Allure has a list of the most famous celebrity weddings of all time. It includes Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Kate Middleton and Prince William, and Jackie O. and JFK.
Now, if you want a dream wedding (like Kate and Prince William) but without breaking the bank (like Kristen and Dax), there’s no need to worry. These 5 tips will give you an affordable wedding of your dreams.
1. Have a Wedding Budget System in Place
Having a ballpark figure you and your partner agree on is one thing, sticking to it is another. That’s why you need to have a budgeting system in place so you can see how much you’re actually spending and where you could possibly cut corners if necessary.
If you’re tech-savvy, you might want to try wedding apps that offer budgeting options. But if you prefer doing things the old-school way, you can open up a spreadsheet and record all the payments you have and haven’t made yet.
2. Don’t Forget About Extras
You might think you’re on track when it comes to planning an affordable wedding but you could be overlooking some hidden costs.
Let’s say you’ve booked the right venue. And you have it all to yourself and your party for a specified number of hours. If you go overtime, you might end up paying extra not just for the venue itself, but also for the photographer and caterer.
3. Be Honest with Vendors
It’s easier to plan a wedding on a budget when you’re not ashamed to disclose how much you’re willing to spend on a particular item. So while you’re shopping around for vendors, be specific about what you want and how much money you’ve allotted for it.
A lot of times, vendors are willing to suggest ways for couples to get what they want and stay within budget. You should also know when to compromise when something you want is really impossible to get at the price you’re suggesting.
4. Know When to DIY
And that means when you have enough time to do it and when the end result will be worth it. You don’t want to still be completing DIY projects on the day of your wedding.
Remember an affordable wedding doesn’t have to be a stressful one. Only take on DIY tasks that you and your partner can finish on time.
5. Make It Your Wedding
It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re trying to compete with others who pulled off a beautiful wedding. Don’t get hung up on their nuptials. That’s their thing.
You just have to be you and do it your way. There’s nothing wrong with keeping things simple. Don’t forget that sometimes, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
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