When discussing your wedding the word “cheap” is that last thing you want to hear, but spending thousands of dollars may not be the best way to start a marriage.
Here are three suggestions on ways to save money but still have the perfect event.
- Purchasing a previously owned dress
I know that purchasing the dress of your dreams is a top priority, but if you’re trying to save money, buying a previously owned dress could make your dream a reality without wrecking your budget. Sites like PreownedWeddingDresses.com allow you to search through dresses by designer or style and you can save up to 70% off retail price. They also sell accessories such as veils, jewelry, and shoes to help complete the perfect outfit.
- Making your own invitations
The key to staying within your budget is not spending a lot of money on the little things, such as wedding invitations. A great way to save money on the perfect invites is creating them yourself. You can purchase high-quality cardstock at any craft store along with decorative stamps and ribbon to add a personal touch. This works the best with smaller weddings, but if you’re planning a rather large wedding, creating invites at Staples might be better for you. Here they have premade designs that they will print for you when you provide the requested information.
- Decorative centerpieces
Creating beautiful centerpieces doesn’t require an expensive florist. Use similar, but not necessarily identical, vases or bowls that can be found at flee markets or secondhand stores. You can add real or even silk flowers that match your theme, and dress it up with ribbons and greenery. Potted flowers are also an inexpensive way to dress up a table.
Having a beautiful memorable wedding doesn’t always have to break your budget. Stay true to your vision and you’ll find you can still stay within your financial means.