You may have been dreaming about the perfect wedding day for as long as you can remember but have you also been saving the pennies too for such a lavish and special day?
It is tremendously easy to get over ambitious when planning your wedding ideas. It is not uncommon for future brides to utter the words “it does not matter, it is our big day” or “you only get married once.” Although this may seem fine at the time, after the event you could be left with huge amounts to pay back as a result of your expensive wedding ideas.
There are many simple ways you can cut costs with out cutting out your favourite wedding ideas.
The first thing to consider is the day of the wedding. You will pay far more for a reception that is held on a Saturday evening than you would for one held during the day or any other day of the week. Having your wedding day and reception on a Friday or week day will reduce your outgoings considerably.
The month the wedding is held is also a key factor in budgeting for the day. Having it in winter is much cheaper than a summer wedding and what could be more romantic than winter weddings in the snow. Saving money in this area could free up cash that you can spend on other wedding ideas that you may not have thought you could have initially afforded.
Favors should be included in your wedding ideas. They need not be expensive and would be missed if they were not there. Ask anyone what they remember about a wedding and see how many people mention the favors. However wedding favors can be very expensive especially if the wedding reception is large. Consider making your own to cut down the cost.
We all know the saying ‘something borrowed, something blue’ why not take advantage of the ‘something borrowed’ and borrow something that will not only be special but save you money. Ask your best friend or mother if you can ‘borrow’ their wedding veil or head piece. These items can set you back anything from $40 – $400.
When considering your wedding ideas one of the most important things are the flowers. Nobody expects you to go without such a vital part of any wedding but consider and discuss with your florist what flowers are in season at the time of you plan to marry. Choosing seasonal flowers will be far less costly than picking something out of season or hard to get hold of.
There are so many ways in which you can cut the costs of your wedding ideas without your wedding appearing cheap or tacky. The main thing is not to rush out and order all the things you have ever dreamed of because most likely you can achieve the same if not similar with out spending out as much as you first thought.