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Tips For Planning A Wedding On A Budget

Aug 18, 2007
When you are planning a wedding on a budget, you have many options to help you save money. Whether you are trying to cut costs so you can have more money for your honeymoon, a new home or simply because you have limited funds, planning a wedding on a budget is easier than you think.

If you have a supportive family and group of friends, oftentimes they will be willing to provide services that you would normally pay other people to do.

One way to help you when planning a wedding on a budget is to look for cheap wedding packages with different vendors. Oftentimes, companies that provide services for weddings offer more than one service. As such, when you use a combination of their services, they may offer low price packages at a discounted price.

For instance, when you hire a photographer for your wedding, they might also offer a videographer service. When you hire the company to do both services, they might offer a number of cheap packages for their services, whereas it would have cost more to pay for the services separately.

Another thing to consider when planning a wedding on a budget is the cost of marriage receptions. Generally, the reception is what costs the most money because of the food, music, and hall rental fees. You might be able to find cheap packages with the reception hall, too.

Oftentimes, the hall will have specially designated wedding reception prices to cover several services. With the hall rental, you might have the option of packages that include catering, decorations, and linens. Although expensive, choosing one of their less expensive marriage packages will most likely be less expensive than hiring different vendors for each service.

If you are trying to plan a wedding on a budget, a little flexibility will help you cut wedding reception prices. Plan your marriage during the winter to save money on the peak season rates for wedding reception rentals. Also, plan for a Friday or another day of the week -- instead of Saturday.

Wedding reception rentals tend to cost more for Saturday rental because that is a highly competitive day for weddings. You can cut even more reception prices if you make some of the decorations yourself.

In addition to the aforementioned ways of having cheap marriage receptions, you can cut costs in several other ways. If you make the decorations yourself with some of your friends and family, you can save money on floral arrangements and decorating fees.

You can also hire your friends to play music and save money on DJ costs. If you have a church you attend, they will likely rent their facilities to you at a discounted rate -- or try a VFW hall. These are things to consider when planning a wedding on a budget.

Planning a wedding on a budget is a great way to have a memorable wedding. When you put more thought into each aspect of your marriage and find the resources to make it happen, you will have better memories of your special day in the long run.

Planning a wedding on a budget is actually an admirable thing to do in today's culture of utter indulgence. Besides, why spend thousands of dollars on an event that is only going to last a few hours?
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