A wise woman once said, “your wedding should be about your marriage and not about the wedding.”
As much as we agree with this statement, we can also understand the desire to have an event like no other and make memories that will last an entire lifetime – after all, you only get married once (hopefully).
If the mere sound of the word “thrifty” makes you cringe, this article is probably not for you – but do keep in mind that thrifty does not translate into cheap by any means.
If you follow these simple rules, we guarantee you will not only have that long-awaited jaw-dropping effect, but will surprise yourself with the astonishing amount that you have saved up.
We have gathered some of the best and most practical tips to stay on a budget, meant for those who aspire to have the most magical night of their lives without going bankrupt.
1. Plan Ahead Staying on budget is one thing, but before you announce to your parents that the amount they have saved up could be put to better use, it is best you actually plan ahead and make a list of how much money you have and are willing to spend. Price: $0
2. Location, Location, Location Instead of splurging on a fancy space that you need to reserve two years in advance, why not have the ultimate classic, romantic wedding set up in your parents’ backyard?
If your heart is set on having a beach wedding, why not go for one that is free for public use and does not require any pricey permits? Price: $0
3. Honeymoon With My Honey If stamping your passport gets you all tingly and your imagination works overtime just daydreaming about the Eurotrip you have always dreamed about, why not skip the wedding gifts and register to have one special present that trumps all others?
By sending your guests a designated link at honeymoonwishes.com, you could ask them to chip in for the long-desired trip instead of receiving gifts you would probably return anyway. Price: $0
4. Say Yes To The Dress An endless list of A-list celebrities might swear by Vera Wang and your soon to be mother-in-law might casually drop designer dresses catalogs on your lap, but at the end of the day, you can find a fairytale-worthy dress that will make you feel like a Disney princess without scavenging for loose pennies.
There are countless sales constantly advertised on the internet and by paying in cash, you can receive a ridiculous price for the gown. In addition, renting is a great way to save up a few more hundred bucks. Price: $500