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If you are concerned about the total cost of your wedding, know that you are not alone. So many people find themselves in the same situation that you are in right now. Fortunately there are ways that you can save money on your upcoming wedding without compromising your big day.
Don’t Set the Date for a Saturday
Sure, you might think that Saturday is the best day to get married and this may be the case in terms of your guests and their availability. But at the end of the day, you might need to make sure that you save money as well. If you get married a few days after, then you may find that your venue is able to give you a huge discount and that you are also able to get the same turnout in terms of your guests too.
Take your Time
Sometimes booking early can help you to save money. A lot of venues and caterers like to book up early as it guarantees them business. Sometimes they are willing to drop the price considerably when you book early as well. So make sure that you look into booking your wedding vendors early as much as possible. You never know, you might end up getting a big bonus from work and if you do, you can put this towards getting some diamond rings.
If you go with a venue then they may try and convince you to use their vendors. Although there is nothing wrong with this, you should consider other venues if budget is a factor. If your venue has a policy where you are not allowed to use other vendors then this may cause you problems. You are locked into using their vendors and vendor prices which might not match your budget.
Rent a House
If you can, you should try and consider renting a house when deciding on your wedding venue. The main reason for this is because you can stay there, while also having a potential honeymoon destination. It may be that you can find a huge vacation home that comes with plenty of space or that you find a place that has a huge garden so you can have your wedding outside. Either way, most of the time your wedding vendors are willing to travel.
Travel is also a critical factor when it comes to weddings and deciding what to use on the special is one of the most important decisions you could face. Obviously, you don’t want to be shuttled around on public transport on your wedding day, and that includes cabs.
To save money, you could ask a relative or friend if you can use their car and it’s probably safe to assume that no one would deny you that privilege on the day you are to be married. A popular choice these days is to hire a classic car such as a Rolls Royce or Bentley but these are usually expensive and given their age are prone to breaking down.
If you want to feel like a VIP on your wedding day, however, a limousine is an excellent choice since they actually aren’t as expensive as you might think, are probably cheaper than a classic vehicle and you can get extra people inside such as your bridesmaids and family.
Ceremony and Reception in the Same Place
If you need to save on your wedding, try to have your ceremony and the reception at the same place. Choosing a wedding location where you can have both occasions will likely save you money on rental fees. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about transporting and that you don’t need to compromise on the luxuries of your big day either. Your out of town guests won’t have to worry about getting lost either. Having your wedding at one location will help ugest to relax and put their mind at ease.
Instead of buying real flowers that cost a small fortune, think about using silk flowers instead. When you invest in silk flowers, you will soon see that they are very luxurious and that they look just as good. Some wedding vendors will rent them out to you, and this can save you a considerable amount of money. By using silk flowers, you will also be able to get flowers that are out of season. This is a fantastic way for you to have your dream bouquet on a budget.
Another thing that you can do to make your wedding budget more manageable is to go easy on the wedding décor. Sure, you might like to have ribbons on every single chair that you have. However, this is going to take up a lot of time and you may even find that you actually don’t need it. One way for you to work around this situation would be for you to decorate the aisle instead. When you do, all of the attention will be more on you and your partner for your big day. It will likely save a considerable amount of money too. If you are stuck for ideas when it comes to your décor then you have nothing to worry about because you can easily get some ideas online. You may also want to speak with your vendor to find out if they can give you some advice on the decoration packages they have so you can get the exact result you’re looking for on a budget.