PLAN YOUR WEDDING IN ADVANCE AND SAVE
The first step is to choose the date for the big day. I planned my wedding over 18 months ago. Why To give us time to start saving. We defined a monthly amount that we knew we could set aside and for 18 months we saved intensively for the wedding, including extra payments..
WORK WITH GOOD PLANNING
MARRIED IN LOW SEASON
If you have flexibility for dates, a good way to save on your wedding expenses is to choose a less popular date. The high season is from May to September and holidays such as Valentine's Day and Christmas. Most suppliers, especially catering, offer very good deals for couples who are willing to get married on off-season dates(advantages of getting married in the off season here:).
REDUCE THE GUEST LIST
Last year they published a study on how much a wedding really costs and they could see that a wedding with 100 guests can cost around 16,534, depending on the province in which you celebrate it. Obviously this is just an average and every wedding is different..
More than half of your wedding budget will go to catering. Reducing this budget means reducing the guest list a trick here) as a first step. Avoid "compromise" guests, both yours and your parents, and focus on close family and friends. I know it is a sensitive issue, but I would say that even limiting the number of children no one is offended.so).
BRING OUT YOUR CREATIVITY WITH DIY
CONSIDER THE RENTAL OF THE DRESS
MAKE YOURSELF INVITATIONS
The invitations, the waiters, the minutes, the thank you cards are essential elements and are part of all weddings. A good way to save is to design them yourself and print them at home. I understand that this is not easy for everyone and that is why looking on the internet you will find many beautiful ideas.
For both the bridal bouquet and the flowers you will need for the rest of your wedding decor, it is important to choose seasonal and local flowers. Wildflowers, roses and daisies are lovely flowers and are usually quite inexpensive.
HOW TO SAVE ON A MARRIAGE WITH CATERING
As I was saying at the beginning, for me saving a marriage does not mean doing without service or quality. Now, it is very important to know that any restaurant offers lower prices for weddings that are held on a Friday or Sunday. You also usually offer different types of fares depending on the type of menu you choose. A wedding with a 3-course banquet is not the same as a cocktail wedding. Talk to the caterer and consider all the options you can offer.
VISIT THE WEDDING FAIRS
As I said in the first point, planning the wedding with enough time will give you the opportunity to go to the wedding fairs in your city. In addition to meeting many professionals you will need for your big day, you can take advantage of special discounts and promotions.
BEING CLEAR WHAT IS NECESSARY AND WHAT IS SUPERFLUOUS
And finally, ... Social media are very dangerous! You will start to see thousands of ideas for your wedding but if you are on a tight budget you must be clear that you cannot have the same wedding or services as wealthy people.
Services such as catering, photographer, makeup and hairdressing(Discover here Bridal Makeup: Trends 2019-2020 ) ... are essential services for your wedding. However, live music, beauty treatments, chocolate fountains, classic cars for the couple's transport or even a trip to Australia can all be considered as luxury services. If your budget doesn't allow for everything, you have to sacrifice these luxury amenities ...