There are quite a few things to be done ahead of the wedding. Following tips will help you set a nice wedding within your budget:
Share ideas with your future husband. While you don’t have to set a firm date now, it’s smart to have an idea of what month or season you want to marry in. Then you’ll know how long you have to get things organized. Find out from both sets of parents if or how much they can contribute.
Buy a notebook and write down the amount you want to spend on the item and then note your expenditures. As you near your limits, you can start to figure out ways to cut costs.
Have a place in mind. It depends the kind of wedding you want; a destination wedding or wedding close to your residence. Former would need a destination wedding planner Toronto.
For reception venue, use local resources to narrow down options: a wedding or a recently married friend. Check wedding websites, such as www.lescape.com, and bridal magazines. Then start scheduling visits.
For wedding photographer, get recommendations from friends, then research what kinds of shots you’d like to see formal portraits and dancing shots or a candid, journalistic format. Always ask to see other wedding albums the pro has done.Arrange to hear musicians perform before you sign them on. Make sure they agree to stick to the playlist you give them. Or you can hire, DJs who are less expensive.
Once you have your reception site booked, you can decide on table arrangements and other decorations. Don’t be afraid to bargain with the caterer; you can cut costs by limiting the number and kinds of hors d’oeuvres served at cocktail hour.
Buying Your Gown
Pulling the emotion out of the event and remaining level-headed as you shop for your dress will help you stay within the bounds of both budget and practicality.
Some brides like salesperson share ideas about the bridal dresses, while others window shop and look for latest styles themselves. Both ways are possible.
Think you’ve found The One? Then you probably have. Look no further—and relax.
How to Cut Down Unnecessary Expenses
Your budget normally, but not necessarily, consists of the following:
- Reception: 40%
- Honeymoon: 14.5%
- Photography and videography: 10.5%
- Wedding attire: 7%
- Engagement rings and wedding bands: 6%
- Flowers: 5%
- Music: 5%
- Invitations: 2%
- Miscellaneous: 10%
Here are some tips to cut down your budget on wedding.
- You can always save money and borrow from your sister, brother and parents. Things like tiara, jewelry, suitcase, vases etc.
- Ask your friends, cousins or any relative who’s good in crafting invitation, to prepare one for you.
- You can save on drinks by sticking to one signature drink. Or you can have a local wine case.
- Instead of hiring a limo, ask your friend, brother or anyone in the family who’s a chauffeur, to drop the couples to the reception, on the wedding day.
- Instead of buying ready-made stuff, purchase flowers wholesale and hand them to the florist for making centerpieces.