Having a wedding is something that most people expect will set them back a significant amount of money. When you are planning such a big event which involves hosting a ceremony for up to hundreds of people, it’s normal to wonder how you will possibly pay for it all. At the end of the day, however, a wedding isn’t just about the glitz and glamor. It’s about celebrating your love as a couple and coming together as a community to celebrate your union. People tend to get so stressed out with the details like creating registries, making the perfect invitations, and troubling themselves over the perfect seating chart that they forget the original purpose of the wedding is to celebrate love.
Funding your wedding doesn’t have to be something which makes you feel overwhelmed and hopeless about how you’ll be able to cover all of the costs. As long as you know how to be resourceful and cut corners where necessary, you can have a perfectly amazing wedding without having to break the bank. Here are some of the best ways to cut your costs significantly when planning your wedding.
Choose a Free Venue
Choose a venue which doesn’t require paying a rental fee. You can get creative with ideas if you put your heads together as a couple. Perhaps you could find a community recreational room or a local library. You’d be surprised how you can transform a space into a beautiful wedding setting with the right creativity and tools.
Try to choose somewhere that is a good fit for the both of you as a couple and has some kind of sentimental significance. This can be a great way to cut costs but also make it meaningful.
Cut Back On Guests
The more guests that you have the more that you will have to spend. Rather than inviting a lot of guests and feeling spread out on your costs, try to invite fewer people so that you can put more thought and energy into the money that you put in.
Rather than quantity over quality, focus on creating the perfect reception for the few friends and family you’ve invited. With less than 30 people, you can spend more on better tasting food or even give cheap yet meaningful favors for your groomsmen and bridesmaids. This way you can ensure that your wedding is as beautiful as you imagine it, but not for a higher cost.
Ask Family Members To Help With Food
One of the biggest costs when it comes to weddings is the food. Try to ask around in your family and see if you have any chefs who would be willing to provide their services as your wedding gift.
Wedding cakes can cost enormous amounts of money. If you can find someone on your guest list that can make it for you then you’ll be cutting out one large expense all in one go.