Get the Best Wedding for your Cash
What’s your wedding style? A massive extravaganza or something more intimate and maybe more unusual?
Here’s some useful tips for planning your wedding. Whatever your budget, hopefully they will help you stick to it and get the most out of it.
Get a wedding planner. It might sound like an extravagence, but a good wedding planner will help you set an appropriate budget and keep to it throughout the planning process. Also, they will have a network of suppliers and get the best prices for the wedding requirements.
Alternatively, you can do this yoruself. The most important thing is to first shop around for your venuw, dress, photographer and other suppliers to give yourself an idea of how much these things cost. Unless you are a serial bride, it is unlikely that you have any experience of wedding costs and what actually is the going rate for these items.
Getting written quotes will help considerably for planning and make sure that you are not ovelooking any ‘hidden costs’, such as tax or service charges.
Keep a close track of wedding costs. Include every cost associated with the wedding, however small. You are far less likely to be taken by surprise or run out of money. You might want to consider opening a designated wedding account.
A couple more ideas for keeping your spending down:
Shop around for your wedding dress. Go to weddign shows and watch out for off season sales when shopping for your wedding dress.
Plan a Sunday wedding. It will cut a lot off alcohol and venue costs as people are most likely to need to work the next day and will drink less.
Save money on your bar. Instead of keeping an open bar for the full extent of the reception, introduce a cash bar after 4 hours.
Whatever your budget, it’s important that you do what you want to do and with the least stress possible. After all, it is your special day and you want it to be memorable for all the right reasons.