A wedding is beautiful even, it marks a new beginning in your life and, without a doubt, you want to organize an event you’ll remember forever. However, it’s no secret that dream weddings don’t come cheap. There are so many details to figure out, each of them placing a burden, more or less, on your budget. Booking the ideal venue and buying your wedding dress is probably among the most significant expenses. So, you may wonder if there are effective ways to save money when organizing a wedding and still enjoy the event you’re dreaming about.
While letting chocolate fountains and ice sculptures go are obvious ways to slim down your wedding budget, there are also less-known methods that will help you save even more. So, here is what you need to do:
- Choose your venue well
Every town has a couple of well-known wedding venues. However, see if you can find something smaller, less-known, as you may end up landing a much better deal. Because of their popularity, some venues are quite expensive because they know people will be willing to pay the price to have their wedding hosted there. But you can enjoy an incredible atmosphere, excellent service and, of course, unbeatable prices if you look for other venues, like a country club, golf course, campgrounds, or even the property of someone in the family.
- Use a photo-sharing app instead of paying a photographer
This is an amazing way to save money, which would otherwise go on the services of a photographer, and still get stunning images from your wedding. Everybody uses a smartphone these days and loves taking photos, especially if we are talking about a special event like a wedding. So, you can have wedding photos in a convenient manner, free of charge. You can easily invite all your guests to share the photos they made via the app, with the help of an e-mail sent before the wedding, from the app’s guest manager.
- Explore all your options when it comes to wedding and bridesmaids’ dresses
Did it occur to you that prom dresses are more affordable and they can be just as spectacular? You can even find prom dresses for your body type and look gorgeous with a minuscule budget. It is possible to find prom dresses that are white, ivory, or powder pink, which makes them suitable as wedding dresses. If you insist on buying a wedding dress, you can at least take advantage of this option when it comes to your bridesmaids. After all, every saved penny counts.
- Look for service providers among friends and family
You will be able to save a lot if you convince family and friends to help you out with some aspects of your wedding. Of course, make sure to choose the right people for the job. For instance, if you have someone take the emcee role, playing music from his own mobile device or computer, this part of the wedding will come free of charge. However, you will need to find someone with suitable musical tastes and a great stage presence. You can do the same when it comes to bartending, transportation, decorations, and cleaning up. If you find people willing to help, with the right set of skills, you will end up saving a lot.