Planning your wedding ceremony is one of the most expensive expenses you must make in your life time. It might lead to incurring a lot of cost than you can ever imagine. Saving for your wedding is also not an easy task.
Some tips are here to guide you on saving up for your wedding ceremony and spending in a smart way!
1. Start Saving Early
Even though you’re not yet engaged, create a savings account for your wedding and put a fixed amount of money there every month. This will prepare you for your wedding ceremony.
2. Create a Budget
Create your budget before you start any other wedding plans. You need to have a rough idea of the exact amount you can set aside and how much you can spend on your wedding.
3. Figure out How Many Guests You Want at Your Wedding Ceremony
This will make you have an estimate of the amount of guests you will cater for at your wedding ceremony.
4. You Could Have Your Wedding at an Off-Peak Period
Having your wedding at this period will reduce the cost of having your wedding ceremony. You could talk to venues to see if a discount will be granted to you for having for wedding ceremony at an off-peak period.
5. Talk to Your Friends and Family
You never can imagine the extent the people closest to you can be of help. You can ask someone who is a good caterer or someone good at taking wedding photographs to assist you on your wedding for free or at a lower price. This will help offset cost.
6. Have a Simple Guest List
Know that the more your wedding guests, the more people you’ve got to cater for. Keep it simple. Let your guests know if they are allowed to come along with a plus-one to your wedding. Your family members should know who they are to invite and who not.
7. Negotiate With Vendors
You would really save a lot of costs by negotiating with your wedding vendors.
8. Get a Part-Time Job
Apart from your normal job, you can get a part-time job that can earn you extra cash. This can get you to save more for your wedding ceremony.
Victoria is a seasoned journalist and blogger. Her articles and stories have appeared in New York Times, Huffington Post and Slate. When she’s not about town checking out weddings, she enjoys her life as a happy wife and mother.
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