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Your Perfect Wedding On A Budget
We all know that weddings can be expensive, in fact, the average cost of a wedding is close to $34,000. That’s a lot of saving up to do for one day.
And, while it is the most important day in your relationship and one that many people will have spent their entire lives looking forward to, you have to ask- is there any way of getting married for less? The answer, of course, is yes. In this article, we’ll share some tips on reducing the cost of your wedding.
Send Out Digital Invites
Invites may only be a small fraction of your budget, but when you’re paying for printing and postage costs on around 100 invites, it soon mounts up.
While it is nice to have a physical invitation to a wedding, we live in a digital age and nobody would judge you for sending out a digital invite. Not only would it save you money, but it would also be more environmentally friendly.
Make Your Own Wedding Decorations
Again, decorations may seem inexpensive in the grand scheme of things, but to decorate an entire venue including table decorations, it soon very quickly adds up to a lot of money. Instead of buying decorations, make your own or buy some for a low price at Just Artifacts.
Featured on various magazines, Mulberry Market Designs has a gorgeous range of handcrafted acrylic wedding signs to choose from.
Wedding On A Budget: Hire an Amateur Band
Wedding bands are expensive. As soon as you start using the “W” word when looking for a band, the price that they charge will skyrocket. But there are some very talented local bands that would love the opportunity to play to a large audience.
Hire a local amateur band that will work hard for the exposure and the gig and you could save yourself most of the amount that you’d have otherwise spent on the entertainment.
Turn Your Guests Into Photographers
If you want some great candid shots from your reception, leave lots of disposable or cheap digital cameras out on the tables for your guests. When you look back after your wedding you’ll find a whole host of different, sometimes entertaining photos that will fill an entire photo album.
Opt For a Buffet Over a Sit Down Meal
Your guests will expect to be fed at your wedding, but you could save a considerable amount by opting for a buffet over a sit down meal. The food will still be great and people will also get to choose what they would like to eat.
Wedding On A Budget: Shop Around For Your Wedding Dress
We all know that wedding dresses can be very expensive. And, whether you plan on having a designer gown or are happy with a dress that you can wear again and again there are plenty of ways to reduce the amount you’ll spend.
Head to the high street and see if you can find something that fits the bill off the peg. You could even buy a second-hand wedding dress, after all, it’s only ever been worn once before.