Planning weddings on a budget is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about! Blowing up just too much money on a single day's event is also nothing to be proud of! It's always good to be frugal and prudent. Weddings are elaborate affairs and there are so many arrangements to be made.
In such cases, how can one cut down the costs? Outdoor summer weddings are always fun to plan and attend. However, how does one plan a decent and elegant summer wedding on a budget. Let's find out!
One major factor that will drastically reduce one's wedding expenses is the guest list. Curtail the number of guests and you can easily reduce the cost involved in the wedding. By tightening the costs involved in the venue, flowers, food, favors and other arrangements, one can reduce the overall wedding cost. Let's have a look as to how:
Beaches, scenic landmarks, parks, historic estates, etc. may be some outstanding outdoor wedding ideas, however, prove expensive. For weddings on a budget, one's very own backyard will be perfect. This way you wouldn't have to pay for the venue.
This reduces the amount of decoration you have to do. You could even use casual themes for your summer wedding such as the backyard barbecue theme. All this will reduce overall wedding expenses.
Moreover, do not have too many bridesmaids. Stick to one or two bridesmaids. This will reduce the number of dresses you have to buy, thereby lowering your overall costs.
You can save money on the wedding cake by baking it yourself. Again, if you have a friend or relative who can bake you one, it will be great! This will definitely reduce your overall wedding expenses. You could also replace the traditional tiered cake with simple single-tier cake.
These flowers will be available at a lower cost. Moreover, try sticking to one or two types of flowers only. The more the types of flowers you incorporate, the higher your costs will be. Buying just one or two types of flowers in bulk from the flower vendor will help you get the flowers at discounted rates, thereby reducing your overall wedding expense.
All you have to do is a bit of touch up. Make sure the grass is mowed and the lawn is cleaned-up well. Have additional potted flowering plants brought to the venue and arranged in a pleasing way. For the decorations have outdoor lighting, candles, ribbons, laces and other such inexpensive wedding decorations. Same goes for the wedding centerpieces as well.
Outdoor wedding ideas give you enough scope to plan a lovely wedding within a particular budget. An outdoor ambiance is in itself charming, and one has to only do a little to enhance the feel. If you want to stick to your budget, start with the wedding budget amount and then work backwards.
Allot certain amount of money from the final budget to food, dresses, decorations, flowers, favors, etc. and make sure you work within the limits. Summer wedding ideas are great options for weddings! All the best!