Although it is a common conception that weddings are expensive and luxurious, one doesn't have to go overboard to get the same joy and bonding experience out of your wedding. The term 'dream wedding' does not necessarily mean that it has to cost a million dollars. If your dreams of the wedding can be built on the real bonding experience, you will be very satisfied. Here are some tips that can save you money that you may be spending unnecessarily, without diminishing the real experience.
In the first stages of your wedding planning regiment, the most important thing for you to devise is a priority list. For the budget conscious, it is important for you to organize your different costs and try to cut some that seem unessential. Another idea to try to cut some costs is to replace very expensive and elegant flower arrangements with subtle, simple, yet also elegant ideas. This concept does not only have to apply to your flower arrangements, you can apply it to many aspects of your wedding also. It is not usually smart to cut the costs of the food arrangements of the wedding if you are planning on serving food. By making sure you have good food, your guests will be happy, even if you have cut back on other aspects. You never want to be stuck with unhappy guests!
Even though getting married on a Saturday seems very beneficial due to the timing in the week, it is smarter to get married on a different day of the week. Like was said, this time in the week is a perfect time to get married, and so results in the most expensive pricing. If you are willing to move your wedding to a different day, you could save substantially.
Do It Yourself Ideas
Even though it is much simpler to buy things for your wedding, there are many things that you can do yourself to save money. Starting from the beginning, you can make your "Save the Date" cards as well as the invitations. Right off the bat, you will be saving a couple of hundred dollars. This is not the only aspect of your wedding that can be done like this, so be sure to use your imagination.
Use Your Credit Card
Although, you can't make everything yourself for your wedding, so when you do have to buy items, make sure you use a credit card that gives you cash back for your purchases. As long as you pay the credit card off before the interest starts racking up, you will save money by the cash back program.
Best Price Bookings
One thing that you definitely have to pay for is the place where you plan on getting married. Make sure that you book your wedding far in advance, this way the owner of the property will know far ahead of time. If the owner is rushed with the planning of the property for your wedding, they are much more likely to charge you a higher price.