Your wedding could be the most expensive event in your life. Although it should be the most joyful time in your life, many people worry about the cost of everything needed to make the day perfect. It’s easy to save money, but it can be harder to have the wedding you always wanted. These tips will help you to have the best possible wedding while staying within a budget.
Keep the guest list minimal.
It doesn’t make sense to invite everyone you know and every friend or family member. You don’t have to invite everyone if you aren’t close to someone, haven’t spoken with them in years or don’t know them well. A small guest list is a key to a successful wedding. More guests will mean more food, decorations, and space.
Send out E-Invitations
While it might be tempting to send out invitations by mail, E-Invites are a more eco-friendly and affordable alternative. They can help you send your invites on a tight budget. While invitations are essential and must-haves, you may spend more on printing and designing them than you would for an electronic one. You can send an electronic invitation online, and you can even design it the way you want.
Search for a Lower Venue
It can be unnecessary to go all out when choosing a fancy venue. This can also cost you a lot of money. You can also go smaller with the venue if you already have a smaller guest list. You can rent the venue for the night at many local restaurants. This is a great way to save money and also cover food costs. You can have the reception outside, or in your home, if the restaurant is not interested. This will reduce the overall cost of the venue.
Skip out on the DJ
A DJ is not necessary for your wedding. You can be your DJ instead. Please create your playlist, play it through a speaker, and you are ready for the big day. Most likely, a speaker system is already installed at the venue so you can connect your phone. Renting a few concert speakers will allow you to play any song you like, whenever you want.
Imitation of Homegrown Flowers
Flowers make a beautiful centerpiece or decoration for weddings. However, if you buy them from a vendor they can be very expensive. Fake flowers are cheaper and can be used for other events. Michael’s is a good place to buy imitation flowers and other materials for your bouquet. If you don’t like the idea, you can always cut flowers from your garden, or ask friends and family to do it for you. Fresh flowers with personal stories will be much more affordable if you do this. For a fraction of the cost, you might be able to buy precut bulk flowers from nurseries or farms. This allows you to make multi-flowered bouquets yourself.
Get Help from Family and Friends
Instead of hiring someone to do the heavy lifting, you can try doing it yourself with the help and support of your family and friends. Don’t be afraid of asking for help if you need it. It can be not easy to put up decorations on your own. You will also need to arrange everything, so it is perfect. Ask your family and friends to assist you in making your wedding perfect.
Request Paid Services from Friends and Family
Ask your family and friends for help in setting up the wedding. Ask your family members if they are good photographers to take your wedding photos. It can be costly to hire a photographer. If a friend or family member is willing to offer a discount, or even a chance to you, do it. You may find that friends or family are willing to be the DJ you want, so ask around.
Make Your Alcohol
Open bars can add a lot to your wedding but can be very expensive. You can also supply your drinks, which is a good alternative. Simple wines and beers are the best options for those with tight budgets. You can pick up a couple of bottles of red or white wine and several types of beer. You can also purchase the basic liquors needed for cocktails if you have some spending money. Ask your friends if they are willing to bartend, as hiring a professional bartender may be out of reach.
Purchase a dress off the rack – or have one made by your family
Some people are lucky enough to have Grandmothers or Mothers who are skilled at sewing. If this is the case, ask them if they would be willing to make you a dress for your wedding. It will help you, and they might be touched and honored that your request was made. The dress will also have more meaning for you. If that is not the case, you can buy your dress off-the-rack instead of ordering one custom made. You’ll be able to find affordable dresses that aren’t too expensive and arrive in a few months.