Weddings are considered one of the most epic days in one’s lifetime besides the prom, and expect that weddings will be very pricey to begin with. However, there are various ways to cut down huge wedding budgets, but will still provide epic results when the big day comes. Don’t worry, we will be providing these various tips in your way to settling down at the first step of making a family. Let’s begin and roll the red carpet!
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1. Avoid Over Accommodation
This is one of the reasons why the expenses become too expensive, you might be welcoming enough to invite distant relatives, your friends that almost forgot you and that annoying cousin as well! Do not invite too many people at your wedding if you want to budget, we don’t want you to become selfish, it’s just that there are “things where they are needed to be”. And most of all, there are the social networking sites that can give you thumbs up, or a greeting of “best wishes” and “congratulations” for you and your beloved, together with some pictures to show off to them.
2. Friends are the Best Reference
Believe it or not, if you have a close friend around, then that means they might be able to help you. Some might be wedding planners, handles venues for reception, or maybe a minister that makes weddings official. The best thing about this is that they might give you discounts, or place it on the house just for you to enjoy the moment. Try to ask them if you know their background, and if not, ask them if they have someone to refer to. This fact also extends up to family members and relatives.
3.Be sure to canvass and negotiate
Be sure to be strategic in making the ultimate budget, look for different venues, investigate a lot, double-check their list, and make comparisons on the expenses to ensure that you will not be blindly attracted by the venue and get shocked by the price offered to you. You can also check online for reviews about wedding venues and receptions, and so as the price for that. Also watch out for sales to have better discounts, and watch carefully for contract signing.
4. Borrow some items
Sometimes, we just need to resist some cravings. Borrow some stuff from your parents, grandparents or siblings. Surely they will be able to help you with some items like rings or dresses. And, if you want to, you can borrow money from them, just make sure to pay it afterwards or on a settled date.
5. Do It Yourself
It is your own style anyway, do it depending upon your preference. You can do the invitations by yourself, make some decorations if you have available recourses or own a business for these designs. There are many ways to use that knowledge of yours to lessen the cost, plus show off your own effort for your wedding.
Thank you to Jenny C. for the guest blog post. We hope you find her tips and advice helpful for your wedding day!