There are plenty of reasons why a lot of people feel pretty anxious about their wedding. There’s a lot of planning to do, you have to extremely organised, and you’re likely to going to have to talk to more people at once than at any other time in your life. But there’s one thing that causes a lot of wedding anxiety for many people more that just about anything else: money. Money is often right at the forefront of many people’s minds when it comes to their wedding plans and often seems like the thing that stands between you and your perfect wedding. The average wedding can sometimes run up a bill in the tens of thousands, and that’s just not something that a lot of people have the budget for. But do you really have to spend that much in order to have the perfect wedding? Well, luckily, the answer to that questions is a thoroughly resounding no! Of course, if you have the money to spend then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t but if you’ve got a slightly more modest budget then here are some things that you can do to have a stylish wedding on a budget.
Don’t buy, make!
There are plenty of things that you can buy to decorate your wedding venue beautifully. You can even hire people to do it for you! However, if you’re looking to save a bit of money then why not avoid that entirely by making your own decorations? There are hundreds of tutorials all over the internet that show you how to make beautiful decorations from simple household objects. Not only will this help you save huge amounts of money but it also has the added benefit of making your decorations completely unique and personal to you. You don’t have to worry about your wedding looking like anyone else because your decorations truly will be one of a kind!
Call in favours
Don’t have the budget for a wedding planner? No problem! That’s what your maid of honour is for! They can help you with a lot of planning so that you’re not stuck running around trying to do everything yourself. If you have friends with an eye for design then why not get them to help you decorate the venue! If you have any friends or relatives with a large, beautiful garden then why not ask them to let you use that as the venue for the wedding itself? There are some things that you might want to get a professional in for. Unless you have a friend who is an experienced caterer or photographer, you might want to get some professional help there. However, there are plenty of things that you don’t need a professional to deal with and can call in favours with friends and relatives for free.
Think about things you can compromise
Ask yourself, what are the most important aspects of your wedding? This should be something that you and your partner discuss together. Figure out what you cannot live without, and that will give you an idea of what you can compromise on. Perhaps you need a specific venue for the day to be perfect, so then, you might be able to cut back on decorations or food. Or maybe there’s a band that you simply have to have at your wedding if that’s the case, then you might be able to save money on something like the venue. By making compromises and balancing things, you’ll be in a much better position overall to avoid bankrupting yourselves.