Many of us have daydreamed about the day when we will walk down the aisle ever since childhood, right down to the gown we will wear, what our hair will look like, and the colors in our bouquet. Planning the wedding may seem overwhelming unless you have help.
One thing to take into consideration is when you get married. The off seasons can save quite a bit of money that can be used elsewhere. The wedding season is traditionally from May through September. Wedding venues are more expensive during these months. Should you have to book during the season, do so well in advance to garner your best deal.
If you’re doing your own catering, Costco is a place that can save you a lot on wedding food. Shopping wholesale when it comes to food helps you get the necessary items at a much cheaper cost. You can also see if your friends can help with food costs.
Finding your perfect wedding dress might be an expensive activity. Perhaps you could look at dresses not considered as wedding dresses. You could get a bridesmaid’s dress, and it would be just a fraction of the cost. Besides, you can have a dress altered and still likely spend less than you would have on a wedding dress.
Online wedding gown purchases can be easy on your wallet, but give yourself enough time for alterations as needed. You want to make sure that you think about other expenses that you might not commonly think of, like having the wedding gown altered, which can cost extra money. Include the additional cost in your budgeting.
There’s nothing more important in a wedding than the person who you are marrying. This choice will affect you forever, so take your time and don’t rush. Take the time to make sure you are ready to make a lifetime commitment to your fiance and consider the things that you love about them, as well as the things that drive you crazy.
Wedding planning doesn’t have to turn into an overwhelming stressful event. Planning might be almost as fun as the wedding itself!