Wedding Tips Budget
Wedding Tips When Your Budget Does not Fit the Dream. When it comes to your wedding, you have likely put a lot of thought into exactly what you want. Maybe you have your whole dream wedding planned out in your head, but as you begin to plan your wedding, you find the plans in your head do not fit with your budget. If that is the case, it is time to consider these wedding tips to help you have a great wedding while also staying within your budget.
While it would be great to have everything you envisioned in your head become a reality, sometimes you have to decide what is most important. Sit down as a couple and prioritize what you want. Be honest with yourself when it comes to what you feel is necessary versus what you think would just be nice.
Cut the Guest List
While it might be hard, cutting the guest list can allow you to spend less money on the wedding. An added bonus is that if you are only inviting a small number of people, it is easier to explain to your annoying college roommate why she is not invited to the wedding.
Wedding Tips Budget
Use Your Friends and Family
If you have a close friend who has a talent for decorating cakes, see if she will make your cake for you. If your best friend’s mom is a great seamstress, ask her if she is willing to sew your dress. Even friends of friends are sometimes willing to offer their services for less. It is important, though, that you do not completely just “use” your family and friends. Respect their time and efforts. Often times, you can pay a friend or family member less for their services than you would pay someone else, or the person may offer their help as part of the wedding gift. Using family and friends, though, does not mean you should settle for subpar services. No, your younger brother’s heavy metal band does not have to play at the reception just so you can save money.
Plan to Renew Your Vows in a Big Way
If you cannot afford to have a big wedding now, start saving money, even if it is only a little at a time, and plan to renew your vows in style several years in the future. This allows you to have a simpler wedding now without having to completely give up on your dream wedding.
Wedding Tips Budget – Blog post by the Little Church of the West
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