It is a universal truth, planning a wedding is stressful. There are endless decisions to make from which decor to which dress will look the best!
In the midst of all that planning, you will want to save money as well without compromising on the quality of the experience. So, we’ve included some top money saving tips below while making sure your special event will be nothing short of unforgettable!
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Organise an Intimate Wedding
When you keep it small your wedding will feel more like a celebration than a production. An intimate wedding with a tight-knit group of friends and family allows the bride and groom time to truly enjoy their wedding and their guests’ company.
When you don’t have so many quests you will be able to spend more time with each of them. Plus it will save on the catering costs for hundreds of guests.
Schedule it Off-season
Scheduling your wedding off-season is a good way to cut costs. When your planners, photographers, videographers and caterers are in high demand, their prices will be higher—not to mention the wedding venue. So to reduce costs you’ll want to arrange your wedding for the off-season. Just remember that you should arrange for an indoor venue during the off-season as it will likely be chilly outside.
Hire a Photography or Videography Student
Why not hire a student or someone who is just starting out? Compared to seasoned, professional photographers these sole traders may have more competitive rates. This is because they are focusing on furthering their experience and expanding their business through networking opportunities. The same goes for wedding videography, but we do think both are a worthy investment. So by hiring professionals new to their field, you can make sure to fit both photography and videography into your wedding budget. And who wouldn’t want to immortalise the most special moments of their life?
Do Hair and Makeup at Home
Do you prefer low-key hair and makeup? Then you can probably get away with doing it at home. A simple hairdo and makeup arrangement can look just as classy if you take your time.
However, if you would prefer someone to tackle your hair and make-up for you ask around for budding stylists. Hair and make-up stylists who are just beginning their career will charge less than seasoned professionals. Many are also highly-skilled too, so you won’t have to compromise on quality.
Home-made Instead of Catering
Instead of hiring a caterer, why not enlist the help of your friends and family for a home-made, potluck option. You could suggest that each of them bring a single dish. If everyone brings a dish there will be plenty of food without straining any single person. Then you can set up a buffet area instead of having a traditional sit-down dinner.
At the end of the day, your wedding doesn’t have to be crazy expensive. When you plan carefully there won’t be any concern of going over budget. That doesn’t mean you can’t splurge on some things, like the wedding cake orwedding videography. Just remember to keep things balanced so you don’t go overboard or over budget!