When it comes to wedding expenses, they can often get a bit out of hand. If you come from a non-traditional family you may not have parents covering all of the expenses, which means everything comes out of your pockets. Not all romance comes with money, so you may be planning your wedding on an extremely low budget.
You can pull a wedding off with little money, you just need to be creative about it. It’s not difficult to come up with cheaper ways to do things, you just need to have a plan and get through it. Here are some ways to save, and have a more affordable wedding- because, after all, it’s about your love, not the cost of your wedding!
Find A Deal On Your Dress
One of the most expensive parts of a wedding is that gorgeous wedding dress. Some people get one handed down to them from a mom or grandma, while others simply buy a new one. If you need to foot the bill for your own, you may want to watch for sales. Getting a wedding dress second hand may seem scary, especially considering the fit of dresses can be hard to get perfect. However, you could possibly look into services such as wedding dress alterations and tailoring to see if you can potentially make a dress perfect for you.
Find A Venue That Offers It All
If you don’t want to put a lot of work into your wedding, you can look into a venue that has it all. They can accommodate your wedding, your reception, catering, and more. This gives you less of a bill, and much less work, than if you needed two separate venues, a separate caterer, and all of those other things you need for a wedding.
Have A Home Wedding
If a venue is out of your budget, even one that does it all, you may want to have your wedding at home, or at a friend or family members home. This makes your venue cost nil, and leaves you more money toward other things, like food and your wedding dress. If you have a nice yard, an outdoor wedding is a great idea during the warm months.
If you don’t have the homespace for a wedding, or need an inside venue, local halls often rent for cheap and make a great venue for both a wedding and a reception.
DIY Your Decor
One fun way to save money on your wedding is to create your own decor. You can buy lots of good stuff at local craft stores and create your own themed items, from sand filled jars as candle holders to homemade etched champagne glasses. Spend some time on Pinterest and you’ll find hundreds, if not thousands, of ideas for decorating your wedding space for a day you’ll never forget.
If you are normally a thrift shopper you may even find something great at a thrift shop. Don’t be afraid to make some alterations. If you are handy with a sewing machine you can always make your own, one-of-a-kind, dress.