Once the reality of engagement sinks in, it is time you sit down with a cool head and start preparing the budget for the D-Day. It will reduce your financial worry and still ensure a wedding you had dreamt of for so long. If you plan carefully to cut your costs without compromising on quality, you will be able to save a lot of money. All you will need to do is make some minor adjustments to the details of your wedding program. You can then have some lovely substitutes for some highly expensive items you may be hoping for.
To begin with, you need to discuss with all those who you want to invite, on whether they will be attending the wedding. A prior estimate of the number of attendance can help prevent wastage of a lot of money. You can save money by creating your own wedding-related stationery and invitations on your personal computer. You can also request that each person pays for his/her own attire or rents it. However, don’t forget to ensure that your colors and themes can be easily located in such a case. In order to save money spent on waiters and caterers, asking your mother or mom-in-law to take up the responsibility of the kitchen won’t be a bad idea. With a bit of creative ideas, you can create a stunning decor out of not-too-expensive items bought from party stores or dollar stores.
You can save a lot of money by holding your wedding outdoor. The reception can also be held outside but it is better to have a slightly different surrounding in this case. Depending on the policies for your reception site, you may buy your own alcohol before the ceremony. It will prove to be much cheaper. Be careful about the floral arrangements that are likely to be quite costly. You should look for a florist who can give you the best price as well as quality for your wedding.
Remember that out of season flowers will cost you much more than seasonal flowers. You can also use laces, silk, beads, and bells etc. to make cheap flowers look more beautiful. You can also have plain cakes made by a bakery and then add final touches to them yourself. A plain white tier cake is highly affordable and the decorations such as the figurines, bells, roses, etc. can be placed on after visiting a local craft store. This can save you a good amount of money. So, with a little bit of wedding planning and help from your near ones, you can really have a big wedding on a small budget.