Weddings are always a great event to attend and when it’s your own wedding or the wedding of a friend, it makes it even more exciting. Are you planning your own nuptials for the coming year or have you been asked to be a part of the bridal party? Either way, you may be wondering how you can begin to plan the best wedding possible, especially if you’re on a bit of a budget. After all, with more people having weddings cheaper and cheaper these days, budget weddings are becoming a great idea for many. Here are some top ways to keep your wedding budget friendly but elegant and beautiful at the same time.
Shopping online is one of the best ways to keep things budget friendly and with more and more websites offering great wedding items that are necessary and beautiful it’s never been easier to save money this way. You can get things for your wedding or the wedding of a friend such as an elegant save the date magnet all the way up to custom wedding coasters that your guests can keep as a special reminder of your big day online for a steal of a deal compared to brick and mortar shops. After all, it seems high street style shopping is on the way out and online is in, so why not save yourself time, stress and money and start online?
A lot of great wedding bits and bobs can be done yourself, saving you a lot of money in the process. Putting together favour bags, making decorations or even employing the help of an avid baker in the family to bake the wedding cake are all examples of great ways to save on your upcoming nuptials. If you don’t have the artistic talent or skill to make your own invitations like some people do, you can order beautiful wedding invitations with coloured envelopes to match your theme or wedding colours online, saving yourself time and hassle.
One of the best ways to keep costs low when it comes to weddings is to take all the guesswork out of the day and head off to a beachy destination to get married to your sweetie on a white sand beach surrounded by only your nearest and dearest (or sometimes no one at all!). Many destinations will help plan the whole day for you and those you invite including a post wedding meal, cake and drinks reception, the program for the ceremony and even give you guidance and options on types of ceremony to be had. As a bonus, many destinations also offer great deals on hotel rooms for guests of the wedding party so everyone can have a great holiday when they join you abroad for your big day.
At the end of the day, one of the easiest ways to keep a wedding at or below budget is to keep it simple. Consider the things that are absolute musts for you or your spouse-to-be to have in your wedding day and discuss cutting back things that might be considered frills, over the top or just things that might be ‘nice to have’. After all, your day doesn’t have to be what everyone else’s is – and sometimes the idea of our perfect wedding is actually someone else’s. So how will your perfect day look? We’d love to hear from you!