The wedding is the most important day in every woman’s life and a budget wedding does not necessarily mean that your wedding will be cheap and not by your taste and likings. It just means that you need to plan it very well and think carefully of every detail.
Many examples have shown that classical budget wedding with around 50 guests have cost $15 000 more or less. Most of the wedding money, or better said, around 50% of it will be invested only in the wedding reception. Wedding reception is important because it’s the place where the most important thing takes place, the wedding reception presents the celebration and the happiness. What you can do is sit down with your loved one and make a list of all the things you want to have at your wedding reception. Then after that, think about how much money you will need to pay for all that you want, and think whether you can afford it or not. If you find yourself in a situation where you won’t be able to pay for everything, you can start the elimination process. But, try to give them an order and decide what is most important to you and what is less important, so that you know what to eliminate. That way you’ll get to the perfect budget you’ll be able to spend and have the perfect budget wedding. You will have to do this because there is a big difference between what you want and what both of you can afford. It’s not recommended to go over the budget that is set for your wedding or to go in debt before even your marriage has started. You don’t want to add financial problems to the life that is expecting you.
If you want your budget wedding to be held at some special place, church, chapel, hotel or even a destination, choose a workday. It will be cheaper to pay for it instead of during the weekend. And thus, you’ll get to enjoy the weekend while being on a honeymoon together with your loved one.
Another important tip for a budget wedding can be to save some money on the alcohol. Of course, you don’t want to serve your guests with only soft drinks, but the first thing you can do is to buy the alcohol at some other place and from the venue. That way you’ll get to pick what you want and you’ll get it cheaper. You can also make the bar limited instead of an open bar. You don’t have to offer many different types of alcohol, there can be champagne but only for the toast and decide on just two or three kind of the wines and the beers.
As you can see, budget weddings can be easy to plan if you know how to do that well and be satisfied with the result.