Weddings that cost thousands are beyond the reach of most of us. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get close to having the wedding of your dreams. I have been putting together a few tips to help you maximise your budget for your big day. And there are plenty of ways to get what you want without spending the big bucks. Here’s how:
You will be inviting a lot of people to witness your union and celebrate with you at the reception. Each of these people will be dreading the gift buying conundrum! So why not ask them to provide some help with the wedding instead? Will they chauffeur you to the venue in their car? Can they take all the pictures? Are they good at decor? Perhaps they’re pretty awesome at cooking? See who can help for free as a wedding gift to you both.
If you can’t find anyone to lend a hand, there is always the option to do it yourself. From DIY wedding invites to making your own wedding cake, there are lots of things to be done. You can create your own playlist, and even decorate the venue before the wedding. The bouquets and centrepieces can be made in advance from silk flowers. Have a look at some magazines or Pinterest for inspiration. You might even find directions on how to make them.
Wait And Save
Putting off your wedding for another year gives you a chance to save up hard for what you want. Have a look at your current household bills and see where you can cut back. This will help you save up even more. It also gives you a chance to find additional sources of income. A second part-time job or some overtime may help bring in more cash. Why not declutter your home and sell what you no longer need?
Small Is Beautiful
Smaller weddings cost a lot less. You can use a smaller venue, and the catering will cost a lot less with fewer heads. But this may be the best way to afford that gorgeous dress you’ve got your eye on. Fewer guests may be cheaper overall and it means you can allocate your wedding budget to the things that really matter to you.
Borrowing And Gifts
Many couples find it necessary to borrow money to cover the cost of the wedding. Not all banks recommend this as a course of action, though. Plus, you might need all your pennies to save up for your first marital home. Parents are usually a good source of cash for big events like a wedding. It’s possible your parents will want to contribute as a wedding gift to you both. Other wedding guests may also be keen to offer cash to the happy couple. This can go to your future, or to the wedding of dreams.
Weddings are very expensive, but they also provide you with memories of happiness to last a lifetime. To afford a beautiful wedding, look for ways to scale back your biggest ideas. And see who can help you realise the wedding of your dreams. Congratulations.