Many women dream of getting engaged and having an unforgettable wedding party. Opt for less competitive dates, such as weekdays or winter, to further reduce costs. Weddings in the morning or afternoon are also usually more affordable. Some say that preparation is the best phase, but the initial planning is always more delicate; after all, if you are going to get married for the first time, you are probably not sure how to start. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of helpful hints to give you that initial “push” and get you started planning your wedding.
When you’re on a tight budget, the wedding of your dreams may not be possible. You might want to wait if your dream wedding plan includes many high-budget elements that you are unwilling to give up. You can arrange a great wedding without breaking the budget if you are ready to compromise and adapt. As you go through the three possibilities below, you’ll likely discover that you can combine some of them to create the wedding of your dreams.
Yes, choosing the date is the first step to take, so you can define all the planning to follow, budgets, wedding time, style, and optimize dates such as vacation from work to amend with the honeymoon, for example. You can wait to set the date, but already having an idea of the month at least helps you in the following steps. The choice of buffet depends on the time of your wedding. It is possible to have an excellent breakfast with cold cuts, seasonal fruits, refreshing drinks, cakes, and loaves of bread. Lunch with pasta or chicken will be the most affordable option in the afternoon. You can’t skip dinner at night, but if you negotiate a menu that fits your budget, it’s sure to ‘fit in your pocket.’ If you’re having your wedding in the winter, we recommend investing in a dessert fondue; it’s easy to make and inexpensive.
By defining the style of your wedding, you will be able to decide whether it will be a wedding at night or during the day, whether it will be outdoors or in a closed buffet. This step even helps you have an initial idea of what the decoration and wedding dress will look like. Your style and that of the groom should be in harmony with all your choices for the big day; this will help you and your guests feel more comfortable. Speaking of location, we recently mentioned in our post about Marriage on the beach that outdoor rentals allow an excellent economy with decoration. After all, nature is already a good part of the service. A sunset wedding can be the most beautiful decoration of all.
How much can you invest in your wedding? It is one of the most critical steps, defining an amount you can invest, considering the couple’s income. Here you will define a parameter for you when budgeting the services. An infallible tip for spending less is to opt for a Mini Wedding; this type of ceremony is more intimate and limits the number of guests to the maximum, leaving only the closest ones. Another piece of advice that will reduce your expenses is to have the ceremony and reception in the same place.
Outlining the guest list, even if it’s not the final one, helps you think about the size of the place, the amount of food and drink on the buffet, and getting a budget closer to the expense.
It’s time to start researching the values of professionals and services for The Big Day. All the previous tips are essential to help you at this stage. Here you will already have an estimate of the amount you can spend, the date you want it to happen and the average number of people who will attend your wedding. Research to find caterers, photographers, decorators, and the like. Talk to other brides, be part of bridal groups in your city, attend events such as a bridal fair that help you meet new professionals, start budgets to compare values, and close a good service that fits your budget.About Complete Controller® – America’s Bookkeeping Experts Complete Controller is the Nation’s Leader in virtual bookkeeping, providing service to businesses and households alike. Utilizing Complete Controller’s technology, clients gain access to a cloud platform where their QuickBooks™️ file, critical financial documents, and back-office tools are hosted in an efficient SSO environment. Complete Controller’s team of certified US-based accounting professionals provide bookkeeping, record storage, performance reporting, and controller services including training, cash-flow management, budgeting and forecasting, process and controls advisement, and bill-pay. With flat-rate service plans, Complete Controller is the most cost-effective expert accounting solution for business, family-office, trusts, and households of any size or complexity.