Planning a wedding can be hard if you do not have a lot of money to spend. The good news is that you can plan a wedding on a budget and it will be everything you want it to be.
You do not have to spend a lot of money to have a spectacular wedding day. There are ways to save money and still have everything you have ever wanted for your special day. So, how do you plan a budget wedding?
The Guest List and Reception Dinner
You can invite as many people as you want to the wedding ceremony and the entertainment part of the reception. Only invite family, any out of town guests and the partners to your wedding party to the dinner. There is no reason why you have to invite everyone to the dinner. This could become a very costly part of the wedding if you do. Keep the dinner guest list small and let everyone enjoy the entertainment with you after the dinner. This is a great way to plan a budget wedding.
Wedding Dresses and Flowers
If you are looking for a wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses, you should look at the outlet stores. You can find the most beautiful dresses for very reasonable prices at discount outlet stores. These dresses are discounted because the stores are making room for the new dresses. The flowers can be budgeted in so that you do not spend a lot of money. You can also make your own flowers for the wedding. This will help defray some of the cost. Have the bridesmaids and other family members help.
Decorations and Wedding Favors
You can have family members or the wedding party can help make decorations. There are many decorations and wedding favors you can make yourself. There is no reason why you have to spend a fortune on decorations and favors, when you can make table decoration that can be taken home by guests. This way, you have covered both the decorating and wedding favors.
When you are planning your wedding, you have to take every area of your wedding into consideration where the cost is concerned. You can save money on the dresses, the reception dinner and the decorations. You can also save money on the dinner itself. You will save money by having a buffet rather that a sit down dinner. You can save money on flowers by making your own or you can save money by having the wedding and reception in a backyard or park.
There are so many ways to plan a budget wedding. You just have to think about the different locations and how many guests you want to invite. The size of the wedding party can also be a consideration. The one area you do not want to save money on is the photographer unless you have a friend or family member that is proven to do a spectacular job. Everything else can be worked on and budgeted to fit your needs.