As wonderful as they can be, weddings can cause a lot of stress. With so much planning to do, you have to be extremely organised and talk to more people at once than at any other time in your life. But there's one thing that causes a lot of wedding anxiety for many people more than just about anything else: money.
Money is often right at the forefront of many people's minds when it comes to their wedding plans and often seems like the thing that stands between you and your perfect wedding.
Of course, a tighter budget doesn’t need to prevent you from having the wedding you really want. Here are some ways to still have your perfect wedding on a tighter budget.
Find things to DIY
There are perfect decorations for your wedding that you can easily buy that would be perfectly suitable. You can hire people to do it for you, however, if you're looking to save a bit of money then why not make your own decorations?
There are hundreds of tutorials all over the internet that show you how to make beautiful decorations from simple household objects. Not only will this help you save huge amounts of money but it also has the added benefit of making your decorations completely unique and personal to you. You don't have to worry about your wedding looking like anyone else because your decorations truly will be one of a kind!
Call in favours
There are a lot of things that you will have to pay for in your wedding, it’s also possible to bring down the budget a great deal by calling in some favours here and there. If you have friends with an eye for design then why not get them to help you decorate the venue! If you have any friends or relatives with a large, beautiful garden then why not ask them to let you use that as the venue for the wedding itself?
There are some things that you might want to get a professional in for. Unless you have a friend who is an experienced caterer or the leader of a wedding band, you might want to get some professional help there. However, there are plenty of things that you don't need a professional to deal with and can call in favours with friends and relatives for free.
The crucial thing is to ask yourself: what are the most important aspects of your wedding? This should be something that you and your partner discuss together. Figure out what you cannot live without, and that will give you an idea of what you can compromise on.
Perhaps you need a specific venue for the day to be perfect, so then, you might be able to cut back on decorations or food. Or maybe there's a band that you simply have to have at your wedding if that's the case, then you might be able to save money on something like the venue. By making compromises and balancing things, you'll be in a much better position overall.