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Thursday, February 28, 2008
Congrats on your engagement and now you need to start planning a wedding - but wait - you've got a really tight budget! Did you know it's very possible to have an absolutely unique and stunning wedding and still do it on a budget? Just use some of our cash cutting ideas and you can absolutely pull off an elegant ceremony and still have money left over for a honeymoon!
It's easy to get caught up in my moment and spend more than you really intended. The first part of having a beautiful wedding on a budget is to sit down with your husband-to-be and discuss how much you can truly afford to spend on the wedding and create a realistic budget.
Depending on what your budget restrictions are, you may have to limit the amount of extras you can add on. But, in most cases there are a few really great ways to substitute for some of the more expensive items you may be hoping for.
One place many couples save money is by creating their own wedding-related stationary and invitations at home on their own computers. There are grand selections of pre-printed stock paper at your local office supply and there are even softwares you can download or purchase specifically for creating the invitations.
Depending on if you're going to have alcoholic beverages at your reception or not, you can save money by purchasing your own alcohol and having an open bar. You can purchase the alcohol by the case at your local warehouse shopping club much more budget-friendly than hiring a bartender and paying for the bar items. Also, if you're having an outdoor event, consider using disposable items that may be purchased in bulk such as plates, napkins, silverware, tablecloths, etc.
If you are searching for a great idea to cut some costs when you are looking for some nice favor ideas, you can find some do-it-yourself favor packages available. Wedding cameras are another fun idea you can use as a favor and also let your wedding guests share part of your special day and shhhh, no one has to know you did it all on a budget!
by: Blissful Gatherings