Getting married is one of the best things that can happen to anyone who’s in love. It’s every bride and grooms dream to have an amazing and memorable wedding experience.
But, preparing for the big day may take a toll on the couple physically, emotionally and financially. The stress of preparing everything is tantamount, leading to fatigue and anxiety.
In fact, statistics in the Philippines show that in a span of 10 years, the number of marriages decreased by 14.4 % between 2007 and 2016. This is mainly due to the increasing costs of wedding ceremonies in the country.
Whether you have saved enough to throw a luxurious and extravagant wedding, or you just have a few bucks to spend, the most important thing is you’re getting married to the one you love.
Planning the wedding should involve setting a realistic budget. This prevents the risk of overspending on things you don’t need. Even the tiniest purchases can rapidly add up to cost a lot for the wedding.
Planning a wedding doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it will take months of preparations. Here are tips to plan your dream wedding even on a limited budget.
Choose The Perfect Wedding Venue
One of the most important elements of every wedding is the venue. There are some locations that are more expensive than others. It’s essential to plan a budget allotted for the venue and work from there.
Don’t go overboard and choose the venue that fits your budget. You can choose from various wedding venues such as chapels, churches, gardens, and beaches, depending on your wedding theme and look.
Plan How Much You’re Willing To Spend
Spending on the wedding relies on how much the couple plans to shell out. The key to a hassle-free and smooth flowing wedding is knowing exactly how much you can afford to spend.
Assess your savings, your partner’s share, and how much your parents can contribute to the wedding. But, it’s not wise to spend every penny in your savings account just to have a grand wedding. Be practical by spending only on what’s needed and save some for future use.
Create An Initial Guest List
Nothing has a greater impact on the wedding budget like the guest count. The number of guests can make or break your wedding budget. The more people attending the wedding, the bigger the budget. Everything from the catering and cake, to souvenirs and venue rental, rely on how many guests are coming to your wedding.
If you want a realistic budget, the bride and groom need to make an initial guest list, and both can decide who to invite.
Wedding planning is not as easy as it looks. It involves perseverance, patience, lots of energy, and practicality. If you want to plan a wedding on a budget, these tips will help you out.
Are you getting married? Do you have more ideas on how to make your dream wedding a reality? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!