A person’s wedding will be one of the most important days in their life. Most will also want to ensure that it is also one of the most beautiful. This can be a tough task when a couple is on a budget. However, being forced to work within a budget this doesn’t mean that a person’s wedding has to be low-quality affair. There are creative ways to save money which won’t take away from the big day, at least not in a major way. Sure, the wedding may not mirror a big, celebrity wedding but it doesn’t have to appear super cheap either.
Creative Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding
Forget the Planner: Although having a professional planner on-board would be nice, it’s not necessary. With a little bit of pre-planning and a lot of organization, it is possible to plan a wedding completely on one’s own. Another option is to ask a trusted family member or friend to help plan.
Prioritize Spending: Prioritizing spending during a wedding is extremely important. This is fairly easy to do, though it will require that an individual or couple sometimes make tough decisions. For instance, a bride may be willing to purchase a cheaper dress in exchange for providing the guest with a better reception meal. Reducing the cake budget in exchange for a better reception space, would be another example of prioritizing spending.
It will be important for the bride and groom, individually, and as a couple, to decide what’s most important to them prior to creating the wedding budget. Doing so will make it easier to make tough decisions.
Plan Ahead: Planning ahead is a great way to save money. If a couple waits until the last minute, they have less negotiating power and the vendor knows it. Many vendors will use this to their advantage and brides and grooms are forced to oblige because their options are limited. Planning ahead gives the couple more time to shop around. It also gives them a little more negotiation power.
Shop Sample Sales: Many bridal shops will offer sample sales to get rid of inventory. This is a great time to purchase high quality, significantly discounted bridal and bridesmaids dresses.
There are numerous ways couple can save money on their upcoming nuptials. Forgoing hiring a planner, prioritizing spending, planning ahead and shopping sample sales are a just a few. If a couple starts here, they will be off to a good start, at least financially.
Is it worth it to you to cut back on some of these areas to save money?