First of all, congratulations! You must be a bride who needs help on planning your wedding day. If you’re in search for information on how to plan a wedding on a budget, then this article is for you.
Today, we’re going to be sharing with you our best tips on how to prepare and save money on your wedding. Let’s get in!
Set A Budget
First, set your budget and stick to it. After the wedding, there were certain things that you have to take care of like the catering, photography, videography and things like that. Perhaps, there were still miscellaneous that you have to take care of, so you have to set a budget including things like your honeymoon, table numbers, other decorations, attire for rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party, all of those different things. It is important to set a budget that is attainable and that is beneath what you can actually afford because as you get closer to your wedding day, there will be expenses that will pop up. You need to have money in the reserves to be able to take care of some of those miscellaneous expenses. Also, when it comes to budget, you need to know who the contributors are. So if only you and your fiancé are going to be paying for your wedding, make a plan based on that. But if your parents or maybe some family members are going to contribute to your wedding budget, take them into account when setting your budget.
Set The Best Time For Reception
Have a lunch instead of the dinner. The menu of the lunch and the dinner is exactly the same, the only difference is the $10 less that they charge for lunch. Consider having a morning ceremony followed by a lunch on a reception.
Choose The Venue Wisely
Make sure you’re not just paying for thousands of dollars for the space alone. Try to look for a venue that offers great packages. Some of these packages include tables, chairs, foods, drinks, dishes, silverware, waiters or cake. So basically, choose a venue package that includes everything so you don’t have to deal with them anymore. Search for many different venues and don’t settle for the first one that’s the cheapest. Go out, look for the best venues, list your top three and pick one that needs the least amount of decoration so you don’t need to spend a lot of money from it.
Shop around and don’t settle for the first price that you see. Do not buy at wedding retailers because their prices are way too high. Visit the local stores or shop online for affordable wedding supplies.
Be creative, impress your guests and save more money by doing as much as yourself. You can DIY escort cards, table numbers, photo booth backdrops, wedding signs, wedding favors and many more. There’s Pinterest and all these different blogs from creative people that share DIY tips and you can steal ideas from them. Do not pay another person hundreds or thousands of dollars for flower arrangement that you can do-it-yourself.