Having a wedding that is both memorable and within your budget isn’t a difficult proposition. It just means thinking about your wedding day in a mature and well-considered point of view. Having a small wedding on a budget can put you and your spouse in a place where you will have to worry less about money, especially with weddings that can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Why not put the money you save on your wedding day toward the down payment on a house or other thing that you both really want?
Getting married without too much expense isn’t rocket science. It really is possible to have a beautiful wedding on a budget and ceremonies and small receptions are possible for amounts that are around $1,000 or less. Here are some suggestions on how to have a beautiful wedding without putting yourself in a financial bind.
Wedding dresses can be among the most expensive items in what is spent for the special day. The good news is that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars for a dress you are going to wear part of a day on a single day of your lives together. Many manufacturers of wedding apparel have outlet stores and some major department stores have options so that you can get a wedding dress at a fraction of the cost that you would spend in a more expensive boutique.
Many brides realize that after their wedding, they can pass along their wedding gowns to others. It is possible to get a gorgeous wedding gown at a second hand or consignment shop that looks outstanding. When you can find a bargain for a couple hundred dollars or less, asking a relative who is good at sewing or even paying a seamstress to take it in so it fits you perfectly is a great way to go.
If you are somewhat handy with a sewing machine, consider sewing your own wedding gown and getting what you really want in terms of fabrics and style. One creative bride who was also a theater costumer put together her own Elizabethan-themed wedding by making her wedding gown herself. She was able to rent the attire of her attendants and that of the groom for a fraction of the cost of a traditional wedding would have cost. The effect was dramatic and definitely memorable for those who were in attendance.
Another way to save money is to consider trimming down the wedding list. A small ceremony and reception consisting of your closest friends and relatives can be a stunning and private affair. Having a few dozen people in attendance can be even more special than having a guest list of over a hundred. There are also creative options for invitations that you can try that can also keep you within your budget.
Don’t be afraid to be creative
No matter what your budget is, at Atlanta Wedding Decor can help you put together a spectacular wedding. Geri Simms specializes in wedding and event drapery that can turn your wedding into something special. Contact Geri today to schedule an appointment and let us help you explore the many different kinds of options for your wedding that can fit within your budget.