Flowers. Laughter. Cake. Aren’t weddings exciting? They can be great fun to plan – you may know this already if you are currently planning yours.
It’s natural to feel nervous beforehand, particularly when it comes to money. You needn’t worry, though. There are plenty of ways to reduce costs for the big day.
Let’s explore the main four:
- Send digital invites
Technology can simplify many tasks – especially communication. Want to invite someone to an event? Then go online.
Why not do this with your wedding invitations? You won’t need to pay for stamps, envelopes or paper if you do.
And you don’t have to settle for a bland e-invite. You and your betrothed can be as creative as you like.
Digital invites could massively cut the cost of your wedding.
- Hire local talent
Entertainment can really boost the fun factor of a wedding. But you don’t have to splash out on it.
How? It’s simple: hire local talent. Shop around to find the best entertainer available in your area.
Fancy a band or musician? Then head to the local music college or university. Its students may be happy to perform for a small fee and some photos or videos in return.
Remember to hold auditions beforehand. That way, you can be sure that you’re making the right choice for your big day.
- Decorate affordably
Decorations can be pricey – but there is a solution.
Making your own décor could be easier than it sounds. You just need the right tools. A lot of the time, these can be found at cheap crafts stores or on eBay. You might even choose to use your current furniture for the event.
Not sure where to start? Fear not. You can always plan your theme in advance, which may simplify the DIY process.
If you’re not a confident artist, don’t worry. A crafty friend or family member could assist you and your partner. Weddings tend to be a joint effort, after all.
- Serve a buffet
It may be tempting to book a three-course meal. But this could be expensive. For a cheaper and more informal alternative, how about a buffet?
Select this option, and you’ll be more likely to slash food costs. If you want to further reduce spending, then you could group together and produce most of the food yourself. This may also bring a sense of community to the day.
You’ll no doubt want to enjoy your wedding to the full, and luckily you can do this affordably.
Careful budgeting can be valuable. Apply it to your daily life, and you can fully protect your assets.