Planning a wedding: not only is it time-consuming, but it can also be very stressful especially when it comes to the finances. However, planning a wedding doesn’t necessarily have to equal spending lots of money. There are several ways to save up money yet still incorporate particular details into your dream wedding. Here are some budget tips for any bride or groom to save money and get creative while planning your wedding.
Avoid The Statistics
There will be lots of sites out there telling you the average of what people will pay in specific regions for a wedding. In the Midwest, the average cost of a wedding is roughly $35,000. This may seem like a steep amount for some brides, and though it is a good benchmark, it is not something to base your entire budget around. Personalize your budget to your financial situation as a couple, and also talk to any family who wants to contribute to the wedding. Past traditions of wedding finances aren’t necessarily realistic in modern times, so we encourage to be original with your budget!
Make A List
There will be certain aspects of your wedding that you will not want to budge on, and that’s okay. As a couple, sit down and make a list of everything you want to be included in your wedding. From there, prioritize certain things that are non-negotiable whether, that be the venue, the DJ, or even a caterer. This will give you a much better picture of how far you can stretch your budget and identify particular areas that will need to be price sensitive.
Don’t Stress The Details
We know it may be hard to see now, but some details really AREN’T as crucial as they may seem. Often times, small details of weddings are the most stressful and time consuming which is highly unnecessary. For brides on a budget, it’s essential to discover little ways to make your decor spectacular without wasting time or money. This may mean DIY projects, or just spending time online looking for coupon codes. Creating that perfect Pinterest wedding isn’t always the most realistic, but remember that your day is more about the future you’re building with your partner versus the centerpieces at your reception.
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