Budget Wedding Planning

November 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Planning

How to Plan a Beautiful Wedding on a Modest Budge

The economic crunch has crushed a lot of desires of individuals over the past few years. However for a wise person, it is only a bit of a challenge rather than impossibility to save up on the side and plan a beautiful wedding that he/she has always wanted.

The planning part might not be as easy as it would be if you had tons of money to spare; sure you would not be waltzing your way into the Hilton to book the ballroom and will not be ordering Master Chefs from across the country to prepare a lavish 5-course dinner. By putting your minds together and surveying the thrift stores and discount markets, you will be able to put up a great show that the guests will remember for a long time to come.

The key to your success lies in the planning at the start of everything. Once you have the complete budget in your hand at the beginning, it will be easy to designate parts of it to different things. What you need to do at this point is to write down the absolute major elements without which you cannot have a wedding. For example, the bride’s dress, the venue, the caterer, invites etc.

Once you have jotted them down, it is time to see which of these things you need to spend money on and which of these can be managed without having to dissect your budget. For instance, many people like to have their weddings in open, grassy areas, with a beautiful alter. If you would also like to have a wedding like that then how about asking one of your friends to see if it is ok that her parents could let them use the lawn of their big house. You can also have it arranged in an area of a park that is well maintained and not much crowded or simply go for the beach view. It also costs very less to have a church wedding, so maybe you would want to exercise that option and have the spare money spent in decorating it beautifully or on gorgeous flowers.

When choosing a bride’s gown, it is wise to check out the deals on the internet first, as you would have a higher chance of landing a great deal there due to excessive competition. If you are unable to do that then you can go to a store where they are offering good discounts on last season’s collection. Buying the fabric and having a beautiful design made to your size is also not a bad idea.

Other ways of saving money, to spend on the right thing when planning a budget is designing the invites yourself; your creative friends can be asked to lend a hand. And how about asking your colleague to capture those moments since you know he loves to indulge in photography in his spare time?

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