A lot of couples set a budget for their wedding and they end up going over their budget due to unforeseen circumstances. To avoid this, they should plan the wedding in a way that it gives them enough room for any possible change in the budget. We have already learnt some ways to have a low cost wedding, and here are some more tips.
Some things that can help you save money on your wedding are:
Getting married outdoors, as opposed to indoors
If you, or any family, have a large garden, you could hire a bell tent or something similar, for a quirky wedding. Decorate the tables with jam jars and wildflowers, and have live music. If the garden is big enough, you could even have smaller break out tents. Hopefully, you won’t need the tens, but you always need a bad weather back up.
These are always a bit controversial. There are plenty of poems out there to put in your invite about wanting the guest presence, not presents – but in theory most people will get you a gift. If you don’t want thirty bottles of champagne or photo frames, its best to specify. You can ask for money or vouchers. If you are moving into a new home together, then pick a wedding list registry. People will then choose things to their price range. Make sure you add things from all price ranges, as some people might choose to buy a high ticket item with someone else.
Having a potluck reception instead of hiring caterers
This is where you ask your guests to bring food instead of presents. This of course will only work if you are having your reception at home or in a hired hall. Guests could bring drinks/one pot dishes/desserts.
Looking into renting your own space instead of using a hotel or venue
As mentioned above, if you are going truly DIY, you could rent a hall or barn. The benefits here are that its usually much cheaper, as you will be doing the setting up and clearing away yourself. The drawbacks are exactly that! Make sure you have enough people to help you, and that you are allowed to bring your own alcohol. You need to make sure you have enough parking, too.