Is your wedding day slowly approaching, but you still have no idea how to host a stylish reception because you have a limited budget? Look no further because we’re here to help you out! Here are four amazing tips on how to nail your wedding planning on a budget, so check them out and make it happen!
Try not to expand your guest list under any circumstances
The first and one of the biggest mistakes the future bride and groom often make is expanding their guest list. Squeezing in everyone you know is a bad idea as you will spend more and more money with each addition you make, so be sure to carefully put together your guest list and stick to it no matter what. Of course, this is particularly important when it comes to intimate weddings, which will no longer remain intimate once you decide to invite people for whatever reason. This is the key to stress-free wedding planning you should definitely go for!
Skip the gifts for the bridesmaids and the groomsmen…
Yes, we know that the gifts for the bridesmaids and the groomsmen are quite popular these days, but you know what? These surely aren’t obligatory, so don’t be afraid to cut down on the additional costs and skip those unnecessary gifts. After all, the bridesmaids and the groomsmen are your closest friends who should understand that you’re on a budget, right? A simple yet effective DIY thank you card will do the trick, too, so go for it instead and save your money this way.
… But don’t be too frugal with the venue selection
On the other hand, your venue selection isn’t a thing you should be frugal about, simply because we’re talking about the most important day which marks the beginning a whole new chapter in your life. Of course, we don’t say that there aren’t ways to save cash, as you can always book it during the off-season or a weekday when the prices are significantly lower. If you’re planning your big day in Western Australia, be sure to have a wedding at Caves Road Collective as an option – especially if you’re a fan of waterside views and incredible culinary creations that will sweep both the newlyweds and their guests off their feet!
Hit up a sample sale instead of buying a pricey wedding gown
Last but not least, everyone knows that wedding gowns can be quite pricey, which is particularly true if you’ve always dreamed of a fairy-tale one that will leave everyone speechless. Of course, we aren’t saying that you should get a second-hand wedding gown in order to save some cash (but you can totally do that if that’s your cup of tea). Instead, you should probably hit a sample sale, as a large number of designers and bridal salons typically sell their gowns ‘off the rack’ at deeply discounted prices. The best part is that you can take your dress home the same day, instead of spending thousands of dollars and waiting for months. Or you can simply choose your mom’s wedding dress, make some required alterations, and spend almost no money at all while having a unique yet stylish gown!
As you can see, there are a lot of fantastic ways to have a stylish wedding without having to spend thousands of dollars. You should know that everything is possible, even though you have a limited budget, so stick to it no matter what, have the wedding day of your dreams, and use the money you managed to save on planning your honeymoon. Trust us, it’s totally worth it!