With the way the economy is shaping up these days, increasing gas prices, rising food costs, its always important to be mindful of a budget when planning large scale events. Weddings are a very special time in a couples lives, but it certainly doesn’t mean breaking the bank. Here are some tips for ways to create your special, beautifully elegant day on a budget:
- Make a budget and stick to it – plain and simple, but often tough to manage when the magazines show pictures of the most beautiful table arrangement you’ve ever seen. Do the pick and choose method here, if you do decide to splurge somewhere, just cut back in another less prioritized category
- Venues – choose a place that is not normally a wedding factory, get creative here and find a place that can accomodate larger parties with ease. The fine line here is not getting so far off the mark that you have to put in too much work and time to execute.
- Prioritize and Pick and Choose – with each detail you need to decide where you hold importance in the category. Are you going to splurge on the dress, venue, or flowers? If so, then there needs to be give and take on what won’t get as much attention.
- Use in season – this applies to food ingredients, flowers, venues, and even clothing or accessories
Utilize your wedding planner’s expertise in helping you trim down costs. It is important to set those expectations with regards to the budget, and let them help you find the best options and recommendations for your needs.
Happy Wedding Planning!