No newly married couple wants to spend their 1st newlywed months paying off debts created while planning their marriage. To avoid this, you should be very careful what you spend on, and how much you pay for it before your marriage day. It all boils down to implementing a few key tips that will allow you to plan a beautiful marriage on a shoestring budget.
If you can learn how to cut costs and how to budget when planning your marriage, then you will have plenty of money to spare after its all over. And this is an important skill to learn, because only a few people know that they can have a beautiful marriage all on a shoestring budget.
The key is being imaginative. There are always places to save on marriage costs if you looked hard enough for them. For example, consider a vintage marriage dress if you desire a traditional themed marriage. By shopping in vintage shops and consignment stores, you can save a lot of money on traditional style marriage dresses. Or alternatively, consider adding fancier styles of fabric to your mothers marriage dress.
Also when purchasing your marriage dress, consider purchasing a simpler dress instead of one that includes the veil and train. This simple change in style can be great if you are on a budget, because you can find dresses that are beautiful, and they will cost a lot less than the traditional full white marriage outfit.
By making this simple transition, you no longer have to buy your dress from specialized bridal outfitters who charge enormous fees for their services – or for the brand or name that you are purchasing.
Even though your marriage day will be one of the most important days of your life, you dont have to make it one of the most expensive. If the marriage dress is the most important item on your shopping list, you can have the dress of your dreams without emptying your bank account by purchasing a relatively cheap dress that is elegant and stylish at the same time.
Another way to save on your marriage is to design your own invitations. There are ton of DIY kits designed to help you create the fashionable invitations without the high cost of having it done professionally. And not only invitations, but the veils and centerpieces can be handmade instead of purchased – thereby cutting your costs dramatically.
One more way of saving on your marriage is to order simple yet elegant flowers. Everyone loves flowers, but almost no one asks how much you paid for the flowers – especially if their beautiful. Consider creating your own flower arrangements. You can buy one color of flower in bulk, and do this for multiple colors. You can find florists that sell flowers directly to the consumer by contacting a wholesale florist.
However if you do not want to contact a wholesale florist, there are still ways you can save on flowers when visiting a florist. The 1st step to prepare a budget.
You will have a very not bad idea of what the flowers will cost if you have a budget in place. And if you dont have one in place, you could easily end up spending more money than you planned.
Before walking into any florist shop, consider the recommendations and advice of friends and family members. If any of your friends or family have recently married, ask them about low cost florists who provided them with their beautiful floral arrangements.
And believe it or not, some of the best people to talk to about florists are the people who are in charge of the ceremony and reception sites. They usually have not bad recommendations on local florists who are low cost and do a not bad job.
Another great cost saving idea is to consider having a culinary arts school to cater your reception for just the cost of the food, or a little more. They just may agree with your request. Or if that idea sounds a little outlandish, you could have family members and friends to cook a dish and enjoy some not bad old fashioned homemade foods. This is a great way to make your special day even more memorable.
There are many more ways you can save on your marriage if you think hard enough about it. With a little creative brainstorming, you will be amazed with what you come up with. not bad luck planning your special day!