7 Tips for Saving Money when Planning a Wedding8:29 AM
While it’s meant to be one of the happiest days of your life, the lead up to any wedding can easily become stressful. Money matters are a common concern for many soon to be newlyweds, with unnecessary financial burdens often ruining what is meant to be a happy experience. For tips on how to save money when planning your wedding (and lose the stress!) check out these great ideas.
Create a BudgetI cannot stress to you how important it is to devise a carefully thought-out budget – and to stick to it! Creating a budget early on in the planning stages will help you to be more realistic about your spending options. It is very easy to get carried away when organising a wedding, particularly when you have not implemented any guidelines for costs or pricing. Developing a budget will enable you to determine how much you can realistically spend on items and cull any unnecessary purchases from your list.
DIY Decorations & InvitationsIn more recent times, DIY decorations and invitations have become very popular amongst many brides-to-be. Creating beautiful decorations can be an experience to remember, particularly if you invited the girls around for an afternoon of imaginative planning and creations.
Be Ruthless with your InvitesWhile it may seem like an extraordinary step to take, culling your guest list can greatly reduce the cost of your wedding. As with any large scale events, people tend to be invited because of their relationships with other guests, such as children and co-workers. While it may not be ideal scenario, if you’re looking to save money, one of the most efficient ways is to be ruthless when deciding on your final guest list.
Hire an Event PlannerSpending more money to save money may sound a little ridiculous, but it’s a proven success for budgeted weddings. Hiring an expert planner can ultimately save you thousands of dollars, with many event management companies having numerous contacts and great industry rates. If you’re a little shy when it comes to negotiating prices, you can’t go past employing the services of an event management company. An event planner can help to eliminate the stress from your big day, while also getting you the best deals possible.
All-Inclusive PackagesWhen planning your wedding, check out venues that offer special deals for all inclusive packages. All inclusive packages can provide great savings, particularly when they include the cost of necessary features such as catering, venue hire or your celebrant.
Shop AroundDon’t fall into the trap of getting carried away by the first products you see. When you begin to shop around, you’ll find that you can grab most wedding items for a bargain, particularly on online sites such as eBay or Etsy. If you’re not into the world of online shopping, check out wedding clearance centres or wholesale outlets.
As with any major event, prices can quickly sky rocket for your big day. To avoid unnecessary debt and create an unforgettable experience, try our great money saving ideas by hiring an event planner to decrease the cost of your wedding today!
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