Weddings are expensive. How much money you have to spend on your wedding is a difficult decision that most couples will struggle with at some point in their engagement. Some people can’t afford a big, extravagant wedding and they may wish that they could but others want the best for themselves and their future spouse no matter how much it costs or what sacrifices they have to make. In this blog post we’ll help you plan an elegant, simple wedding without breaking the bank!
Choose a time of year when the weather is nicer
This means you can have your wedding outside, which will save money for your wedding. The day of the week also matters. You want to avoid Saturdays because they are usually more expensive and booked quickly by engaged couples.
- Weddings during the weekday
- Avoiding Saturday weddings
Save money on location fees by having your wedding outdoors
Another way to save money on your wedding is by choosing a location that does not charge a rental fee. There are many parks and gardens in the area that would be perfect for a small, intimate wedding. If you are looking for something more private, consider having your wedding at someone’s home.
By planning a simple but elegant wedding on a budget, you can save money without sacrificing the quality of your day. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!
Have an intimate ceremony with close family and friends
Another option is to have an intimate ceremony with close family and friends. This will help to keep costs down, while still providing a memorable experience for those who attend.
Plan your menu ahead of time to make sure you have all the food you need on hand
Yes, its important to plan your menu ahead of time to make sure you have all the food you need on hand. Start by creating a list of dishes that are affordable but will still be appealing for guests.
You can also consider having a buffet style meal instead of serving individual plates. This will help to keep costs down, and it also gives guests the opportunity to try multiple dishes.
Lastly, make sure to shop around for the best prices on food and beverages. There are plenty of online resources that can help you find affordable deals on everything you need.
Don't go overboard with decorations, but do put together some DIY projects that are meaningful to you
Instead spending money on expensive decorations, try putting together some DIY projects that are meaningful to you. This will help to add a personal touch to your wedding day, and it wont break the bank.
Some ideas include making your own centerpieces, creating photo displays or even hand-lettering your invitations. With a little bit of creativity, you can come up with plenty of projects you can do on your own.
Lastly, if you have a friend or family member who is great at crafts and willing to help out, consider asking them for assistance with these DIYs as well. They will be more than happy to assist!
Use your favorite colors for flowers, tablecloths, centerpieces, etc., but don't break the bank by purchasing expensive flowers or fabric
You can also opt for inexpensive but colorful options like using silk flower bouquets or real flower centerpieces combined with clear glass ornaments.
You could also consider using recycled materials like wine bottles, mason jars, etc., as vase filler for your floral arrangements.
For the tablecloths and head table runners you can choose from a variety of inexpensive fabric options to create a simple but elegant look that will still fit your budget.
Consider hiring someone else to provide entertainment - this will free up more money for other aspects of the wedding day
Some couples choose to have a friend DJ the wedding, but you may also want to consider hiring a professional. A good DJ can really set the tone for your celebration and keep things moving along smoothly. They can also help make announcements and keep track of timelines throughout the day.
If you’re looking for something more low-key, consider having a friend act as master of ceremonies. This can be especially helpful if you’re using more traditional wedding vows, because your MC will give the officiant cues on when to move things along and keep everyone on schedule.
You can have an elegant wedding without spending a fortune. Follow these tips to plan the perfect, affordable event!