Weddings are special because it is a celebration of love and commitment with someone that means the world to you. Giving your daughter her own dream wedding can mean that she can enjoy the day to its fullest and have everything she has ever wanted. Giving your daughter her dream wedding, however, doesn’t mean you have to dip into your savings. You can throw a picture-perfect wedding while still being on a budget by following these steps:
- Know Your Budget
The first step to organizing a wedding on a budget is first to have a budget. Once you know how much money you have to work with you will be able to find and discover inventive ways to throw the same beautiful wedding you can see in a magazine, only for a much lower price tag. To be even more thorough, budget for the separate areas of the wedding, including venue, food, drink, and entertainment.
- Choose a Venue
The venue you choose will impact the cost of the wedding. For instance, choosing a wedding that is conveniently located for most of your guests and your own home can cut down on travel and upkeep costs. Another great way to keep venue costs down is to have the wedding at a friend or family’s home. Some venues have packages that include catering as well. When you have a budget, you’ll be more thorough in your options.
You don’t need to hire a professional to have beautiful things. There are many ways you can create decorations for little to no cost. You just need to be crafty and have a little know-how. You can make your own wedding invitations, and you can make your own centerpieces and more.
You can repurpose so many things to give the wedding an added sentimental touch and lower costs. Perhaps your daughter can use your wedding dress as her own – even if she has to modify it. You can repurpose furniture in your house, or even pick up unique pieces from a charity store, paint them the same color, and then donate them again once you are finished. You can buy once-used wedding dresses and more. There are so many ways you can repurpose things for the wedding and save a lot of money.
- Have Guests Chip In
If you have a very tight budget, you can ask your guests to help with the wedding instead of getting a wedding gift. If your wedding is intimate and has room to be a bit informal, you can have guests bring a shareable meal to the reception. You can ask a friend if they would be willing to do the wedding photos as a gift, or at least at a discounted price if they are a professional. Ask and don’t expect their help, but be grateful when help is given.
There are so many ways to make a wedding a dream come true on a budget. Have a plan and be inventive with how you can create the perfect day without spending a lot, and you can give the best wedding gift of them all to your daughter.