Planning Your Wedding on a Budget: Where Not to Cut Back Too Much

Getting married is an exciting and joyous time in your life. However, along with the joy comes a significant amount of stress. And if you have a limited amount of money to put into your wedding, you may find yourself stressing out about where to really go all out and where to cut back on costs. So, get to know some of the ways where you should not cut back too much. This will help you know how to spend your money and will get your stress levels under control as you plan your big day. 

Do Not Sacrifice Good Food

While you do not have to serve a big sit-down dinner if that is not your style, you also do not want to serve food that will leave you and your guests underwhelmed. The food at the reception is one of the major things that your guests will remember after your wedding.

So, be sure to invest your wedding money into a quality catering service or company. You can serve a simple array of appetizers or hors d’oeuvres to delight your guests and to enjoy yourself without spending your entire wedding budget. However, you never want to cut back on the quality rather than the quantity of the food. 

Do Not Get a Dress You Do Not Love

Wedding dresses represent a significant financial investment under most circumstances. Now, if you are on a budget, you are likely not going to be able to get a custom gown created especially for you from a famous high-fashion designer. 

However, that does not mean that you need to sacrifice your tastes and your dream gown because of the budget. While you can cut back on location costs, decorations, and even flowers and photography, you do not want to walk down the aisle in a dress that does not make your feel like the beautiful bride you always wanted to be.

So, look through bridal magazines to get an idea of your ideal dress, and then go to designer trunk sales where you can get those high-quality designer dresses at an extreme discount. Or, check out discount bridal stores in your area and find something similar at a fraction of the cost of the dress in your magazines. And, finally, you can try vintage clothing shops to find a dress that is unique and classic. 

Now that you have an idea of a few areas of your wedding not to cut back on, you can get back to planning your wedding with a knowledge of where to invest your budget, in catering and in a dress. So, get started and enjoy your big day as well as the planning process. 

Author: Anne Mackay

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