Preparing for wedding party usually a very expensive endeavor. It is not unusual for a regular wedding parties to cost up to thousands of dollars. For some people, this amount of money can equal a full year’s salary.
There is no denying that this can be a huge amount of money to spend in one day. Fortunately, there are many techniques to keep your wedding budget under control if you don’t want to spend your life savings on your wedding.
Tricks to Cut The Cost of a Wedding Party
One of the main costs of a wedding party has to do with your guests. Don’t forget that you need to pay for a seat for each guest, as well as food and drinks. Any wedding guest can easily pay you a hundred dollars. Invite more than a handful, and this number can add up very quickly. Try to keep your guest list so you can save money. Select at the maximum number of invitations, and separate them accordingly. Choose only your closest relatives and best friends.
After all, this is your wedding, and you shouldn’t feel obligated to invite someone you’re less likely to care about. If you feel bad about not being able to invite someone, call them and explain the situation. You may often host simple casual events before or after a wedding rather than inviting them on the actual day.
When preparing for a wedding on a budget, note that the venue can also be the main cost. Certain wedding venues will be more expensive than other venues that can only be booked for weddings. See if you really have to have your wedding party at a particular reception center. Think about your wedding reception at the restaurant instead. Not only can your guests enjoy fantastic food, but you will find that your booking costs are much cheaper than at an exclusive wedding reception venue.
Yet another location where you can save money when you are preparing for a wedding on a budget is on bridesmaid dresses. Consider renting a wedding dress, and even buying one second hand. If you’re less likely to want to do this, see if you can choose a dress that you can wear again with some changes. Wedding dress usually costs a lot if you will only wear it once. Same with the bridesmaid dress.
See if it is possible to hire them, as well as have your bridesmaids buy their own dresses that meet specific guidelines in terms of color and length. They usually don’t have to fit perfectly in order for everything to look perfect on the day.
Another place where you can save money when preparing a wedding party on a budget is cake. Storied cakes can cost hundreds of dollars. Trust all the time spent producing a lot of cakes, then decorate and layer them. Consider buying a baking sheet instead. You will be able to have a simple cake in your reception area to look at, while the main cake can be hidden inside the kitchen until it’s time to serve the cake. Buying separate small wedding cakes and wedding cakes can really save you a little money.