The best ways to have a luxurious wedding on a budget
Yes, you are in love… and yes, you’ll have the most wonderful life with the one you’ve chosen. But, you have to agree with us – planning a wedding is a real pain in the neck when you are on a budget! This is why, more often than not, young couples decide not to go through with the wedding planning of their dreams: the whole shebang ends up costing a small fortune, and then some.
Still, that doesn’t mean you should give up partying on your big day, not at all. You can have an amazing wedding even on a budget, if you are smart enough.
Make a plan
Before you decide to have your wedding on a budget, sit down with your partner and put together a list of things you must have and what you can live without. Then, budget everything out so that all your ideas can fit and you can have a wedding to remember. The only thing you shouldn’t skimp on is the rings. After all, they are a symbol of your eternal devotion and love.
Have a cocktail reception
Believe it or not, you can have a fabulous cocktail reception at your wedding, and it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. However, one big downside is that you have to do extra planning to get everything done in time. Having a cocktail serving is super fun, kind of posh and elegant – it looks fancy and tastes even better.
Plan your dinner on a budget
Perhaps the most difficult thing to pull off is dinner. It can be really expensive and could ruin your whole wedding if you choose the wrong ingredients. Nevertheless, non-traditional wedding foods are not uncommon, but if you are smart about it, you can make it work for the fraction of the original price.
Pick one color
Choose only one color. That’s it. Only one color to pull off a monochromatic wedding sounds like a tough project, but it is rather simple to do. It will save you a lot of money while encouraging you to get really creative with the idea. Various shades and tones can make all the difference, and it can look really great if you play around with it. Just remember to tell all your guests what the color theme is going to be so that they fit in.
Get there in style
Getting to your wedding reception in style doesn’t have to mean spending too much money. Move a few things around to get the most elegant presentation you can: book one of those stylish wedding cars in Sydney and arrive to your reception as a royal couple. Services like these don’t cost that much but the effect is phenomenal! If your budget allows it, you can book enough cars to get your entire bridal party there in style.
Play your own music
While having a band at your wedding is a matter of tradition, modern weddings are all about breaking the tradition and going with your personal desires (and budget options). In dropping the band altogether and being your own DJ, you not only get to put together a playlist of your own choosing but also time it so that it plays exactly at the time you want it. All you really need is a good laptop to last the night and you will have good-sounding music. The alternative? Ask a talented friend to DJ for you as a wedding gift!
When it comes to weddings on a budget, it’s all about smart planning and not letting yourself get overwhelmed. With the tips above, you are off to a good start.