It is that time to plan the best day of your life. This is the day you have been waiting for and everything needs to be perfect. Knowing and finding “perfect” is the easy part. Paying for it however, is not. Can you really afford the wedding of your dreams? This article is filled with ideas to make your wedding day beautiful, memorable and affordable.
Personalize the wedding so that it reflects your personalities, and that of your relationship. Pick a theme that relates to who you are as a couple!
Try using the property of a loved one for the wedding venue. If someone you know has a nice backyard or a large farm, this can save a lot of money. Offer to pay a person to do the clean-up before and after the wedding, which would be the only cost for you.
Ethnic catering can help add spice to your wedding. Let’s face it, the menu at these events is pretty standard so why not take it in a direction that makes it more memorable. Variety should be incorporated into your wedding dinner to make it a memorable experience.
If the thought of a cake that costs thousands of dollars and packs on thousands of calories ruins your appetite, check with local and specialty bakers and inquire about individually sized portions. There are many bakeries that will prepare low-calorie cupcakes for you, or can find ways to cut the calories from a cake. Whether they use gluten-free ingredients, a healthy fruit filling, a calorie free frosting, or something else, it’s sure to be better for you than the alternative.
Too many flower arrangements on the guest tables at your reception are usually an interference and an extra unnecessary expense. The majority of the time, these flowers are in the guests’ way. Plus, some guests may be allergic to flowers. Adorn the tables with romantic, non-scented candles instead.
If you want to add some sparkle and class to your bouquet, use crystals, diamonds, or rhinestones. You can achieve this look by using heat-fixed or adhesive crystals or small pieces of costume jewelry. To make sure it coordinates with everything else you are wearing, be consistent with the colors, size and cut of the stones.
Keep your wedding dress at the bridal shop until the big day. It could get stained or wrinkled in your closet. It can be safely kept at the store until you need it and can be freshly steamed when you pick it up.
Do you have an upcoming wedding and wonder how you will pay for it? Spending more than you can afford is something you may regret once the big day is over. This article has given you some tips for saving money on your wedding, no matter what the budget. Follow these tips to have an excellent wedding day and stay within your budget.