Planning a wedding is a fun and exciting adventure, but it can also be a very stressful thing to go through, as well. If you are trying to save money on a wedding it can be even more stressful. It isn't impossible, though, to save money and have the wedding of your dreams if you are able to get a little creative and very organized.
You will need to set your budget, plan your details, and commit to the task of making a budget-friendly wedding happen if you want to save money. Here are some tips for how to plan a wedding on a budget you need to know!
How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget and What You Need to Know.
Make initial plans
Make your plans like choosing your dates, your theme, your wedding party, making your guest list and making your binder to organize.
Set your budget
No matter what anyone tells you, the hardest part of planning a wedding is making a budget and sticking to it, but it can be done if you commit to making it happen.
Set your budget and make each of your ideas fit into the budget. Do not plan everything then set a budget. If you are trying to keep your budget at $1,500 or less, make that your budget and then plan your wedding with that in mind.
After you have set your budget, it's time to allow funds to each thing you need. The best way to do this is to give each page in your binder a monetary amount. For instance, the “Bridesmaid's Attire” page would be $0, since they are buying their own outfits.
The “Invitations, Programs, and Save-the-Dates” page could be $175. Do this for each page until you have run out of funds. If you know for sure how much something will cost (like the JOP or your bouquet) write those amounts first.
This will show you where your money is going and how you can cut down on costs.
Make yourself a “To-Do” list
After you've organized everything, to properly plan your wedding make yourself a “To-Do” list of tasks you need to accomplish and set a date for when they should be completed.
This will be especially important if you are hand-making any of the elements in your wedding so that you can get everything accomplished on time without stressing out or spending too much money.
Give yourself enough time to shop for supplies and do all of the work you need to do before your big day.
Get Cashback – Remember when you shop online for wedding items (and even in store!) use Ebates for cashback. They even have special wedding cashback offers!
See more posts on how to plan a wedding on a budget in our How to Have Your Dream Wedding for $1,500 or less series.