Planning your wedding should be an exciting and happy time, but it can also be quite stressful if you feel like you’re taking other people’s needs and desires into consideration more than your own, which is just wrong because it’s you and your partner’s day, and that’s what you should be focusing on - especially since weddings aren’t exactly cheap these days, so it’s important that you’re getting what you want and what you can afford.
So, in this post, we’re going to share with you some tips on how to plan a stylish wedding on a budget.
Cut the guest list:
As mentioned above, this is your wedding, and although people will want to share in your special day, you should only have the people there who you really care about. This means, that even if your parents get offended by the fact that you’re not prepared to invite their workmates whom you’ve perhaps met once, or you twice removed great aunt Sally who you’ve not seen since childhood, they’re entitled to be offended, but you’re entitled not to invite anyone you don’t want to invite. What people need to remember is that a wedding is not a spectator circus, it’s something that’s special and private between two people and the ones they care about the most, so that’s all you should be focusing on. Things can get pricey when you end up having to pay for a bunch of people you don’t even know and who you’ll most likely never see again.
It can be tempting to just go an buy everything from the first place you see because it all looks so beautiful, but really when it comes to wedding stuff, you really need to shop around because so much of it is overpriced and the cheaper versions are exactly the same, so whether it’s a cake, flowers, cars, or whatever else, then shopping around is recommended.
Don’t have a sit down meal:
Food can be one of the biggest expenses at a wedding, and nowadays the idea of the traditional sit down meal is starting to fade out in favor of a more informal buffet. You can have a buffet of whatever kinds of foods you want - it can be as fancy or low key as you want, but it’s a lot more casual and makes it easier for people when they can eat when they want. The best way to approach this is to look for different catering services in your area and make appointments with them to see their selections and prices.
Buy second hand:
The idea of buying a second hand wedding dress is something that a lot of people would never consider, but when you think that someone has only worn this dress for a few hours and that it’s cost them a great deal of money, then it really doesn’t make sense to buy it brand new - especially not when it’s likely been professionally cleaned and looks as good as new.
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