You can have a beautiful wedding without spending too much money. This article provides you with ideas on how to plan an inexpensive lovely wedding.
A wedding can be a very expensive event. However, if you take the time to look for deals and consider other inexpensive options for your wedding, you can have a beautiful wedding without breaking the bank.
To keep your wedding cost low, consider keeping your guest list at a minimum. Having a smaller guest list will help you to achieve your dream of having a beautiful wedding but at a reasonable price.
The following is a list of some things that you can do to have your beautiful, but an economical wedding.
Do-It-Yourself Wedding Decor and Invitations
Visit online stationery stores such as budgetweddinginvitations.com, minted.com and lowcostinvitations.com. Performing a simple search on the internet will provide you with a host of low-cost, online bridal invitation stores. You can compare prices so that you can get the best for your buck.
You can, also, visit craft stores or dollar stores for invitations to design and print yourself. If you are good at crafting things, this may be a good idea to save you extra money. Dollar stores, craft stores and discount party stores, often, carry invitations and decorative items that you can use to decorate the church and make centrepieces for the reception.
Silk flowers are a good option for decorating the church and reception areas. You may, also, be able to find items for wedding gifts at these locations.
Use silk flowers to create a beautiful bouquet for yourself instead of buying real flowers. You can, also, use silk flowers to create the bouquets that your bridesmaids will carry.
Wedding Planning for the Ceremony and Reception
If you desire to have an outdoor wedding, having your wedding in a local park or in a beautiful backyard is a great idea and an inexpensive one. You will, however, need to decide on who you will have to perform your wedding ceremony.
To cut additional cost, you can have your reception in your backyard or a friend or relative’s backyard. Having the reception at your house or someone else’s house is, also, an inexpensive option. If you have your wedding at a church, you may be able to have your wedding in the reception hall at your church for a small fee or, possibly, at no cost to you at all depending on the requirements of your church.
Who Should Take the Pictures and Make the Video
Ask a friend or family member take pictures and another friend or family member to make a video of the wedding for you at little or no cost to you. It’s a good idea to choose someone whose work you’ve seen before and is pretty good with using a tripod for the pictures and a video camera. Prior to the wedding, let each of them know what kind of pictures you want and what you would like to see in your video footage.
Who Should Cater the Food and Make Your Cake
Make a decision about the kinds of foods you would like to serve at your reception. If you have a relative or a friend whose recognized for their excellent cuisine, ask him to prepare the food for your wedding as a gift to you or ask several friends and family members to prepare specific dishes for the reception to cut cost.
If you know of someone who can make a good wedding cake, ask her to make your wedding cake for you. If your wedding is small, you won’t need a very big cake.
Where to Get Discount Wedding Dresses
Visit online discount wedding stores such as bestbridalprices.com and other discount wedding stores to compare prices and gown availability. You can, also, visit your local wedding shops to compare prices as well. Bridal shops, generally, lower their prices during the fall and winter seasons because fewer weddings are occurring during these times.