Whether or not you want to have a big wedding, saving should be a priority. One mistake that couples make during the planning of a wedding is extravagance, which eventually leaves you tied down with debt. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. It requires a lot of research and attention to detail for things that are pocket-friendly especially when working on a budget. Here are a few cost-saving tips for your wedding.
Be smart, not stingy with food
While food is a very essential thing in every wedding, it does not warrant your overspending. You can get affordable meals and have all your guests enjoy. Research on a variety of food combinations and beverages that suit your budgets and have them prepared by the best of the best.
Don’t get too daring with DIY
If you want to mess, up to your budget and end up saving nothing, try planning on your own. This is a new thing for you and will leave you spending so much to ensure you have made all things fall in place. To avoid making this regrettable mistake, try working with a known wedding planner. They have been in the industry longer and know how best to negotiate for the best prices.
Fake it to afford it
If you do your research well enough, you will realize that some of the things needed for your wedding can be found at cheaper rates from different vendors. Be intentional in your research. Things like décor, wedding gowns do not have to be too expensive.
Make sure your venue provides chairs
This is another great way to save on extra costs for your wedding. Any venue you settle for needs to provide chairs for you and your guests. A venue that does not have this will charge you extra. This will mean paying for the venue and paying for the chairs you will need to rent. Be smart.
Ask about fees first
Whether it is the venue, the caterers, wedding planners, and all, ask what their charges are before committing. This will give you an opportunity of doing comparisons to make sure you settle with the most pocket-friendly.
Reach out to talented friends
The beauty of working with friends for events such as these is they will do well for you. Find friends talented in catering, friends talented in décor, friends talented in wedding planning. You will realize that their charges will not be as high as those from service providers you hardly know. You can negotiate with a friend and settle for the best fees.
In conclusion, it is important to begin planning for your wedding early enough. It gives you room to research as much as possible and to ensure that you get the best prices. Last-minute planning will cost you a lot as it does not give you room to negotiate. Once you can save from your wedding expenses you can use the remaining costs for other pressing matters.