Unfortunately, nothing in this life is free and that includes weddings. Some people spend their life savings on their wedding day, but spending 50,000 to 100,000 dollars on a wedding is not in the cards for most of us. To be cost effective for your wedding day you have to make an effort to do so. You have to budget and get creative. The DIY wedding section on Pinterest is great and I'm sure those bridesmaids of yours will be happy to help!
++ Here is a cost breakdown that can help set your budget up correctly and some other tips to consider for a wedding on a budget!
++ To budget wisely you have to start with your guest list. That's amount of people is the key to figuring out your budget.
++ THE DRESS: Finding your gown is going to be different for everyone. A small boutique wedding shop is the best place to find designer dresses on sale! Or you can rent your dress or resell it!
++ Flowers: You really don't have to compromise on flowers. You can find a florist that will make great arrangements on a budget. Also re-use! For example, many bridesmaids pop their bouquets in vases once they get to the reception.
++ Guest Favors: Hit up popular sites for parties like OrientalExpress or LogoProducts. You can end up purchasing 250 color changing cups with personal designs on them for less than a $1 each!
++ DIY Projects: Go to vintage stores and find old vases to use as centerpieces, you can paint them or add glitter to them. You can also find Mason jars in bulk for cheap that you can use for glasses. Like I said, PINTEREST DIY wedding section is great!
++ FOOD and DRINKS: Consider going buffet style, such as a pasta buffet or event the trendy food bars. You can have create your own tacos or pizza. You can purchase supplies for that right from Costco or Sam's Club. Make your own desserts! Enlist your friends, familiy and bridesmaids to help make cookies, cakes and more to treat your guests in a unique and personal way.
For drinks, you could by your own from a wholesale liquor distributior or a local big box liquor store. Find booze for cheap and then hire a friend's brother to bartend. Also, have a beer bin that anyone can just grab their own.
++ Shop Sales! Utilize ETSY, Groupon and wholesale sights! You can find great deals to spend less on your wedding!
++++ DON'T FORGET TO BREATH, THE DAY WILL ALWAYS BE SPECIAL NOT MATTER WHAT OR HOWEVER MUCH IT COSTS!
Posted on Wed, November 20, 2013
by Julie Hanan filed under