Saving tips for brides on a budget


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The long, dramatic walk down the aisle, the vows to love one another forever, the first kiss as husband and wife – weddings are made up of truly romantic and magical moments. Unfortunately, they can also be marred at the very start by distressing budget concerns, especially if your budget is quite limited. Aside from being very special and romantic, weddings can also be very expensive, and the worry over costs can put a real damper on the whole event. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, I've made a list of top tips for thrifty wedding planning that will ensure you not only have the perfect wedding, but the perfect price tag to go with it.

The Wedding

There are plenty of ways you can save on the many wedding details, and below are just a few:

Get thrifty with the details

Invitations and flowers don't need to be pricey in order to catch everyone's attention.  If you love DIY projects you can make your own invitations. What I am saying, even if you're not the biggest DIY fan, you can easily make your own DIY wedding invitations with a little help. Take your groom and try to come up with a model that will suit the theme of your wedding and personal taste. Then pick the right materials and start creating. It will be a fun activity to do together and it will also give a more personal touch to the wedding. Did I mention it's also cheaper? As you can see, you have all the reasons to give this idea a try. 

As for flowers, opt for the ones readily available or in season, as they cost much less than those flown in but still look gorgeous. Also, try interspersing realistic and elegant silk flowers with the real ones to add beauty and character to bouquets whilst cutting costs. You also get to decorate your home with silk flowers afterward.

 Know where to look for wedding attire

This is one area where you can really save a lot. There are many stores today that allow you to rent gowns, and this would be perfect for bridesmaids since they don’t really get to wear their gowns again and renting would save you a ton of money. As for your wedding dress, try looking online for sales or for dresses that fit your budget. 

For your groom, try renting tuxes for the groomsmen at just one menswear shop and you will most likely get the groom’s tux rented at a discount or for free.

The Reception

Get creative

Instead of buying wedding favors and place cards, why not combine both? For instance, you can try frosting guests’ names on simple sugar cookies, wrapping these in cellophane bags and placing them on guests’ places to have a place card and favor rolled into one. For decorations, try draping lengths of cheap sheering fabric tied with 2-inch ribbons to create a romantic ambiance.

Consider a smaller cake

I know the wedding cake is the main attraction but if you're really on a budget you can consider downsizing it a bit. You can choose a small cake that you will cut with your husband and cupcakes for the guests. 

For the happiest day of your life, let romance take center stage, not the expenses. You can take these tips into consideration and have the most beautiful, romantic and unforgettable day of your life without worrying about the cost.

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