WEDDING ON A BUDGET? HERE IS HOW TO DO IT RIGHT

WEDDING ON A BUDGET? HERE IS HOW TO DO IT RIGHT

Weddings! There are few things today as universally loved, celebrated or talked about like weddings. Almost everyone dreams of a fairytale wedding with their soul mate. Sadly, not everyone can afford a fairytale wedding.

But guess what? You can have that dream wedding of yours without running your account in red! Want to know how? Grab a pen, a piece of paper as we show you.

wedding on a budget

CREATE A BUDGET

The first step to having a wedding on a budget is actually writing out a physical budget of the cash AVAILABLE. Why? Drafting the budget from the outset, ensures you fit in all expenses within the limit of the budget rather than fitting the budget to suit expenses.

PRUNE THE GUEST LIST

wedding on a budget guestlist

It goes without saying that a wedding prepared on a budget should have a very small guest list. The guest list should be drafted following the budget and it should basically contain family members, very close friends, few colleagues from work, key mentors and one or two mentees.

TRADE GIFTS FOR SERVICES:

This is a brilliant way to work within a budget and have a superb wedding. Everyone has friends or even family members who are caterers, chefs, make-up artists, graphic designers (for the invitation cards), MC, etc. Now because all those service providers are essential for a successful wedding, you can get them to trade wedding gifts for their services instead. They would be more than glad to help as it also serves as publicity for their respective businesses.

BOOK YOUR VENUE EARLY

Venues are quite expensive these days but since the guest list would be short, you’d avoid the really expensive halls. Booking early further cuts costs and there is also the option of an outdoor wedding (at a beach perhaps) for the daring.

RENT ALL DRESSES

wedding on a budget rent dresses

This is a sensitive area for many but if you’re working within a budget in the first place, then buying an expensive wedding dress really defeats the purpose. That being said, if you insist on getting a brand new wedding dress or tuxedo try not to go overboard. You are trying to cut cost.

So there you have it, five simple ways to have a wedding you can be sure everyone would remember for ages without breaking the bank. So go out, find your soul mate and have your dream wedding.

 

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