5 Tips for Planning a Budget Wedding

by Susan Paige
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You might have finally found your prince and are ready to take the leap and walk down the aisle but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to do it.

On the one hand, you’ve been dreaming about this day since you were a little girl. On the other hand, knowing the average wedding costs $24,723 has you considering elopement.

How can you create a day to remember worthy of a lifelong commitment and break the bank at the same time?

Read on for these tips to plan your budget wedding.

1. Buy a Bargain Dress

As the bride, the dress is important to you. No matter if it’s one of the most important days of your life, you will only wear it once.

Don’t be lured in by page after page of couture gowns in those bridal magazines.

Think about what looks best on you. Limit your budget and stick to it. There are so many wedding designers, even regular designers dabbling in wedding dresses, you have endless options.

Ask the bridal salon to not show you a single thing over your budget.

2. Trim the Guest List

The most expensive part of a wedding is almost always food and drinks. So, it stands to reason that the more people you include on the invite list, the more expensive it will be.

If you trim the list, the costs will go down. You may find that hard but think about who is most important for you to have there. Have you spent time with someone in the last few months? Will you be sad if you think back on your wedding day and they aren’t there?

Stick to your guns and only invite people who truly matter to you as a couple and you will save money.

3. Make Your Own Invitations

While the bridal magazines may tout having your invitation set the tone for your wedding, the truth is they are an unnecessary expense.

Make them yourself using an online source. Adobe Spark’s bridal shower invitations and wedding invites allows you to save hundreds by making them yourself. You can even coordinate your shower and wedding invites by doing both yourself.

In the end, people will remember your wedding day not how they got invited to attend it.

4. Stock Your Own Bar and Keep It Simple

Search for a venue that will allow you to stock your own bar which will give significant savings over them doing it for you.

Then work hard to limit what you offer. The more you offer, the more it costs. You could even consider a signature drink along with a few basics to save money.

5. Limit Your Budget for Flowers

Flowers created by a florist can be quite costly especially for the bride and entire wedding party and reception venue.

Consider making your own reception centerpieces. Like invitations, people won’t remember the flowers, they will remember the people. Keep bouquets simple to save money.

Have a Budget Wedding By Focusing on What’s Most Important

You can plan a beautiful and memorable wedding without breaking the bank. Use these budget wedding tips to create a special and less expensive day to remember always.

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