Figure out your spending limitStart by figuring out the amount that you can spend. You can include those that come from the contributions of your family and friends but only include those that have confirmed their contribution. You don’t want to overshoot your spending budget due to contributions that never materialize. Figuring out your spending limit is crucial when you want to strictly follow your budget.
Get started on the visitor checklistThe moment that you announce your engagement with your significant other, people will begin thinking whether they will be invited or not. If you want to lower your expenses, be sure to lower the number of people that you invite. Not inviting people who want to attend may seem cruel, but it is the best way to cut your expenses especially if you have to follow a strict budget plan. This point will be emphasized later in this article. After you determined the number of guests, it is now time to work on the invitations. Employ a calligrapher if you want a handmade invitation. Putting addresses on the invitation cards is labor-intensive, so you have to mind your budget as necessary.
Work with a professional wedding plannerSeek the services of a professional wedding planner if you have the budget for it. A professional wedding planner should have connections and information about suppliers that you will have to deal with when conducting a wedding.
Make the appropriate reservationsBook your date and venues. Make a decision on whether you should have different venues for the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception, and be sure to take travel times between the different venues into consideration. Additionally, you should start organizing your honeymoon vacation. Be sure to make reservations on the hotels and places that you will spend your honeymoon at. Make certain that you and your fiancee’s passports are updated, and plan doctors’ visits for any health concerns that you might require. When should you start planning your wedding? In general, you should start planning 3-4 weeks after getting engaged. Having more time in the “engaged phase” will allow you to have some time of slight planning about the wedding without the stress of the real planning.
4 ways to cut expenses on your wedding ceremony
Conduct the wedding ceremony and reception at your house, or at your backyard
Cut down on the number of guests
Provide catering services yourself or seek the services of a family-owned eatery
Do not spend a lot of money on the flowers