Hosting a wedding on the cheap can be difficult, and it can be even more difficult to try to remember every single element of your wedding that needs to be included in your budget. However, creating an accurate wedding budget is important, as it helps make sure that you can plan ahead and avoid spending too much on your big day.
Capturing memories of your special day is extremely important to most people, and most wedding parties spend the entire day taking photos that they can show to generations to come. However, these photos come at a price, and most people hire a wedding photographer to help them to snap memories of the day without having to spend all day behind the lens. If you are on a budget, though, you should consider asking everyone to take as many photos as possible, which often come out more natural and candid than from a professional photographer anyway.
When planning their outfits for the big day, most couples only think about the outfits for their ceremony rather than for the reception as well, and so they leave this out of their budget. However, in many cases, you will be spending more time in your reception outfit than in your wedding dress or suit anyway. You should consider re-wearing a much-loved dress or outfit from your closet at home to party the night away in.
Decorations are the bane of every single person’s life who is trying to construct a wedding budget. Decorations can be extortionately expensive for what they are and yet will only be seen for a couple of minutes while the service is ongoing. You should consider focusing on décor for the reception, asking whether any decorations left from the previous ceremony can be left for your party, or you can simply making your own.
Many people now believe that they need to hire a wedding planner to make a success of their big day. Although this is not the case, and you can have a perfectly wonderful wedding without one, if you do decide to hire a wedding planner, you should ask for quotes from a few planners or consider negotiating rates for a video or phone call rather than an in-person meeting, which can often be a cheaper option for you and your partner.