Finally you have met the person of your dreams and he or she wants to marry you. Unless you are getting married to Bill Gates or Donald Trump, you might want to plan a wedding that is within your budget. This however does not mean that a small wedding budget will equal a cheap-looking wedding. save on costs. Here are a few great tips that can help you stretch your wedding budget to make a fabulous event.
Set Your Wedding Budget: Consider how much money you can afford to spend on your wedding. Once you have figured how much money you have to spare, then you have to make a list of priorities starting from the most important to the least important. For instance, you might consider which one you prefer between spectacular photos and a stunning wedding dress. If you figure that it is the wedding dress, then you can put it down as the most important in your list of priorities.
Trim the Fat: There are several ways in which you can economize when planning your wedding budget. For instance, you can request your bridesmaids buy their own dresses. Alternatively, instead of having ten or twenty bridesmaids, you can just have one bridesmaid during your wedding ceremony. Instead of also having your bridesmaid carry a whole bouquet of expensive flowers, you can request her to carry just one flower. These are just some of the ways in which you can plan your dream wedding on a budget.
Creative Ways to Have a Wedding on a Budget: Most weddings are usually overly concerned with wedding etiquette and are always trying to do the right thing. When planning your wedding on a budget, you can try and break some of the wedding clichés. For instance, instead of having a sit down dinner, followed by an all night cocktail party, etc. you can instead skip the sit down dinner and opt for the cocktail party where you can have hors d'oeuvres or have the sit down dinner only.
Price Conscious Wedding Attire Choices for a Tight Wedding Budget: When you finally decide on the design of your wedding dress, you should shop around and look for wedding shops that offer gowns within your wedding budget. Shopping around allows you to look for great deals and bargains on otherwise high-priced wedding dresses. The same applies to the groom and the groomsmen attire. In fact, when planning your wedding on a budget, you should start shopping for your wedding attires six months prior to the wedding to avoid last minute rush which might force you to buy the attire at a much higher price.
How Friends Help Cut Your Wedding Budget: As much as you might enjoy the luxury of a wedding planner, they come at a price. Since you are working on a strict budget, you can cut costs on hiring a wedding planner by asking a trusted family member or a friend to help out. You will be quite surprised at how thrilled they will be to be part of your big day.