Do you hear that? It’s wedding bells ringing from every church, mosque, and temple. Wedding festivities are once again in full swing around the world. It’s about time if you ask us. With the pandemic putting everything on hold from graduations to wedding ceremonies and everything in between, people had to postpone their celebrations, causing many to even bear financial losses on the entire ordeal.
Now that a huge chunk of the global population is vaccinated and restrictions have been lifted, people all over the US are rushing to proclaim their love in front of friends and family. But, this boost in weddings has created a major strain on the wedding industry. An overwhelming increase in the number of clients has placed a great burden on staff, causing them to work past their closing hours to accommodate their growing clientele.
To Go All Out Or Not
While many people want to move forward with their fairytale wedding vision with lots of guests and the best of everything, some couples have opted for a low-key wedding. Not only does this mean saving some chunk of cash but, they get to truly enjoy their special day surrounded by the ones they love most.
So, should you consider a big wedding or a cozy, intimate ceremony? The answer to this question solely depends upon you and your significant other.
Here are some excellent tips to help you save money while planning your dream wedding.
1. Creating a Budget
Before you start ringing up different places and taking quotes, start listing down the requirements for your wedding party, from the venue to the caterers and everything in between. Make use of a spreadsheet and list down everything and the total amount of money you are willing to put in, and how much you’re comfortable spending on every part of your big day.
2. Research It
Always look for something in more than one place. Sometimes you’ll find what you are looking for at a significantly less price. Let’s suppose you decide on your wedding cake, send your preference to multiple bakers and get their quotes. This will help you make the financially right decision.
3. Cut Out Unnecessary Expenses
Whether it is going to another venue for the reception or super fancy wedding invitations, cut them all out. While these things do look tempting, but they serve little to no purpose. In the end, all you’ll have is a sizeable bill when you’re weddings over, leaving you to wonder why you spent hundreds of thousands on discardable invitations.