How to Plan a Budget Wedding?
If you’re planning on getting married but you don’t have a lot of money to spend on it, then it can seem pretty daunting and almost impossible for you to have the wedding that you want. That doesn’t have to be the case though as you can still plan a great wedding on a budget. You just need to know what to trim and be smart about how you spend your money so as long as you’re not aiming to have your reception at the Ritz and Take That playing at the reception then you should be able to plan a great wedding that you will remember forever. Here are some tips to help you plan your wedding on a budget.
Shop Around lot of couples tend to settle on the first person or service they talk to for each area of the wedding. For example, you will find that you can get a great price on your flower arrangements if you just take a little extra time to shop around. There may be a couple of florists in your town who provide weddings services but there are much more online and you will probably find that they will be able to offer you a much lower price for their service so get online and shop around.
See Who You Know Instead of just forking out for people to make the wedding cake and a band to play at your reception why not have a think about who you know and what they’re good at. You may have a friend who is a great cook and who would feel honored at being asked to make your wedding cake. You could just pay for the ingredients and give them a seat at the head table as a thank you. Likewise, you may find that a member of your family or a friend is a budding DJ who would happily play at your wedding in exchange for a free bar tab.
Help Small Businesses Small businesses need help promoting themselves in an increasingly difficult market and so you may find that local businesses could offer you a discount to choose them as long as they get exposure through it. You won’t get it if you don’t ask though so find a start-up photography agency who are willing to provide cheap wedding photography so that they can develop their portfolio or an invitation printing firm who want to use your wedding as an example to show to future customers.
Find Out Who’ll Work for Free If you’re looking through a list of wedding bands and DJs despairingly as you can’t afford any of them then why not find someone who will do it for nothing. There are lots of up and coming bands and DJs who would jump at the chance to perform at a wedding as it will give them a chance to develop their skills on stage and gain some much-needed exposure.
You could allow them to hand out their cards to your guests to promote themselves instead of payment. Perhaps you know someone who wants to be a designer who would love to make a wedding dress as part of their range and so you could end up saving yourself a small fortune and helping a lot of people just by thinking outside the box a bit.
Vanessa Roberts was able to plan her wedding at a fraction of the cost that she originally expected it to be by researching online and using online wedding services to find great advice and deals.