Couples getting married—no matter how ready they are
1. Keep your guest list concise.
Ask some wedded couples and they’ll tell you that if you’re pulling off a wedding on a budget, it would be wise if you limit your guest list, making it as concise as possible. Review your list many times over, and don’t hesitate to strike out some names. Try to stick to family and close friends; if there are slots left, that’s the time you can add some colleagues or co-workers. Doing so will cut down your catering costs especially if you’ll be charged per person. Besides the savings on food, drinks, and other reception costs, limited guests mean fewer save-the-dates and invitations to send out and fewer wedding favors to give away.
2. Tap into the talents of your family and friends.
A surefire way to avoid spending too much for your special day is to use the talents and skills of your close friends and family. This tip is usually included on small wedding ideas, especially when the couple doesn’t want to involve a lot of people on the preparation and the ceremony itself.
List down the services you’ll need on your wedding and figure out the people on your guest list who can help you with that. Who among your friends or relatives
3. Have a good plan.
You will be able to save up to 50 percent if you plan your wedding well. If you have enough time to plan for this special occasion, you can set the ceremony on a weekday and during off season and on days other than Saturday. Obviously, the cost of everything wedding-related shoots up from June to September as these are considered the peak wedding months.
Other tricks you can add to your wedding planning tips are to haggle and to plan the use of your credit cards and reward points. If you start planning way before the ceremony, you can use your credit card wisely, so you’ll enough credit limit left for your wedding expenses. You can even arrange with your bank an installment plan or payment scheme for some of your big purchases related to your wedding.
If you have some kind of reward points or cashback, use that on purchasing something you’ll use for
Remember: during the wedding, your vow should be “Till death do us part”. There’s no mention of the word “debt” in there.
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