He’s down on one knee, slipping a ring on your finger, and as fireworks go off in your heart your mind explodes with images of bouquets, champagne, and dancing into the night with your future husband.
Don’t let this beautiful dream turn into a financial nightmare. It’s a hard reality, but it’s important to keep your budget in mind as you plan your wedding.
While your financial circumstances may not seem ideal, with these simple tips from our staff at Hangers Weddings and Events, you’ll realize that it is possible to have the wedding of your dreams on your budget.
Do Some Research
A wedding can quickly become a financial burden and frustration if you don’t do a little research to figure out what all of the costs could be. Ask recently married friends or find a website or two that can help you break a list of costs. There will probably be some you didn’t think of right away.
This step might feel overwhelming, but to make your ideal wedding come true on your budget, you’ll want to avoid surprise costs or running out of money before everything you’ve dreamed of is in place.
Plan, but Be Flexible
Once you know what will be involved in planning your dream wedding, talk to your partner about how you can prioritize your spending.
You might need to be flexible and creative. If you’ve always wanted a designer dress, maybe you can borrow jewelry from a friend. Maybe you’ll decide to splurge on a live band but let your talented aunt take your photos.
However you allocate your funds, make sure to save some for “just in case.” If you never need it, you can have a little extra to start your lives together or splurge last minute on something fancy for the big day.
Invest in Professional Help
It might seem counterintuitive to pay someone to help you plan your wedding, especially if you’re on a tight budget, but wedding planners and coordinators can actually help you maximize the money you have.
They know which vendors can offer the services and products you want without extra frills, they can help hold you accountable, and they can come up with cost-saving options you might not have thought of on your own.
Don’t Worry About What Others Expect
If your budget is tight, you might feel stressed about giving your guests a typical wedding experience. But keep in mind that you are your own couple, with your own preferences and style. Every wedding is different, and what’s important is that you share your special day with the people you love.
You should spend your money the way you want to, not the way your guests expect you to. If that means a small wedding in a tropical oasis, by all means live your dream!
If you’re looking for a unique option, like a destination wedding, learn how we can help make your dream come true on your budget at https://www.hangersgrenada.com/.