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Planning a Wedding On Budget - How Can You Do It?

Mar 2, 2008
While weddings are known for being highly expensive, it doesn't have to be that way. Many people choose to spend lots of money on a wedding because it is an event that they only expect to occur once. Being cheap with a wedding is considered to be taboo, especially in Western culture. However, there is a difference between being cheap and being frugal. In this article, I will show you how to plan a beautiful wedding without having to spend thousands of dollars. Planning should be the very first step in setting up an affordable wedding. You will need to pick the right location, a photography service, and you will also need the clothes, flowers, and the guest list.

You should sit down with your partner and decide where sacrifices can be made. The first thing you must accept is the fact that you won't be able to "have your cake and eat it to." You and your partner can choose to spend a bit more in certain areas, while spending less in others. Once you have an idea of the areas in which you want to spend more money and those where you want to spend less money, you will then need to find the cost of all these items. It is a smart idea to call various merchants in your area to find out how much they charge for their products or goods. Once you figure out the cost of all the things you want to include in your wedding, you can then begin adjusting your budget to meet those needs.

When it comes to location, you have a lot of options. If you hold the wedding locally, it will be a lot cheaper than holding it at a resort. You could rent out space for a certain period of time, and then you can hold the wedding during this time frame. One thing that you will also have to decide is whether or not you want to plan the wedding yourself, or hire a wedding planner. A wedding planner will be naturally more expensive, but if you don't know what you're doing, attempting to plan the wedding yourself could spell trouble.

The last area that you will need to consider is the photography. This is a crucial part of any wedding, because the photos that are taken will be those that can be passed down from one generation to the next. Photography can be expensive depending on the photographer you hire, but again, shopping around and comparing price and quality can help you find the absolute best deal.
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Joe Steven works as a freelance wedding planner. He believes that every couple deserves a perfect wedding.
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