You need to start planning your wedding now. You are sure to want every detail to be perfect on this special day. Perfect is easy to find, but it isn’t easy to pay for. This begs the question of how much can you do with your available resources. Read on to learn about some of the best money saving wedding planning tips available today.
You may be able to save money on your wedding by planning it during an “off season”. The most expensive period will be between late spring and fall. During the wedding season, venues are generally more expensive. If you must book during this period, schedule many months in advance to save money.
Choosing your favorite gown online can be faster and cheaper, but do so well in advance to allot extra time for alterations. I only spent $100 on my gown when I was married, but I spent another $200 on having it altered. Keep in mind any additional costs, and include it in your budget.
Have your wedding at a location owned by friends or family. You might know someone with farm or large piece of real estate, which will alleviate one major cost for the wedding. Make sure you offer to hire help to prepare and to clean, though. Do not leave this up to the homeowner.
When you choose a makeup artist to help you with your wedding, you definitely want to check out prior work. Is the style they do to your liking? It is critically important that you know they can meet your needs. You don’t want to find yourself with makeup that doesn’t appeal to you right before you are about to start your wedding.
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. Bakeries can offer options, such as sugar free cupcakes or a gluten-free cake, if you want a healthier option or if you have guests with special dietary needs.
If you have a destination wedding and your family is there, see if they want to stay for the honeymoon. This saves people money based on hotel discounts for guests that stay longer, and it also helps maximize the fun. Your guests will have a memorable trip as well.
Now that it’s time to plan your actual wedding, you may not know how to accomplish everything on your budget. You wish for your wedding to turn out perfectly, and you don’t want to go broke in the process. Hopefully you now feel better able to plan the wedding of your dreams on whatever budget you have. Use them wisely and enjoy your big day.