do have to be honest and realistic about the fact that weddings – especially nowadays are not cheap things at all.
of dollars annually just in the United States alone where the average wedding costs at least $30,000 – and that’s not
even a fancy wedding, so you can probably imagine what something upwards of that amount is going to cost.
not rising to reflect these costs, so more and more couples are struggling to pay for their weddings, and whilst some
will choose to go into debt for theirs, others are taking the approach of looking for a more budget friendly option.
without breaking the bank, then in this post we’re going to share with you some of our top tips on how you can do that.
is who they’re going to be inviting to the wedding – this can be for the actual ceremony itself or for the evening reception
or it can be for both depending on the type of wedding you’re going to have and what the structure of the day is going to
the evening reception because when you invite those guests then you have to at least provide food. Some couples will
also provide some or all drinks, but this is not as common and it’s usually just food that’s offered.
anywhere between $60 -$160 for two people, depending on where you go and what you get, so this isn’t likely to be something
you’re going to be doing every night unless you’re Bill Gates.
you’re going to see just how much it’s going to cost, so one way of making sure you don’t go over the top in terms of spending
is to cut your guest list right down and only have the people there who you truly care about.
and everything else in between, so just like you would in any area, it’s important to take time to shop around and spend some
time comparing prices of things because they’re not all equal. For example, if you’re looking for a uniquely designed wedding ring
for you and your partner, then you may be tempted to just go with the most renowned jeweler in your city, but it’s important to
remember that a lot of what determines someone’s price is just their branding and marketing, so if you do your research and
spend some time shopping around online and offline, then you’re likely to find some great deals at the same level of quality.
a beautiful day, then it’s honestly one of the best decisions you could probably make. The thing is, when you think about the fact
that someone spends at least a few hundred and sometimes thousands on a dress for their wedding that they only wear for a few
hours and then it just lies in their closet, it doesn’t make sense to buy a new one each time.
at a fraction of the cost and nobody will even know the difference because it’s only been worn once before and proabably had
some professional cleaning before it was re-sold.
you a wedding gift or give you money, you could instead ask them for a favor by contributing to or helping out with your wedding
in some way. This could be something like asking a friend to take your photos, asking your aunt who’s a hobby baker to make
your cake, asking around to see if your uncle can get you a good deal on wedding cars, or anything else you can think of, really.
This allows you to get the things you need for a good price and also gives people the chance to help you in a way that’s meaningful
instead of just getting you a gift for the sake of getting something.
then you totally can, but we’re talking more about choosing to go somewhere else and have a lower key wedding that doesn’t
involve as much planning. This way you can have a beautiful wedding in a nice location, you can invite a few close family and
friends if you choose or you can just have a party when you’re back, and you’re also going to save a lot of money, so you can either
use your wedding as a joint wedding/honeymoon, or you can take the money you saved and go somewhere else after it.