Weddings can be a stressful time, from in-laws emphasizing everything they did for their wedding ceremony to include all of the right people so that no one is left out on your special day. But what is the best way to accomplish everything you want on your special day and still be able to stay within your budget? These helpful tips will be able to get you everything you want on your big day.
Ask for Wedding Help.
Never be afraid to ask for help. We all have friends that are amateur photographers or even those who play a couple of instruments. A great way to save is to ask them for help. ALWAYS PAY A FRIEND FOR THEIR SERVICES but don’t forget they are your friend and can offer discounted pricing (or offer their services as a gift). This is a great alternative to paying full price for someone you don’t even know.
Hold the ceremony at a park or other outdoor locations.
Finding affordable wedding venues are one of the most stressful aspects of your wedding ceremony. A great way to save some money is to have a wedding at an outdoor location. State parks, at home and even at a private farm are some of the cheaper ways to find a location that can be accommodating to you and your guests no matter the size.
Stock the Bar yourself.
Another great way to save money on your big day is stocking the bar yourself. Whether you choose to have No alcohol (big money saver), just champagne, beer, and wine or a full bar, a great way to lessen the cost is getting it yourself. You can even buy the bottles wholesale and get more bang for your buck.
Use a family-owned business or use yourself for the catering
A great budget saver is making sure that you spend less on the food. A great way to save is making the food yourself. If cooking isn’t your forte, finding a family owned business might be your answer. These types of businesses usually will go the extra mile to make sure that your wedding reception is more than special.
Go minimal with flowers
Instead of spending loads of money on flowers go minimal. It is easier to keep it simple and elegant. A great way to save some money is giving one single rose to each bridesmaid to walk down the aisle instead of a full bouquet. Or you can even try making your own bouquets instead of going with florist designs.
Use creative solutions for music
A very popular way to save money is on the music. Instead of hiring a DJ a great way to save money is using music programs like Spotify. You can create individual playlists for everything from your ceremony and your reception. It’s a great way to keep organized during your special day. It can also help you stay calm not relying on someone else to choose your music for you. You and your friends get to choose what you want to listen to, making your reception the best one yet.