This is the most important day in your life and you want it memorable. However, the average wedding costs almost $30,000 (not including the honeymoon and engagement ring). You don’t have the budget? Don’t worry. You can reduce your wedding expenses with some planning and ingenuity. These nine tips will help you plan a stylish, but affordable, wedding.
You can marry off-season. You will save money on your reception and other rental costs if you marry off-season. Consider getting married during the week for a greater discount.
Your imagination is your best friend. You’ll be amazed at the things you can incorporate into your wedding decor with a little imagination. To find the best deals, check your local thrift and dollar stores frequently.
Ask your friends for some help. Your best friends are your best contacts when planning a budget-friendly wedding. It’s amazing how many talents you can find by asking. You might find connections with musicians, seamstresses, photographers, and caterers through your friends.
Outdoors is a good place to take it. You can also use gazebos and botanical gardens in many cities. To find out if there are any areas that might be suitable for your ceremony, call your local city hall. Bonus: Outdoor settings can also be used as natural decorations, which will save you money.
Rent and borrow but don’t purchase. You can save money by avoiding purchasing products. Ask your friends to help you make a list. You can also call several rental companies to get the prices for any other items you might need. It’s amazing how different they charge for the same items.
You can also buy a replacement gown. Check out your local department store. A nice formal gown might be available at a fraction of the cost in your local department store. You might also consider thrift and consignment shops. It is possible to find the perfect vintage gown.
Choose ethnic cuisine. Ethnic cuisine is a great way to save money. You can satisfy your guests with delicious Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Hawaiian and other cuisines. They are also less expensive than the usual dishes. Your theme should be based on the menu. Bonus: You can save even more money if you have your own caterer.
Hiring a student. Students in second-year college programs in film and photography may be able to save big! It will cost less to hire a student and the quality of their work will likely be outstanding. However, it is a good idea to ask for their portfolio and discuss what you want in your video and pictures.