When it comes to planning a wedding, you can often get a little wrapped up in things that don’t matter. Whether you’re trying to keep up with your friends, show that you have style, or ensure everyone else enjoys your day, it can all get a little too much. Weddings can be pricey, but, that doesn’t have to add to your levels of stressed.
As soon as you get engaged, instead of worrying about what everything is going to cost, why not focus on adding a level of elegance to your wedding, stead of making it expensive. Remember, you can’t buy taste, but if you have a signature style that you love, you can still achieve it without a huge influx of cash. If you’re still not sure, these tips and tricks might just save you a small fortune and allow you to enjoy your special day.
Pick A Simple Style
First up, you’re going to want to pick a theme. Some people like to go a little wild with this, and that’s okay, as long as you can keep it in budget. But, one of the most purse friends ways of creating an elegant wedding is by keeping it simple. Some of the most beautiful weddings you’ll have attended in the past will be the most simple. Think white or ivory everything, with a hint of silver and gold. With one simple theme, you can stick to it yourself with a range of money saving ideas.
One of the best ways to do that is to get crafty. Lots of elements of a wedding involve paper. From your save the dates, to your invites and even place card settings, a lot of these things you can do yourself. You just need a get a little bit crafty in the process. You can find a range of free wedding invitation templates online, along with other paper favorites, meaning that you don’t even have to be the most creative person around to make something yourself.
Dress To Impress
You can also think of money saving ways to make a room look incredible for less. For your reception, you’re going to want beautifully dressed tables. The secret is, you can do a lot of the decorating yourself to save on expensive designers or planners. Whether you sew up some chair covers yourself or add in plenty of candles, you can create a room with the look you want, just by visiting your local discount store.
Get Green Thumbed
Wedding flowers can often be a big expense. So, why not do them yourself? You might even have a family member, friend or even a friend of the family that can help you out with that. If you want to keep it simple and you have plenty of time, you could even grow your own. A beautiful, fresh and bright room doesn’t have to cost you the earth.
Another way to cut back on cash for your wedding, but still keep it in the style you want, is to be flexible with your options. For example, you might want amazing photographs to cherish, but a professional photographer could be charging too much. Instead, think outside the box. Do you have a friend that’s learning photography, or maybe you know of a local amateur photographer that would be willing to shoot the wedding for free or for a discounted price as experience? When you’re flexible with your options, your dollar could last a lot longer.