With the average cost of a wedding today easily exceeding $26K and the prevailing economic times you may be thinking that you have you to give up your plans for your dream wedding.
But wait up here are some wedding ideas to you help you plan a wedding on a budget.
While wedding ideas on a budget will require some wise wedding planning and preparation, you can still have your dream wedding, one that is reflective of your personality and style without having to start your new life together deep in debt.
One of biggest expenditure of any wedding is the wedding reception which usually includes the venue rental, caterers, decorations, wedding favors and food and beverage. With the over all cost of the reception determined by the number of guest in attendance.
So here are four things you can do to reduce the cost of your wedding reception:-
- Limit the number of guest – I know you maybe feeling that this is difficult to do because of all of the feeling involved but family and friends will appreciate that it may be difficult given the current economic climate to host a large event. So let them all know of your budgetary constraints and gracefully acknowledge them and their significance in your life. You will find that this simply courtesy will go along way in preventing any hurt feelings there might have been.
- Forget the word “Wedding” – I know this will be extremely difficult for you to do as you are really excited and want to tell everybody about your wedding. But you will be surprised at how this one word – “wedding” affects the cost of everything once it is mentioned. It should make no difference whether the venue or catering is being done for a party or wedding so why should the cost increase simply because you say wedding.
- Do your own decoration – decorations can cost as much as one-third of the wedding reception cost so you can significantly reduce this cost by deciding to involve family and friends and do the decorating yourself. And finding wedding decoration ideas for centerpieces and table settings is really easy on the internet.
- Forget the weekend – while it is customary to have weddings on the weekend, having it at this time is usually more expensive as venues charge a lot more for events on the weekend. So by avoiding the weekend for your wedding will help you to save even more on your reception.