Everyone wants to have a dream wedding. And you probably want that too. But there is one thing that stops almost everyone from fulfilling this dream. And it’s the cost of the wedding.
When people hear about the wedding, they normally think about a beautiful venue with expensive foods, decoration, and insanely overpriced dresses. But that doesn’t necessarily have to be the truth.
You can have an amazing wedding even if you have a very low wedding budget. In this article, we’re going to talk about how you can arrange your dream wedding on a tight budget.
So, fasten your seat belts and brace yourself. Here we go…
1. Break Your Budget Down
To successfully organize your dream wedding with a low budget, you should break your budget down and set a cap of how much you’re planning to spend at a certain aspect of the wedding.
Let’s say you’ve got a budget of $15,000 and you want to complete your wedding party within this budget. Then you should break down the budget like below:
- $4,500 for the venue
- $2,000 for drinks
- $2,000 for dress and suits.
- Cake within $500
- Catering within $3,500
- Professional photographer within $1,500
- Transportation cost should be within $1,000
Make sure you don’t spend more than the set budget on a certain aspect of the wedding. For example, don’t go overboard and spend more than $1,500 for wedding photography.
This way, you can easily organize your dream wedding even with a tight budget.
2. Select the Right Time For Your Dream Wedding.
Before choosing the right venue for your wedding, you should decide on the time of the year you wish to get married. The time you’re getting married can make a huge difference.
If you decide to organize your wedding ceremony on Sunday instead of Saturday, you can save a little bit of money. However, if you decide to get married in Winter or on Fall instead of Summer, then you can save some serious money.
3. Be A Little Creative with Venue and Decoration
Just because you have a low budget, doesn’t mean you can’t have a dream wedding. You just have to be a little creative. Sometimes, you can save a lot of money by doing some of the decoration yourself with your family. For example, you can save up to $500 if you decide to make the table decorations all by yourself.
Similarly, you should choose a different kind of venue than the traditional wedding venue. Some not-so-obvious and unique venue can help you save a fortune if you choose the venue in a smart way. So, look for alternative venue options for your dream wedding.
4. No DJ In The Dream Wedding
Frankly, if you’re on a low budget, you should literally scrap the plan for hiring a low-budget DJ.
Why? That’s because a low-budget DJ for your wedding will simply ruin your wedding experience. They’re the worse. All they will do is making a playlist containing regular wedding music and play it. So, instead of shelling out your money on someone who’ll plug-in their iPod, plug-in your own iPod and play your own music.
This way, you can have your dream wedding with your own music.