized Invites
You can either print invites that you drafted yourself or invite those you don’t often see through email. Invitations, no matter how expensive, will be in the trash in no time.
- It’s not the dress but the wearer
Designer gowns that will cost you a fortune is another waste of money. You’re only going to wear it once, anyway. Go for off the racks ones, there’s one that seems to be waiting just for you.
- With this ring
Your wedding bands symbolize your love and commitment to each other, not how big your bank accounts are.
Remember that to wed is to love and to cherish from this day forward… don’t spend all your life savings in one day, before you have actually started. There will be countless more days ahead for you two, better to be prepared.