Not all of us want an extravagant, expensive wedding. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want our wedding to be as amazing as possible while still saving a little bit of money. There are plenty of ways to make your wedding incredible, beautiful, and entirely you while still not breaking the bank. Here, we will present you with a few suggestions.
Don’t make our guestlist unnecessarily huge. While people are often tempted to invite everybody they know or have ever run into to their wedding, it makes the ceremony less intimate and adds a lot to the cost. Decrease your guest count by twenty percent and see how you feel.
Hold the wedding ceremony or reception in a beautiful outdoor space rather than renting a venue. While there will still be associated costs for outdoor necessities such as tents, it can be a lot cheaper to rent those items than to rent an entire venue.
If the wedding is small, you may be able to do the catering yourself. Well, maybe not yourself. But your family can likely help you with it. This will drastically cut down on food costs. If you have a family member who is a great cook, ask them to help! You can cover the cost of food if they will provide their services. You may find that they’re flattered and pleased to help cook for you and your guests. Or, you can always ask at a family run restaurant as well. They will still charge you of course, but they will likely be more accommodating to your budget needs and can deliver unparalleled and personalized service.
Flowers can be expensive. Keep them simple. Sometimes simplicity can be more elegant than extravagance. A single flower for each bridesmaid and one simple, beautifully done bouquet for the bride can often be more visually appealing than a hugely expensive and potentially visually overbearing bouquet.
Consider buying used decorations or shop for sales: Selling used wedding decorations is a big business now! People want to re-sell what they used for their own wedding to try and make a little money back. You can help them and help yourself by buying their (slightly) used decor. Or, if you would still prefer to buy new, you can check for sales throughout the year. Try and plan ahead for this. The more in advance you know what your decoration needs will be, the more likely you will be to find it on sale.
Plan a simple, relaxing honeymoon. While it may be tempting to want to plan something big and international, or to stay in an expensive resort somewhere tropical, it will be cheaper and more relaxing to stay closer to home. The ultimate goal of your honeymoon is to unwind. Travelling to far off destinations may be appealing, but it’s often not as relaxing as people think. Spending full days in airports and navigating flight connections can add stress after you just stressed for weeks to plan and execute your wedding. You could rent a small cabin near a lake somewhere near you and hide from the world for awhile. This is far more romantic than most other vacations, and definitely a lot cheaper.
These were just a few ways to save money on your wedding. Remember that it doesn’t require tons of money to make your big day truly special. Get professional and effective comprehensive range of wedding services available at Affinity wedding magazines. Affinity wedding Planner helps you plan a dream wedding at the most affordable budget and meets your exact needs. Our events wedding planning services include wedding invitations, wedding venues, excellent photography, decorations and many more.