Planning your wedding is an exciting time, and it can be tempting to throw caution to the wind so that you can have your big day! That being said, keeping your wedding on budget can be difficult. As the planning begins, the costs will add up, but these simple tips will keep you from breaking your bank on your big celebration.
Finding the right venue at the right price will help you keep your costs down. A full service venue can eat up a lot (even most) of your budget. If you’re going for a rustic theme, try finding a wedding venue you can rent at a small cost, such as a park, camp site, or garden location. You may only need to purchase a permit or pay a small fee to the city or county.
2. Guest List
Another way to keep the costs down is keeping the guest list down. If you’re having trouble making the list short, it maybe a good time to sit down and decide which friends and family you must have at your big day and which will have to be cut. The more guests you have means the more you’ll have to pay per person on food and seating. (Sorry, Aunt Muriel, but your best friend’s husband’s brother does not “have” to be there).
3. Don’t over-do the DIY Projects
For starters, wedding professionals are professionals for a reason — and that’s because they know exactly what they’re doing. DIY wedding projects often cost more than their pre-made counterparts, PLUS if the project goes awry, you’ll be spending the double the money to hire or purchase whatever it was you were trying to do in the first place. Keep this in mind while building those pinterest dream boards!
Asking to borrow or rent some of the things you need is a great way to save money. From linens to decor, and even the bridal gown, finding pieces you can borrow will help you keep your budget low. For example, if you’re having a backyard wedding, borrowing chairs to use at your tables instead of renting is a great way to save. Many brides offer things like decor, table numbers, and accent pieces for little to no cost.
Finding ways to cut your budget doesn’t mean you can’t have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. These simple tips will help guide you in the right direction to keep your budget down and give your the best wedding you’ve always dreamed of. After all, love is eternal and your memories should be too!