A wedding for some people is the ultimate way of expressing your love for one person, a way of sharing that love with friends and family or could be a way of celebrating the freedom and choice that is becoming more of a reality in several countries around the world. However, while all of these are probably true, there is a big factor that poses a problem -money. Weddings are expensive, but there are ways to keep the price down. Keep reading to find out more.

The Tips

Most wedding couples-to-be are already savvy on many ways to keep the cost down on their big day, but there are probably some hidden costs that they may not have thought about. Having a checklist to keep track of everything that has been done, needs to be done, and who is doing it will be one of the biggest wedding day budgeting aids you can think of. Other tips include:

  • Be prepared for all weathers on your day – the weather is a factor you can’t control, so you must be ready with all necessities for all weather. Doing this last minute, in a rush, will not save you money.
  • DIY as much as you can – if you know someone who can make cakes, arrange flowers, or do hair and makeup personally, use them. You will most likely get the price cheaper and that makes your wedding more personal.
  • Keep the guest list smaller – this day is about both of you and who supports you as a couple. Don’t feel the pressure to over-invite as that causes a lot of stress and can also create more expense.

Make a Purchase to Save More Purchases

Planning a wedding by yourself can be stressful and if you don’t know the best suppliers to look for, it can end up being very expensive. Therefore, a lot of people call on a professional to help. Wedding planners are becoming more and more popular as each wedding season comes around. This is because they know where the best places are to get wedding supplies, from the perfect dress to the stamps used to send the invitations. Not only will this save you money, but it will save you time and your stress levels will decrease heavily.

Location, Location, Location

One of the biggest decisions to make regarding a wedding day is a venue. A venue, if you are not careful, can eat a big chunk of your budget in one go. However, you can find your perfect venue without having to compromise on price or favor. You must do your research and be prepared to go hunting for a while before you find the one.

Conclusion

Your big day doesn’t have to break the bank completely. There are plenty of ways to cut down costs. Remember, it’s your day, so what you both want is the priority. If you take this advice on board and walk into every negotiation with knowledge and a clear idea of what you want, you will not need to sacrifice anything about your perfect day.  

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Written by Kitty

There's nothing better than a weekend spent at a spa and total relaxation and happy thoughts is a way of life to me. It's lucky I love cats really with a name like mine! Happily married with my three fur babies to keep us company.