When you’re planning a wedding, knowing how to cut costs is important. It helps you keep your wedding on a budget. However, even if you don’t have a lot of money to spend, you should splurge a bit on certain things. After all, creating a wonderful, memorable event isn’t about spending a small fortune. It’s about knowing where to spend your money. When you’re planning your wedding, make sure you splurge a bit on these things.
The Groom’s Attire
The groom’s attire is just as important as yours. You don’t need to buy a tuxedo, but you should at least splurge on a nicely made tailored suit. To have a custom suit made for your groom, you should shop in larger cities if possible. Areas that house a lot of businessmen and women often have tailors with great reputations. For example, if you live in Utah, you should look for custom tailored suits in Salt Lake City.
Make sure the suit he chooses complements your dress well. Also, you could consider using the same tailor to alter suits for your groomsmen, but you can cut costs by having your groomsmen rent a nice suit instead.
Your Wedding Dress
Every bride wants to find the perfect wedding dress. It’s definitely an item you should splurge on a bit. However, there are a few things you need to consider before you shop.
Buy your shoes and undergarments first. This way, when you try on dresses, you’ll see exactly how you’ll look on your wedding day — minus that cool updo and perfect makeup.This is especially important if you’re purchasing a wedding dress with a silky, slim design because it’s your undergarments that smooth everything out.
If you’re a plus-sized bride, you might have trouble finding a gown in a normal bridal shop. They tend to cater to women with slim figures, which can make shopping for your dress more aggravating than fun. Instead, consider having your dress custom made or purchase one from a bridal shop that specializes in plus-size dresses.
Also, check with the shop to see how they handle rentals for bridesmaids dresses. You might be able to get a package deal to offset some of the cost of your dress or you could get a discount on your dress if you have your bridesmaids purchase their dresses from the same shop.
Photos and Video
Cut costs on food and save money by choosing a venue that can hold both your wedding ceremony and reception, but don’t skimp on your photographer and videographer. Once the wedding is done, the photos and videos you have will be there to help you remember your special day. They need to be professionally done. However, you could also set disposable cameras on the reception tables so you have pictures from the guests’ points of view as well.
Splurge on your cake baker — hire a great one so your cake tastes amazing — but save money on the tiers. You don’t really need a massive six-tier wedding cake. Instead, opt for a smaller professionally made and decorated cake for your wedding display and purchase a large sheet cake to serve your guests.
Remember, planning a wedding doesn’t need to be difficult. As long as you know where to splurge and where to save, you should be able to plan a lovely wedding that stays within your budget.