Whether you have recently got engaged or have been waiting to plan your wedding for a while, you are probably excited at the prospect of planning out your special day.
Your wedding is supposed to be the most magical day of your life, so it is only natural that you want it to be perfect. And, like most brides, you probably want to ensure that your wedding day is one that won’t be forgotten in a hurry, right? But what about the cost?
If you are a little strapped for cash, there is no need to worry. Believe it or not, you don’t have to break the bank to have a beautiful, memorable wedding day.
Here is how you can have a stunning wedding on a small budget. To find out more, keep reading below:
1. Opt for small and cozy
One of the easiest ways to cut the cost of your wedding is with the guest list. Your wedding is a celebration, and of course you want all your nearest and dearest there to celebrate it with you. But is it really necessary to invite everyone else along? Think about it, does your postman or your old school teacher really need an invite?
If money is tight, it is a good idea to keep your guest list as small as possible. Ideally, opt for a celebration with just your family and closest friends. Not only will this save you money, but it will also allow you to spend your special day with the people you care about most.
2. Don’t overspend on the dress
Like most brides, you have probably spent your whole life dreaming about the wedding dress you will wear for your big day. You may also be thinking that with your small budget, you will struggle to find anything that lives up to the dress you dreamed of, but that isn’t necessarily true.
With so many beautiful dresses available on the high street, finding your perfect wedding dress for a low price, shouldn’t be too tricky.
3. Choose specially designed wedding invitations
While you could make your wedding invitations yourself, they won’t look as professional as specially designed ones. Plus, they can be rather tricky and time-consuming to make. So, it is best to get your classic wedding invitations from a professional wedding invitation specialist.
By getting your wedding invitations made, the first look you give guests of your wedding, will be perfect. Just like you want your wedding to be.
4. Save money on your flowers
You may not realise it, but the cost of wedding flowers can be seriously expensive and can run your wedding bill up into the thousands.
To cut the cost of your wedding flowers, you can either learn how to arrange flowers or you can opt for flowers that are in season. By choosing flowers that are in season, you can save yourself a lot of money on the cost of your wedding flowers.
5. For the music
Instead of hiring a DJ or live band, create a few different playlists on your phone and use them for music at your reception. It might not be as glamorous as having your own band, but using your own music will save a lot of money.
If the idea of not having a band is too upsetting, hire a band from a local school or college to play – this should be much cheaper or even free.
It is important to remember that just because you are planning your wedding on a budget, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful and memorable wedding. It just takes a little more planning and creativity; that’s all.