Getting Married On A Budget
Congratulations, you’re getting married! Now it’s time to start planning your wedding. Planning a wedding is no small feat and can often be a source of major stress for the bride. Hiring a wedding planner may help to ease the burden, however, wedding planners are often quite expensive and therefore may not be a feasible option for a wedding with a tight budget. Therefore, the alternative is to plan it yourself and while this may be more stressful, it can also be more fun. It would also mean than you have complete control over every aspect of your wedding. So, if you find yourself with the task of planning your wedding but don’t know where to begin, here is a little check-list of the main elements that you need to arrange for your wedding and how you can do it without breaking the bank.
Decide on a Theme
This is without a doubt a huge part of your wedding. The theme will impact many other aspects of the event, the most important of which, is the choice of decorations. Decorations can be a big expense; thus, if you are planning your wedding with a limited budget, then your options are wedding decorations hire or making the decorations yourself. Which option will be more cost effective will depend on the theme of the wedding and the type of decorations you have in mind.
Select Your Dress
Wedding dresses are also very expensive, especially when they are custom made. Therefore, if you don’t want to spend too much on your dress, then you may consider getting a pre-made dress or hiring a wedding dress. Hiring a wedding dress, though it has the downside that you won’t be able to keep the dress, allows you to wear an extravagant wedding dress, one which you wouldn’t have been able to afford had you attempted to buy it.
Make a Guest List
To keep your wedding small and personal, invite only the people closest to you and the ones you love the most. Too many guests only serve to increase costs and make wedding planning more complicated.
Arrange the Food
You may arrange a caterer for your wedding, or perhaps if you have a big family or close set of friends to help, you may decide to cook for the wedding yourself. Whether this option is feasible depends on the number of guests you plan to invite. You may find it more cost effective to hire a caterer if you can find a good bargain.
Choose the Venue
If your guest list is small, you may be able to have your wedding in your home or garden (or that of a friend or family member).
In conclusion, remember that how great a wedding is, is not dependent on how much money you spend on it! A wonderful and memorable wedding is created by celebrating your marriage with your most cherished friends and family.