Weddings can be very expensive, and in many cases, people find them hard to afford. If you are planning a wedding, the below tips can help you make it beautiful even if you are on a budget.
For your rehearsal dinner, instead of paying for an expensive restaurant where you never know the cost of meals people will order, hire a caterer instead. They can make a variety of foods for your guests so there will be something for everyone.
Select a private room at a casual restaurant. Many restaurants will charge you a small fee, and will not charge you for the use of their glasses, plates, etc. It will be even less expensive if you do not serve alcohol to your guests. Talk with the caterer who can help you come up with a plan that you can afford.
The wedding dress is one of the most important things you will buy, but they do get very expensive. Visit bridal shops and choose a dress off the rack. This type of dress may be simpler, but still beautiful, and will cost less money. Ask the bridal shop if you can rent a dress instead of purchasing one. In many cases, they will let you do this. You may not have as many dresses to choose from, but you will save a lot of money.
Consider purchasing a used dress. Brides usually wear their dress on the day of the wedding only, so it will be like new, but for a much cheaper price. You can find used wedding dresses online, or in shops in your area.
Visit a flower shop and purchase in-season flowers instead of flowers out of season. You still have beautiful flowers, but with a lower bill. Instead of putting flowers on each table, use candles instead. They are much less expensive, and will still look as elegant. If your bridesmaids carried flowers, use them as the centerpiece for the tables.
You could also put artificial flowers on the tables. You can find artificial flowers that look real, and they are less expensive. You also do not have to worry about them wilting. The only place you should spend extra money on flowers is on your wedding bouquet, as these are the most important flowers of them all.
There are other things you can do to cut down on costs for your wedding. For example, if you have a friend that is a photographer, ask them to take your pictures. Send out wedding invitations via email instead of purchasing and sending them in the mail. It is also much easier to RSVP through email also.