Weddings are wonderful, but they can also take a huge bite out of your budget. As you think of joining with the love of your life in matrimony, you may feel that you are floating on clouds. But you must come back to earth when it comes to figuring out the practical details of how much you will spend on the various elements of your special event.
If you discovered that you are coming up short in the monetary department for your big day, you need to put some cost-cutting measures into play. What might those be? Read on for some suggestions.
Weddings do not have to be big or glitzy to be beautiful and romantic. Plan yours to be small and low key. A grand affair might be nice, but it isn't necessary if it would lead to financial woes down the line. Plan an occasion that you can realistically afford. Your guests are coming to see you and your beloved exchange vows and not for anything else.
An afternoon or evening ceremony can be more cost savvy than getting married earlier in the day. You will have a longer period of time to get ready for the occasion and you will also have the option of serving just finger foods and drinks as opposed to a full-course meal.
Do not feel that you are being cheap by purchasing items second hand or renting certain things instead of buying them. Browse at thrift stores for items that can help to bring the price down for your joyous celebration. You can also go online and utilize certain websites to find bargains. Not only is this an excellent way to reduce expenses, but it will also give rise to a more eco-friendly way of starting your life as newlyweds!
You may also wish to explore dollar stores in your area for bargains. These retail outlets are excellent places to look for such things as vases, candles, candleholders, and decorations for the reception hall. Flip through wedding magazines to look for ideas, and then visit these stores to find discounts, deals, bargains, and plenty of little treasures.
Remember that small touches count for a lot when you are getting married. Weddings should show off your personalities, so let them shine! Pick flowers from your own garden, create handmade placement cards for the tables, and use your creative side to make ornaments for the guests' tables.
If you put your heads together you will be able to come up with plenty of ideas as to how to make your special day as happy as can be without spending a bundle! Ask those closest to you for their cost-cutting ideas as well. In this regard, the more you get, the merrier you will feel!