(January 24,2019)--Weddings are a thing that have been going on for decades now. People who are in love or want to start a family together often want to publicly display this love through a formal ceremony. However, as the cost of living continues to rise, so does the cost of throwing a wedding. Nevertheless, there are ways to have a quality wedding and not overspend. This usually means being a lot more frugal and avoiding impulse buying so that you end up keeping your expenses within reason.
If you’re planning a wedding and need some tips regarding how you can do so in a cost-effective way, then continue reading the article below.
Get Married During the Week
In order to plan an affordable wedding, something you can try is getting married during the week. It has been found that this could help you realize significant savings as there is less demand during such periods. Weekdays and Sundays happen to be your best bet for cheaper rates. In terms of the times of the day to go for, 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. are said to be the ideal times of the day.
You should also know that there are cheaper months to get married too and some include November, January, March or April you may even find that not only are venues cheaper during these months, but vendors are as well.
Try DIY Decorations
Decorations can be pretty costly, especially when you’re paying a vendor to do it for your wedding. If your wedding isn’t going to have too many people and you have a number of helping hands, consider doing it on your own. A couple of ideas of DIY decorations you can create on your own are wood spool table numbers, a wooden wedding arch with a flower garland, or a wooden welcome sign.
For inspiration, you can use the internet and check wedding blogs as well as social media. This would save you a significant amount that could otherwise be used on your honeymoon.
Consider a Destination Wedding
If one of the reasons your wedding is looking pretty expensive is having too many guests, think about a crowd control solution like a destination wedding. People sometimes think that a destination wedding is more expensive, but this isn’t always the case. They can actually work out cheaper as you’ll have fewer guests to cater for.
A beautiful and sunny destination you may want to consider is Mexico, especially if you want an outdoor or beach wedding. If this sounds like something you’d like, look for Mexico wedding planners that can help you get started.
Look for Alternatives to Traditional Dining
Gone are the days where people have to have a three-course meal at your wedding and at your expense. To avoid overspending on food, provide your own appetizers and keep it simple.
Other ideas are to have a cocktail reception or hold your reception after normal meal times so people are likely to come less hungry.
Weddings don’t have to be exorbitant and excruciatingly costly if your savvy and stick to your budget. Hopefully, after reading this article, you have a few practical ideas that will help you save significantly on your wedding.
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