Weddings are supposed to be extravagant affairs, but sometimes people just can’t afford to have over-the-top weddings. Browse through this article for tips on planning a budget wedding.
You meet that special someone, you fall in love, you begin to date and before you know it, there is a wedding on the cards. You don’t know how it happened, but you know that you are in love and you know that you are more than willing to tie the knot. The two of you want to have a wedding that should be the talk of the town, but unfortunately money does not grow on trees nor does it come easy, so you decide to settle for a budget wedding. However, contrary to what most people think, budget weddings do not stand to deprive you of a sizeable share of feeling special or having your fun at ‘your’ wedding. Budget weddings, in all honesty, can still provide your wedding with just as much as grandeur, attention and pleasure that you need and maybe even crave for. Go ahead and read on to gain access to four helpful pointers that can help you plan your wedding with precision and jurisprudence.
Planning A Budget Wedding
Understand Your Money
The first thing to do even before setting on the journey of planning your wedding is to understand how much money you have to meet the expenses of the wedding. ‘Understand’ here does not mean understanding how much money you physically posses, but how much you are worth and how much you and your family can actually spend on a wedding. Post doing this, if you realize that your financial standing cannot get you to a fairytale wedding, don’t worry. After all there is a lot more to weddings than just a big fat budget, and in any case no one ever said you can’t have a great wedding on a shoestring budget.
Downsize The Guest List
Yes, you might be the most popular person around, and yes you want to call the whole world to see you walk into the fields of holy matrimony. However, if you don’t have the means to an over-the-top wedding, you will have no choice but to cut down on the guest list. Why do this? Simply because you don’t really need to call the whole world for your wedding, when you can instead call the people who are the closest to you and who actually mean something to you. By doing this you will realize that your guest list is not really as big you thought it would be. You will also realize that with the number of people you intend to call, the wedding expenses will not look like they are on their way to kissing the skies.
The food you serve at your wedding, as long as the budget is concerned, is a great cause for concern. This is mostly because you can easily spend more than you want to, and more than you actually should on food. This is when expenses on food become a budgetary irritant. The best way to get the better of this problem is to serve fewer varieties, but serve better quality. Most fairytale weddings tend to have myriad dishes, but hardly two or three of them will have you yearning for more. With a budget wedding, however, you can focus on serving just a few dishes and also making sure that all the dishes served are top-notch in quality and taste.
Sometimes, less is more. Where better to apply this phenomenon than in the planning of budget weddings and the ambience of the same. You can cut down heavily on expenses if you choose to have a wedding ambience that is simple at the same time classy. In any case, weddings with minimal décor are more aesthetic than weddings that jump off of the cliff of wedding décor and memorabilia.
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