If you have the idea that having a budget wedding sounds tacky or weird, than you should totally disregard that idea. Because believe it or not, there are a lot of people worldwide who are interested in planning a budget wedding. And its a very smart thing to do.
Depleting your bank account on your special day just doesn’t make sense. I mean think about it. You have debt, you have to pay the mortgage, you have kids, you have you, and so on. So why in your right mind would you ever consider spending your life savings on a day that’s supposed to be about love?
A lot of that money could be better repurposed for your honeymoon, your kids college tuition, a new home, a new vehicle, or a nice vacation later on down the road. A nice getaway vacation can do more good than an expensive, elegant wedding that lasts on a few hours. In fact, you can have a beautiful and delightful wedding without breaking the bank in the process.
In today’s financial economy, a budget wedding just makes more sense. Gone are the days where the parents pay for everything and weddings cost almost $50,000. You dont have to sacrifice beauty and style just because you are on a budget. Budget weddings are all about imagination, class, and doing it yourself along with the help of friends and family – instead of paying large fees for a professional.
And the best part is that you dont have to skimp on any of the things that make a wedding special. There are so many things that can make your wedding more memorable and a lot less cheaper in the long run.
Lets take a look at some of those ideas:
– Have friends and family make the food and cake for your wedding. This can be their wedding gift to you
– Purchase a used dress or even a prom dress
– Instead of hiring a DJ, use an MP3 player
– Invite only a small crowd. Only your closest friends and family members
– Have the wedding in your backyard. What better way to save on costs?
There are a ton of things that you can do to make your wedding day cheaper – but special and more memorable. Its the memories and your long-lasting marriage that counts, right? This should be your main focus when planning your wedding. Not material things that fade away immediately after your wedding is over.
You want your day to be truly special. Something you can laugh and smile about when you watch your wedding video later on in life. By simply using your imagination and brainstorming, you can find a lot of ways to plan your wedding on a shoestring budget.
Lets brainstorm together. You can have your wedding in your garden, or somewhere else outdoors. Or you can ask a friend or family member if they can host your reception. You can make your wedding incredibly fun by having a theme based wedding. These can be easy to create, and the process of making them is a memory to cherish forever. Theme based weddings are a ton of fun for everyone that is involved and take the cost out of having a large and costly wedding.
In short, when you put your mind to it, you will find that your imagination is rich of ideas of how to plan a budget wedding. The number of guests and the services you purchase should be one of the top considerations when planning your wedding. Trimming your guest list may be your most difficult task, but is sometimes necessary if your budget will be broken by the number of guests that you have.
One quick tip for your guest list is to invite only people who close to you and your parents, rather than everyone you know. You can mark off names of people who you think would feel obligated to come, but wouldn’t be upset if you at least asked them to come. This one idea can be the most cost-effective thing you can do when planning your wedding on a shoestring budget.
Keep these tips in mind when planning your next wedding. They will be sure to pay off big time in terms of cost, and happiness.