Make the Most of a Small Wedding Budget!

When you have finally set a date for your big day, you may suddenly realize that your budget is quite smaller than what you may have planned on. Don’t worry. You can still have a fabulous wedding without spending all of your savings by following just a few simple tips.
Plan, Plan, Plan
The first step to a successful wedding on a strict budget is planning. You simply can’t put off decisions such as your dress, the venue, or the wedding car to the last minute. If you have set the date at least three months out, you will be able to see significant savings in several different areas of your wedding plans.
The Venue
The first decision you should make is where you will be married. The venue, if it is not at your church, should be carefully considered. You may often run into problems booking your preferred location if you do not nail down the reservations as soon as possible. Sometimes, you may find there is a much lower fee involved if you have enough notice.
The Invitations
You may think that you can only send printed invitations bought at a bridal boutique; however, you might be surprised to find out how many brides are now creating their own invitations at home. You can find templates that match your wedding theme. You can use unique and different materials, such as sand, buttons, or feathers to decorate them with. Allow yourself enough time to finish and mail the invitations. Enlist the help of your bridal party to create such invitations. You will also be creating a unique keepsake for your guests and your wedding album as well.
The Gown
Choosing a wedding gown on a budget is not as difficult as you may think. There are many beautiful dresses that don’t run into the thousands of pounds. Search the sales racks, the discount boutiques, or even consignment shops. All of these may provide you with just the dress you want. If not, you may want to look at something a little non traditional. Think a little bit outside of the box. It could end up saving you hundreds in the long run.
The Wedding Car
This is one area where planning ahead can really save you significantly. When you make your reservations, ask about special offers. You may find you can get two cars for the price of one with these special offers. You may also find that an advance notice may provide for some savings as well.
A Few Final Thoughts
When it comes to budget weddings, you don’t have to worry that your wedding won’t be “up to par.” Use some ingenuity and plan ahead to make sure you have the best available selection when it comes to your venue, your wedding gown, and your wedding car. There are many different ways to save money when you put your mind to it. You may even save enough to allow for a fantastic honeymoon.

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