A Wedding Planner is too expensive
Sure, wedding planners can be pricey but that doesn’t mean it’s always cheaper to plan a wedding on your own. There are plenty of talented wedding planners that are trying to “get there name out there”; these types of planners are generally more affordable.
Professional wedding planners can save you money in two ways. First, they can help you avoid unnecessary expenses. Second, most planners have tight connections with other wedding vendors and can get major discounts.
Doing It Yourself (DIY) is cheaper
DIY weddings can save money in some cases but not all. Remember that most vendors buy their supplies in bulk; meaning they don’t have to charge as much to make a profit. Sometimes paying full price for materials is more expensive than getting outside help. Do your homework and figure out what will be cheaper before you start working.
Weddings cost a fortune so you’ll need a credit card
Weddings can be expensive, there’s no doubt about it. This doesn’t mean if you can’t afford a wedding extravaganza you should go into debt. It’s better to have a budget wedding than start your marriage in debt.
Start saving now so you’ll be able to afford the wedding of your dreams. If it’s time for the wedding and you only have a thousand dollars, make it work. You can have your reception in a church or a park; it’s usually free.
You have to serve a feast
Food is an important aspect of weddings. This doesn’t mean that you are required to serve a 7 course meal. Meet with your caterer and discuss your budget and your options. We have been to remarkable weddings that served finger foods and dessert.
Every detail needs to be perfect
Brides tend to stress over every detail no matter how insignificant. Do your best and work your hardest to prepare for your wedding. Once your wedding day comes, enjoy it! Mistakes are bound to happen. If it’s insignificant, don’t stress over it. If there isn’t anything you can do about it, don’t stress over it. The fact is that if a small detail isn’t perfect, your wedding guests won’t even notice.
I need to send out my invitations early so guests can save the date
Have you ever received a wedding invite 6 months in advance? If so, you probably lost it by the time the wedding date came. If you send invitations too early, guests will lose them and forget about your wedding.
If you are worried about people being out of town or making plans on your wedding day, send out a save the date Facebook invite or an email. Send out your actual invitations no more than two months in advance.
A backyard wedding reception is cheaper than a reception center
Backyard weddings can get expensive and aren’t always the cheaper option. You’ll have to rent tables, chairs, linens, decorations and everything else you need to throw a wedding reception. Since most reception centers already own these things, it can be less expensive to rent a reception center for your wedding party. Shop around and see what you can find.