Almost since the beginning of time women have always dreamt about their wedding day. They want the most important time in their lives to be memorable and if at all possible, extraordinary. Nowhere in their frenzy of wedding planning do they say to themselves, “Oh, have I really wanted a cheap wedding with no frills.”
Not likely. But it is possible to make a perfectly lovely wedding without breaking the bank. All it takes is some careful wedding planning to make a bride’s dreams come true without putting her parents into cardiac arrest wondering how they are going to pay for it all. And you don’t need a wedding planning guide to do it. Here are some ideas on how to do wedding planning on a budget:
First, let’s start with the invitations: You can save a bundle on your wedding invitations if you just follow a few simple rules:
a. Don’t Purchase Invitations from Party Stores
Yes, party or stationery stores are wonderful places to look for wedding invitations, because they have a wide variety to choose from. Unfortunately, they are not the most reasonably priced places to go to.
If you can restrain yourself from buying the first set of invites that you fall in love with, you will find that by doing some comparison shopping, you can frequently find invitations closely resembling the ones you liked somewhere else at a more affordable price.
Then comes the cake! Here is an interesting wedding idea for the perfect cake without all the financial hassles:
2. Wedding Cake
a. Get a Sheet Cake Instead of a Wedding Cake
It should taste just as good as a wedding cake would, and you will end up spending a much smaller amount of money on it.
Now for the next item on your wedding planning checklist:
3. Inexpensive Flowers
a. Only Buy Flowers in Season
If you don’t know which flowers will be in season at the time of your wedding, make it a point to find out. Regardless of what types they are, you should be able to pick plenty that are perfectly lovely and will match your color scheme.
4. Opt for a Wedding Dress Featured on Sale
Selecting a wedding dress is the part of the wedding planning where it’s easiest to spend way more than you can realistically afford.
a. Don’t Be Afraid of the Discount Rack
Don’t be self-conscious about buying a wedding dress from the discount rack. Remember that you’re not viewing a bunch of rag-tag rejects, but dresses that need to be sold so that the store can have room for a new batch. The savings will absolutely delight you.
So in concluding, these are just a few ways in which you can ease the financial pain of a wedding. But just keep in mind that you don’t have to sacrifice your dream wedding for the sake of saving money. These are some ways that will help lower the cost and make your wedding planning a little less nerve-wrecking.