Cheap Wedding Ideas
Your wedding is the event of a lifetime, but you don’t want to spend a lifetime paying for it. Don’t be afraid to look for cheap wedding ideas to help you make this day memorable. Here are some tips to help you control your costs and create the wedding of your dreams.
First, decide how much you have to spend. Setting this parameter is vital. Subtract 20% from that figure and make this your wedding budget. You’ll probably use that 20% on items you forgot to budget for, but if not you have more for your honeymoon.
Next, make the big decisions. Traditional or unconventional? Religious, cultural, or theme-based? Orchestra, polka, or rock-n-roll? In church, or in a park? Black tie event, or barn dance? Nailing down the general decisions will help you coordinate everything else.
Your costs will generally fall into seven categories; invitations, venues, décor, clothing, food and drink, photography, and entertainment. In every category your creativity can find dozens of cheap wedding ideas to save you money. Look for ideas on the internet, at craft and party stores, and in magazines.
A great resource is your family and friends, who would probably enjoy being part of your special day. What are they good at? Do they play an instrument, or know how to find and arrange music lists on a laptop? Do they love to arrange flowers, create crafts, decorate or sew, or cook and bake? Are they the ultimate bargain-hunters? How about picture-takers? Ask them to share their ideas and talents. You’ll be amazed where collective creativity can take you – and how much fun it is to get there.
Cheap wedding ideas can be fun and wallet friendly. The key is in sharing the joy of creating something memorable, and working together to achieve it.