3 key elements to guard when planning a budget wedding
Your wedding day will be the most important day of your life. You can not afford to take risks which could end up spoiling your day.
Some couples opt for a budget wedding in order to save money. It is important to remember that a budget wedding does not mean a cheap wedding. It all depends on how smart and creative you are as a couple.
There are many aspects that you cut from your wedding budget. However, you should pay close attention to non negotiable elements of your budget:
Wedding Photography and/or Videography.
A professional wedding photography may seem expensive and you might think that you can just ask your friend or relative to take your wedding pictures. It is a No No. Wedding pictures and videos hold cherished memories that you can look at or view to re-live your wedding moments in future.
If you really need to cut your budget, ask around from some photography clubs. There are some members out there who have seriously taken photography as hobby and would not mind to charge you lower prices. Good practice is to pay for your pre-wedding pictures or video. If you are satisfied with the results, you can hire them for your wedding.
If you think that you could save money by having your wedding in your house free of charge, make sure that your house is comfortable enough for your guests. Your guests need to be comfortable so that they can stay longer. In the end, how can you enjoy the wedding party when guests are leaving early? Try to find a good venue that match your theme. By booking your venue a year ahead or working closely with wedding vendors specialising in venue sourcing, you can save a lot of money on your venue budget.
Do you have an idea of the type of flowers you would like to work with? Are they in seasonal? Can you substitute with silk flowers? Some florist may seem very cheap. Be very careful of vendors who will display great samples, and deliver poor quality flowers. Well, you can always cut your cost by ordering the flowers that are in season. Or, you can have a garden wedding without additional costs to your flower decorations budget.
Yes, it is possible to plan a memorable and beautiful budget wedding; the key is to hire reputable suppliers in the industry who are passionate about your wedding not just interested in your money.
Play smart and remember there is life after a wedding!!
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