Too many weddings have been shadowed by the bills that had to be paid. The amounts are often outrageous because everyone takes advantage of “the most beautiful day of your life”. After all, you only expect it to happen once. You don’t have to be a victim of this greed, though. Budget weddings are perfectly possible. In any case, you can still tweak what goes into it and go for a price you can handle.
Let’s start with the memories you’re going to have. You’ll be printing these to keep in beautiful photo frames for the rest of your life and also spreading them through the social networks for your friends to see. No doubt, the photos are important. However, why let these be overpriced? It’s not impossible to find a budget wedding photographer in your area. Choose one who listens to your needs instead of pushing their standard plan onto you.
Apart from the budget wedding photographer, you should consider a cheaper option for the music. A band to hire is another costly element on the list. Book a band, but only hire them for a short time, to warm up the atmosphere. The DJ will be in charge with the rest. It makes no sense to have a live band for the whole duration of the event.
Let’s talk about food now. Keep the wedding menu tasty, not sophisticated. What the guests will enjoy and remember will not be a meal they never heard of, an exotic combination or a complicated meal. They will simply remember how it tasted. It still needs to be special and look pretty, but you can surely make a less extravagant choice. Needless to say, a smarter food choice will cut down a significant part of the costs.
Florists and caterers are needed, too. Don’t simply ask for a recommendation (especially when you don’t know what other’s wedding budget was) and don’t just book the first ones you find in your area. Research is key – start searching well in advance and compare what you find. It’s a good idea to save all the found contact details until you can make a decision.
Ultimately, make sure everything is planned not only for the big day, but also for the honeymoon to follow. If you’re going to travel to an exotic destination, then you should get all the needed vaccines ahead, because there could be many diseases you’ve never encountered. Also, you’d better have the passports updated, so you won’t have to cancel the trip or pay a large extra fee to have your passport updated quickly.
Experts say it’s best to start planning at least 8 months in advance in order to enjoy a perfect celebration.