Wedding Budget is an important factor while planning the event. There are lots of ways you can save and have a beautiful celebration while staying on the budget. From venue to entertainment we have collected these smart wedding budgeting tips which will help you plan your wedding day in style.
Venue: Choose a spot that can accommodate both your ceremony and reception, you will save on rental fees, decor and transportation. Paying by the hour is also another great idea. Many local joints or public places may be available to rent on minimum fee which can easily fit in your wedding budget.
Tip: Best way to decide the venue is to create a comparison chart to track what’s included in the price for each venue. Pic Courtesy
Date: An off season wedding, can save you lot of money, you can get better deals. Weekday weddings will cost you way too less than weekend wedding. Pic Courtesy
Don’t Go Overboard on your Wedding Budget with Food & Drink Expenses
Food : Family-style meal can cut down your expenses, comfort foods like barbecue chicken and corn are fun and less expensive.
Tip: Create your own menu; take help of local joints to put together a list. Remember food is the one element which can take your wedding budget overboard. Pic Courtesy
Cakes & Desserts: Have a small cake for the cake cutting ceremony and supplement it with a sheet cake.
Tip: Consider cupcakes, these save money because they require less intricate decoration. Pic Courtesy
Drinks : If possible, buy your own booze. Instead of full bar stick to beer, wine and a signature cocktail. Don’t forget to have some inexpensive (nonalcoholic) drinks on hand. Consider fresh lemonade in tall, sugar-rimmed glasses for a warm-weather wedding or sparkling water with colorful wedges of orange, lemon or lime.
Tip: Eliminate shots or any drinks that make use of a number of liquors. Pic Courtesy
Decorations: Buy decorations which can be used twice, blooms used during the wedding can be repurposed as reception décor. Focus on flowers which are in season. Flowers mixed with greenery will save some extra cost. Bigger tables would require fewer centerpieces thus saving on the decoration cost. Place votives, pillar candles between the floral arrangements for a stylish look. You don’t have to fill every nook and corner of the venue, Less is More!
Tip: Let your creative friend pitch-in and help you create a theme of your own. Pic Courtesy
Save on your Wedding Budget with DIY Ideas
Stationary and Favors: In this digital world best way to save money is to e-mail your save-the-dates, you can make your own place cards and wedding favors packaging. If you want to follow the traditional way, consider creating your own invites by hand or high-quality printer.
Tip: Order your thank-you notes when you order your invitations. Some stationers give bulk discounts. Pic Courtesy
Transportation: Instead of renting a limo, go with a less costly option like a party van from a local car rental company.
Tip: Use separate cars for drop and pick-up from the ceremony, hourly rates will save you more. Pic Courtesy
Photo & Video: Your photos are the tangible mementos of your wedding day, before hiring a photographer ask for references from former brides and grooms who have used the pro’s services. “Point and shoot” videography is the least expensive option.
Tip: Be sure to carefully consider the work of the photographer before hiring, the most expensive choice is not necessarily the best. Pic Courtesy
Entertainment : Local bands can be as talented as any other or choose DJ, you’ll save at least half on your wedding budget.
Tip: Be your own DJ, Download your favorite music and create playlists for the ceremony and the reception, hook it up to rented speakers and enjoy. Pic Courtesy
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