“Dress To Impress”
I can speak for most girls when I say that we spend a lot of time dreaming and fantasizing about the beautiful dress that we will walk down the aisle in – so start shopping early! Having more time to shop is always better because you won’t feel rushed and pressured to buy AND it gives you the chance to look around and compare prices at different stores.
Can’t afford that big designer gown you’ve been drooling over? Find something off-the-rack that’s similar to the color and style with a fraction of the cost! No one will ever know and you’ll still look just as beautiful. Also, if you aren’t emotionally attached or sentimental about a dress, renting or buying a used gown is always a more affordable option. (Your groom-to-be can also rent a tux if he doesn’t plan on wearing it again!)
The cost per invitation and programs can quickly add up, causing a fast decline in your bank account. Consider using the Internet to create a wedding website and receive RSVPs through this outlet. If you prefer to print your invitations, keep it simple. Don’t go overboard on all of the fancy ribbons, designs, gloss finishes and other costly add-ons.
Flowers and decorations are another area that you can cut back on without making your wedding look cheap. Remember – less is more. Stick to a simple and elegant flower – not anything exotic and over the top. Make sure to go easy on floral centerpieces, especially when placing them on the table. Tall arrangements can sometimes block your guests from speaking to each other during their meal. Replace flowers with candles for a great and cheaper alternative that looks just as classy.
You can completely skip out on:
“Happily Ever After”
These are just a few ways to save money and still have a beautiful wedding. All you need is a little creativity and I can promise you that your budget wedding will be gorgeous and unforgettable!