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Nowadays, getting married can be an extremely expensive undertaking, especially for couples who are already living together and have a small family, it might be tough to justify the thought of spending a substantial lot of money on something that is simply one day of your life. While the notion of wearing a huge white dress and getting married in a fancy venue may sound appealing, when you have other obligations and expenses to consider, it can be difficult to know where you should begin when it comes to arranging a wedding on a tight budget.
Here are three suggestions to make the planning process a little less stressful. Just because you have a limited budget does not rule out the possibility of thinking grand.
The hen party
In the minds of many brides, the hen party is an essential component of the bridal celebration. It is that final few days or weeks before they pledge themselves to one person for the rest of their lives are celebrated.
Because hen parties have become increasingly lavish in recent years, there is a dilemma here. In certain circumstances, it is not only a night out with your best friends; it is expensive trips and activities, which can significantly cut into your wedding budget. Also under strain are your guests, who wish to join you in your celebration but are unable to do so because of their financial circumstances.
When planning a weekend getaway, consider renting a cabin not too far away from home, whipping up some cocktails, and relaxing with a few games or group pampering sessions to get the weekend started right.
While wedding magazines and social media would like you to think that you must take out a second mortgage in order to obtain the wedding dress of your dreams, this is not the case. Instead of having custom designs developed, you can browse through the selection available in the store. Some of them may have been ex-display models, which means you may purchase them even cheaper.
You could also consider checking on auction websites such as eBay. Most wedding dresses are only worn for a few hours before being packed away, and many brides and grooms are looking to recoup some of their money by selling their gowns. Men can hire their suits instead of buying outright and look at shoes from waldlaufer shoe shop.
Makeup and hairstyles
Another aspect of wedding preparation that is significant to the majority of brides is the reception. It goes without saying that you want to look your absolute best on your wedding day. Makeup artists and hairdressers, on the other hand, charge a lot of money – which is understandable given that they are highly experienced professionals – but if you are working with a limited budget, this might add up to a substantial percentage of your budget.
Take advantage of sales on makeup and YouTube tutorials in the months leading up to your wedding, and experiment with different looks to see which one you prefer. You can do the same thing with your hair; search online for advice on how to achieve the perfect wedding day hairstyle. Depending on your skill level, you can wind up performing a great job on your own and not need to hire pros.
Planning a wedding on a tight budget can be a difficult task, but it can also be a rewarding one. It will require you to be a little bit more creative, to think outside the box, and to do a little bit more DIY than you would on a large budget, but it is more than doable to achieve.