How do you plan a wedding on a budget? Well, it’s easier than you think and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. There are a few simple tricks to incorporate in your planning process that will ensure you are still able to have your dream Pinterest wedding, but at a fraction of the price. Here are our best tips on how to plan a wedding on a budget:
Limit your guestlist
One of the biggest ways to cut costs is to trim your guestlist. Ultimately, your wedding guestlist should only consist of your closest friends and family who truly matter to you and your loved one. Our advice? If someone hasn’t made an effort to speak to you within 6 months, there’s no need to feel obligated to invite them to your wedding – especially not if you and your fiancé are covering the costs.
Learn to prioritize
Even if you’re on quite a strict budget, there are certain things you just cannot skimp on. Take the time to sit down with your fiancé and figure out what is most important to you and allocate your budget accordingly. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed about owning a couture wedding gown, but you may not necessarily be too bothered about having a dessert station. Cut costs where you see fit and in order of importance to you.
We strongly suggest that you get a good photographer to capture all your precious memories and a coordinator (view our packages here) who could professionally execute the perfect day for you. Being money-savvy does not mean that you need to have a cheap wedding!
Hello, winter wedding!
Marry out of season and you’re bound to get only the best deals. Some venues would even go as far as slashing their venue fees by 75% – now that’s a bargain! In fact, we couldn’t think of anything more romantic than a winter wedding by the fireplace while guests sip on hot chocolate and celebrate your everlasting love.
Save the environment and your pocket by sending out digital wedding invitations. Not only are these trendy and affordable, but also so much easier to manage and of course, more time efficient. Consider using websites such as Paperless Post, which will help you manage your RSVPs and keep track of your guestlist.
It’s so easy to go overboard with your catering budget, but you can be really smart about it. A buffet meal would cost far less than a three course plated meal. Alternatively, opt for a brunch or breakfast wedding, which would eliminate a big portion of your bar costs!