Weddings are a memorable occasion for everyone involved. Unfortunately most people overextend themselves financially because they let others dictate their planning, but the event can be beautiful and not as expensive as you may think. You can have a great wedding and you don’t need to go broke. This article has many creative and economical ideas for planning a memorable occasion.
You can save money by choosing an off season wedding date. Most weddings are between June and August. Wedding venues are costly during these months. If you can’t plan your wedding at any other time, book your venue as soon as possible to get a great deal.
If you choose to take care of your own food serving at your wedding, try going to wholesale stores, such as Costco. If you shop wholesale, you will be able to get lots of food at much better prices. Also, ask family or friends to help offset the cost of the food.
Purchasing your wedding gown on the internet can be a budget saver, cutting down your costs by hundreds of dollars. Make sure to order early so you have time for alterations if any need to be made. Sometimes a gown can cost as little as a hundred dollars; however, you might spend twice that amount to have it altered to fit. Be sure to include the potential alterations cost into your budget.
Personalize the wedding so that it reflects your personalities, and that of your relationship. Think of a theme that truly represents the two of you as a couple.
You should put a great deal of thought into writing your wedding vows. The institution of marriage is lifelong and marked by willingness to enter into a major commitment. Use your vows to publicly declare the love and dedication you feel for your beloved.
It may take a bit more time and effort to plan an affordable wedding, but it is well worth the effort. Use these ideas to have that wedding you’ll look back and remember happily.