Ready to tie the knot with the love of your life but don’t want to break the bank to do so? Budget savvy brides, we’ve got you covered!
From being strategic with your wedding date to the guest list, venue, and decoration, keep reading for our top tips to plan a dream wedding without getting into debt.
1-Pick Your Wedding Date Wisely
One of the simplest ways to cut down the wedding cost is considering an off-season or a weekday wedding. Many wedding venues and suppliers have better availability and offer special discounts for weddings hosted during deep winter months or on weekdays (except Saturday and Sunday.)
2-Trim Your Guest List
If you really want to reduce your wedding expenses, consider planning to have a more intimate celebration rather than a big affair by keeping the guest list limited to just your closest loved ones.
An intimate wedding can significantly save additional costs on every item of your big day, including food, drink, furniture, stationery, and place settings.
3-Choose Your Venue Carefully
A significant part of your budget will go to your wedding venue, so prefer one that doesn’t need much decoration. Choosing a cheap venue may seem like a good way to save money – but you may end up spending more money on additional styling! Instead, we recommend you invest slightly more for a wedding venue that is already beautiful and doesn’t need too much decorating.
4-Have Your Ceremony And Reception At One Venue
Another way to save a considerable amount of money is to choose an all-in-one wedding venue where you can have your entire wedding.
It will not only save extra traveling expenses between two different venues, but it will also eliminate the need for additional decoration, vendors, and rental items for two different venues.
5-Hire Local Wedding Vendors
When it comes to hiring vendors for your wedding, it’s best to keep it local wherever possible. Choosing local vendors will help you avoid having to pay extra for site visits and travel – and with multiple vendors on board, these costs can add up quickly.
6-DIY Wedding Decor And Favors
When planning a wedding on a budget, DIY is probably one of the first things DIY-savvy couples can think of. Not only it’s a great way to save some extra bucks, but it’s also a fantastic way to add a personal touch to your celebration.
Remember that it doesn’t mean you have to do all the DIY work yourself. Get help from your partner or bridal party to incorporate the DIY elements into your big day, like wedding favors and decorations.
7-Your Wedding Is About You
Don’t forget that your big day is all about you as a couple, so try not to be influenced by the trends you think you should have or create the most insta-worthy wedding.
Instead, just focus on making your wedding day authentic and honest for yourself and your partner and keep that in mind throughout the wedding planning process. This will help you avoid splurging too much on unnecessary wedding details that you do not need!