Are you planning your wedding? Well, congratulations! In this article I share seven insider tips on how to pull off your dream wedding on a budget. So if you’re planning your wedding or know someone who is getting wed soon, grab a cuppa and dive in!
1. Keep It Intimate.
Although you may be tempted to throw everyone you know on your guest list (if you’re planning your wedding on a small budget) this isn’t always such a great idea as each extra guest = extra cost. Instead, put together your wedding guest list early and only invite people who truly matter to YOU.
2. Choose A Weekday / Off-Peak Date For Your Wedding.
If you haven’t figured this out already, Saturdays are the most expensive days to host your wedding. Most venues and vendors will be more willing to offer you a discount for booking an off-peak date or week day. If you’re getting married in Ghana, consider getting married towards the end of January to March instead of during peak seasons like December.
3. Swap Fresh Blooms For Silk.
Fresh flowers are beautiful and smell wonderful. But if you’re looking to cut costs, artificial flowers or candles are a great alternative. Remember that, because most Ghanaian florists import their supplies, an artificial arrangement which costs $50 can easily cost you up to 10 times the same amount if fresh.
4. Re-Use Your Ceremony Flowers.
While we’re on the subject of fresh blooms, consider re-using your ceremony flowers at your reception. That way you can half the cost of your flowers and use the change somewhere else.
5. Say YES to the SALE.
If you want to save on your gown and bridal party outfits, avoid ordering custom dresses; and instead, head to a few bridal stores to see if you can find your favourite designer’s bridal collection “off the rack” or on SALE.
6. Consider Hosting Your Wedding At Home.
Renting a hotel ballroom or other banquet halls can cost you thousands of dollars and some change. So if you’re trying to cut back on costs, consider hosting your wedding at home or in your parents’ garden. It is possible to create a picturesque memorable celebration while eliminating the cost of renting a venue.
7. Cut Down On Your Bridal Party.
As with your guest list, cutting down on your bridal team = cutting down on costs. Unless your bridal party are taking care of their own expenses, consider downsizing so you can use the change somewhere else.
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Have a brilliant week ahead and stay topped up!
Your Event Planning BFF,