Many engaged couples put off their wedding simply because they don’t think they can afford all the trappings that come along with a typical wedding. However, the wedding should be about your relationship and commitment to one another, not how much you can afford or show off. There are plenty of ways to have a budget wedding, and these suggestions can get you started on planning your own:
Backyard Reception: Instead of searching for an expensive venue, many of which cost a fortune and require you to use certain bands or caterers as well, consider holding your wedding and reception much closer to home. If you don’t have a backyard space, ask a friend or family member who does if they might be willing to host your event. This can save you thousands of dollars straight away, and allow you to have more freedom in the decoration process as well.
IPod DJ: There is no rule that states you must have a live band or even a DJ performing at your wedding reception. Why not compile a big list of all your favorite wedding songs, as well as some special songs that are important to you and your partner. Not only will this mean your entertainment is free, but you can also rest assured that the music will be something that you enjoy.
Drink Specials: Alcohol for a reception is one of the most important aspects of a wedding, and also one of the most expensive. If you have a backyard reception, ask friends and family to bring their own drinks, or serve one speciality cocktail all night so you don’t need to purchase a wide range of drink items. This can greatly contribute to a reduced cost for the reception, and bring you closer to your goal of a budget wedding.