Your wedding is the most important day of your life and, of course, you want it to be a happy occasion. But the price tag might put a damper on things and it can lead to a lot of arguments between you and your partner. The bottom line is, weddings are ridiculously expensive and, while there are some costs that you just can’t avoid, there are some simple ways to cut the cost of your wedding. If you’re struggling to stick to your wedding budget and costs are spiralling out of control, just make these simple changes and you can get things under control again.
Wedding dresses are always expensive and it’s difficult to find a way of getting a cheaper one, but you’ve got more wiggle room when it comes to buying wedding suits and if you know what you’re doing, you can save money quite easily. Getting a decent quality suit is important, of course, but it’s the details that are important. Why not spend less money on the suit itself and splash out on the accessories, the overall price will be a lot less. For example, some good quality John Henric ties, a nice pair of cufflinks and a pocket square can elevate a fairly cheap suit and make it look like an expensive one. By investing a bit more money in great accessories, you can save yourself loads of money on the suits themselves.
Do Your Own Makeup
Most brides pay for somebody to come in and do their makeup for them, but do you really need to do that. Doing your own makeup (or having a friend do it for you) is so much cheaper and the results will be just as good as long as you make sure to get some good quality makeup. Always do a few practice runs beforehand so you can get the look you want perfect on the day.
Don’t Get Married On Saturday
Saturday is the best day to get married because most people are going to be off work. That’s exactly why it’s the most expensive day to get married in pretty much every venue you go to. The summer is already more expensive than winter so if you want a Saturday wedding when the weather is nice, you’re going to pay a lot for it. The thing is, you don’t have to get married on a Saturday. People will still be able to make it to a midweek wedding as long as you give them enough advance notice and a winter wedding can be quite magical if you get it right.
Be Realistic About Your Budget
When you’re setting a budget, you have to be realistic about what you can afford, not just what you want on your big day. You’ll inevitably have to make some sacrifices along the way due to financial constraints. It’s a lot easier to do that if you’re realistic about what you can afford from the outset and don’t tell yourself you can afford things that you won’t be able to.
Make these simple changes and you’ll be able to have the wedding of your dreams without the absurd price tag.