Though a wedding is very important to you, you do not have thousands to spend. Generally speaking, planning a wedding is an expensive task because you need to buy a lot of things, such as bridal dresses, cakes, invitations and some others. In actual fact, there is no need for you to spend so much money on the ceremony. If you can think out of the box, you may find planning a wedding can be cheap. Here I will give you some useful tips and I hope they can help you.
Save on wedding venues
You do not need to spend a lot of money renting an expensive wedding venue because there are many cheap places for you to use. For example, you can find some parks or recreation department which allows weddings at inexpensive prices, or you can just hold the ceremony in your backyard. Holding the wedding ceremony in a cheap place can also be happy and enjoyable.
Save on wedding decorations
Paying for decorating is not wise because your family and friends are willing to do the decorating for the wedding. Most decorative items are not expensive and can be bought at shops. Therefore, you just need to spend a little money buying decorative items. However, if you want to hold an elegant and neat wedding, you just need to use the right amount of decorations instead of using excessive decorations.
Save on bridal dresses
If you do not want to buy a new wedding dress which is always expensive, you can borrow or rent a dress. However, if you really want to have your own wedding dress, you can go to local bridal shops to check whether there are some promotional activities. Besides, remember to buy bridesmaid dresses for your bridesmaids as well.
Save on wedding invitation cards
Buying invitation cards saves time but costs you some money. If you have much time, you can consider making your own wedding invitation cards and in this way, you can save as much as $50 for 100 invitations.
Save on wedding photographers
A professional wedding photographer may ask for much money, so in order to cut costs, you can consider hiring student photographers or just asking your friends to take pictures of the event. If you choose to hire a student photographer, you need to check out his/her work in advance to make sure that he/she is able to handle the job.