With the financial strain of day to day living affecting each and every one of us, more and more couples who are planning a wedding are searching for cheap wedding ideas.
Although the word ‘cheap’ may sound off alarm bells with the bride to be, it is important to remember that cheap wedding ideas does not have to mean tacky or bad quality. In fact, it is entirely possible to incorporate your elaborate and creative wedding ideas into the mix by cutting costs on items that would not even really be noticed.
A good way to reduce the costs of a wedding is to cut down on the amount of people you employ. For example, one of the cheap wedding ideas that spring to mind is to create your own wedding favors. You may have your heart set on something expensive or something that you have already seen in a shop, but why not have a good look at the wedding favour, see how it is put together, and then see if you could make this yourself, or at least something very similar.
Do not be afraid to ask for help. Your wedding day is the most important day of your life so ask your family and friends if they would be available to help make the wedding favors. You could even make a night of it by grabbing a few bottles of wine and getting your friends together for a ‘favor making’ evening.
Another one of my cheap wedding ideas is to ask a friend to take your wedding photos. Although this may seem a little concerning and you will be putting a lot of trust into someone, I am sure if you ask around you will be surprised at just how may people you know consider photography a passion of theirs and they would therefore be the perfect person to ask to do this job.
Trying to incorporate designer wedding ideas into your cheap wedding ideas is not easy but then again not impossible. If the dress you have set your heart on is a designer wedding dress, you could save a huge amount of money by simply purchasing your accessories, such as the tiara, hair pieces, bridesmaid dresses from a different bridal shop giving you the best of both.
When reducing costs and trying to decide on cheap wedding ideas it is important to realise that sometimes cutting back is just not worth the risk. Rather than using poor quality materials for your decorations stick with your original designer wedding ideas but just buy less. For example if your expensive wedding ideas included balloons, candles, flowers, table decorations, wedding favors, entertainment, floral displays for each table try either reducing the number or not having one of them all together. In all honesty what you need to ask your self is, ‘would anyone notice if they weren’t there?’
There are so many areas that can be reduced to bring the cost in line with your original budget without leaving any major things out of your wedding. You just need to plan carefully, do not be over extravagant and most of all enjoy your day.