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A spectacular wedding is every bride’s dream. But this doesn’t necessarily have to be so extravagant that it leaves you broke! While lavishly arranged weddings are trendy nowadays, there are more options to consider other than spending a fortune on your wedding. So, why put pressure on your family when planning a small wedding on a budget can also be stylish and memorable?
If you love to organize everything on your own, you’ll enjoy arranging the most special event of your life: your own wedding! Besides, you’ll be able to cut down additional expenses easily. Good news is you can still add the touch of extravagance in your wedding without letting go of the things you want to see on your big day.
Let’s explore how to organize a classy wedding without breaking the bank.
Create Your Own Invitation Cards
What could be the best time to showcase your DIY skills that also help you save some money? When you’re flying high with the excitement of getting hitched, nothing could be better than designing wedding invitation cards on your own.
To make a classy invitation, all you need is a printer and an invitation card design website that helps you customize the invitation according to your style.
Choose The Bridesmaids’ Dresses Wisely
If they’re your bridesmaids, they’ll love what you buy for them. So, why not choose budget gowns so you don’t exceed your wedding budget?
But before you order the bridesmaids’ dresses for them, don’t forget to ask them the color they’d want to wear on your special day. Let them take a vote if you don’t already have a color theme in mind.
Book The Venue While Keeping Costs Down
Choosing a venue can be as expensive as throwing away over $25000 – all at once! But why waste money when you can avail of different options?
To get lower prices, you can book the venue on a weekday or during the off-season. Still finding out ways to cut the venue rent? If yes, choose a public park that offers a stunning view or have a classy backyard wedding.
Instead Of Buying Gifts, Present The Bridesmaids With Something Else
Perhaps, buying a unique gift for each bridesmaid is a tradition in your social circle. However, this isn’t something that can’t be skipped. Since giving a gift to the bridesmaids means you’re thankful to have them participate in your big day, why not thank them in a different way that doesn’t hurt your wallet?
While writing a “thank you” note for them, you can slip in some candies in pouches, and tie them off neatly with a string and “thank you” note you wrote.
Repurpose The Flowers
Any bride may agree to have garden roses, peonies, and gardenias on her big day. But for small weddings on a budget, you’ll have to look for something else: pretty flowers that are within your price range.
Interestingly, there is something else you can do to cut the flower costs: repurpose the same flowers without letting the guests know about it. For instance, the flowers used in the wedding ceremony can be used in preparing the centerpiece for the bride’s and the groom’s table.
Choose A Caterer You Know
Just like booking a venue, choosing a catering service is a financial challenge that is perceived to have no replacement when it comes to weddings. But the good news is you can alter the catering cost to some extent.
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.