How To Plan A Successful Wedding On A Tight Budget
Everyone dreams of having a princess-like wedding. As we mature, we realize that fairy tales do not hold true. The dream of performing a “billion dollar wedding” becomes a mirage. However, you can still go ahead and plan a wedding even on your tight budget. Although planning a tight budget wedding is challenging even to the industry experts, it`s still feasible.
The key to planning a successful wedding on a tight budget lies in your ability to manage the budget within your limits. It entails cutting out the unnecessary expenses, and the exclusion of the exorbitant wedding day costs.
Below are some practical tips that will help you to plan your big day while on a tight budget.
With regards to the wedding venue, you can save a lot of money by setting a wedding on a day other than Saturday. Saturdays are the favorite days of various functions and hence tend to inflate the cost of hiring a venue on a Saturday. The downfall of selecting weekdays is that you`ll have lower upturn of friends and family, but this is also a bonus since you`re working on a limited budget.
Finding a venue that can also act as a wedding reception will go a long way in cutting your budget. This saves you from paying extra on a separate reception venue.
Cut the Guest List
One of the major factors that leads to a spike in the budget cost of any wedding event is the guest list. While you plan for the big day, you may want to narrow the invitees by considering only the close family member and close friends. Although a wedding is meant to be celebrated together, it`s more of a personal issue, and there would be no harm leaving out your long-distance cousins or former classmates whom you don`t associate with.
Food and drinks
One way of maximizing on the food and drink is by serving heavy appetizers rather than opting for a sit-down buffet. You may also consider looking for a venue that allows you to bring in your soft drinks, wines, and beers.
Wedding Photographer and Videographer
A wedding is a lifetime experience, and photographs should be used to rekindle those sweet moments. Though necessary, you can save some money on the budget by skipping exorbitant photographers or those who create a full DVD of full-resolution images after the event.
Music is an important aspect of any successful wedding event. However, hiring live bands or live DJs is taking the budget overboard. You can request a reputable DJ to provide recorded music for the wedding at a small cost if any.
Skip the extras
Although the minor details make your wedding look unique, they are often go unnoticed when skipped and should not be used as an excuse for using your budget. For example, during the pre-wedding period, you may avoid unnecessary costs by not providing invitation letters or ceremony programs.
Additionally, one-time items, such as special cake knives are totally unnecessary and can be snubbed.
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