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Planning a wedding can certainly be difficult, and the process itself might drain you before your big day arrives. And your wallet may also be drained, too, by an elaborate wedding that you spent months planning. If you want to avoid breaking the bank when you’re ready to plan your special day, continue reading.
The tips below will help guide you in the right direction so that you can save the most money while still creating an event that everyone will remember.
Don’t Book What You Don’t Need
Some people think that there are certain wedding day requirements that they absolutely need to spend their money on. But rather than follow a cookie-cutter wedding, make the day truly a reflection of who you are as a couple. This will allow you to cut corners, where you want to, and spend more money where you want to, without spending funds on unnecessary things.
For example, if you’re going to be hosting your event at one location, such as a hotel, you don’t need to purchase a limo service. On the other hand, if you definitely want to have your ceremony in a different location than your reception, booking a limo would give you the ability to relax in luxury as someone drives you in comfort to where you need to be and can make sure you get there on time.
Give Yourself Time to Plan, If You Can Control Yourself
Some people who have a year or more to plan a wedding manage to stick to their budgets better because they have more time to sort through venue and vendor options to find the best deals for the best quality. Another advantage to planning your wedding far enough in advance is the ability to look for sales on things like bridesmaid dresses, jewellery, and more.
However, if you know that you’re the type that lets your imagination wander and come up with new ways to spend your wedding day funds if you have a lot of time to plan the event, it would be best to give yourself less time. When you only have a few months to plan an elaborate event, you’re more likely to stick to your budget and just get what you need without going overboard.
Choose the Right Wedding Season and Day
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If you can manage to book your wedding during the off season, you can save a substantial amount of money, and you’ll have more freedom to choose the exact date that you want, as well as potentially have more negotiating power when it comes to what you pay. This is because venues won’t be as busy. Also, book your wedding on any day other than Saturday to enjoy more savings while still getting the same value from your venue.
When planning your wedding, be strict with your budget so that you don’t spend more than you need to. Book only those services you really need and choose a day during the off-season to save even more money.
Neil Rodgers works at Dream Day Limousines, a leader in rental limousines in Gold Coast, Australia. He is passionate about rugby and tries to go to as many games as he can.