Having the perfect wedding does not mean that you have to spend a good amount of your hard-earned money – or go into debt. Being reasonable and resourceful goes a long way when it comes to planning your dream wedding. Here’s how you can save on your wedding expenses without sacrificing quality, elegance, and practicality.
Set your budget from the beginning
If you would like to have better control over your wedding expenses, you should set your budget from the beginning. Before anything else, list down what you can afford and are willing to pay for your wedding. And, to help you keep better track of your expenses and spending once you start planning, you should use a spreadsheet as well.
Take advantage of the do-it-yourself approach
One sure way of saving expenses on your wedding is to have the do-it-yourself approach. Of course, you don’t have to do everything yourself – but there are certain things you can take care of or have your friends and family do for you. For one, you can create your own wedding invitations. It’s relatively easy to do this nowadays, especially with programmes and apps on the Internet. You can also create your own decorations, your own centrepieces, and even your own wedding cake. Doing this will automatically help you cut a few hundred pounds from your expenses.
Additionally, you can opt to do your own wedding catering – or have a friend or family member do it for you. This will not only be cheaper, it may taste better as well, and you have the added option of choosing food that you really like.
Be creative when looking for a wedding dress
Having a beautiful wedding dress is a priority for most brides, but the cost of a wedding dress can quickly drain your budget. What you can do instead is be creative when looking for a wedding dress –hire one, borrow one from a family member or friend (you can even use your mother’s or grandmother’s wedding dress for an added vintage touch), or look for wedding dresses at discounted rates. You can also visit designer warehouses, especially during sale periods, or visit a charity shop.
Consider a versatile wedding venue
You don’t need to have 200 guests in order to make your wedding spectacular. A small, intimate affair can still be a wonderful wedding – even more so. You should consider venues which can accommodate smaller wedding parties, such as The Regent Hotel in Doncaster. The hotel has a variety of choices for both small and large weddings, from a private pub able to accommodate 80 guests to a Lounge able to cater for as many as 150 guests.
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