A Budget Wedding: Where To Save Money
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Weddings can be a pricey affair. Most couples strive to hold a truly unique and memorable wedding ceremony in the presence of their loved ones. In this process, they tend to spend all of their savings.

However, getting married does not necessarily mean that your expenses should exceed your estimated budget. There are many practical ways to cut down costs. Some of these are listed below:

Guest List

One of the most effective ways to reduce your wedding expenses is by trimming your guest list. Think long and hard about whom you want to invite to your wedding. It is better to invite your family and closest friends, rather than the colleagues you haven’t met in ages.

Invitations

Send email invitations to save on postage costs. Email is faster than sending wedding cards via mail. More importantly, it is convenient, cost-effective and an eco-friendly way to save paper.

Reception

Hold the ceremony and reception at the same place. Alternatively, you can have the reception at a small restaurant. Similarly, consider having your wedding during the off-peak season to save thousands of dollars. If you can’t do that, make sure to shop for extra décor items during the off-season. Most of these décor items are on sale.

Food

Eliminate the entrée to reduce food expenses. Food options such as barbecue chicken and grilled shrimp are scrumptious and inexpensive. You can also have a buffet rather than a plated dinner.

Buffet is a convenient way to give your guests a variety of food items. Not only is it more economical than a plated dinner, the food always stays hot on a buffet table.

Drinks

Skip the champagne toast. Offer non-alcoholic drinks, including soft drinks and fresh juices to save costs. You can also have a cash bar rather than an open bar.

Flowers

Avoid getting expensive flowers. Buy flowers that are in season. Stick to one or two kinds of flowers. Furthermore, buy beautiful non-florals, such as lanterns.

Cake

Order a small cake, if possible. You can use fresh flowers instead of sugar ones. Avoid exorbitantly priced fillings, such as guava.

Music

Hire a band or a DJ who can play music at the wedding ceremony as well as the reception. If you are short on cash, hire a smaller music band.

Destination weddings

Have a destination wedding. A destination wedding allows couples to combine their wedding and honeymoon. Typically, couples pay for themselves, while their guests pay for their own flight and accommodations. Most importantly, these weddings offer ideal venues, without couples having to spend substantial amounts. For instance, a destination wedding in Mexico boasts of sandy beaches that speak for themselves.

If you are in search of professional destination wedding and event professionals in Mexico, contact Vivid Occasions. The wedding planning company provides comprehensive destination wedding planning services, including planning and coordinating, floral and décor design, and event décor essentials.


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