No bride wants to have financial limitations when it comes to her wedding. Though this is a painful reality to face, it happens to most brides. So unless your rich Uncle will be chipping in, here are some tips on how you can effectively cut the wedding budget without sacrificing on the details:
One of the reasons weddings cost so much is last-minute planning. Instead of purchasing things last minute, start planning your wedding well in advance. The more time you allow yourself to plan, the more time you will have to shop around and find vendors that are still available that you can afford.
The Guest List Cut
No matter what, weddings are typically priced per person. The guest list will greatly affect pricing no matter how you look at it. Your guest list determines the venue, the food amount, the drink amount or even the amount of tables and centerpieces you will need. Therefore you will want to cut your guest list where you can to bring down the overall costs.
Keep it Simple
There is no reason to assume that you have to be elaborate in order to have a grand wedding. You can easily have an elegant wedding with simple elements. Keep it modern, sleek and still simple enough to afford. Just be careful your wedding is not too bare, otherwise it might actually look like you cut the décor budget.
Feeding Your Guests
Another way to fix that wedding budget is to cut the food. Though no one wants to cut food, try serving appetizers, cupcakes or even doing a candy buffet instead of serving a full meal. No matter how you look at it, a full meal will cost more than your appetizer rounds. If you are set and determined on a full meal, then try serving it buffet style and stick to the cheaper courses such as chicken, vegetables and starches. Stay away from seafood and steak products that will raise your overall food tab.
Just remember that a wedding budget is something every bride and groom has to set. No matter what your budget is, stick to it as you do the planning and do not let it get you down. If your wedding budget limits you on having that perfect dress, just remember that you can most likely find a similar knock-off for cheaper if you give yourself the time to look around. A wedding is not all about the high price – it’s about the love between two people and it is their special day, no matter how much they pay for it.