Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How to save money on...your wedding

It will be the most perfect day of your life, but probably also your most expensive day.. Marriage is beautiful but it has to be affordable for the most of the people. So we did some research and found out how you can save money easily on your wedding. Check out the following tips & tricks!

The first tip we want to give you is to organize the wedding by yourself and not make use of a wedding planner. A wedding planner is useful but very expensive. Most of the time lot of friends are willing to help you organize!

Wedding dress
Second, you do not have to buy an expensive designer wedding dress to look beautiful. It is possible to borrow a dress or search on websites like Marktplaats for second hand dresses. A lot of women offer their dresses for sale, because you will only wear it once. You can also ask your mother for her wedding dress and modify this dress to your own desire. If you are really creative you can make your own wedding dress. At last, you can search for evening dresses or cocktail dresses, which can be used as a wedding dress.

Wedding day and time

Consider what day and when you want to marry. Most of the time the Fridays and Saturdays are the most expensive days to marry. Also, it is less expensive to marry off-season. Moreover, it is cheaper to marry in the morning because you do not have to take care of an expensive dinner and the guests are less likely to drink during the day.

Another budget tip is to send the invitations by e-mail, which is for free. You can also make an invitation by yourself, which is very easy and cheap. Take a look at the following clips and find out how you can make a wedding card by yourself.

Do not order an expensive wedding cake but respond to the current trend and make cupcakes! Cupcakes are easily to make and less expensive to buy. You can make a cake stand which look like a real wedding cake.

Tips & Tricks

Last but not least some other tips and tricks to keep in mind when you are organizing a wedding on a budget.

  • Be careful with the amount of people that you invite, if you keep it small you do not have to spend too much money on food, drinks and the wedding location.
  • Make use of a buffet. A buffet is much more cheaper than a three-course menu and you offer the people much choice.
  • Do you hair and make-up by yourself or ask a friend or family member and you do not need to hire an expensive hairstylist or make-up stylist.
  • Make use of seasonal flowers, which are less expensive.
  • Make use of balloons as decorations instead of flowers. Balloons are less expensive and just as celebratory.
  • Buy a disposable camera for guests and let them make pictures of the wedding. You do not have to hire an expensive photographer and you will get the funniest pictures.

Thank you for reading our blog and we hope to see you next week! 

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