Finally! That day has come! Your significant other has popped the question, and you said “Yes!” The wedding plans are getting started, and you realize that everything costs a load of money. The problem is, you do not have that kind of money. What can you do to minimize the costs?
What Do You Want
The first thing to consider is what kind of wedding do you want. Do you want a small intimate wedding with only your closest friends and family in attendance, or do you want a big party with everybody you know there? A smaller wedding will make it easier to cut on costs, but it is still possible to do so with a big wedding.
The next point on the list is where will the wedding take place. Do you want it to be indoors or outdoors? If you decide to go outdoors, there might be someone in your vicinity that has land big enough to accommodate you. If indoors, look for ski lodges for a summer wedding. They are usually more than happy to rent them out for such occasions. Sugar shacks and community halls are also great places to look. Ask if you have to use their caterer or if you can just rent the hall. Just make sure to get a written quotation before committing to anything.
For the meal, there are a few options. If you want to pay for your guests’ meal, keeping it small will be the best solution, just close friends and family. If you are going to have all your guests for dinner, you might want to have everybody pay for his or her meal. Another option is to get married after supper. That way, you do not have to feed anyone. You can go out with your wedding party and close family before the wedding. You might want to provide your guests with small bites to eat or a candy buffet during the evening.
Dress And Tuxedo
Now for the dress-up part. Do you need the big traditional dress and the tuxedo? If not, then a simple dress and a nice suit might be just the thing for you. If you do want the big dress and tux, then you could consider renting them or shop at warehouses and discount stores. An online personal loan could give you a hand if you need some extra money for these.
Do It Yourself
There are many things that you can do yourself to cut on costs. Your invitations are one. There are so many templates on the internet that you can certainly find one to your liking and have them printed at a low cost. Get flowers from friends and neighbours, make your bouquet and decorations. It is amazing what you can do with some tulle, white Christmas lights and a little imagination.
Ask For Help Instead Of Gifts
Ask for friends with unique talents for help instead of gifts. Someone good with photography can take your pictures, another could make your cake and so on. Your task will be simplified, and you will save a lot in the end, which will only help in making your day that much more special.