As we all know, things are getting more expensive while paychecks stay the same. This is especially difficult if you are preparing for a wedding. We hope to give you some thoughts and ideas that will help you make your wedding more affordable. A tough economy should not make it impossible to have the wedding of your dreams.
Here are a few suggestions that will help you save money:
Spend more time searching for wedding vendors
As you search for wedding venues, florists, photographers, caterers, etc. It is important that you spend more time searching out the vendors that are best for you. Don’t hire the first vendor that can offer what you want. Pay attention to price. The more time you spend searching, the more bang for your buck you’ll get. Many wedding vendors are competitive in pricing. Keep this in mind as you look for vendors.
Don’t be afraid to do things on your own
You will save money on just about everything if you do the work yourself. Try decorating your wedding and making the decorations on your own. If you have the time for this, you will save a fortune. You will also be able to add your own creativity to your wedding.
Work with friends & being creative
Aside of doing things yourself there are other creative ways to save money. You can ask all of your loved ones to bring their cameras to take pictures. You can even hand out disposable cameras to wedding guests. Ask your loved ones if they know anyone who knows how to make a wedding cake. You can serve your wedding guests dessert only instead of having a 3 course meal.
You don’t have to rent a wedding venue
For those who are on a tight budget, you don’t have to have your reception in a formal venue. There are plenty of free places that are great for receptions. You can have your reception at a park or in a church gym. I have been to beautiful receptions in people’s backyards. Have an open mind and you will have a memorable reception.
You don’t have to use all of these suggestions but they will give you ideas on how to save money. Do not procrastinate your wedding because of money. It is ok to have a tight budget wedding. If you have time, creativity and the help of loved ones, you can have a beautiful wedding on any budget.