In these times of economic recession, many people cannot afford the wedding of their dreams. So it is only expected that they have a wedding which would fit into their budget. But not all people know how to plan a wedding keeping the budget under wraps and under control. But don’t you worry as there are many ways in which you can still have a wonderful wedding inspite of not having extravagant funds. You can still have the dress of your dreams or have the same number of guests that you had planned when there was no recession.
There are some tips which if followed will allow you to have the wedding of your dreams without having to cut down on the festivities. First of all, the most important part of the wedding for the bride is the dress or the wedding gown. Though it might not be possible for you to pull off the latest Jean Paul Gauttiere wedding gown for the wedding due to lack of funds, it is not necessary that you won’t be able to look anything less than gorgeous. If you are fine with the fact that you might be wearing last season’s designs then pull them off clearance sale racks. Apart from this, there are a lot of bridal stores which offer huge discounts during the other half of the year when marriages are not taking place. If you are planning to have a wedding later in the year during the marriage season, then it would not hurt you to shop for a gown at a discounted price.
Next in line is the venue for the grand event. Most people do not mind getting married at a church since it offers them a very cheap option. Most churches require a small donation for the use of the church and the minister’s fees. Sometimes, the church might also be used for the reception if there is no loud music being played or alcohol being served. Apart from this, the other potential venues which are affordable options are parks or someone’s home. You can also take the liberty of holding the ceremony at the beach because this will make your wedding very different and be memorable.
Finally, the aspect of the flowers comes into contention. If you are planning to have the wedding at a church, then there is ample chance of saving money as most of the churches have their own florists who will be able to work at a much subsidized rate. Keeping these tips in mind, it is possible to have a great wedding without having to splash your restricted cash!