In the post-pandemic world, we may not be as financially well off as we are now. However, this shouldn’t mean that you cannot enjoy your big day. You have been looking forward to getting married (finally), and nothing should prevent you from beginning the next chapter of your life with your soulmate. Getting married on a budget doesn’t mean foregoing the flowers, having a smaller cake, or going for a hand-me-down wedding dress. You simply need to know where to look to find excellent deals and set yourself a workable budget. Take a look at how you can get hitched without breaking the bank.
Where you spend your honeymoon will have a massive impact on the amount you spend. If you love the sun and had a two week break in the glorious Maldives planned, you may need to reconsider your options. Instead, why not head to the sunny shores of the cheaper, yet just as beautiful Dominican Republic. If you still have your sights set on an Indian Ocean break, you may need to hold your nerve and go for a last-minute deal rather than pre-planning your trip away. Alternative honeymoon options include self-organized tours. If you want to go on a multi-stop trip, do it yourself and book flights and accommodation separately. Take a few night flights and travel at ungodly hours, and you can find your trip costs half the price as what it would usually. If a honeymoon is a little bit of a stretch, save it, and go away when the season is off-peak to save you cash.
If you are keen on a particular venue, whether this is your local church, a hotel, a castle, or even a vintage cinema, you don’t have to pay a fortune for the privilege of holding your ceremony there. Don’t go for a summer month, and never opt for a Saturday if you are looking for a bargain. Get married on a weekday and consider a morning or evening ceremony. You could get a great all-in-one deal if you use a hotel for your ceremony and reception. Using their caterers could also see you receive a discount. This also keeps all organization in house, meaning you have less to worry about.
The celebratory cake that you have always envisioned may be a grand affair. Don’t think that you have to scrimp. Many people are choosing to ask family members or friends with baking flair to create their cakes. This is cheaper than using an artisan baker and can give your cake more of a personal touch. If you don’t fancy a five-tier extravaganza and you want something a little different, an individual cupcake tower can be cheaper. Forget the heavy fruit cake and go for a lighter sponge. This is cheaper to bake and can be a tastier option after a heavy meal.
Stretching yourself financially is not an attractive prospect in this economic climate. Follow this guide, and you can get hitched without breaking the bank.
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