As you’re shivering away this winter, many couples are getting geared up for the wedding season. The winter time is the period for planning that all too important wedding day and many are trying to figure out ways to save. Weddings can cost serious money and can cause couples to bicker while becoming stressed. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Weddings don’t have to break the bank, and here are some frugal ways to avoid a giant bill on that special day which is supposed to be celebratory.
- Take a breath: This is the most important thing. With all of the stress involved in planning a venue, theme, a wedding gown, cake and other things it can be a worrisome time. However, remember that your wedding day is a special day. Amidst all of the chaos remember to take a walk or do some yoga if you’re feeling stressed and enjoy the engagement experience. This will allow you to make smarter decisions.
- The venue will be the perfect place no matter what: If you can’t afford a five star resort to have your wedding, it really doesn’t matter; no matter what, your wedding venue will be perfect because it is the place that you will say, I do. However, if you’re looking to save consider booking offseason as most venues will have lower rates. In addition, think about a cheaper city and never book on a Saturday. It’s usually the most expensive day. Also, why not a morning wedding? A wedding brunch idea could be both affordable and beautiful. Or even better, get married at a park or beach that is special to you.
- Enlist the photographer in your life: There’s no question that one of the more pricey items you will have to consider is the wedding photographer. The wedding photographer is in charge of capturing the wedding day, and you’ll be looking at their pictures for the rest of your lives. Rather than enlist the services of a professional, ask a family or friend to capture the day.
- Design your announcement online: In the olden days, wedding invitations were a pricey expenditure. Nowadays, not so much. You can easily find cheap wedding invitations online that will capture the theme of your wedding and not break the bank.
These are just some of the ways you can save on your wedding day. If you’re fretting the big day, don’t worry about it. No matter what, it will be the best day of your lives.